Married On Island Time

December 2022
Written By: 
Ashley Daniels
Photographs by: 
Carmen Ash

A special reception at a Pawleys Island landmark

Marguerite McClary & Cannon Barr
April 30, 2022 • Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church in Pawleys Island

Roommates know each other so well. Which was also the case for both Marguerite McClary’s roommate and Cannon Barr’s roommate, who were dating and thought Marguerite and Cannon would make a great match, too.

“I met my roommate at Cannon’s house, where he lived with two other guys for a small get-together one night,” says Marguerite. “Cannon said we should try and go to the beach to surf and hang out later that week and then the rest was history!”

A little over a year and a half later, Cannon proposed in Kiawah over Halloween weekend during halftime of the University of Georgia football game.

“Cannon was consistently walking outside to check the weather all day, and I was confused as to why he cared so much, since we were inside watching football. I started to get an idea that he was going to propose when he changed into a button-down, which is abnormal for him, and then he suggested walking on the beach at halftime.”

The newly engaged couple carried over the beach theme into their springtime wedding April 30, 2022, complete with palm sprays in the bouquets, a steel drum band on-hand, orchids placed throughout (including Marguerite’s hair), and a margarita bar. 

Marguerite walked down the aisle in a classic Justin Alexander gown trimmed in lace, a veil borrowed from Cannon’s mom, blue shoes, and blue sapphire earrings borrowed from her mom’s friend. Her bridal party followed suit, garbed in periwinkle blue gowns designed in an array of styles. The groom awaited Marguerite wearing a traditional tux and his black boots. 

Following the ceremony at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church in Pawleys Island, the reception was at Marguerite’s parents’ popular restaurant in Pawleys Island, Frank’s and Frank’s Outback. 

“The reception being at Frank’s was so special,” says Marguerite. “It has been such a large part of my life since I was born. … and the establishment was special to a lot of people on both sides of the wedding party … It is definitely a Pawley’s landmark for so many.” 

The couple’s wedding menu was vast and creative, including a massive cheese and red wine station and an Asian station that served small Chinese boxes filled with a variety of stir fry, and a Saki ice luge carved into a “B” at the Tobo Sushi food truck that came in from Charleston. They also had a rare bourbon bar with candied bacon, a margarita bar stocked with special tequilas and empanadas, a Southern food station with fried chicken and shrimp and grits, a beef tenderloin station with crispy onions for toppings, a cold seafood station of shrimp, oysters, and more, and a giant ice sculpture of the couple’s dog, Ziggy, a redbone coonhound rescue. 

Foods passed around on trays were mini Philly cheesesteaks, homemade BBQ potato chips in a cone, and Frank’s pimento cheese served on a fried wonton. Guests were even covered for late-night food cravings, with McDonald’s burgers passed around. 

The newlyweds exited the grand celebration with a bang, with rose petals shot from cannons as the two climbed into a red 1930s Model T Ford. Marguerite completed the look in a tea length dress altered from her mother’s wedding dress, which featured lace that is a family heirloom from the early 1800s.

Today, the Barrs live in Georgetown, where Marguerite works at Lima One Capital as a sales production coordinator, and Cannon works at Brown Real Properties and is self-employed at Barr Asset Management.

Key vendors:
Planner: Stunning and Brilliant
Photography: Carmen Ash Photography  
Dress: Purchased at The Dressing Room, dress by Justin Alexander.
Hair: Oui Vey by Ashley Cooper in Pawleys Island
Makeup: Beautiful Salon in Pawleys Island
Cake/Dessert: Pawleys Island Bakery
Florist: DG Senter Designs
Food/Catering: Franks and Frank’s Outback (Sushi Truck from Tobo Sushi in Charleston)
Entertainment: Signature Live
Stationery: Traci Green Designs