June 2014

Wedding Section: Mackenzie & Dexter: April 12, 2014

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: Photography by Anne

Dexter and Mackenzie Lamb each moved to Hilton Head after graduating from their respective colleges and found jobs at Bonefish Grill. After several months of working together, and several rejected date invitations, Dexter’s persistence finally paid off. Mackenzie made the best decision of her life: to give him a chance. The rest is history.

After a few fun-filled years living on Hilton Head Island, Dexter and Mackenzie moved to St. Louis, Mackenzie’s hometown. A year after that, with permission from Mackenzie’s father of course, the two were engaged. Dexter being from Michigan and Mackenzie from Missouri, family and friends were spread out all over the country, which made choosing a wedding venue difficult. They ultimately chose Hilton Head because it was where they met and fell in love.

The couple wanted their wedding entirely outdoors—weather permitting, which it did. Mackenzie was going for a bohemian chic look for the ceremony and reception. She envisioned vibrant flowers, fresh greenery, twinkly lights and an unforgettable party.

The ceremony was held at the Reflection Pond at Berkeley Hall. Guests were transported from The Westin on chartered buses and were treated to the most stunning view when they arrived. Mackenzie and Dexter’s favorite element of the ceremony setup was that their parents were seated just a few feet behind where they stood, separated from all the rest of the guests, making it extraordinarily intimate.

After the ceremony, buses took the guests to the Berkeley Hall Clubhouse where they were greeted in the main lobby with signature cocktails in the couple’s wedding colors, coral and mint. Guests were then escorted out the back of the clubhouse onto a manicured lawn for a romantic and unforgettable celebration underneath a clear tent with sparkling lights.

The groom and his groomsmen spent the morning of the wedding getting ready at the bride’s stepfather’s “man cave,” a warehouse where he stores collectible cars

Not only was this cocktail delicious but, it was not an accident that its coloring coordinated with the rest of the wedding scheme.

Between the beautiful landscaping and the flowers, the ceremony at the Reflection Pond at Berkeley Hall Country Club had a whimsical, chic feel. The bride’s dress, intentionally understated, plays up the flowers.

Corals and fresh greens with succulents incorporated made a unique floral display, with tulips in the bride’s bouquet imported from Holland.

Berkeley Hall embodies elegance while incorporating the more laid back outdoor aspect desired.

A-Town A-List kept guests on the dance floor all night long with a combination of requested ’90s music along with newer pop hits and fun classics. Pictured here, lead singer Rudy Vaughan.

Fresh, bright and colorful, this non-traditional cake incorporated the coral color with fresh flowers instead of a cake topper.

Friends and family look on as the groom is surprised when the band strikes up his favorite song, as arranged by his bride, of course!

Flowers by Henry Kretchmer, The Flower Garden
Cake by Kathleen Madden, Lowcountry Flour Girls
Entertainment by A-Town A-List
Ceremony & Reception at Berkley Hall Country Club

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