Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement

Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings

Author C. JoyBell C. once said, “[W]hat if you do get a second chance? You take it!”

For bride Marian, her second chance at happiness came in the form of her neighbor, Jeff. After dealing with the passings of both her husband and her son, Marian agreed to be introduced to someone new by her brother.

That someone turned out to be Jeff, who’d gone to school with Marian’s brother years before. The couple quickly hit it off and started planning for a life together.

Two years after their initial meeting, they gathered their closest family and friends together for an intimate Fripp Island elopement on the beach.

The couple kept their special day simple and streamlined so that their love was what was highlighted.

Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings

The Ceremony

“Marian had planned for an "in memory" table for her son for whom she lost in 2014.

“The arbor was done with beautiful white sheer drapings and greenery. Surrounded by friends and family, Marian and Jeff said their vows to each other.

“You could hear the beach crashing in the distance, the sound of beach birds flying overhead, the sun was about to set, and then there was the kiss!”

-Tori Buck, photographer

Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings

Beach Ready Wedding Day Attire

“Marian looked so amazing! She envisioned a mermaid type dress with a small train, and David's Bridal in Augusta found her the perfect dress.

“She choose such light colors, highlighted by bold greenery, so that the sights and sounds of the island just brought everything together.

“She also planned for Jeff to wear a tailored linen suit and matching florals in the same color scheme as her dress.”

-Tori Buck, photographer

Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian had a vision of everything being simple and natural. The only thing that was allowed to be big at their wedding was the love that they shared for one another!
— Tori Buck, photographer
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings
Marian + Jeff: Oceanfront Fripp Island Elopement | Palmetto State Weddings

 
 

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Venue: Fripp Island Resort, St. Helena Island, South Carolina

Photographer: Dandelion Weddings

Bridal gown: David’s Bridal

 

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