Bare Beauty

Bare Beauty | A stunning setting, a beautiful bride, and classic appointments add up to a less-is-more elegance at this island wedding 

Michelle Potash & Alex Brody

October 12, 2014

The River Course at Kiawah Island Club


To kick off Alex and Michelle’s wedding weekend—a destination fête for the New York pair and their 155 guests—the parents of the groom led a bike tour around Kiawah Island, where they and the couple have vacationed for years. “We saw deer frolicking in the marsh,” says Michelle of the trek, which proved a perfect precursor to their sweet, simple wedding. On the Big Day, the bride—who beamed in Delphine Manivet, jade-hued kitten heels, and borrowed Swarovski crystal headpiece—and groom exchanged vows beneath a birch chuppah made from a family tallis, then retreated with guests to a lightly dressed reception that let the setting serve as the star. “We love the Lowcountry—its beautiful scenery, wildlife, and, of course, the food,” says Michelle. “We wanted to share everything about it with our family and closest friends so they could experience how magical it is.”


Vendor List:

Location, day-of coordination, catering, bar service, rentals, linens, getaway golf cart: River Course at Kiawah Island Club,

Florals: Charleston Stems,

Photography: Captured by Kate,

Cake and baked goods: WildFlour Pastry,

Stationery: Paper Presentation,

Bridal gown: Delphine Manivet,

Bride’s accessories: (earrings) Bloomingdales,; (shoes) Dries Van Noten,

Hair: Paper Dolls,

Makeup: Leslie Moore,

Bridesmaid dresses: Nicole Miller,

Menswear: (suits) SuitSupply,; (shoes) Cole Haan,

Seating chart on vintage windows: 428 Main Vintage Rentals,

Music: (ceremony) Nikolai Svishev,; Atlanta Party Band (reception),