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Cassidy and Trevor

Cassique on Kiawah Island

June 2, 2012

If  you love color, geometric patterns, and a bit of a modern flair in design you will love Cassidy and Trevors Wedding.

We were thrilled to be the wedding planners for their special weekend. They kicked off the weekend with a welcome dinner at The Sandcastle on Kiawah Island.

The Wedding Ceremony took place on the lawn of the Cassique Clubhouse with a beautiful view of the course and the lagoon. We had a picture perfect day- blue skies, and comfortable temperatures. The ceremony took place in front of an arbor built by the bride’s father. Our floral designer – Judy Johnston finished it off with beautiful colorful blossoms and Charleston Greenery.

 

Guests and bridal party enjoyed cocktails and hors d’eouvres in the beautiful Garden leading to the reception tent.

 The Reception Tent was fashioned with grey linens and turqoise accents including the chevron patterned turquoise fabric as throw pillows, pendant shade covers, and runners. A custom monogram created by Studio R Designs was used to create a custom gobo that spot-lit above the band all evening.

The cake was designed by Elaine Mincey-the inspiration for the design was taken from the Bride’s wedding invitation which contained several geometric patterns.

Thank you to Cassidy and Trevor for including us in their fabulous wedding weekend!

Arielle and Ret

The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation

May 31, 2012

A splendid mix of Rustic, and Vintage in Design is the best way to describe Arielle and Ret’s Wedding at Boone Hall Plantation. The front lawn of the main house was the location of the nuptials. We truly enjoyed working with this fun and sweet couple during the whole wedding planning process.

The Wrought Iron Gates served as the altar area where Arielle and Ret exchanged vows with the help of 3 pastors….Arielle’s father, and two of their pastors from their church. We decorated the gates with charleston greenery and a beautiful mix of cream and purple blossoms. the aisle was framed with our shepards hooks with moss covered containers containing stock, orchids, ranunculous, and of course  a little cotton ….can’t be at Boone Hall Plantation and not have some cotton!

The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall was dressed in purple and cream, we used mahogany wood chairs and farm tables as well as wood floral containers.

Guests were greeted with Mojito’s to begin the festivities.

 

They danced the nite away under the stars on the Dock of the Cotton Dock to the sounds of the Travis Allison Band.

Trending Specialty Drinks!

Specialty drinks are a major trend right now  how can you decide on just one?!

Our bride Megan (who was also featured this week on The Wedding Row : ) offered FOUR!

 Grape Lemonade

Virgin Bellini’s with Peach nectar, Club Soda, and 7 Up, 

Cranberry Fizz with Cranberry Juice, 7 Up and Fresh Cranberry Garnish

 Arnold Palmer’s with Mandarin Spiced Tea and Lemonade.

 

Wedding Row Features

We have had quite a few features this year on the fabulous blog, The Wedding Row!

Here are some past features in case you missed them!

Lindsay and Andrew –  Fabulous Beach wedding at The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island 

Kristen and John – Swanky Soiree at the Ocean Course, Kiawah Island 

Gina and Jaime – Preppy spring wedding at I’on Creek Club

 Double Feature! Downtown Engagement Session and Wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Megan and Evan – Southern Charm Wedding at Legare Waring House

Sharing the Romance

Last week was such a busy week! We finially met with Katie and Bobby, winners of the Sharing the Romance wedding giveaway.  The first stop of the day was a press conference at Magnolia Plantation.  Here is a link to the write up in the Post and Courier.

After the press conference we walked through the ceremony and reception space and began brainstorming ideas!  There will be lots of red, gold and camelia’s!  The next two days were filled meeting with all of the wonderful vendors we will be working with, we had a very long to do list for Katie and Bobby!  In their two day visit to Charleston, they met with Sarah Black, owner of Fabulous Frocks to find a dress, Ice Box to beging looking at bar options, ginger apple mojito specialty drink? YUM!

Katie and Bobby also had their engagement session with Mel Bell, from Richard Bell Photography, discussed ceremony flowers with Gayla from Tiger Lily Florist, and met with Elaine Mincey about their cakes (there will be a trio of cakes!). Finially, we met with Micheal from Mosiac Catering to create a lowcountry menu of shrimp & grits and BBQ before ending the two days of meeting with Scottie Cline about inviations.  It was a busy two days and there is still a lot to do!   We will keep everyone posted!

 

 

Engagement Session

Katie and Bobby, winners of the Sharing the Romance wedding giveaway,

had their engagement session with Mel Bell from Richard Bell Photography this week!

Of course the photos were shot at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens!

 

Zari and Drew

September 20, 2012

Upstairs Rue de Jean

Rehearsal Dinner

We had a wonderful fall color themed rehearsal dinner last weekend at Upstairs Rue de Jean.

Guests were able to catch up with each other during cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner.

 Tables were named after streets around Charleston!

The decor had a fall feel with green linens and assorted orange flowers including orange gerber daisies and yellow tulips!

  

Megan and Evan

Legare Waring House

May 25, 2012

What a way to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend…we began it at the Legare Waring House on Friday, May 25th. The couple- Megan and Evan- are so sweet and so in love…we were so thrilled to be a part of their special day!

They were married under the avenue of oaks and in all honesty couldn’t have asked for a better day- the sun was filtering through the tree’s throughout the ceremony …it was just stunning.

Megan’s color palette of purples and whites came together beautifully…..

 The aisle was framed with our white shepards hooks with hanging floral vases, the couple was married on an elevated platform and framed off with these beautiful sprays of purple and white gladiola’s. The Wedding programs were letterpressed by the super talented Heather Forsythe of Sixpence Press.

The Tent was lined in white, with our crystal chandeliers and perimeter lighting on dimmers for adjustment throughout the evening.

Centerpieces of white flowers on eggplant linens was stunning…to add to the design our florist-added pearls to each of the floral containers.

A White Plantation Bar served as the drink station where a wonderful variety of non alcoholic drinks were offered in our drink dispensers.

 

The bar and these umbrella tables overlooked the lagoon…..where alligators are often seen:)

The inside of the Legare Waring housed photographs of the bride and grooms parents, along with the cake.

The Cake was designed by Elaine Mincey and was inspired by Megan’s gown.

It was a gorgeous day, a gorgeous wedding and a great party! Our thanks to our vendors:

Julie Ann and Gabrielle from Legare Waring House, Mosaic for the fabulous food, Elaine Mincey for the stunning cake, Sixpence Press for the custom signage and wedding programs, Atlantic Tent’s for the beautiful tent, BBJ Linen, Hal from Lee Edwards Entertainment, and our wonderful floral team headed by Judy Johnston.

Congratulations Megan and Evan- we are so excited for you!

 

 

 

Shannon and Philip

Harbourside East

May 19, 2012

Shannon & Philip

A stunning venue, a stunning view, a stunning bride and groom……we were so thrilled to be a part of Shannon and Philip’s wedding day!

Held overlooking Charleston Harbor and the Cooper River Bridge they were married under a chuppah of white fabric and purple and white blossoms. A custom aisle runner bearing their initials, and framed with rose petals, was a beautiful walkway for the bridal party entrance. To add to the beauty of the setting we added Umbrella’s to shield guests from the sun and add to the garden feel.

Upon conclusion of the sweet ceremony, guests proceeded to the reception site via a lantern lined walkway along the harbor.  They then took the stairs to the patio of Harborside East. They were greeted with a specialty cocktail and two tents with custom fabric draping and crystal chandeliers. The color palette of smoky purple, black and white was gorgeous! We added to the outdoor feel stringing cafe lighting between the two tents creating an open air cafe feel.

 

The inside of Harborside East has a distinct style that Shannon loved and we wanted to enhance – we embellished the existing chandeliers with orchid strands and little purple acolytes, hung custom fabric draping in the smoky purple color ….the result …a gorgeous room!

We were so thrilled to coordinate this wedding not only because it was a fabulous couple but because we are so excited that Harborside East has reopened…it is a great waterfront venue and we look forward to bringing you more Harborside East Events soon…

Many thanks to our vendors:

Lindy- Harborside East, BBJ linens, The Total Table linens, Photographer- Taylor Stewart, Jim Smeal– Wedding Cake, Mike and the guys at Atlantic Tents, Eventworks, The Root Doctors Band, Studio R – Wedding Invitations, and as always our wonderful floral team- headed by Judy Johnston.

Congratulations Shannon and Philip!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laurel and Daniel

I’on Creek Club

May 5, 2012

Laurel & Daniel

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! Laurel and Daniel began their new life together on this festive day…

As a nod to the holiday,  Laurel wanted to incorporate the Papel Picado flags into the design of their day.  As part of the Wedding planning process we discussed the options and decided to incorporate it into their wedding stationary, the cake design and a few banners hanging at the reception. The color palette of tiffany blue, grey, and yellow was beautiful for spring and looked great the Creek Club at I’on.

One of the ways we brought in the aqua blue color was using the antique ball jars that Daniel’s mother and family all had in their collections…they made fabulous containers for centerpieces- and to add to the design our florist Judy Johnston fashioned budvases to match.

We wanted to “cozy up” the porch and added pale yellow draping to the existing columns, hung our crystal chandeliers, created candlescapes on the fireplace threshold and added sofa seating as well.

The cake was designed by Elaine Mincey which included her famous Sugar Magnolia’s which was used as a design element on Laurel and Daniel’s save the dates, and some of the Papel picado flags hanging from the cake.

Linens were grey shantung and Nile Blue Lamour from BBJ Linens- we added custom fabric runners to many of the tables and custom throw pillows in a light grey, dark grey and off white paisley print.

Our Congratulations to the happy couple!

Our many thanks to the following vendors:

Lea Dales for these set up  photo’s, The Creek Club at I’on for the venue and catering, BBJ Linens, Eventworks rentals, Elaine Mincey for the cake, Lee Edwards Entertainment for the DJ service, Firecracker Bill for the rental tree’s, Heather at Sixpence Press for the fabulous invitations, wedding programs and reception signage; and last but definitely not least- our own Judy Johnston for her fabulous floral designs!

We are excited to get photo’s from Karyn Iserman – photographer- highlighting more images from this special day…..we will share them with you soon!