With Easter right around the corner, for this Wedding Wednesday post, I just had to pull out this wedding from many years ago. This may have been one of the first weddings that Liz Banfield did with us. This couple let us play on the Easter theme with the decor, and Charleston is such a special place to be this time of year, there are many photo opps around town that Liz was able to take advantage of.
One fun Charleston tradition is the Easter Hat parade down Broad Street. The couple was married in a hidden garden off of Broad Street, so this was a happy coincidence earlier in the day.
Before the ceremony, the flower girls took place in an Easter Egg Hunt on the ground where the ceremony was held. After gathering in the garden, the girls traded their baskets for bouquets of bright spring blooms.
The couple having done photos together before the ceremony, were able to have some quiet time together before walking down the aisle to be married.
The Confederate Home and Garden is a lovely spot for ceremonies, and is in walking distance for many of our historic reception venues. A colorful wreath and open door greeted guests. I loved the hanging bouquet we made for the “alter”- greenery speckled with colorful flowers matching a carpet of bright petals making a simple but thoughtful alter.
The Bride and Groom took a horse and carriage through the streets of Charleston on their way to the reception.
Guests were received at Hibernian Hall. A colorful cocktail hour was held on the sweeping porch and first floor foyer. One of my favorite design items we created back in the day for clients, was a large hanging “candle chandelier”. We built a wooden shelf that could hold glass cylinder of flowers and candles and could be suspended from a tent ceiling or venue, etc. For this wedding, we also hung the dinner escort cards.
The second floor of Hibernian held springlike dinner tables and an after dinner lounge and dance floor.
Jim Smeal’s sweet and simple floral cake perfectly fit in with the weddings look .
After a sparkler sendoff, the couple departed by rickshaw- the best way to enjoy a refreshing Charleston evening.