23 Aug Maddy & Gerald | Palmetto Bluff
Maddy and Gerald met during their freshman year at Southern Methodist University when their respective roommates (who were high school sweethearts) tried to spark a romance between the two. As for Maddy and Gerald, they happily made friends with one another, but by sophomore year they were dating. And five years later, Gerald proposed. (See more proposal details here.) Because her family vacations at their home in Palmetto Bluff, they invited everyone there a wedding weekend that kicked off with a welcome party at Moreland Landing and evolved into a ceremony Somerset Chapel and reception at the Village Green. “Palmetto Bluff feels like an oasis from the hustle and bustle of our lives,” Maddy says. “The flickering street lights, the beautiful trees with Spanish moss, the calming wind that comes off of the May River–everything makes it feel like a retreat for my soul.” We couldn’t agree more with that statement. Scroll on to see the dreamy stage that Ashley Rhodes set for the new Mr. and Mrs.
Planner: Ashley Rhodes Event Designs | Venue, Accommodations, & Food & Beverage: Meredith Brown of Montage Palmetto Bluff | Photographer: Perry Vaile | Videographer: Withers Films | Print & Décor: Emily McCarthy | Floral Designer: Em Creative Floral | Hair and Makeup: Bride’s Side Beauty | Shuttles: Old Savannah Tours | Cart Rentals: Club Car, Cart Rental | Linen: Party Tables, Shay Vitale (All draping) | Rentals: Snyder Rentals, EventWorks, EventHaus | Lighting: Technical Event Company | Fancy Plants: Michelle | Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Charleston Virtuosi | Reception Entertainment: Heather Hayes Experience | Cake: Minette Rushing