Real Wedding: Michelle Caskey & Charles Fore

Palmetto Bluff wedding a true family affair

The Oct. 17, 2015, wedding of Michelle “Shelly” (Caskey) and Charles “Trey” Fore, III was a storybook Lowcountry event. The destination wedding for the couple, who live in Greenville, SC, and 100 family members and friends began on Friday evening with a Lowcountry Boil at the inn’s Moreland Landing, which guests attended via the trolley through Wilson Village in the picturesque Palmetto Bluff. Hosted by the groom’s parents, the night included dinner and live entertainment by a duo, with a special serenade from the bride to her groom.

The following day Shelly, her matron of honor and five bridesmaids got dressed and ready with hair and makeup help from Bangs Salon before the afternoon ceremony. Their flowers which featured teacups from the bride’s mother and grandmother in a uniquely personal touch, were arranged by Kim Vasil Cheney of August Floral & Event Design.

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The ceremony was held in the Waterside Chapel on the banks of the May River, with a violin/cello duo from New Arts Ensembles providing lovely music for the ceremony and the cocktail hour that followed. In a special touch from home, the nuptials were officiated by Elisabeth Williams, Director for Christian Education at Shelly’s childhood church in her hometown of Rockville, Md.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails on the lawn while formal photos of the wedding party were taken by Landon Jacob. Afterward, everyone gathered in the Oak Ballroom for dinner and toasts.

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Nick of Epic Charleston kept the guests dancing and entertained throughout the evening, until the bride and groom were ready to move the party back outside, where they were greeted by a sparkling reception as they descended the staircase from the ballroom to the five pits on the lawn, where S'mores and nightcaps were served.

“Our daughter's wedding was truly a family affair over the entire weekend,” says Jim Caskey. In addition to South Carolina and Georgia, guests came from North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois and Florida and were treated to the best of the Lowcountry’s beauty and hospitality. After a farewell brunch the day after the wedding, the couple honeymooned in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

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Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Rev. Elisabeth Williams

August Event Design

Bangs Salon

Landon Jacob Photography


Violin: Andrea Pedigrew;

Mary Beth

EPIC Charleston

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