Today, we are going back in the archives to this sweet and simple William Aiken House wedding. This couple embraced the spring season in Charleston, and since their children were a large part of the wedding, Easter was celebrated as well. Thank you to Gayle Brooker for the images.
The brides’ bouquet was just gathered out of the garden, with flowering vines, jasmine, dogwood branches, and fern.
Easter baskets for the youngest guests were delivered to the hotel rooms on Sunday morning, full of sweet treats.
A bar where guests could get a refill and have a seat and conversation was stationed on the front lawn.
Casual seating in the “Easter” color scheme was also set up on the lawn overlooking the reflecting pond for guests to enjoy after dinner.
A Lowcountry live oak was also a design element, so to incorporate the natural element seating card pockets were planted in grass and hung from tree branches. Each table was named for a different type of tree found in the lowcountry.
Adult guests together in the ballroom at tables designed in a springy but neutral palette. Menus were booklets bringing back in the tree theme and also doubling as place cards.
The “children’s” table was stationed on the porch overlooking the party on the front lawn. Luckily it’s such a perfect spot with a birds eye view, no one felt like they were being put at the kiddie table.