Karly and Judd chose to wed at The Rivercourse Club on Kiawah Island off South Carolina, a favorite vacation spot. To streamline the planning process and enhance the natural surroundings, the couple joined forces with Tara Guérard of Soirée. "We used textures like linen and sea grass to put an elegant twist on the marshy locale," says the bride. —Cristi L. Hansen

Karly and Judd in Kiawah Island, SC

Personal touches give this couple's seaside wedding an intimate feel

Karly and Judd chose to wed at The Rivercourse Club on Kiawah Island off South Carolina, a favorite vacation spot. To streamline the planning process and enhance the natural surroundings, the couple joined forces with Tara Guérard of Soirée. "We used textures like linen and sea grass to put an elegant twist on the marshy locale," says the bride. —Cristi L. Hansen

After dancing, the couple cut the cake, which was made by Jim Smeal but designed by Karly to match her invitations. Guests were also able to scoop their own cones with gourmet mint-chip ice cream, which the couple had flown in from Ohio-based Graeter's and displayed on a carved-ice bar. "We wanted every aspect of our wedding to look and feel personalized," says the bride.