Hilton Head Island Wedding • Haig Point Photos • Christine + Jake

Haig Point, South Carolina

Christine and Jake’s Haig Point wedding, just off the coast of Hilton Head Island accessible via ferry ride, was truly dreamy. Southern weddings truly have a certain charm about them you simply can’t get elsewhere in the United States and though they reside in New Jersey they knew this special location was where they wanted to start their life together as husband and wife.

Southern beach wedding invitation. Photos by Mikkel Paige for a Hilton Head, Haig Point wedding.

They are such a special couple to me. Christine has been a supporter of my business since before we even met, back when I photographed her sister’s and brother-in-law’s engagement photos and wedding (friends I still keep in touch with and absolutely adore). When I received her Facebook friend request, only knowing she was related from her last name, I was over-the-moon; I felt her enthusiasm shine through the computer. (And having a sister myself who I’m close to, I immediately understood!) When I arrived at Gina and Sean’s wedding, where Christine was maid of honor, I was so deeply looking forward to meet Christine. Our friendship has just blossomed from there and I was excited to spend the past year getting to know her and Jake even more from their engagement photos, to dinners, to texting back and forth with Christine to talk about wedding day details that we both love so much. Southern porch WToo by Watters wedding gown photo by Mikkel Paige for a Hilton Head, Haig Point wedding.   Southern wedding light pink short bridesmaids dresses. Photo by Mikkel Paige for a Hilton Head, Haig Point wedding.

Their incredible wedding location was Haig Point, a private community within Daufuskie Island, where Jake’s twin sister, Sarra, got married the same day as Christine’s sister (the day her and I met). It’s also where Jake’s parents have retired to, a gorgeous southern home with a double decked front porched. It’s a short ferry ride from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Surrounded by water, beautiful views and dripping in Spanish Moss, every turn is refreshing. The groomsmen prepared for the wedding day at Jake’s parents’ home and the ladies prepared with the bride at the picturesque lighthouse. "I woke up like this" wedding day tank tops for the bridesmaids! Southern wedding in South Carolina. Photos by Mikkel Paige for a Hilton Head, Haig Point.

Aren’t their tank tops adorable? Christine gifted her girls tanks that read, “We woke up like this!” and amazing earrings from Anthropologie.

Her mother and sister helped her put her BHLDN, Ben Amun earrings on.Southern wedding photos by Mikkel Paige for a Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina wedding. The bride gets ready with her mom and maid of honor.

Southern wedding Badgley Mischka white rhinestone shoes. Photo by Mikkel Paige for a Hilton Head, Haig Point wedding.Groom details for a southern wedding - photos by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina. Brown leather shoes and a succulent boutonniere.

Custom soccer team garter for a southern wedding in South Carolina. Photos by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point.

Christine custom made her garter – there’s a center metal pin for Jake’s favorite soccer team, Chelsea! Succulent boutonniere for a southern wedding - photos by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina. WToo by Watters wedding gown for this southern bride. Photos by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina.

White roses were wrapped with twine for the bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere contained amazing succulents and was tied with the same twine. Rose gold rings would be placed on their fingers as they said “I do!” overlooking the Harbor River. Rose gold rings for a southern wedding complete with oyster shells. Ring shot detail photo by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina. White rose bouquet with jute twine wrapped around its stems for a southern wedding. Photo by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina. WToo by Watters wedding gown for this southern bride amidst beautiful Spanish Moss. Photos by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina. WToo by Watters wedding gown for this southern bride amidst beautiful Spanish Moss. Photos by Mikkel Paige in Hilton Head, Haig Point, South Carolina. Southern wedding at Haig Point, Daufuskie Island. Photos by Mikkel Paige in South Carolina.

The two had their first look in front of the family’s home, on the 15th hole of the golf course. The wedding party and parents looked on from the porch in the distance.First look for the bride and groom on a golf course in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. First look for the bride and groom on a golf course in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. First look for the bride and groom on a golf course in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. First look for the bride and groom on a golf course in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bride and groom photos on a southern wrap around porch in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Groomsmen in navy Zara suits and bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Baby's breath bouquets and succulent boutonnieres complete the look. Bride and groom waterfront photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.There are SO many opportunities for incredibly photography, especially when you have an amazing couple. We hopped in a golf cart (it’s a car-free community!) and headed towards the water, where oyster shells wash up on the shore (ah-maze-ing!).Bride and groom waterfront photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bride and groom waterfront photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Oyster shells simply wash up on the shore here! Bride and groom waterfront photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.  Bride and groom waterfront photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

This is one of my favorite wedding photos…EVER.

Bride and groom waterfront photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.Bride and groom waterfront photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bride and groom photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head on the golf course at Daufuskie Island. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

As a personal favorite spot I scoped out, I wanted to take them to this particular golf course hole because of that unique twisted tree trunk. It was fun to have golfers pass by and yell, “Congratulations! You look wonderful!”Bride and groom photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head on the golf course at Daufuskie Island. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bride and groom photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head amidst Spanish Moss at Daufuskie Island. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Succulent boutonniere on the groom's blue seersucker suit. Groomsmen in navy Zara suits and bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Baby's breath bouquets and succulent boutonnieres complete the look.

Though we were battling cloudy skies, a few raindrops, mosquitos and crawling bugs the entire wedding party (particularly the ladies in short skirts and high heels) were incredible sports. In their pink chiffon dresses and men in navy blue suits they looked like they belonged on the cover of a magazine. Navy groomsmen photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Succulent boutonnieres complete their look. Navy groomsmen photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Succulent boutonnieres complete their look. Groomsmen in navy Zara suits and bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Baby's breath bouquets and succulent boutonnieres complete the look. Bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses with Baby's Breath and Magnolia Leaf bouquets. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Navy groomsmen photos in Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Succulent boutonnieres complete their look. Bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses with Baby's Breath and Magnolia Leaf bouquets. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses with Baby's Breath and Magnolia Leaf bouquets. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses with Baby's Breath and Magnolia Leaf bouquets, and Anthropologie earrings. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses with Baby's Breath and Magnolia Leaf bouquets. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

The Baby’s Breath bridesmaids bouquets were framed by magnolia leaves – perfect for a southern wedding! Family photos amidst Spanish Moss for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Bridesmaids in short pink Bill Levkoff dresses with Baby's Breath and Magnolia Leaf bouquets. Wedding party at Haig Point, South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

I love these two ladies! Sibling wedding photo amidst Spanish Moss for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Wedding ceremony amidst Spanish Moss for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Wedding ceremony amidst Spanish Moss for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

I was really so grateful to the weather gods for providing a gorgeous day. It was cloudy when I needed a bit of a photography soft box for photos earlier in the day, also providing a bit of relief from the heat, and it was a beautiful, clear evening. What was most special was the moment a rainbow appeared just before everyone started to walk down the aisle for their ceremony. Wedding ceremony amidst Spanish Moss for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Wedding ceremony amidst Spanish Moss for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. A rainbow appeared just before the ceremony! Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Wedding ceremony amidst Spanish Moss for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. A donation was made to Thon for Penn State in lieu of physical favors. Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Advice cards were available too! Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look and burlap ribbon was attached to the bride and groom chairs. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

I was thrilled to see Christine’s vision come to life. Milk glass vases held a single full white, velvety rose set atop wooden farm tables she had specially brought in. The bride and groom’s chairs were bow-tied with burlap ribbon, that I was so touched she used. (I sent her the spool as a gift months ago.) Everything was in its place, including a mason jar with advice tags and the Mr. & Mrs. signs in front of the card cage, ready for guests to enjoy. I think this cardinal was sad he wasn’t invited to the party!

Tented wedding reception for a Haig Point wedding in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Farm tables and white roses and vases complete the look. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. White tiered buttercream wedding cake with succulents attached for a wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.   First dance at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. First dance at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Father-daughter dance at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Mother-son dance at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.Toasts for the bride and groom at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Toasts for the bride and groom at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Toasts for the bride and groom at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

The first dances were heartfelt and the speeches were all funny, sincere and well thought out. As the sun set in the west, it was time for guests to dine on chicken and waffles and a shrimp ‘n grits station (my personal favorite southern dish!). Sunset and dinner menu at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Sunset at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Sunset at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Sunset with the bride and groom at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.Tented southern wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

The sun may have set but the party just got turned up more and more. The live band was incredible – they even specially learned a few Bruce Springsteen songs for the strong Jersey crowd.Tented southern wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Tented southern wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.Tented southern wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Tented southern wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.  Tented southern wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

Tented southern wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.White tiered buttercream wedding cake cutting with succulents attached for a wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

I have to admit I was excited to take out my tripod after photography “officially” ended and enjoy some long exposure photography amongst the peaceful scenery of the island. What a serene way to end the day.Night photography with starry skies at a wedding at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Night photography with starry skies at a tented wedding reception at Haig Point in South Carolina, off the coast of Hilton Head. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.Aren’t night photos just spectacular? I LOVE taking them! It was a beautiful day but an equally incredible evening, complete with star-filled skies.

Congratulations, Christine and Jake!

Venue: Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, catering and event director, Kristen Quillin / Wedding Gown: WToo by Watters / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s earrings: Ben Amun for BHLDN / Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff, from RK Bridal / Bridesamids getting ready tanks: Why Not Shop, Etsy / Bridesmaids earrings: Anthropologie / Rings: Ken and Dana Design / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groomsmen Suits: Zara / Groomsmen socks: Happy Socks / Ties: Express / Paper suite: Poshest Papers, Etsy / Welcome bags: Before the I Dos, Etsy / Wedding programs: SweetSights, Etsy / Tables and lighting: Eventhaus Rentals / Makeup: Bride’s Side Beauty / Hair: Salon 1050E / Band: Dave Higgins Band / Milk-glass vases: Mother’s Vintage and Northwest Accents, Etsy / Flowers: Flowers by “KK” / Cake: Signe’s Bakery

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