We are thrilled to look back on all the over the top details we did for this fun loving couple. This local wedding came complete with Drag Queens, marching bands, and ariealists. Leslie and Robert’s wedding has been featured in both Charleston Weddings and Inside Weddings, so we’re sharing some of our favorite outtakes today as well. Thank you to Liz Banfield who was with us to capture the big day.
Even this couple’s printed materials were playful. Lettered Olive created the save the dates using etched acrylic. Even the cobalt blue envelopes gave a guests a sense of the non traditional feel. Here, this party pack included one of our favorite new Soiree signatures. Our dress code cards are perfect for a destination weddings with lots of weekend events. While unpacking, guests can hang organize with their attire for each event! And, for the “guest sign in” photo cards and envelopes were designed for guests to use in the photo booth, and to take home.
These guest bags were wow! LL Bean bags are chockfull of goodies, all personalized, of course!! We did two travel laundry bags embroidered with each of their initials and filled with each of their favorite things. A retox to detox kit of hangover cures. Also, a folder containing all of the important weekend information. And, this time blue acrylic was etched for the tags as a throw back to the save the dates.
Of course, the couple’s pooch makes an appearance. And, the embroidery on our bride’s Oscar de la Renta gown was truly stunning!
The groom’s lego cufflink and button set show the fun loving side to his personality. And, are the perfect alternative to the bride’s baubles.
The flowers are a perfect bridal blend of roses, lily of the valley, orchids, and roses in a not too perfect bunch. With the bridesmaids in navy, a blend of whites and greens popped, and I love the look the wild hellebores give.
The wedding was hosted at the new Gaillard Center in Charleston. We loved being able to work with somewhat of a blank slate, and the novelty of never having worked here before.
After carpeting and draping one of the spaces, a ceremony in the round with a vine covered chuppa was finished up with guests tossing rose petals at the couple after the I Do’s.
Cocktail hour immediately followed with lots of bubbles and noshes for guests to enjoy.
The evening’s entertainment was unlike anything we had done before for a wedding. And, it was a hit! From a silk ariealiest, to a popular local lively high school marching band, to a drag queen show complete with the bride joining in, they sure kicked off the night with a big bang!
Guests enjoyed an array of food at different stations, under grand greenery covered lanterns. We also draped and carpeted the ballroom to give it a softer and more wedding like feel (the space is typically used as a concert hall). And, we sure lucked out with the blue covered walls.
After dinner, guests enjoyed lounging and dancing in the ballroom. The tiered white cake mimicked the bride’s gown’s intricate lace pattern and positioned a top a table with flowing flowers and a monogramed linen. It became a focal point of the large room.
Our beautiful bride donned a Naeem Khan shortie for the reception- stunning
Keeping in line with their big night of fun, Rescue Flats were offered to ladies so that the dance floor would remain packed all night. Lots of dance floor flair was served as well. And, custom popsicles kept guests cool as they worked up a sweat.
The vintage Volkswagen van that served as the couple’s photo booth, also served as their getaway at the end of the night. We couldn’t think of something more fitting to their personalities.
Congratulations Robert and Lesley.