Southern Soiree

by Southern Coastal Weddings

Mary Alyssa Barnhill and Jay Dee Jackson, Jr. were married at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and enjoyed a reception at scenic Delta Plantation just a stone’s throw away in Hardeeville, South Carolina. 

Photography by Vitor Lindo Photo & Video




Mary Alyssa Barnhill + Jay Dee Jackson, Jr.

Wedding location: The Cathedral of St. John The Baptist (ceremony), Delta Plantation (reception)

Wedding date: October 21, 2017

Planning time (proposal to wedding): A year to the day

Number of guests: 250

Wedding planner/event designer: Tara Skinner Weddings & Events (formerly Posh Petals and Pearls)

Rehearsal dinner location: The Chatham Club

Photographer & Videographer: Vitor Lindo Photo & Video 

Florist: Moss & Magnolias Flowers

Cake: Mollie Stone

Catering: The Herbal Chef

Officiant: Father Patrick O’Brien

Music: Classern Quartet (pre-ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner), Saint John’s Cathedral (ceremony), Mo Sol Band (reception)

Bridal gown: Pronovias ball gown from BleuBelle Bridal

Bridal shoes: Badgley Mischka booties

Groom’s attire: Custom tuxedo by JoS. A. Bank Clothiers

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Jenny Yoo from BleuBelle Bridal

Hair and makeup: Kristi Miller (hair),  Jami Millerleile (makeup)

Transportation: Kelly Tours and A & E Luxury Limousine Service

Bar Service: Johnnie Ganem Wine & Package Shop

Food Truck: Current Catering

Restrooms: Lowcountry Loo

Rentals: EventHaus

Cigar Bar: Honor Cigars

Fireworks: Falcon Fireworks 

Something old: Grandmother’s handkerchief attached to bouquet, charms of grandparents and great grandmother attached to bouquet 

Something borrowed: Grandmother’s pearls and pear-shaped diamond earrings

Something blue: I had my father’s name cut out of his medical lab coat and sewn into the bodice of my wedding dress 

Advice to other brides: It sounds clich√©, but soak in every minute, from waking up the morning of, surrounded by your bridesmaids over tea and coffee, to the sweet nothings between you and your new husband as you leave in your exit car. Try to visit with everyone who has traveled from near and far to celebrate your big day, but also enjoy time dancing the night away with your husband, family and friends! And one last thing, do not stress the day of. My dad would remind me throughout the whole planning process that I could worry about things up until the day of my wedding, but after that I was to only relax and enjoy my day, because at that point there was nothing I could do about things that may go wrong, and no one would even notice anyway. And even if things did go wrong on the day of my wedding, I had our wonderful planner, Marvee McKenzie, from Tara Skinner Weddings and Events (who we refer to as “Marvee-lous”) to save the day!