Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vintage Style in Modern Times

When Mikey and Chris decided to get married in Charleston, they took advantage of our Charleston Wedding FAM's guided tour on wedding venues. It was clear to them from the moment they saw the Governor Thomas Bennett House why it would be the perfect venue to hold their vintage-themed wedding. It had enough rustic design and historic charm as well as delicate touches of grace and sophistication.

Mikey chose to use A Charleston Event's signature custom print design idea of pulling from the property's wrought iron work and carrying it through their wedding day. Mikey, being a graphic artist herself, also put her own touches on the idea and if you look closely enough, you'll see their initials scrolled into the wrought iron design on the invitations. That combined with their initials on either side of the logo, Mikey claimed personalized the design to reflect their wedding day.

The bride wore an ivory 'Lela Rose' vintage lace wedding gown from the Gown Boutique of Charleston, with small cap sleeves. She carried a colorful arrangement of blues, golds and oranges, mixed with green berry and foliage. Kumquats were incorporated into her bouquet for the extra pop of orange color and a bit of extra fun.
Mikey wore this beautiful handmade vintage look head piece.
Guests were treated to mouthwatering passed hors d'oeuvres by Iverson Catering, such as these adorable shrimp and grit pears (which by the way is one of ACE's favorites) as well as lowcountry style food stations which were set up under the tented reception site.

Both inside and outside the house, the bride's mother supplied old milk glass that had been collected within their family for years, along with her grandmother's handmade doilies. Flowers were kept simple and scattered throughout the Thomas Bennett House to accentuate the natural beauty of the surrounding antique candelabras and chandeliers.

A friend of the family made the cake as a wedding gift for the couple and tiny bud vases were hung from the trees around the outside of the property.
Large green and white wreaths were hung on entrance-ways and doorways to the property to welcome guests as they arrived.
If ever a perfect beginning were to be described, Mikey and Chris's wedding day would be it. We wish Mikey and Chris a lifetime of happiness and look forward to keeping in touch with this delightful couple.
The fabulous Heather Forsythe captured the true love of the couple on the day as well as all the intricate details throughout the wedding site. I wish we had room to showcase all the photos. It was so difficult to choose. Thanks to Heather for allowing us to feature these in our Blog.

Photography ~ Heather Forsythe Photography
Planning & Design ~ A Charleston Event
Wedding Flowers ~ Charleston Florals
Invitations ~ A Charleston Event

Venue ~ Governor Thomas Bennett House
Catering ~ Iverson Catering
Enertainment ~ Permanent Vacation
Bar Service ~ ICE BOX
Rentals ~ Snyder Event Rentals, A Charleston Event
Wedding Gown ~ The Gown Boutique of Charleston

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