WV Weddings Fall Winter 2020

also included embellished, beach-themed flip flops, a blue topaz ring gifted to her by her mother, and a gold starfish pin that belonged to her great-grandmother that was affixed to her wedding bouquet. The beachy palette extended to the bridesmaids’ dresses, which were all floor-length and coral-colored. Each bridesmaid picked a unique dress style, and all wore gold starfish earrings and brown sandals trimmed with white lace. Tommy and his groomsmen wore three-piece navy blue suits with coral-colored socks. Hues of pinks, peaches, corals, and creams were also incorporated in the floral arrangements and throughout the wedding decor. When Karli and Tommy were pronounced husband and wife, a flower cannon fired sprinkling paper confetti and blooms all over the ceremony site. It was one of the bride’s favorite moments of the day, she says. cake catastrophe averted The couple held a reception to celebrate with family and friends at the resort. Delivery of a magnificent wedding cake was set up in time for the event—that is, until the wedding cake designer texted the couple just after noon on the day of their wedding to let them know she could not make it and their order would not be delivered. They begged to pick it up from her. She insisted that would not be possible. Unsure what to do next, the couple turned to the resort staff, who did not miss a beat. They created a wedding cake for the couple complete with a gold “Mr. and Mrs. Parrish” wedding topper just in the nick of time.

Karli and Tommy chose the coastal destination of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for their wedding day. Their

palette of pinks, peaches, and oranges carried through from the attendants’ attire to the flowers, decor, and

wedding cake. A vintage Volkswagen bus carried guests from the resort to the beachfront ceremony site.

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