Looking back on this spring wedding really has us excited about designing for all of our upcoming Spring events. Married years ago at Runnymede Plantation outside of Charleston, our couple married under the live oaks overlooking the Ashley River and celebrated with friends and family afterwards with dinner, dancing, and a special guest! All photos by Liz Banfield Photography.
We kept the ceremony design simple but stunning. The natural beauty of the surroundings were enough with some unexpected touches, like linen ottomans accented with blooms, and a gospel choir serenading during the recessional.
The bridesmaids wore full length Amsale dresses in the teal wedding color. Colorful and textured bouquets of garden roses, sweet peas, hypericum, geranium, and ranunculus gave a sunny disposition.
The natural notes used in the printing items by Lettered Olive were glammed up by letterpressing elegant patterns on the wood grain paper, and using items like velvet covered menus, and copper tags throughout the printing.
After the river front ceremony, guests headed to a cocktail hour that included a huge printed fabric bar highlighted with draped garlands and al fresco lounge seating with prime views.
Favorites like our Soiree signature Lowcountry Lemonade, rose bubbly, and Virginia Ham biscuits were just some of the offerings at cocktail hour.
Copper garden tags “planted” in live grass boxes served as the escort cards for dinner. In lieu of a guest book, guests signed a magnum of the couple’s favorite bottles.
The dinner tent was highlighted by seagrass flooring and a basketweave greenery topper. Our own Frank and Lane chairs were custom painted the wedding teal. Long tables topped with ostrich leather and pastel skirts alternated with square wooden farm tables. Dunes and Duchess spindle lamps with burlap shades blended perfectly with teal Creative Candles tapers
A mixture of “just picked” florals added to the elevated garden ambience. Varying shades of menu booklets by Velvet Raptor had engraved copper name tags serving as the place cards.
The 3 wedding cakes by Jim Smeal rested atop a lush greenery tablecloth we fashioned by gluing hundreds of galax leaves onto. Adorable custom “doggie bags” were created for guests to take home extra cake slices. The photo inside was of the couples two Australian Shepards, happy to be included!
After dancing their first dance as husband and wife to band, Party on the Moon, the bride changed into an amazing feathered and sequined party dress. Special guest, Tone Loc, performed several hits to get the party started.
At the end of the evening, the guests enjoyed a fireworks show, and the happy couple departed in a vintage ford pick up with sparklers glowing.