The Year in Brides 2020

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Well, our year started out so lovely with a gorgeous winter wedding in Chicago. With snow on the ground and love in the air,the famous Drake hotel offered a truly luxurious backdrop. Working with Carolyn was a dream, especially after having done her sister’s wedding (with her as Maid of Honor) several years prior. And, stay tuned for an upcoming post featuring her gorgeous wedding details. The bride wears a gown by Carolina Herrera.

photo by Aaron and Jilian

Kayla’s wedding took us to the St. Regis hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Kayla was also a special one for us, also being a sister of a former bride. Their formal affair is also one coming up on the blog.

Photo by Liz Banfield

Our last big event before the pandemic hit, Emily and Travis had us transform the Galliard Auditorium in Charleston, SC. And, their wedding was the night before the Democratic debates were set to be live from the same venue. Another family affair for us, we did the bride’s brother’s wedding a few years before, we loved all of the design details the bride contributed. The bride’s off the shoulder gown is by Modern Trousseau. See more of this wedding in the newest Charleston Weddings Magazine.

photo by Anne Rhett

The wedding world was full of pivots and changes this year. And, this hometown wedding was no exception. The bride and groom decided to proceed with their ceremony at her family’s home in Florence, SC, featuring only immediate family. The remaining guests joined via Zoom. The reception will be held in 2021 once everything is safe again. Mary Elizabeth is also wearing Modern Trousseau.

photo by KT Merry

After the initial quarantine was lifted, this micro wedding was held at one of our new favorite venues, Kiawah River. An intimate affair for our bride, Brooke, started with showers right at the start of the ceremony. But, was followed with a rainbow when the sun come out as they married. The bride wears a Monique Lhuillier gown.

photo by Gayle Brooker Photography

Quinn and David married on Sea Island, GA, where her family owns a home. An outdoor and Covid safe affair, this wedding was one of our silver linings of the year!

photo by Aaron and Jilian Photography

Our final event of the year, carried on in a safe and small environment. The couple had already been planning for two years, so the thought of postponing it further seemed almost insurmountable. Also, the groom is an Olympic equestrian, and with the postponement of the Games, timing just worked out. It was a perfect way to end this crazy year of events. The bride is wearing Tony Ward.