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Up the Cozy Factor

Written By

Written By: 
Hannah Shaffer & Jenna Ohlendorf

Photos By

Photos By: 
Kelli Boyd
Decorator-styled details ruled this wedding and reception in the tiny fishing village of Beaufort, South Carolina

Jordan Kostylo & Will Hengemuhle
October, 2013
The Beaufort Inn


For Labor Day weekend 2012, Hilton Head natives and Atlanta residents Jordan Kostylo and Will Hengemuhle traveled to New York to visit pals. While Jordan anticipated beautiful weather and good times with friends, Will had a bit more in mind—during an evening walk along the Hudson River in Manhattan, he dropped to one knee and proposed.


Dreaming of an elegant, welcoming, and comfortable environment for their Big Day, Jordan and Will enlisted Katie Huebel of WED, whose hallmarks are just that. And as for where they would swap vows? “Mossy oaks, a cool salty breeze, and the water are everything to me,” says Jordan. To incorporate all three, the pair landed on a private waterfront home in Beaufort for the ceremony, and a mid-October date.


When Jordan and Will were pronounced husband and wife, a gospel choir broke out into “O Happy Day,” then led guests through the town’s streets to The Beaufort Inn’s Tabby Garden to continue the sweet Southern celebration. Farm tables and X-back chairs gave the site a rustic feel, while crystal chandeliers, mercury glass lamps, and sweeping strands of café lights set to dimmers added elegance. Katie had also turned the garden’s jasmine-covered arbor into a sleek hideaway—epitomizing the coziness the pair had envisioned for the evening. “At one point,” says Jordan, “Will and I took a break there and I looked out and thought about how blessed we were.”

Vendor List

Photography: Kelli Boyd Photography,

Bridal Gown: Lela Rose,

Bridal Jewelry: Cheryl King Couture Earrings,

Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo, available in Charleston through Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant,

Bridesmaid Attire: Amsale through Bella Bridesmaids,

Bridesmaid’s Jewelry: Kate Spade earrings,

Cake: Cakes by Kasarda,

Catering and Bar Service: Cru Catering,

Floral Design: Beverly Van Gysel of HB Stems, (843) 521-1932

Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: JosABanks,

Hair Stylist: Emily Cuppia, Bangs Salon,

Lighting: TEC,

Makeup Artist: Drisana McDaniel,

Music: (ceremony) Robbi Kenney,; (ceremony) First African Baptist Church, Beaufort, SC, (843) 524-6886

Stationery: Studio R,

Reception Venue: The Beaufort Inn,

Rentals: Snyder Events (; Amazing Event Rentals,

Wedding Design, Décor, Signage, Linens, and Coordination: Katie Heubel of WED,