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“On wedding day, the weather was iffy and threatened our ceremony. It didn’t even phase David and Margo. And we stayed dry! They were excited and their energy was contagious! They really made our ceremony very special and we were blessed. They will remain very close to hearts.” ~ Erin and John Wolokowski, wedmates 

1) Romantic Sand Art Heart with Shells, Sand Ceremony & Horn Shell Herald:
INCLUDED FREE in ALL ceremonies performed by our minister/officiant! We create a sacred space for the couple to stand in: grooming the sand into a heart, using artful imprints, swirls, and seashells. Also we give you a unique sand ceremony & glass heart bottle for you to keep, AND at the end of the ceremony, our minister/officiant blows the Hawaiian Triton Shell Horn herald!  FREE

2) Rehearsal (optional):
Please ask about our popular, free alternative to rehearsal. If Rehearsing with us, it must be scheduled outside of sunset times and no weekends please.
$100 + travel fee, if applicable

3) Margo Ross Sears, Photographer
Margo is experienced, reliable and talented for years (700+ weddings). Licensed and insured too. She will capture the emotions and unique moments of your wedding or photo session with graceful skill. Since she has a journalistic style, and is also a graphic artist she artistically edits and enhances your photos, delivery in 2-8 weeks. Margo also offers a Slideshow video or a custom Flipbook of your photos to tell your wedding story to others. See below.

  • 60-MINUTES WEDDING PHOTOS PACKAGE w/ ENHANCEMENTS: includes 60 minutes of shooting, 100+ images delivered in TWO sized sets (large printing size and small electronic sharing size), fully enhanced and edited (see below description), shipped directly to you on a USB flashdrive with letter of UNLIMITED LIFETIME printing permission for the couple; OR for guests/family (who want to PRINT not just the free electronic images only), may purchase flat $25 for own USB copy with ALL the same stuff on it. This is my smallest service:
    * $500, $250 retainer subtracted from total, balance due at wedding 
    * or $400, no enhancements (basic edits only), $250 retainer subtracted from total, balance due at wedding 
  • 90-MINUTES WEDDING PHOTOS PACKAGE w/ ENHANCEMENTS: includes 90 minutes of shooting, 150+ images delivered in TWO sized sets (large printing size and small electronic sharing size), fully enhanced and edited (see below description), shipped directly to you on USB flashdrive with letter of UNLIMITED LIFETIME printing permission for the couple; OR for guests/family (who want to PRINT not just the free electronic images only), may purchase flat $25 for own USB copy with ALL the same stuff on it. This is great for 35-50 people:
    * $650, $250 retainer subtracted from total, balance due at wedding
    * or $550, no enhancements (basic edits only), $250 retainer subtracted from total, balance due at wedding
  • Artistic Edits & Enhancements are listed below:
    • remove strangers/chairs and trash cans in background
    • teeth whitening and tooth replacement
    • remove scars, age spots, cuts, blemishes, bruises, pimples, bra straps
    • soften wrinkles and double chin
    • soften harsh shadows on faces (good for midday shoots)
    • reduce bulges on arms or torso
    • fix flyaway hair strands
    • level the horizon line on ocean
    • boost sky colors when too overcast (sunrise/sunset)
    • sepia, or dramatic all black and white copies
    • white/dreamy/soft focus vignette (misty fog surrounding edges)
    • subtle dark vignette (at edges-puts focus in center)
    • ultra-sharp focus for dramatic effects (for b & w or water splashes)
    • about 60% of images are actually altered in all these ways…keep it looking real and natural 
  • RECEPTION PHOTOS for 3 HOURS and 200 minimum pics. Location must be within 10 miles of ceremony or travel fee applies.
    $1200 (minus retainer $500)
  • ADDED SHOOTING TIME (adds to 60/90mins Services or Reception Photos only) to other photo packages, includes 60+ more images, as Margo is available.
    $300 / 60 minutes 
  • TRAVEL FEE FOR MARGO is zero when she rides with David. Otherwise, travel fee applies.
  • SLIDESHOW VIDEO – (MP4 format) with up to 100 of your Best-Of photos, with music, panning and fading animation, subtle special effects and art graphics. Mailed to you. See example here.  $150
  • PHOTO FLIPBOOK – 8″x 8″, custom photo hardcover, lay-flat binding, thick quality paper, 20-40 images, subtle art graphics, mailed to you.  $75
  • WEDDING ALBUM – 8″x 11″, with thick quality paper, 90 page-size images, custom photo hardcover, lay-flat binding,  subtle art graphics, mailed to you. $150
  • EXTRA FLASHDRIVE COPY – Digital images for guests who want to PRINT the pics (not just post them online which they can do for free). A complete copy of your USB flashdrive, printing permission letter, mailed to your guest/family inside the U.S. (overseas postage extra). $25 
  • ENGAGEMENT or FAMILY PHOTO SESSION – FUN! Includes 60 minimum images, in two sets (printing size and sharing size), all edited for color & lighting only, mailed to you on USB flashdrive with letter of printing permission. No bookings between June – September please! Suggested locations: Vereen Gardens with Intracoastal Waterway, a trees-y Park along the Intracoastal Waterway, Old Bridge/New Bridge Park, on the Beach or under pier, your hotel or B&B lawn, golf course or country club lawn between OIB and North Myrtle. Further locations have travel fee. $150 retainer, balance due on shoot date: *$350 / 60 minutes
    Add Flipbook $75, 8″x 8″, lay-flat spine, custom cover, 20-25 best images

4) Officiant / Minister: 
Since 2004, officiating for all types of couples, male or female officiant, custom vows from traditional to creative to non-religious, includes a sand ceremony and supplies, triton shellhorn herald, your dress code, keepsake copy of your vows, license filing after the ceremony, all consultations (phone, emails, visit), and referrals for other vendors included! See details CLICK HERE. $300 

5) Videographer: 
Since 1988, Bob Collins is an experienced, fast, fun, talented and reliable professional videographer. He filmed dozens of our weddings! Bob offers a variety of price packages and has no travel fee between Holden Beach NC to Georgetown SC (farther locations available with travel fee). We MUST confirm his availability BEFORE we promise this service!  FYI: The basic “1-1-1 Production” package works well with us; $316 (tax included)
Because Bob is an outside vendor, prior payment in full is needed AFTER he confirms. Or you may hire Bob directly yourself for same price:

6) Children’s vows:
For children & stepchildren to say “I do” in a fun and meaningful way, accepting their new family member.  Most kids just say “I do” or simply nod. $5

7) In-Laws or All-Guests support vows:
They say “I do” together with customized wording, in support of your new marriage. $5

8) Professional Fresh Flowers:
Hand-delivered and tax included, customized by professional florist in your choice of color, style and flower types!  With hand-tied ribbon handles, and optional accents like pearls or rhinestones or shells. See our florist’s work HERE. We send you full instructions on how to order this:

  • Bridal bouquet–domestic blooms, your colors, your flower types, ribbon-wrap handle, half-round shape, about basketball $100
    • w/ exotic imported blooms (orchids, peonies, bird of paradise), add $35/bunch
    • cascade shape, add $50
    • keepsake, small, rhinestone brooch on handle, add $20
  • Boutonniere $15
  • Bridesmaid bouquet $50 (2/3rd size of Bridal)
  • Mini-bouquet $25 (1/2 size, for little girls, or moms, or for toss)
  • Corsage $20
  • Bag of rose petals $14 and $19 (300-500 petals)
  • Arbor sprays, single stems, and tablepieces also available; just ask us!
    Because this is an outside vendor, prior payment in full is needed.

9) Celtic Handfasting (formal) with Calling 7 Directions:
An elaborate and ancient symbolic bonding of your right hands with ribbons! First, smudging, then setting up a Medicine Wheel/Sacred Space in the sand, calling in the Seven Directions and the Elements. Then later, couple declares heartfelt, custom vows while minister places 3-7 cords or ribbons around your hands (temporarily). Bring your own cords/ribbons. $50

10) Celtic Handfasting (simple):
Officiant drapes up to 6 cords/ribbons around your hands (temporarily) while guiding couple through 6 heartfelt, custom vows. This is incorporated as the vows portion of the ceremony. Bring your own cords/ribbons. $25

11) First Gifts Ceremony Red Rose/Seashell :
The first gift between the couple which becomes an anniversary tradition or a tool to seek marital peace in the future. Use 2 red roses or gift-quality seashells that you supply. $5

12) Gratitude Gifting Ceremony:
During ceremony, the couple gives a special seashell to parents/in-laws or whomever, and minister speaks customized words of appreciation. We supply GORGEOUS, upscale gift seashells (ask us for photo). $30

13) Wishing Stones Toss:
At beginning of ceremony, everyone is given 3 small stones and invited to the water’s edge, the officiant leads everyone to make 3 happy wishes (for self, couple, world) while making 3 throws as a group into the ocean, then everyone cheers! We supply clean stones. $20

14) Celtic Stones Toss:
At beginning of ceremony, everyone is given 3 small stones and invited to the water’s edge, the officiant leads everyone to make 3 throws, as a group, into the ocean while the officiant says 3 blessings, then everyone cheers! A releasing of the Old, and welcoming of the New! We supply clean stones.  $20

15) Family Broom Jump:
The couple, family, and/ or friends may jump the broom in honor of the union, of marriage, or new beginning, new families, or re-commitment to own marriage or whatever you wish. Bring a broom you decorated. $5

16) Rings Blessing & Warming:
All your guests touch and bless the couple’s wedding rings as they pass them around safely in your sheer fabric drawstring bags, and then the couple exchanges the Blessed Rings. $10

17) 4 Gifts from the Deep:
The couple place four strands of handmade seashell lei’s on each other while a blessing is said for each other representing Patience, Joy, Love, and Connection. We supply the lovely Seashell Lei’s and you keep them. $35

18) Native American/First Nation Rite of 7 Steps:
After minister calls in the 7 Directions, the couple takes 7 Steps, making 7 promises and blessings to each other to start your ceremony or finish it. $10

19) Jewish Smash the Glass:
At the end of ceremony, the Officiant says a blessing and description of the ancient Hebrew ritual for the groom (and/or bride!) to stomp and break some wrapped glass, followed by a group cheer of “Mazel Tov!”  $5

20) Keepsake Marriage Certificate:
Lovely custom graphics, your full names/ date /location on fine, thick certificate paper, corners clover-notched (luck blessings!), embossed with our golden foil seal, hand signed, suitable for framing. $10

21) Sweet Honeymoon Basket:
Champagne or red wine or white wine or sparkling juice; keepsake 2 glass flutes; Candle in a glass jar; wooden matches; handcrafted-by-Margo goatmilk & honey, kissing-moon shaped Honeymoon Soap; a real Carolina whelk seashell; your choice of a large dark, milk, or white Godiva™ Chocolate bar; Keepsake Marriage Certificate (above); in a colorful, pretty basket with a fluffy bow! $45

  • 21A) BASKET UPGRADE 1 – all of original Honeymoon basket, BUT substitute all 3 Godiva chocolate bar flavors, and a finer drink and fancier basket decor with candle, matches, soap and whelk shell: add $25 (MUST order this upgrade at least 1 week in advance)
  • 21B) BASKET UPGRADE 2 – upscale larger basket, premium Godiva chocolate truffles box in all flavors, your choice of finer wine or 2 non-alc’s, 2 soaps, finer milled Candle, wooden matches, romantic and beach-y souvenirs, more NICE seashells, fine glass flutes, plus fanciest basket decor: add $45 (MUST order this upgrade at least 2 weeks in advance)

23) Flute Serenade by David:
David Sears plays the Native American cedar & crystal Love Flute (or the White Nature Flute in wet weather) at whatever point you wish, such as groom entrance, bride entrance, guests seating, first dance on the beach afterward, etc. Hear him on this link $30

24) Chairs and/or Arbor:  Save money and stress, click here.

25) Tying the Knot:
Each ties your half of a simple fisherman’s knot (we show you how) on a pretty rope, we thread them together, bless it all, then together you pull the 2 half-knots into One whole knot! Nice in a shadow box display. Couple only, or 4 ppl total may participate. We supply silky white thick rope. $10

26) Memorial:
We edit custom wording, actions, or items to the beginning of the ceremony memorializing any loved ones not present such as, an announced moment of silence to throwing flowers in ocean with prayers. Simple, or elaborately customized service, your choice. starting at $5

27) PA System & Music for rent:
We set up & break down our portable, self-contained, 100-watt portable, self-contained speaker and amplifier which has 1 wireless mic, i handheld mic, and i-pod/cellphone hookup and cord, on a 5 stand. During ceremony only. Your recorded music or ours! $50

By a 2x Iron Chef winner, Eric Masson, at historic Brentwood Restaurant and Wine Bistro in Little River SC, for 10+ people for 3 hours. Click this link for full info: 
2017:  $750/off-season;  or $900/prime-season for first 10 people
2018:  $800/off-season;  or $950/prime-season for first 10 people

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