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Ansley is a dear friend of Allie’s and it was so fun to have her in our boutique! She came with her sisters last spring after getting engaged the week of St. Patrick’s day 2021. Her fiancé (now husband) John proposed on the lake which is a place they spend a lot of time with their family and friends. John proposed with his grandmother’s diamond in a custom ring he designed for Ansley.

She chose our Veronica dress for her fall beach wedding. We love this classic V-neck wedding dress and how Ansley added a sweet addition to it. This crepe fit-n-flare wedding dress is perfect for any bride looking to show off their figure while keeping to an elegant and chic silhouette.

What was your favorite part about wedding dress shopping at Katharine Marie Weddings?

I had a personalized experience in the boutique with just Allie and my sisters. It was nice being able to share it with just them. I cried when I put it on and looked in the mirror and couldn’t picture wearing anything else to get married in. 

Memorable moments from your wedding day? 

Since my mom is no longer with us, I had Tatiana at Staar Tailors turn lace from my mom’s dress into a belt to go with my dress. Seeing John’s face as he saw me for the first time was one of my most favorite parts. I couldn’t wait for him to see my dress!  

We got married on the beach and the weather wasn’t looking promising. But, by what can only be explained with the power of prayer, we avoided 100% chance of rain for the perfect October beach wedding day. 

As a guest, Allie’s always wanted to attend a beach wedding and this was all those dreams were made of. Overcast skies with sand between the toes and dresses to twirl the night away in, it couldn’t have been more perfect! Plus it was a nice little weekend getaway with family and friends too!

What advice do you have for future brides?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Take the time to make mental pictures throughout the day. Do what makes you happy and don’t be afraid to go against traditions if it’s not what you want. 

Ansley’s Vendor Team

Venue & Food: Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort/Coastal Dish (@litchfieldbeachandgolf) – Pawleys Island, SC
Photo: Meghan Whitney Photography (@mwhitneyphoto)
H/MU: Rachelle Rodgers (family friend)
Florals: Willow Event Designs (@willoweventdesigns
DJ: Joyful Entertainment (@joyfulentertainmentsc)
Week of Day of Coordinator: Alyssa Shaw (@ar.shaw)
Cake: Wynnette Smith 

floral bouquet resting on tree. pink, white, green flowers. blue silk sash

groom standing with big smile in gray suit with salmon colored tie and boutonniere

bride standing with bouquet in v-neck wedding dress and has braided up do

bride standing outdoor under trees in wedding dress holding bouquet

bride tapping grooms shoulder preparing for first look. groom is emotional

bride tapping grooms shoulder for first look. smiling in wedding photos. floral bouquet. tree

bride and groom share a kiss at their wedding venue before getting married. bride hold bouquet

Ceremony card placed in sand for photograph

floral arbor at beach wedding, white chairs, sand wedding

wooden sign with three strand chord at wedding

pink, white, orange flowers, green leaves

arbor on beach with flowers

Bridesmaid and groomsman walking down aisle at beach wedding in sage green dress and salmon tie and gray suit

black and white wedding photo of bride and father walking down the aisle

father escorting bride down the aisle at her beach wedding in a white fit an flair v neck dress

father hugging bride before giving her away to groom, beach wedding, low back wedding dress

bride and groom braiding chord to symbolize love

bride and groom exchanging rings at wedding ceremony on the beach

bride and groom sharing a kiss after wedding ceremony in the sand at the beach

bride and groom posing for photos at alter with bouquet in hand and arbor behind them

bride and groom hand pose for ring shot and details of florals

bridesmaids and groomsman posing for group shot

bridal party dancing having fun posing for photos in the ocean

bridal party holding bouquets

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Photos may be reproduced, in the original form, for personal use, by the following MWP client:
John Hight & Ansley(Wentzky) Hight
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All images ©Meghan Whitney Photography
Photos may be reproduced, in the original form, for personal use, by the following MWP client:
John Hight & Ansley(Wentzky) Hight
*Please do not alter, crop, share, edit or use these images in any other manner than those stated on copyright release. All names on image meta data should match the names on copyright release to reproduce or use these images, for any manner.
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wooden mr and mrs signs for couples table

All images ©Meghan Whitney Photography
Photos may be reproduced, in the original form, for personal use, by the following MWP client:
John Hight & Ansley(Wentzky) Hight
*Please do not alter, crop, share, edit or use these images in any other manner than those stated on copyright release. All names on image meta data should match the names on copyright release to reproduce or use these images, for any manner.
You must have written permission & terms from Meghan Whitney to use these images for anything other than personal use. Photos may be posted online to social media sites with photo credit please to Meghan Whitney Photography

All images ©Meghan Whitney Photography
Photos may be reproduced, in the original form, for personal use, by the following MWP client:
John Hight & Ansley(Wentzky) Hight
*Please do not alter, crop, share, edit or use these images in any other manner than those stated on copyright release. All names on image meta data should match the names on copyright release to reproduce or use these images, for any manner.
You must have written permission & terms from Meghan Whitney to use these images for anything other than personal use. Photos may be posted online to social media sites with photo credit please to Meghan Whitney Photography

All images ©Meghan Whitney Photography
Photos may be reproduced, in the original form, for personal use, by the following MWP client:
John Hight & Ansley(Wentzky) Hight
*Please do not alter, crop, share, edit or use these images in any other manner than those stated on copyright release. All names on image meta data should match the names on copyright release to reproduce or use these images, for any manner.
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John Hight & Ansley(Wentzky) Hight
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bride and groom celebrating entrance into reception

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full view photo of wedding reception and guest. string lights, white tables

white wedding cake, floral details

couple dancing at reception

wedding guest hold sparklers and cheer couple on as they leave the ceremony