Many of you know, my full time job is a news producer for a local news station in Charleston. Last week at work we got a press release from WIld Dunes, an oceanfront resort on the Isle of Palms! I knew after reading it, I had to share it with you guys.
Out of all the places in the world, two former contestants from the hit reality shows “The Bachelor” & “The Bachelorette” fell in love and decided to exchange their vows and get married in the Charleston-area!
On Saturday, May 5th, Peyton Wright and Chris Lambton were married in front of 200 of their closest family and friends.
The couple’s beach ceremony took place on the Resort’s Grand Pavilion overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. To help create that “beach chic” feel, Wright wore an exquisite strapless dress with a full ruffled skirt designed by Melissa Sweet. Light and flowing and perfect for an ocean front ceremony. Lambton was dressed in a classic tan suit paired with sneakers.
The wedding’s color palette was ivory, yellow and moss green with burlap accents. The bridesmaids wore short, yellow dresses designed by Lula Kate of Charleston. The flowers were a combination of whites, yellows and greens put together by Justin Wham. Similar to the groom, groomsmen wore tan suits complete with matching sneakers.
“Wild Dunes seemed like a natural choice for us,” said Wright. “I have such fond memories of vacationing here as a child with my family. Plus, it matched up well with our wish for a beach wedding, and provides the Southern charm and atmosphere we were looking for.”
On Friday, May 4, the bride and groom hosted a welcome party on Wild Dunes Resort’s picturesque, palm tree-lined croquet lawn for approximately 150 guests.
“They feasted on a traditional Southern spread complete with barbeque, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and caramel cake,” said Wild Dunes Resort’s Wedding Specialist and Catering Manager Samantha Martin. “Tiki torches, rocking chairs, burlap, lanterns, and croquet and bocce ball games added to the down-home ambiance.”
At Saturday’s wedding reception in the elegant Sweetgrass Pavilion Palms Ballroom, guests enjoyed Cinco de Mayo inspired sangria, shrimp and grits served in martini glasses, banana pudding shooters and a traditional wedding cake by local Ashley Bakery. The centerpieces consisted of low, square-cut vases filled with greenery, ivory peonies, and hydrangeas. Coastal hued white and tan lounge furniture flanked the dance floor for guests enjoying music from local band, Two Three Ways. Later into the night, the groom’s special request was honored with a celebratory specialty cocktail of butler-passed espresso martinis and the bride and groom departed through a shower of bubbles by golf cart.
Wright and Lambtom have decided to postpone their honeymoon until winter because they have a new show airing on HGTV this spring called “Going Yard.” The show debuts on Saturday, May 12, and will feature Wright, Lambton and their family as they transform rundown yards into landscaping masterpieces ideal for entertaining friends.
*Photos courtesy of Channing Johnson*