Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wedding at William Aiken House

Crystal and Kevin fell in love with Charleston and couldn't think of a better place in the world to hold their wedding. So the search began to find the perfect venue that would boast charm, sophistication and historic background. Enter William Aiken House, the perfect wedding venue for a beautiful setting, close to all downtown hotels and easy to find.
The large wooden arbor structure lends a perfect backdrop to gorgeous ceremonies and couples have a choice of using the footbridge which goes across the fish pond as shown here on the left or they can choose to forgo the bridge and walk around the pond or hold their ceremony in front of the pond itself. We chose to use the bridge and bring in our white carpet aisle runner for extra finishing. We dropped draping down the arbor on both sides which blew softly in the summer breeze during the ceremony. The aisle was lined with our ACE wrought iron orbs, simply decorated with colorful touches of florals and ribbon. Black benches replaced guest chairs.
A Charleston Event and Bridal Library like to use clear top tents in settings such as this to allow guests to see the beautiful live magnolia trees at William Aiken House, especially during this time of year when the magnolias are blooming. Large lanterns were hung from branches of the trees to give additional lighting in the trees during the evening. We also customized these wonderful boxes shown on the four corners of the dancefloor, which are changed out with each bride's particular color theme. We used large live ferns as shown here, but from time to time, place large urns with flowering arrangements or use as cocktail tables. We have these boxes in 3 ft and 5 ft sizes and they also make a wonderful dramatic look for aisle markers. Boxes are a regular stock item at ACE Rentals, along with custom monogram cake runners as shown in opening, photo, draping fabrics and aisle runners, curtains and a huge selection of wrought iron props and planters, custom table runners and ties.

For questions on ACE Florals & Rentals, please call us at 843-388-8000
Look out for our new floral division website (coming soon).

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