Saturday, August 21, 2010

FEATURED COUPLE: Victoria & Talmadge

You may remember our coverage of this lovely couple during their planning stages of their wedding. Victoria and Tal tied the knot on May 26 at the Governor Thomas Bennett House in front of their closest family and friends. As this was a Destination Wedding for the couple, their choice of venue was perfect. Historic southern charm served as the backdrop for their wedding ceremony and reception.
One of A Charleston Event's favorite elements to incorporate into any destination wedding planning is a little something about the property as part of the theme of the wedding day. Shown here is the original wrought iron work as displayed in the front of the Thomas Bennett House. This small window gives a view on to the covered porch way under the main house. Because the work is so beautiful, it is one of the elements we like to use to carry through the wedding theme. From the pictures taken, we created artwork of the emblem to tell a story of the property and tie everything together. Shown below, the couple used the artwork for their invitations, their wedding cake and even for the guest favors.
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Victoria's bold choice of beautiful bright fuchsias and pink tones were a perfect choice for the lush gardens at the Thomas Bennett House. Keepsake handkerchiefs for the mothers of the bride and groom with custom messages on them were given to the mothers on the morning of the wedding to start the day off right.
Even though men aren't always crazy about wearing flowers, especially PINK, these masculine boutonnieres were worn in confidence and adoration, knowing the bride took special care to select each and every element of this wedding.
The bride carried a bouquet of lush peonies, roses, hydrangea and lisianthus which was nestled into one of Charleston Floral's trademark cages of endearment. The bouquet was wrapped in ivory double faced satin ribbon to match the bride's dress.
The front courtyard of the grand house was staged for the ceremony, which faced the house and the grand entrance-way so all the guests could watch the bride as she made her way out of the house on her father's arm. Attached to the grand veranda is monogram letters of the couple's initials. Wrought iron orbs with hanging florals and fuchsia ribbon marked the aisle and the fountain was a focal point during the afternoon and at night when each glass cylinder was lit. They each held fresh rose petals and pillar candles with matching ribbon embellishments.

Fuchsia confetti linens were used to adorn the guest tables, while whimsical Bradford Pear branches were embellished with dendrobium orchids and fuchsia matching ribbon bows, while glass votives were hung for a romantic effect later on as the sun went down. Guests dined on a wonderful lowcountry menu created by the talented team at Iverson Catering. Shrimp and grit pears, mini sliders and sweet potato fries were just a sample of the items that were served. Flavored waters and sweet tea were a refreshing addition to the fully stocked bar catered by MIX Bartending services.
The bride created these sweet 'send-off wands' for her guests to bid farewell and their evening ended with them being whisked away in Charleston's Black Cab, which are replicas of London's traditional taxi cabs.
We'll miss the planning process with Victoira and Tal but are already keeping tabs on their next chapter. What an enjoyable wedding and what a perfect couple! Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day.

Design & Planning: A Charleston Event & Bridal Library
Floral Design: Charleston Florals
Photography: Lowcountry Photojournalism
Venue: Thomas Bennett House
Invitations: A Charleston Event
Catering: Iverson Catering
Wedding Cake: Artistic Cakes by Linda
Bar Service: MIX

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