August 2010

Something OLD, Something NEW, White Beach Borrowed Canopy Of BLUE?

Author: Special To C2 Magazine

We’ve narrowed down the list of venue options and now it’s up to the winning couple to decide WHERE to Get Hitched.

“My Dad always hoped I’d be married on Hilton Head Island,” says Get Hitched Bride-To-Be Julie Klein. “We have so many fond memories of summers here and really, could we wish for a better backdrop?” Julie and fiancé, Dave Battiste, will have their wedding wish come true this fall on Hilton Head. They were recently selected by thousands of voters to receive this privilege based on their compelling love story and a unanimous nod by six celebrity judges. It didn’t hurt to have the city of Pittsburgh behind them. Local TV stations and newspapers quickly picked up the news of the Get Hitched on Hilton Head wish-fulfillment campaign, and the fans multiplied.

With a landslide victory behind them, the couple is transitioning from celebration mode to planning the November wedding weekend. First things first, and the priority at the moment is to choose from four featured venues offered by the Get Hitched on Hilton Head Sponsor Team. The venues are offered with a theme, and all include premium island locations for the wedding ceremony followed by a reception for family and friends. Here are Julie and Dave’s choices:

MARITIME THEMED WEDDING — offered by Sea Pines Resort and Celebrations Catering & Events
Wedding Ceremony Site: The Lawn on the 18th Green at the Harbour Town Links.
Reception Site: Windows on the Waterway overlooking Skull Creek, Hilton Head Plantation.

Keeping with the maritime theme, a lovely waterfront reception would follow at Windows On The Waterway on Skull Creek

One of the most famous and scenic settings at The Sea Pines Resort, this venue offers guests a stunning view of the Calibogue Sound and the Harbour Town Yacht Basin. Here, the bride and groom would share a casual, yet elegant outdoor ceremony location featuring the iconic candy-striped lighthouse towering in the background.
With a spectacular view of Skull Creek and brilliant evening skies, Celebrations’ signature reception venue is the perfect complement to the wedding ceremony by the sea. At Windows on the Waterway, the party extends from inside-out, to a spacious deck and waterfront lawn. From light dinner to full buffet, custom wedding cake to passed rounds of champagne, Windows accommodates with flair that is at the core of a truly memorable wedding.

LUXURY OCEANFRONT WEDDING — offered by ResortQuest
Wedding Ceremony Site: The Beach at a Signature Deluxe Oceanfront Home.
Reception Site: Terrace/Deck and Lawn surrounding outdoor pool area, facing ocean.

??ResortQuest’s oceanfront Wedding-and-Reception offer would resemble this stunning setting**

Members of the bridal party could wiggle their toes in the sand during the ceremony on the beach in front of one of ResortQuest’s impressive oceanfront residences. The breathtaking seaside celebration features seating by the ocean and the bride and groom’s exchange of vows in unison with the gentle roar of the waves nearby. A pool and patio reception follows, complete with delectable buffet, premium bar, live entertainment and exceptional service by Celebrations Catering & Events.

EUROPEAN-STYLE GARDEN WEDDING — offered by The Main Street Inn
Wedding Ceremony Site: The Gardens at Main Street Inn.
Reception Site: The Parlor, Library, Dining Rooms and Gardens at Main Street Inn.

This charming garden setting at Main Street Inn promises an intimate wedding experience for the lucky bride and groom

Picture this: ivy and jasmine adorned Roman-style archways and trickling fountains beckon from the lush, meandering gardens. Classical chamber music and a touching champagne toasts fill the air as The Main Street Inn hosts yet another intimate, romantic wedding and reception. From ceremony to an exquisite catered buffet (by Celebrations Catering & Events), this venue allows privacy and attention to the smallest detail. The charming island enclave also features 33 guest rooms, including several lavish bridal suites. Located on the north end of the island outside Hilton Head Plantation, this venue is just minutes from Hilton Head International Airport and would be easily accessible for all out-of town Get Hitched guests via Highway 278 and Interstate-95.

TRADITIONAL LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING — offered by The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
Wedding Ceremony Site: The Discovery House or Marshside Terrace.
Reception Site: Mary Ann Peeples Pavilion or Marshside Terrace.

Indoor and outdoor options are available for the Get Hitched Ceremony and reception at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn

Getting Hitched on Hilton Head doesn’t necessarily entail palm trees or a beach setting. This venue would find the bride and groom marrying under live oaks draped with Spanish moss. The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn is a majestic, historic 68-acre property that offers both indoor and outdoor options for the bride and groom, including a sweeping 4,000-square-foot covered pavilion (Mary Ann Peeples Pavilion), lovely marshside terrace with fountain overlooking Jarvis Creek and bright, expansive rooms inside the Discovery House. Here, a multitude of reception scenarios would be provided by Celebrations Catering & Events, ensuring wonderful service and a personable approach to each and every wedding day moment at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn.

Decisions… decisions! Julie and Dave have some challenging ones ahead as they ponder the ultimate location for the November nuptials. Fortunately, there isn’t a wrong choice among the above venues which are the contributions of five gracious sponsors who have made many wishes possible as Get Hitched on Hilton Head proceeds to the altar.

NOTE: The September issue of CH2 will feature Julie and Dave’s final choice for wedding and reception venue.

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