Katie & Jonathan's Destination wedding in Charleston took place on May 8, 2010 at the Patriots Point Pavilion. The weather could not have been nicer for this lovely couple and their 120 guests.
As Katie chose to keep the ceremony and reception light and easy with a relaxed feeling for her guests, her muted greens and ivory with just touches of blues were the perfect color to achieve her vision. The bride carried a mixed tight bouquet of ivory vandella roses, hydrangea, cymbidium orchids, lisianthus, ranuculus and pops of cornflower. It was finished off with verigated hosta leaves and lied off with an ivory satin ribbon and hosted a family broach an embellishment of importance.
The couple loved the setting overlooking the Charleston Harbor and the ACE Team hung lanterns from the trees hanging over the ceremony site itself. The bride's mother hand-made the beautiful invitations and programs to match, which were tied into wicker fans and placed on the guest seating pre-ceremony.
ACE's own Captain Bob (and his side-kick Perch) were there to greet guests as they arrived at the cocktail hour following the ceremony and the festivities that followed slowly but surely made their way into a beautiful sunset with candle lit tables and fire pits waiting to be shared by all.
Katie's favorite flower was a Magnolia, but because they do not last well off of the trees they grow on, we decided to freshly pick some just for the bride and the head table. The Magnolia Blossoms are a beautiful flower with a light citrus scent. They were put in water and packed on ice until the reception was getting ready to start. 1 hour prior, they were arranged in sand and water dishes and within 1 hour they were in full bloom. Katie was delighted with her own Magnolia, which she was surprised with right before she was leaving for the ceremony. This is what makes is all worth while for the team at A Charleston Event. Seeing the look on a bride's face when she sees her bouquet for the first time is priceless.
Catering: Patriots Point Pavilion
Photography: A Charleston Wedding
Florals and Decor: Charleston Florals
Rentals: A Charleston Event
Planning: A Charleston Event & Bridal Library