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Part II: How it all Began



Welcome back as we continue with Part Two of The First Pineapple Post: How it all Began. Continuing with the Wedding Reception of the Sweetgrass and Seersucker Wedding that inspired the beginning of Charleston Carry.
If you missed my first Pineapple Post, allow me to properly introduce myself. I am Penni the Pineapple from the Peninsula of Charleston and this is my 2nd entry of  "The Pineapple Post", where I carry on about behind the scene snippets and the exciting excursions of Charleston Carry and the two sisters that started it all.  
As I recall during the last Pineapple Post, we promised you a glimpse of the reception cruise on the renowned Lady Grace of Palmetto Bluff.  
Following the wedding and the cake cutting at the cottage, the violinist from Palmetto Strings led the guests down the dock to the May River and the beautiful Lady Grace.  
The Bride and Groom fell in love immediately with the Lady Grace. Both were raised near the water, whether it be fishing for the groom or sailing for the bride, they couldn’t think of a better way to start their newlywed life than a Champagne Toast at Sunset aboard this historic gem.
Wedding Guests walking down dock to Lady Grace Reception at Palmetto Bluff
Reception invitation Lady Grace at Palmetto Bluff
Violinist lead guests to Lady Grace Reception at Palmetto Bluff
To commemorate the occasion, the parents of the Bride had a yacht burgee custom stitched with the couples monogram as a surprise for the bride and groom aboard their first nautical voyage as a married couple.
The guests were greeted with a signature cocktail , “The Recipe” a family recipe from the bride's childhood years at her family’s lake house retreat.  The slushy pineapple drink was offered in an engraved silver julep cup with a monogrammed seersucker cocktail napkin and garnished with a fresh slice of pineapple. (By the way, speaking from a pineapple, I was honored to carry such prominent accessory status for the event).
"The Recipe" was served “virgin mocktail" style for the children and cocktail style for the adults (just like the bride remembered it growing up at the family’s lake house retreat) 
 Reception cruise aboard the Lady Grace at Palmetto Bluff
The Lady Grace at Palmetto Bluff
Wedding Belles enjoying the cruise aboard the Lady Grace at Palmetto Bluff
The Bride & Groom aboard the Lady Grace at Palmetto Bluff
The evening came to a close with their last dance at sunset on the bow of the Lady Grace. The wedding guests departed the Lady Grace at the Chapel Dock and were given ribbon twirls to wave in a farewell send off for the Bride & Groom. The couple waved to their family and friends in celebration from the boat and continued their cruise further down the May River before arriving at their Riverfront cottage for the evening.
The Bride & Groom's last dance aboard the Lady Grace at Palmetto Bluff
The wedding that inspired the introduction of Charleston Carry was beautifully documented by Charleston Magazine’s The Wedding Row.  You can imagine how exciting it was for them to see the wedding featured.  You can take a peek here:   http://theweddingrow.com/kathie-adam-palmetto-bluff/  The beautiful wedding photography is by Ashley Seawell. She is as sweet as she is talented and you can find out more about Ashley here:   https://ashleyseawellphotography.com/#/ 
We hope you will pop back in from time to time to catch more Pineapple Posts on the behind the scene details of Charleston Carry.  
Until next time…. Carry Kindly & Pineapple Love,

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