Myrtle Beach, SC–Under a canopy of live oaks and amid family and friends, Emily Berger and Jeremy Caldwell exchanged vows on October 1, 2017 in what has been described as one of the South’s most beautiful weddings.

While all weddings have the makings of a fairy tale, that of Emily and Jeremy was magical from the start. From dozens of couples that dreamed of a destination wedding in South Carolina’s lowcountry, Emily and Jeremy were selected for a rare opportunity to be married at a Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home.

Nestled among the oaks of Litchfield Plantation, and situated on a nature preserve, the River Run, the beautiful home built by Classic Homes of Myrtle Beach, was the perfect locale. “There’s no better way to christen a home than with love,” said Susan White, of Classic, “and there’s no stronger love than that between a bride and her groom. We’re so proud to be part of such a special occasion,” she continued.

Making the wedding even more special were the wedding professionals who gave of their time and talent to make the dream a reality. “Everyone worked together to honor Emily and Jeremy,” said wedding consultant, Cheryl Cox who has more than 38 years’ experience and has planned hundreds of weddings. “I can only describe these vendors as the dream team,” she said. “From lighting consultants and make-up artists to the area’s most respected bakeries and caterers, everyone wanted to be part of this special day. The fact that this was a Southern Living Showcase Home was simply the icing on the cake,” said Sara McCall, wedding planner.

While Emily had selected her exquisite dress and the dresses for the bridal party months prior to this opportunity, the team below handled all other facets of her fairy-tale wedding:

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It’s All in the Details

Classic Homes
Myrtle Beach, SC
Susan White and Berkley White
Builders of the Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home

Marketing Strategies, Inc.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Denise Blackburn-Gay, APR and Samantha Bower
Marketing & Public Relations – Event Coordinators

The Wedding Showcase
Myrtle Beach, SC
Cheryl Cox, Consultant

Stunning and Brilliant Events
Myrtle Beach, SC
Sara McCall, Wedding Planner

Myrtle Beach, SC
Rentals–Bar, tables/chairs, linens

Capturing the Moment

Gillian Claire Photography
Myrtle Beach, SC
Gillian Claire, Photographer

StanWeddings Videography
Myrtle Beach, SC

ShutterBooth, Photo Booth
Myrtle Beach, SC

Impeccable Invitations

Charlotte + Lily
Myrtle Beach, SC
Laura Friedman, Principal Designer

The one-of-a kind, custom-designed letterpress invitations, signage and wedding programs were designed by Laura Friedman of Charlotte + Lily. The custom ink colors were hand mixed and the invitations were pressed on Charlotte + Lily’s antique Heidelberg.

In Her Shoes

Amanda’s Collection
Conway, SC
Bride’s Shoes

Romantic Florals

Greenskeeper Florist
Pawleys Island, SC
Bridal Floral & Decor

Bridal bouquet:
David Austin Juliette garden roses, white ohara garden roses, peach stock, peach tiffany roses, peachy watermelon ranunculus, light pink Italian ranunculus, and Italian ruscus collar. Wrapped in ivory double face satin ribbon with pearl pins

Bridesmaids’ bouquets:
Combination of David Austin Juliette garden roses, white ohara garden roses, white astilbe, peach stock, white star of Bethlehem, collar of silver dollar eucalyptus wrapped with navy blue double satin ribbon

Pretty as a Picture

Beautiful Salon & Spa
Pawleys Island, SC
Sandy Lawrence, Master Stylist

You. Only Better Make up- Artistry
Myrtle Beach, SC
Peggy Boodro, Makeup Artist

Eat, Drink and Be Married

ART Catering & Events, Inc.
Shallotte, NC
Terry Bland, Owner & Chef

Wedding guests enjoyed cocktail hors d’ Oeuvres and a southern buffet of:
Top Round of beef- Carved
Pulled Pork BBQ
BBQ Chicken
Collard Greens
Roasted Vegetables
Macaroni & Cheese
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cornbread & an Assortment of Fresh Baked Rolls

Couture Confection

Pawleys Island Bakery
Pawleys Island, SC
Max Goree, Founder & Baker

The four-tiered, traditional wedding cake consisted of layers of:
Red Velvet with Cream Cheese
Yellow Butter Cake with Strawberry Mousse and
Yellow Butter Cake with Cannoli Cream and Butter Cream Icing

Pawleys Island Bakery also provided a bridesmaids’ brunch of raspberry danish, pumpkin muffins, turkey/ham and chicken salad sliders and assorted cookies

Delectable Favors

Pink Pineapple Cakes
Surfside Beach, SC
Table Favors

The bride chose delectable table favors that consisted of miniature vanilla cakes filled with ganache and a signature raspberry jam buttercream

Light Up the Night

MC Sound & Light
Myrtle Beach, SC
Sound & Lighting

Sweet Refrains

Carolina Midnight Band
Myrtle Beach, SC
Reception Entertainment, Live Band

Global Truth Entertainment
Surfside Beach, SC
Reception Entertainment, DJ

Grand Getaway

Carolina Limousine
Myrtle Beach, SC
Joseph Reinhardt, Owner/Chauffer

Emily & Jeremy made their getaway in a 1948 Super 8 Packard