September 2010

September 2010: GET HITCHED ON HILTON HEAD - And The Wedding Locations Are...

Author: Special To C2 Magazine | Photographer: Scott Hopkins Photography & Mark Staff Photography

…The Harbour Town Golf Links and Windows on the Waterway! David & Julie select a maritime theme for their fall wedding and reception, as they return to cherished summer memories along the shores of Calibogue Sound.

It’s the stuff dreams are made of: a wedding on the grassy lawn of the 18th hole at the famed Harbour Town Golf Links course…The sun sinks into the horizon amid streaks of pink and orange over Calibogue Sound as the signature island lighthouse towers in the background. Cherished guests glide into rows of polished white chairs as strains of Pachelbel’s Canon drift from the strings of a lone violin. A graceful procession of bridesmaids mesmerizes the crowd…then the radiant bride emerges on the horizon while an anxious but poised groom awaits at the other end of the emerald aisle…

Julie Klein and David Battiste wished for a wedding scenario just like this, and now their dreams are about to come true. After earning the majority of votes from a panel of celebrity judges and then the support of their Pittsburgh family, friends and thousands of fans who voted them, the most deserving couple in the premier Get Hitched On Hilton Head wedding giveaway will be wed. As part of their gift, the couple was offered four venue choices for their November wedding and reception. The selections included The Main Street Inn, ResortQuest oceanfront luxury home, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn and the Lawn at the 18th Hole of Harbour Town Golf Links with the reception at Windows on the Waterway, courtesy of Celebrations Catering & Events.

Julie and Dave have chosen Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links for the site of their fall nuptials, a decision Dave says was pretty much destiny.

“Every time we’ve gone to Hilton Head, we’ve always planned a romantic dinner in Harbour Town as the sun would set over Calibogue Sound. We always go to the top of the lighthouse and admire the perfect view, look around all the unique shops and enjoy the live music. It’s a wonderful, relaxing evening,” he says.

On Saturday the 13th of November, surrounded by 100 guests and hopefully a pastel sky, Julie and David will exchange their vows. The Sea Pines Resort Catering Events Manager Jill O’Boyle originally offered both the 18th Lawn on the Harbour Town Golf Links or under the majestic branches of the Liberty Oak Tree. “We were glad to receive Julie and Dave’s final decision promptly because we had interest in the Harbour Town locations from other wedding couples.” O’Boyle says The Sea Pines Resort hosts 50-55 weddings annually.

From the shores of Calibogue Sound, the deserving couple and their wedding entourage will make their way north after the wedding to the breathtaking indoor-outdoor site of the Get Hitched reception, Windows on the Waterway. The venue is offered exclusively by Celebrations Catering & Events and like Harbour Town, is in demand year round by prospective brides and grooms from all over the country. “No matter the season, our weddings keep us very busy at Windows.” says Celebrations Catering Events Director Molly Kennedy. Already booked this year, Celebrations will host well over 60 wedding events at Windows on the Waterway in Hilton Head Plantation and other island locations. “The configuration of Windows lends itself to the perfect gathering with lots of flexibility for our guests,” Kennedy adds. Whether outdoors on the sweeping porch and manicured lawn or indoors throughout spacious rooms, a welcoming foyer and a gallery of stunning water views, Get Hitched guests will enjoy a true taste of the Lowcountry during the peak of Hilton Head’s beautiful fall season.

Guests will also experience the island hospitality of other venues who have donated their services for the Get Hitched celebration. The award-winning boutique hotel, The Main Street Inn, will host the farewell brunch for the bridal party and wedding guests on Sunday, November 14, in its charming European-style gardens. In addition, the Inn is one of two select properties that have agreed to accommodate guests of the bride and groom at special rates throughout the Get Hitched weekend.

The Westin Resort & Spa in Port Royal Plantation will also accommodate wedding guests throughout the weekend and has offered to welcome the bridal party and friends to an intimate rehearsal dinner and dessert reception at its new restaurant, Oceans, on Friday, November 12.

ResortQuest, another premier Get Hitched accommodations partner, will provide a spacious luxury beach home for Julie and Dave’s bridesmaids, groomsmen and their spouses during the wedding weekend, allowing them to enjoy cool breezes, relaxing nights and convenient access to all of the many weekend activities

“Get Hitched has brought our entire community together to celebrate Julie and David’s special wedding weekend,” says Main Street Inn General Manager Denise Hatcher. “This exposure is a great way to show Pittsburgh (and the rest of the country) a little of Hilton Head Island’s southern hospitality.”

Stay tuned for a Get Hitched update in the October issue of CH2 and details on the bachelorette party, groomsmen golf, wedding party couture, the perfect wedding cake, exquisite floral design, world class party rentals and much, much more.

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