By Amanda Greenberg, Marketing Coordinator
Never say never — after a year of venue predictions and date speculation, Justin and Hailey Bieber have finally tied the knot in front of their loved ones. The South Carolina celebration came about a year after the couple secretly wed in a civil courthouse ceremony, only to reveal their marriage to the world a month later. There are certainly no secrets this time around — and we’re sharing all the details from their wedding weekend at one of our favorite romantic venues, Montage Palmetto Bluff.
You might be wondering why a Canadian pop star and a New York City-raised supermodel decided to get married in Lowcountry South Carolina. The simple answer is that they both fell in love with the stunning Montage Palmetto Bluff property. The 20,000-acre resort has been named one of the world’s most romantic hotels by Travel + Leisure, boasts sweeping waterfront views of the May River, and has several equally-stunning indoor and outdoor event spaces, restaurants, and chapels for various wedding weekend festivities.
The weekend brought Hailey’s vision of an organic, woodland setting with chic décor and a neutral white palette to life. The celebration began with a Sunday night rehearsal dinner under the stars at the resort’s Moreland Landing Venue. Jose Villa Photography captured guests arriving to the perfectly-private location by boat — an entrance we can certainly get on board with. Perhaps guests were able to greet local dolphins (like “Lucky” the resident friendly dolphin, identified by his “broken” fin) on their voyage.
Upon arrival, partygoers enjoyed fresh, local cuisine, including an authentic oyster roast on the property’s open-air fire pit. The waterfront setting was filled with glowing candles and enchanting string lights.
In true Bieber style, the rehearsal dinner was followed by an after-party, at which friends including Kendall Jenner, Camila Morrone, Jaden Smith, and Justin’s manager Scooter Braun joined them for bowling and bites in one of the resort’s two picturesque villages.
Activities at Boundary were followed by a late night bash at Cole’s, where the A-list group was served the lounge’s famous fried chicken, along with sliders and French fries. The space’s furniture was replaced with trendy rental pieces for the bride and groom-to-be. The lawn was sprawled with plush pillows where guests could relax and enjoy an al fresco screening of The Notebook — perfectly appropriate for the Southern locale.
Monday night, guests were treated to pre-wedding cocktails at the Inn’s lobby lounge, before heading over to Montage Palmetto Bluff’s larger Somerset Chapel. Hailey walked down the glossy wood aisle in front of 154 of her and Justin’s famous family, friends, and loved ones, before the couple exchanged vows in a spiritual and heartwarming ceremony, with Hailey’s sisters Alaia and Ireland by her side as bridesmaids.
The wedding party was greeted at cocktail hour with Champagne and sweeping views, upon entering an ethereal reception festooned in suspended green foliage and on-theme white and Champagne décor. The property encompasses an exclusive nature reserve and features a mix of oak trees dripping with Spanish moss and palm trees — the perfect mix of Southern charm and tropical vibes for the Biebers’ organic soirée.
Justin’s personal DJ, Tay James, was on hand to play his favorite tunes, then share the stage with Grammy winner Daniel Caesar for a guest performance. No detail was forgotten — an oversized gold Moet bottle with “The Biebers” printed on the front was seen floating around the reception, and guests were gifted custom “Hailey and Justin” water bottles to ensure a smooth next morning. If we weren’t Beliebers in this whirlwind romance, we certainly are now.
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