On a crisp January day, Kait and Eric said I do in front of their closet family and friends. As a designer, Kait dreamed of a personalized event where she could use her creativity to design a thoughtful and meaningful experience for her guests. When the couple started planning their wedding, they both fell in love with the Golden Isles and Jekyll Island Club.
With incredible coastal views, Jekyll Island Club is one of our favorites to work at! As soon as you step onto the grounds, you are greeted by Crane Cottage. Built in 1919, Crane Cottage is inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture and provides the perfect backdrop for a wedding.
Fall Inspired Hues
Kait wanted a lovely fall-toned wedding palette with soft creams, marigolds, rust, and mauve. We took color inspiration from her bridesmaids, who all wore gowns in various shades of blush and copper. Kait’s bouquet featured copper cymbidium orchids, tied loosely together with cream ranunculus, mauve roses, and handpicked flowers in shades of honey and blush.
They chose to have their ceremony outdoors in the sunken garden, which provided guests with a picturesque view. Since this space is already gorgeous, we kept the ceremony decor simple, with pampas, grass, and candles to make the area romantic. The couple incorporated a Celtic handfasting tradition into their ceremony to honor their Irish and Scottish heritage. They chose meaningful cords, including a guitar string from Eric’s first guitar and a ribbon from Kait’s first ballet slipper. It was such a touching moment and so meaningful for both families.
Intimate Wedding at Crane Cottage
The reception took place on the wrap-around porch of Crane Cottage, just steps away from the ceremony. This venue allows for guests to really enjoy the property and take in its incredible beauty! They can mingle during cocktail hour while you get sunset portraits by the water.
To create intimate spaces for guests to connect, we styled a seating area on the lawn featuring a cozy rug and chairs. Kait designed pieces throughout the day, including the wedding invitations and the escort sign. Large dahlias were featured on the large printed sign, which bought the beautiful fall colors inside Crane Cottage. Long tables were covered in white linens, and the centerpieces were thoughtfully designed to allow for conversation during dinner. Small vases were placed throughout and tied into the velvet napkins and gold silverware. Tapered candles finished the design and added a soft glow to the evening.
It was such a joy to design this wedding with this sweet couple! From the paper to the napkins, every single detail came together to create a stunning wedding. You can see more of this romantic affair featured on The White Wren!
Photographer: Amanda Olivia Photography
Venue: Jekyll Island Club
Floral Designer: Gray Harper
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Hair & Makeup: Erin Ryser
Men’s Formalwear: Suit Supply
Accessories / Decor: Maison Sabben
Film Lab: Photovision
Videography: AG Videography
Paper Suite & Invitations: Kait Clarke Creative
Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Getting Ready Robes: Lavender Dreams
Rings – Mavilo
DJ / Entertainment – Island Sound
Bridesmaid Dresses – BHLDN, Revolve & Lulus
Bridesmaid Earrings – Shop Moss