Mary McLean and Kevin met at Stars Rooftop Bar. It had just opened and was the place to hang out in Charleston. Kevin approached Mary McLean and introduced himself, showing her a photo of his yellow lab (which she calls a cheap shot). After talking for a while, he got her number. When he asked her out the next week she said no. After the fourth request for a date, she finally said yes when her roommate at the time said, “If you’re not going to go out with him, I am!”
Obviously that date went well, because four-and-a-half years later Kevin proposed while on a family boating trip. The couple, along with Mary McLean’s brother, sister-in-law and their children, headed out for Capers Island. In an attempt to get Mary McLean alone, Kevin said he couldn’t find André, her puppy that was just six months old at the time. Well, this plan backfired when she suggested they split up to cover more ground. Later, back on the boat at the Isle of Palms Marina, Kevin got down on one knee.
The wedding was held at the DeBordieu Club in Georgetown. The day had a clean and simple look, which was captured beautifully by Anne Rhett. The bride wore a fitted boat neck dress with a low back and long train from Gown Collective. The bridesmaids wore a long skirt with navy blue and ivory stripes with an ivory top from LulaKate. Kevin wore a white dinner jacket and his groomsmen wore black tuxes with a shawl lapel. The signature drinks for cocktail hour were the French 75 and Mexican Mule. The four-layer cake from Pawleys Island Bakery featured different flavors, with one tier featuring New York cheesecake. The couple’s nieces and nephews were there as attendants, which made the day even more special.
Photographer: Anne Rhett Photography | Venue: DeBordieu Club | Planner: Kelly Jones at DeBordieu Club | Dress: Theia Couture from Gown Collective | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: LulaKate | Hair/Makeup: Stox & Co. | Cake: Pawleys Island Bakery | Florist: Carolina Charm | Catering: DeBordieu Club | Band: Entice | Equipment Rentals: EventWorks | Transportation: Carolina Limousine | Stationery: Reaves Engraving