Natural Nuptials

Today features a wedding that we just love remembering.  Because, this is the 3rd daughter from a family that we have worked with on all three weddings. I love this because they were all so different and fun to design. This one is full of soft and feminine touches, but also uses lots of rustic and natural elements. Thank you to Corbin Gurkin for all of the photos.

 Lettered Olive created a landscape scene reminiscent of the grounds at Fenwick Plantation (which is sadly no longer available for weddings). Then, the watercolor image is printed as the envelope liner on the classic letterpress invitations. Also, for a new twist on tradition, a deep brown consider a dark brown, versus standard black.

 Canvas “baskets” are printed with a hand drawn map of Charleston. And, features all of the weekend festivity locations. A custom printed puzzle also gives guests more information about the weekend events, in a fun way. Local snacks and treats filled the basket, including the groom’s favorite fortune cookies, but more on that later…

The bride chose a lace mermaid style gown by Eddy K, with a keyhole back. And, a veil from BHLDN. Fall blooms can be oh so bridal. White garden roses, ranunculus, are accented by fern fronds, for example.

Bridesmaids chose gowns from BHLD. And, the groom’s suit is from H Stockton in Atlanta. Fall herbs and airy wax flowers make perfect boutonnieres.

Letterpress ceremony programs are fashioned into fans for an outdoor, but unseasonably warm ceremony. Luckily, the sun was shining, we’ll take it! After walking down a petal lined aisle with oversized magnolia pieces, the couple marries under a magnolia and floral arch.

In the garden, guests are greeted with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails named by the couple. Our garden theme features a “planted” escort card display . Galvanized metal tags are calligraphied with guests names and planted in a moss covered box. 

Dinner under the clear top tent featured a lovely head table with the palest pink linen. Also, curated tabletops of flowers, featuring varying candles, and elements like antlers and other curios make unexpected tablescapes.

Afterwards, in the lounge tent, both the wedding cake and a grooms cake are cut. The bride chose a chocolate covered confection by Jim Smeal displayed atop a custom monogramed linen. And, because of the groom’s love of Chinese food, Jim also created a to go box cake with gum paste fortune cookies on top.

The after dinner lounge features several different seating arrangements for guests to gather for conversation and catch up.  In addition to our traditional bar setup, we built a beer tap wall for the guys. What a fun new addition, which is a big hit with guests. The couple loved choosing their four favorite brews to share.

After a night of dancing and mingling with friends, the couple departs to a sparkler send off, in a vintage British convertible.  Congrats Mary and Reid!