Early Spring on the Coastal Empire is a perfect time and place for a wedding.
On April 6th, Erin Schmitz, from Savannah, and her fiancée, from Minnesota, invited friends and family from the local area and up north to help them celebrate their nuptials, as well as join them in a banquet of traditional, regional cuisine.
After the ceremony concluded, the 150 guests arrived to the Isle of Hope Marina. They enjoyed a stroll from the church to the river as the sun began to drift behind the boats and tall grasses that was the backdrop to this delightful gathering.
Guests streamed into the dock-side pavilion where they were greeted with a house made hors d’oeuvre spread including ham biscuits, meatballs, and the crowd favorite crab dip. Every table had its own unique appearance with assorted floral arrangements in assorted antique glass placed on each table.
After several well-said words by friends and well wishers, the wedding party was first to be treated to a buffet of chickens grilled on site and a Lowcountry Boil that included local shrimp, corn, potatoes and a family recipe Italian chicken sausage that we still hand make to order. Sweet tea and citrus water were served to refresh those who needed respite from the dance floor. As many swayed under the stars, Erica lovingly handed out her peach cobbler to sweet lovers, young and old.