It was a perfect spring day for a St. Helena Wedding at Agapae Oaks. In the heart of the Low Country, you will find Agapae Oaks with its historic main house dating back to 1790 as it overlooks the marshland. The island which was discovered around 1520 is renowned for its Gullah culture. If you have ever seen Forest Gump, then you will most likely recognize the beautiful drive at the venue. With sprawling fields of sunny flowers and cool drinks on the lawn, it is a delight for couples and guests alike.
Kelsey and her bridesmaids started the day out in the main house at Agapae Oaks before she exchanged letters with Cody. The emotions flowed from the time she read her letter to when she had a first look with her dad. After her first look with Cody though, the nerves began to dissipate and were replaced with lots of laughs. Kelsey and Cody met three years earlier on St Patrick’s day at Columbia on a dare. They love spending time together as homebodies or out on the lake fishing.
Guests arrived dressed to the nines for the wedding ceremony. As Kelsey’s dad walked her down the aisle he tried hard not to cry as he gave away his baby girl. As they said “I Do” and walked back down the aisle they shared a kiss.
After a fabulous cocktail hour, the wedding party was announced. After dinner, Kelsey and Cody headed for the dock for sunset photos on the marsh. As the night wound to a close, they exited amid cold sparks to make a getaway in her father’s vintage truck. Congrats to the happy couple.
Venue: Agapae Oaks
Planner: Trish Beck Events
Custom Artwork: Angela Hughes Zokan Art
Catering: Downtown Catering
Cake: Bloom Custom Cakes
Floral Design: Tulips and Twigs
Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings
Band: Emerald Empire Band
Hair and Makeup: Brides Side Beauty
Rentals: Event Works Rentals
Tent: Snyder Tents
Rentals: JLK Events
Styling: Gray Harper Floral Design
Stationary: Shine Wedding Invitations
Restrooms: Royal Restrooms
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