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Historic Marshlands Wedding in South Carolina

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Jackie + Mike were able to have their dream wedding in the beautiful marshlands of South Carolina. With 100 guests and two dogs, read on to find out how this budget savvy couple were able to keep within their budget of $25k.
Historic Marshlands Wedding in South Carolina

Jackie + Mike

St. Helena Island, South Carolina
- 01/06/2024
Total wedding budget $25,000

Budget Breakdown

Below is an estimated wedding budget breakdown provided by the couple.

  • Hair & Makeup
  • Music/Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Catering
  • Venue
  • Rentals
  • Total wedding budget

Did you do any DIY Projects or create any handmade items for your wedding?

Yes, we did! We made DIY dog collars for our special day.

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

It was important for us to include our two dogs in the ceremony.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Saying I do to my best friend with my friends and family around would be the most memorable moment of the day for me.

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

The biggest thing we did to save money was to utilize a venue that allowed us, family, and friends to stay onsite multiple days as a vacation home!

What was your biggest splurge?

Our biggest splurge was the venue. But because they allowed us to stay multiple days, it well worth the investment!

What was your favorite details?

The intracoastal waterway at the venue was our favorite detail.

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Have fun! That is all that matters.

A special note from the photographer:

Jackie and Mike were collegiate athlete sweethearts at Samford University. After moving to South Carolina for Jackie’s dream career to be a veterinarian, they made The Low Country their home.

They chose Agapae Oaks, a family-owned marsh-front 150-acre property outside of Beaufort South Carolina for their dream wedding. Just days after the New Year rang in, on a 70-degree winter day surrounded by family, faith, and two puppies of honor, they exchanged vows under historic Oak trees surrounded by aged pecan orchards and freshwater ponds.

After a blissful wedding ceremony, we utilized the massive property for stunning outdoor photography options overlooking the intracoastal waterways, and under a beautiful canopy of Spanish moss trees that lined the entrance. The night ended with soul food, countless rowdy toasts, dancing, and a grand sparkler exit.