Jan 20, 2018
Glorious Greens

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It’s about that time in wedding season where we start to see the color palettes become a bit richer, different materials are used in the designing, and flavors shift a little. This wedding was one of my favorites for all of those reasons. Everything including the ceremony took place at Lowndes Grove Plantation, which allows us to create different areas and designs based on historic architecture, tented courtyards, and glorious trees overlooking the Ashley River. Liz Banfield provides all of the lovely images.

printing-collageFor the lush and natural garden feel the bride wanted, Lettered Olive created a printed “nature” paper along with die cut patterns to use on the wedding invitations. Canvas garden totes made the perfect unexpected guest welcome bags. For an outdoor afternoon ceremony, ceremony programs doubled as fans.

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A varied mixture of white and green florals provided lush texture and I loved how the bouquets incorporating both colors looked against the bridesmaids’ green dresses and the bride’s dress.

ceremony-collageHeel savers were provided so ladies could easily enjoy the ceremony on the lawn. Natural woven bags full of rose petals were provided for guests to toss at the bride and groom after they were married and coming back down the aisle.

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Antique church pews mixed with rustic chairs overlook the greenery covered alter.

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Guests were treated to cocktail hour bites and sips by Patrick Properties Hospitality Group. The seafood station was housed over ice blocks full of green leaves for added decor.

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The couple met while on a Peace Corps tour in Africa, so we had African made fabrics brought in for different areas of decor, like these dinner escort cards.

dining-room

Dinner took place in the oyster tabby tented with a clear view of the sky.

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The African fabric brought a varied mix tied to the dinner chairs. Branches calligraphied with guests’ names provided the natural place cards.

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Like life floral vines covered the wedding cake from Jim Smeal’s artistry.

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The after dinner lounge and bar provided a perfect space for guests to retreat for dancing after dinner.

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An after dinner dessert station featured individual treats full of fall flavor… Servers passed mini cones to guests on the dance floor need a little treat to call off…

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A vintage convertible in the perfect shade of green provides a photo worthy getaway for the bride and groom!

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