Monday, May 24, 2010

Infused Cultures

This was the beautiful backdrop that Sharon and Josh chose for their infused wedding celebrations on May 22. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island boasts on the prettiest backdrops a couple could ask for. An all-inclusive resort located approximately 35 minutes outside of Historic Charleston, it offers everything from accommodation, restaurants, water sports, tennis and one of the world's leading golf courses. Combine that with the gorgeous seaside view, it is the perfect location for your Special Day!
This beautiful wedding was an infusion of two different cultures. Our lovely couple, Sharon and Josh decided to have a non-denominational wedding but wanted to incorporated some of their Jewish and Persian cultures into the ceremony. A Chuppah was constructed on the Grand Lawn of the Sanctuary and the Persian Table of ceremonial sweets, crystal and sweets was set up just outside the reception site so all the guests could witness the culture while awaiting to enter the reception.
During the ceremony, the couple were both escorted down the aisle by their parents in the traditional Jewish custom. During the ceremony itself, they shared both the Jewish custom of sharing of the Wine and feeding each other honey to sweeten the marriage as in the Persian custom. The ceremony ended in the 'breaking of the glass'.
A simple, yet beautiful seated dinner was held in the Oaks Ballroom where a four course meal was served to all the guests. Just outside of the ballroom, place cards were set in front of tall cylinders that were placed on lit turn-tables. When the place cards were gone, the cylinders held a beautiful display along with the small pedestal votives that were placed on the color coordinated wide runners.
The brides favorite flower was Calla Lilies, so it was no surprise when she had asked us to created something very simple and elegant without a lot of flowers. These clean glass containers were illuminated during the course of the evening, which allowed the 'show' of these regal flowers from the center. Lights dimmed and flowers highlighted.

Watch this space for upcoming professional photographs of this wedding shortly. For any questions regarding infused cultures in weddings, please feel free to contact A Charleston Event on 843-494-9501 or email us at

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