If you love handmade and sweet personal touches, today’s wedding is for you! The bride put so much love into all the details to create a truly gorgeous event. I love the sweet bridesmaid gifts and the hand embroidered hankies! And the pink paper crane chandelier? Seriously breath-taking! What a way to make a statement!

The gorgeous bride Chelsea shares:

From the very beginning of planning the wedding, I would say, “It’s all in the little things”. Of course my finance (Richard) would say, “No one is even going to notice these little details”. But, on the wedding day , … he continued to point out every little project and detail that I had been working on for the past year. He finally agreed with me…”It is all in the little details!!!”

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

Richard and I both wanted a destination wedding and a “getaway” weekend for our closes friends and family to help us celebrate our special day with us. After a few road trips along 30-A, we finally found the perfect spot for the ceremony and reception, Carillon Beach. The ceremony took place in a simple, but charming little “Meeting House” and the late afternoon reception took place right outside on the “Village Green”.

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

 Another favorite memory captured by Pure 7 Studios was when my father led me down the beautiful promenade into the chapel filled with my closes family and friends. Walking down the promenade, with my loving father by my side and the sound of jets flying over head (it was not planned, it just happen that the jets were flying over as we walked) will be a memory I will cherish in my heart forever.

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

I wanted the focal point of the reception to be the head table. We were able to accomplish this by hanging 1,001 pink paper origami cranes over the head table. How did we accomplish this: I had a vision and just started folding…1.2…3…4…1,001. Yes, I folded every single one. It took over 9 months to fold 1,001 paper cranes, but it was most definitely worth it. Richard and I both loved the legend behind the tradition of 1,000 paper cranes and I wanted to give Richard a wedding gift that would last a lifetime. “According to Japanese lore, folding 1,000 Origami Cranes is truly a labor of love. The time and energy put into the thousand hand folded origami cranes symbolized the patience, trust, and dedication necessary to sustain a happy marriage. Tradition holds that the bride who finishes this task, called ‘sembazuru’, before her wedding day will be richly rewarded with a good luck and a long a happy marriage. Paying homage to the majestic crane, which mates for life and is said to live one thousand years, the bride and groom ensures their own good fortune. As a gift to Richard, I folded 1,001 origami cranes…. the additional crane was for a little extra luck.

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

white wedding cake | pure7studios

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

I thank both of my parents for giving us the opportunity to bring all of our friends and family together to share this beautiful time with us. I sincerely thank all our friends and family for their love and support and will always remember the gift everyone have given us…. “A Truly Perfect Day”.

vintage pink DIY wedding | pure7studios

Photography | pure7studios | Venue | Carillon Weddings | Planner | Carillon Weddings by Victoria | Florist | Nouveau Flowers | Cake | Confections on the Coast | Caterer | Townsend Catering Company | Make Up | Make Me Blush | Bridesmaid Gifts | Paloma’s Nest

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  1. erica
    February 12, 2013 10:35 am

    The feature turned out beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this wedding that we were honored to photograph!
  2. Avis Glenister
    February 12, 2013 11:38 am

    Thank you so much for featuring this gorgeous couple! We just adored their families and this beautiful wedding! This wedding definitely fit them perfectly. I'll never forget all of her 1001 paper cranes that she made by hand! Warmly,
    Avis
  3. Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss}
    February 12, 2013 1:08 pm

    Those paper cranes are amazing. What a gorgeous wedding!
  4. Erin Davenport
    February 12, 2013 1:38 pm

    Oh. my. WORD! There isn't a think about Chelsea and Richard's story/day that I don't just adore. Prettiest bridesmaid dresses I've seen in my absolute favorite color, a perfectly priceless image of dad and daughter walking down the aisle (photography kudos, that bokeh is magical!), a dream cake and the most romantic and lovely head table decor - something I've not seen or heard of before! Wonderful job to all involved and many congratulations to the couple, I'm glad the groom saw in the end that it is, in fact, all in the details! :)
  5. Kris
    February 12, 2013 2:32 pm

    Gorgeous!
  6. Rhiannon
    February 12, 2013 2:48 pm

    I die. Amazing!!!!
  7. Carly
    February 12, 2013 4:35 pm

    Classically beautiful!
  8. Jane C.
    February 12, 2013 8:11 pm

    Such a pretty wedding, just my style :)
  9. Deborah {Wedding Thingz}
    February 12, 2013 10:51 pm

    This is a beautiful wedding. I love the bridesmaid dresses and cake......so pretty!
  10. Sara
    February 12, 2013 11:41 pm

    Im on my phone right now but I'm actually going to get out of bed to go to my computer so that I can go pincrazy all over this wedding. Those paper crane details- wow!!!
  11. Selena-Foxglove Bridal
    February 13, 2013 4:51 pm

    Beautiful photos. I'm really enjoying the origami crane trend, so cool!
  12. Susan Richard
    February 13, 2013 8:40 pm

    I love the flowers,beautiful green garden setting and relaxed atmosphere. Also most important the beautiful bride and groom. The cranes took my breath away. I am very proud of the wonderful creation.
  13. Kelly & Elijah
    February 13, 2013 10:04 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding for such a great couple! We love you....
  14. SHARICE
    February 13, 2013 10:46 pm

    MOST BEAUTIFUL BRIDE I'VE SEEN! HER LOVE PUT INTO MAKING HER WEDDING TRULY SHINES THROUGH.
  15. Karen Fallon
    February 14, 2013 9:20 am

    Chelsea & Richard had a beautiful wedding and what a beautiful couple. They were certainly Blessed with great family, friends, and good weather. We were honored to be a guest and part of the festivities. The origami cranes were amazing. Great job Chelsea! Oh, by the way, I do love your bracelet----Love Y'all, Karen
  16. Marla McCloud
    February 14, 2013 1:06 pm

    Beautiful couple!!! Everything was elegant and classy. The cranes were the best!!!
  17. Tara Roche'
    February 15, 2013 9:08 am

    Every single detail was absolutely perfect and did not go unnoticed! Truly beauiful!! Again, the cranes were amazing! And such a beautiful couple!
  18. emily m
    February 19, 2013 9:30 am

    I love this wedding! Every detail was carefully planned and the cranes were something out of a movie. Such a beautiful bride and a beautiful wedding!
  19. Eliza
    February 22, 2013 9:12 pm

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple.
  20. erica
    March 6, 2013 10:37 am

    Thank you all SO much for your kind words regarding this couple's images. We adore photographing weddings with such beautiful details and more importantly... LOVE. Thanks also to ALL of the AMAZING Carillon Wedding vendors who worked so hard. CW weddings are the bomb! xo
  21. lesley berber
    May 2, 2013 5:52 am

    i just adore your photos of your wedding which i stumbled upon by accident - the warmth and feeling that comes from these images are just wonderful !
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