Island affair


April 4, 2024

Hayden & William Hendrix
Hilton Head Island, S.C. | 11.04.2023

Those who know Hayden know she doesn’t let a small moment go unnoticed. “From the engagement parties to picking out our wedding weekend outfits to listening to hours of music for our cocktail playlist, I made sure to make every step memorable and something to remember,” she says.

That thoughtful intention carried through to the bigger moments of her and Will’s wedding, too. Married on the 18th hole at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C., the November weather was a balmy 75 degrees, with not a cloud in the sky. Guests were greeted with coupes of Hayden’s favorite Champagne, and bagpipes played.

Hayden, co-founder and designer of Byrdie Golf Social Wear — a Charlotte-based women’s golf and lifestyle brand — wore a dress she spent a year designing herself. The centerpiece: a corset, covered in French lace from the same lace company that made the Princess of Wales’ wedding gown. Attached were three tiered layers of ivory tulle and a long tulle train. Custom lace gloves, yellow diamond studs and her mother-in-law’s sapphire ring completed Hayden’s look.

An Aperol spritz-themed cocktail hour included a putting contest and savory seafood bites like tuna sashimi tacos and mini crab cakes. “I wanted a very whimsical, coastal, yet elegant Lowcountry wedding with lots and lots of friends and family,” Hayden says. Inspired by Byrdie Golf’s Coastal Collection, she brought in shells, lobsters and other fun elements to the celebration. The couple’s stationery, napkins and tablecloths featured a print Hayden created when designing her rehearsal dress.

Following a seated dinner and reception, two of Hayden and Will’s friends — who are professional DJs — got the after party going. Guests had received invitations months in advance and came prepared with fun disco attire.

“I would encourage brides to be as thoughtful as you can with each wedding detail,” Hayden says. “I think some brides get so wrapped up in checking items off their list that they may skip out on the cute, creative details that make weddings unique.”

The Details:

Photographer | Virgil Bunao

Venue | The Sea Pines Resort, 18th hole at Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C. (ceremony); Harbour Town Clubhouse (reception)

Planner | Dina Blazek, Dina Berg Blazek Events

Floral Design | In Bloom Ltd.

Dress & Wedding Accessories | Designed by the bride

Beauty | Jami Svay

Bridesmaids Dresses | Staud

Caterer & Cake | Sea Pines Resort

Ceremony Music | David Kimbell Quartet; Dan Ailes, bagpiper

Entertainment | The After Party Experience

Rentals | EventWorks, Savannah, Ga.

Linens/Draping | Party Tables

Lighting/AV | JLK Events, Savannah, Ga.; Advanced A/V Rentals, Savannah, Ga.

Bar Wraps | AlphaGraphics

Stationery | Arzberger Stationers

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