Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC

Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings

Charity and Kevin’s rustic Southern wedding was filled with carefully thought out details and a wonderful, welcoming feel. Hidden Acres in Marion, SC, was the perfect backdrop to their day and provided a modern yet rustic twist on the traditional farm wedding.

The two were introduced by Kevin’s sister after Charity expressed interest in becoming a police officer. Says bride Charity, “[Kevin] was already was [a police officer], so his sister helped me set up a ride along with him. After hours of learning, laughing, talking, and lots of Taylor Swift I knew it was meant to be.“

After getting engaged in Murrells Inlet, this fun couple spent the next year and half planning every moment of their big day. The end result was a relaxed day focused on those precious, poignant moments in the country setting of their dreams.

Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings

Country Roots

“I’ve grown up in a small town in South Carolina where my dad is a farmer. When Kevin proposed I knew I had to incorporate the farm/Southern element in my wedding!

“I’ve always loved cotton growing up and thought it was beautiful. I decided to incorporate cotton that was grown by my dad in my bouquet, the boutineres, wreaths for the chapel and reception hall. It added a unique, simple, and Southern touch.”

  • Charity Betts, bride

Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
We chose burgundy and navy for our colors. Burgundy (garnet) to represent my husbands alma mater, the University of South Carolina, and navy as a owe to our police family (my husband is a cop).
— Charity, bride
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings

The Perfect Spot

“Our venue was Hidden Acres in Marion, South Carolina. It truly was hidden and secluded! I loved the rustic feel of the chapel, and the ability to decorate the ballroom however you pleased.

“We decided to decorate the chapel simply with greenery and candles (you’ll see some cotton hid in the greenery). The venue we went for both large and small centerpieces that fit in with our color scheme, burgundy and navy.”

  • Charity Betts, bride

Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings

Dinner is Served!

“For cocktail hour we served an assortment of fruit, veggies, and cheeses. We also incorporated Southern tomato pies into our cocktail hour. Our main dinner was a traditional Southern meal: sweet potato casserole, red eye gravy with rice, green beans, mac and cheese, bbq, and even fried green tomatoes!

“For drinks we served wine, beer, and mixed drinks. Our guests had many activities to enjoy the night, a photo booth, s’mores bar, and donut bar! Our cake was chocolate, funfetti, and cannoli.”

  • Charity Betts, bride

Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings
Charity + Kevin: Rustic Southern Wedding at Hidden Acres, Marion, SC | Palmetto State Weddings

 
 

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Venue: Hidden Acres, Marion, South Carolina

Photographer: Hannah Ruth Photography

Catering and planning: Rebecca McArthur at McArthur Farms 

Videography: Something To Remember 

DJ: Wayne Cribb  

Cake: Melba Honney 

Hair/Makeup: Heather Solan 

 

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