Working with our clients in full service planing and design often means helping guide them on what to wear. This can mean the clients and families themselves, or how to inform guests on what to wear according to the type of party the clients are having. With help from local Charleston tastemaker and designer, Danielle Hosker of Mason Hosker, we’ve got a fashion show of what to wear… For the full episode head over to our YouTube channel. Be sure to like/subscribe for future episodes as well!
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It’s Wedding Wednesday, our favorite day of the week! Today, we’re going back to a couple celebrating their anniversary this September. This beachfront beauty took place at the amazing Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, SC. Liz Banfield was the photographer for this big day.
The bride had studied art history and worked in galleries, and the main inspiration for the wedding design came from the bride’s favorite Van Gogh painting. Lettered Olive incorporated the design into all of the printed materials along with developing complimentary patterns, which were great for designs elsewhere.
We try to have Cacky of Cacky’s Bride Aid on hand for dressing all of our brides- if you can afford this on your day, it’s more than worth it! The bride’s strappy Chanel sandals worked all night from bridal gown to getaway dress. The bouquet was a textured mix of roses, berries, leaves, and astilbe.
The groom is an avid golfer, so having his ceremony on the famed Ocean Course overlooking the greens and the water made for a very happy day.
Guests were graciously greeted on the porch after the ceremony for cocktail hour, the ocean breeze made it a perfect and comfortable place to sip and snack.
Cocktail hour was also full of fun details like servers in custom elephant printed ties and white glove service. Elephants are the brides favorite animal and signify good luck! And, signature cocktail was a replication of the bride’s favorite drink at the country club her family belongs to…
The escort card display was a new take on a traditional display. Gold caligraphied cards affixed with a mongramed wax seal were nestled in boxes of ruffled blooms.
Lots of yummy details made for beautiful and luxurious dinner tables. The bride and groom sat at chairs with embroidered toppers that made the logo used on their invitations.
Jim Smeal is the mastermind behind the cakes mimicking the favorite painting, and we SCORED when we found these elephant cocktail tables perfect as cake stands!
As the sunset during dinner, the after party tent and porch lounge was a glow and ready for the revelers.
In the dance and lounge tent, an extra long printed fabric bar was a super glamorous backdrop . Bar stools anchored either end, so guests wanting to take a cocktail break could still look in on all of the dance floor action. I loved the seafoam carpet we found, I really like the polished look it gave the tent.
Favors were locally made Rewind candles, and custom printed matches with the couple’s favorite photo from their engagement session.
Guests signed a book complied from engagement photos… a perfect coffee table book for their new home.
After a change into a Christian Dior dress the bride found while in France with her family before the wedding, the couple departed by a rose petal toss. Cones of printed paper holding petals were passed out to guests on the way out…
This amazing seaside ceremony and reception in Newport, RI was such a fun event for us to do, as we had planned the bride’s best friends’ and business partner’s wedding a year prior. Also, the coastal landscape here is so different than ours on the Southeast coast, so it was great having such a lovely backdrop. The ceremony held at a private home owned by friends of the family and a reception followed at the New York Yacht Club. All of the gorgeous images are by Corbin Gurkin.
As her something old, the bride’s wore her grandmother’s pearl earrings, and something new was the gown designed by the bride with her matron of honor and business partner in Dee Hutton/Dee Hutton Bridal. For something borrowed, a diamond bracelet from best friend was perfect, and her sapphire engagement ring was of course “something blue”.
Having family from France, that was a huge influence on much of the design… From lavender used throughout the floral design to the Chantilly lace in the bride’s gown, French elements were predominant throughout.
Lettered Olive took the coordinated pastel color palette and made modern and whimisical influences on traditional wedding stationary. The guest bags were drawstring bags printed with a hand drawn map of Newport… Lots of sweets and treats like swedish fish as a playful nod to the coast, and NYC black and white cookies for a hometown fave.
Heel savers and umbrellas were available to guests for walking across the grand lawn of the ceremony venue.
A custom bridge lined with boxes of lavender buds was built across the pool making a breathtaking aisle and entrance for our bride.
A spectacular view of boats in the harbor made for an amazing ceremony… this is one of my favorites we have ever done!
Guests enjoyed Rose and Seafood on the lawn overlooking the water, at the New York Yacht Club. So thankful for the gorgeous weather we had all weekend. We even able to use our lovely fabric lined umbrellas to shade the lounge seating and oyster bar. The escort “cards” were housed in a French farmer’s market… cones of toile paper holding stems of lavender were calligraphied with guests’ names and table numbers.
A grand tent with curtains revealing sweeping sunset views housed dinner and dancing. We even built a little “porch” off of the main tent for part of the after dinner lounge… A little way for us to bring the south to Newport!
The bride wanted a summery pastel wonderland, so draping the ceiling in complimentary shades transformed the huge white tent. Long tables with French toile linens lined with varying centerpieces containing lush blooms like peonies, roses, hydrangea, and ivy greens.
Confectionary Designs provided a tired cake with perfect pink rose accents, along with a variety of rainbow macaroons and other sweets served with vintage china.
After a night of dancing on a custom dance floor (mint green and white checkered), the bride changed into a second Dee Hutton Little White Dress. also designed by best friend and business partner.
The couple said goodbye with a sparkler send off and departed in a vintage yacht. A late night after party was held at the Tennis Hall of Fame where the couple soon joined guests into the wee hours…