After just one date with Aly Knight, U.S. Marine Jake Biles was deployed overseas for six months. Through handwritten letters, emails, and phone calls, they developed a relationship despite the distance.
Less than two years after meeting, the pair moved to the Lowcountry together, where Jake proposed to Aly in Waterfront Park.
Following Aly’s “Yes!” they enlisted Heather Barrie from Gathering Floral + Event Design to create a light and airy reception at the Historic Rice Mill Building. Shades of peach, melon, and pale aqua softly accented with white and fair gray made the spacious area “feel clean and look chic,” Aly says.
Add Jake in his military uniform and Aly in her classic white gown, and the overall effect was a timeless, festive affair.
Baker: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal
Bridal gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaid attire: Carol Hannah from Bella Bridesmaid
Caterer: Good Food Catering
Ceremony Location: First Scots Presbyterian
Floral Design: Gathering Floral + Event Design
Groom’s Attire: Marine Corps dress blues
Groomsmen Attire: Military groomsmen wore their dress blues, others from Men’s Wearhouse
Lighting installation and furnishings: Gathering Floral + Event Design
Linens: Snyder Event Rentals
Photographer: Brennan Wesley, Brian & Kessie Parker for Riverland Studios
Planner and Event Designer: Gathering Floral Event + Design
Reception Location: Historic Rice Mill
Reception Music: The Mighty Kicks
Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals
Stationery: Oscar & Emma: Custom Design Studio