Budget, Meet Bliss

Budget, Meet Bliss | Amy Clark & Scott Kohn, May 7, 2012, Creek Club at I’On

Amy Clark and Scott Kohn started off as chummy coworkers, but when he accepted a job at a different company, their friendship bloomed into a romance. Two and a half years later, Scott sent Amy on a scavenger hunt, each clue spelling out his vision for their future together.  The final note directed her to him, and after she accepted his proposal, the two teamed up on another big project—their wedding.

With the couple based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and their families in the Northeast and Midwest, Scott and Amy opted for a destination wedding, choosing Charleston for its peaceful ambiance. “We really wanted a relaxed, intimate day with our closest family and friends,” says Amy.  And when the couple discovered the Creek Club at I’On, they immediately took to its secluded feel. With Amy attending to details and Scott paying mind to the big picture, the club’s event designer Pam Paciaroni helped plan a laid-back daytime affair that emphasized togetherness.

Following a creek-side ceremony officiated by a good friend, the party moved to the clubhouse’s wraparound porch for a cocktail hour, during which guests mingled with mojitos in hand. Lunch opened with an amuse-bouche of shrimp and grits in Tasso gravy. Later, while the Joe Clarke Quartet played ’40s-style classics, guests chatted, danced, and indulged in treats from Paolo’s gelato. By the time the newlyweds headed away with a bubble send-off, their wedding wishes had been happily fulfilled. “We got to talk to—and hug—every person that came,” says Amy. “It was an event focused on simply being together to celebrate our new life.”

Vendor List
Baker: Publix; www.publix.com

Caterer: Jacob’s Kitchen; www.ioncreekclub.com
Chocolates: Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier; www.christophechocolatier.com
Florist: Branch Design Studio; www.branchdesignstudio.com
Gelato: Paolo’s; www.paolosgelato.com
Hair: Amanda Bagford from David Ross Salon; www.davidrosssalon.com
Linens: BBJ Linen; www.bbjlinenstore.com
Makeup: Grace SalonSpa; www.gracesalonspasc.com
Musicians: Palmetto Strings; www.palmettostrings.com, Joe Clarke Quartet; www.joeclarkebigband.com
Photographer: Diana Deaver Weddings; www.dianadeaverweddings.com
Rentals (highboy tables): EventWorks; www.eventworksrentals.com
Stationery: Three Little Birds; www.threelittlebirdsinc.com
Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company; www.charlestonblackcabcompany.com
Wedding designer: Pam Paciaroni; www.ioncreekclub.com