A bride and groom on a white sandy beach

Inspired by Instagram: 15 Magical Lowcountry Wedding Photos

Twelve miles of of pristine, sandy beaches. Shady lanes lined by moss-draped oak trees. Elegant, historic mansions and sweeping front porches flanked by dramatic columns. Hilton Head Island is a picture-perfect wedding destination, and there’s no end to the photo ops here in Lowcountry! No matter what kind of a wedding you’re dreaming of – a quiet, intimate ceremony with your closest loved ones or a lavish affair surrounded by all your family and friends – Hilton Head Island’s gorgeous venues, both indoor and outdoor, provide endless spots for unforgettable moments on your big day.

If you’re looking for a little Lowcountry wedding inspiration, look no further! We’ve collected some of our favorite Hilton Head Island wedding snapshots to show you just how beautiful a coastal South Carolina wedding can be. After you’ve checked out these lovely snaps, we just know you’ll be ready to say “I Do!” to a Hilton Head Island wedding of your own.

When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, it doesn’t get much simpler than selecting a resort where you and your guests can stay, eat, and unwind throughout the duration of your wedding getaway. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa is an ideal choice! A chic, newly redesigned oceanfront venue, The Grand Ocean Terrace, is the perfect location for your big day. Relax in the spa and indulge in a little pampering before the ceremony. Arrange for your guests to play a round of golf at one of three 18-hole golf courses at the Port Royal Golf Club, or suggest some tennis matches at Port Royal Racquet Club. Choose from elegant indoor venues for your ceremony and reception, or exchange vows on the sandy beach just steps from your room.

Daufuskie Island is a stunning destination, as these photos show! With few unpaved roads, stately old trees, unspoiled beaches, and historic properties such as the 1873 Lighthouse pictured below, a trip to Daufuskie Island is like stepping back in time, and it makes for some beautiful wedding pictures.

A large white church
A bride and groom embracing

Since we’re essentially surrounded by water, a beach wedding is a natural choice on Hilton Head Island. We’re in love with these sandy shots from some of Lowcountry’s prettiest beaches and boardwalks.

Sunset over a bride and groom
Bride and groom on the beach
A bride and groom walking on the beach

When you’re researching wedding venues, don’t forget about Bluffton! Historic sites, colorful streetscapes, and towering oaks provide endless backdrops for eye-catching photos.

A bride and groom embracing
A bride and groom under an archway
A bride and groom inside a church

Magnificent, mossy oak trees are synonymous with Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, and they provide a lush backdrop for both casual and formal wedding celebrations and engagement shoots.

A couple embrace in front of a tree dripping with moss
An outdoor wedding
A bride and groom embracing
A bride and groom on a wooden walkway

It doesn’t get more Lowcountry than a seafood feast on the beach, and a wedding reception is no exception. We love this mix of rustic décor, natural seaside beauty, and elegant floral arrangements.

Outdoor dining

Don’t forget to have fun with your photos! We think this shot is just perfect for a celebration featuring a traditional Lowcountry boil.

An engagement ring set on top of a crab.

Are you feeling inspired to start planning your own Lowcountry wedding? Here’s everything you need to know about getting married on Hilton Head Island. Browse wedding venues and resources, see accommodation and dining options, and don’t forget about the honeymoon!

A bride and groom on a white sandy beach

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Hilton Head is America’s favorite island, offering 12 miles of pristine beaches and everything you need for the ultimate retreat. Enjoy easy days relaxing in the sun, sand and surf on some of the best beaches in the country.
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