Oct 22, 2018
Simple and Sweet


I’m so excited to share another one wedding from way back when (can you tell Liz Banfield and I have been going through our archives?).  This was a smaller more intimate wedding here in Charleston, but we got to have fun with the design , and even though we had some rain that day, it didn’t damper any plans!


A simple mossy green and pink color palette was established, and Lettered Olive created a floral motif that would be used throughout the wedding printing.

Guest bag Collage

Local goodies (including a book about Mrs. Whaley’s Charleston garden, which if you missed our YouTube episode inside this garden, see it here)  filled a moss green jute tote serving as a wedding welcome bag.

Flower Collage

Keeping the bridesmaids’ nosegays very simple with white tulips, the flower girl carried a  ranunculus bundle that was pretty in pink!

Ceremony Collage

Giving guests a true Charleston welcome, a floral basket with a welcome sign was hung on the gates at the church. Orchid blooms lined the aisle giving a whimsical touch of color.


The couple arrive to their reception at the Gibbes Museum of Art to showers, but were totally prepared and received guests under a tent in the courtyard.

Cocktail hour Collage

Once cocktail hour kicked off at the Gibbes, guests enjoyed mini passed tomato pies and our signature Lowcountry Lemonade with orchid accents.  Escort cards were displayed in slender vases filled with orchids…


We used to use Chef James Burns of J Bistro Restaurant/Catering (a long time old Charleston favorite) because we worked so creatively together. I love the presentation on this first course of Asian wontons served in individual bamboo steamers on a pretty plate with greenery…

Dinner Collage

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A smaller wedding cake for the ceremonial cutting was a focal point in the chic and candlelit dining room, but what really gave guests the gasps were the beautiful and special mini individual cakes that were served at the end of dinner, by Jim Smeal of course.

getaway Collage

For a simple but oh so Charleston send off, paper cones filled with tiny orchid heads were passed out and tossed at the couple as they departed via rickshaw through the streets of Downtown Charleston.

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