Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rachel & Jeff October 9

Rachel and Jeff's wedding day couldn't have been more perfect. Friends and family from all over the states attended the nuptials and celebrations that took place at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, followed by a gorgeous autumn outdoor reception held at Lowndes Grove Plantation.
Rachel looked radiant as she was surrounded by flowers created for her special day by A Charleston Event's own Charleston Florals division.
Just before the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom got a quick chance to say hello, without actually seeing each other. This was the perfect time to set the tone of the day and have a little fun while doing so.
Here comes the bride on the arm of her proud father. Rays of sunshine streamed in when the doors of the old magnificent church opened to reveal Rachel for the first time to her groom and guests.

Three generations of proud women on a joyous wedding day as the bride, her mother and grandmother are pictured in this photo together.

Portraits of 'generations of family weddings' are shown here along with the original cap and veil worn by the mother of the bride on her own wedding day. This is what was left of a cathedral length veil worn by the Mother of the Bride. The bride's veil was custom-made from her mother's original veil and small remnants were used for A Charleston Event to create keepsake lavender sachets for the bride, mothers and grandmothers. These were presented to the women the night before the wedding, a precious reminder of how love continues through generations.

The Citadel Sword Arch Guards witness one of their own graduates sealing his love with yet another kiss with his lovely bride.
With a little help from our friends at A Charleston Bride, the clear top tent at Lowndes Grove was beautifully draped with white fabric and completed the look for a festive reception in one of Charleston's most gracious venues - Lowndes Grove. The tables were set in Citadel Blue and white with pops of pinks and fuchsia tones. Small lounge seating and a smoking area for after-dinner cigars helped to maximize the ambiance of a romantic star-lit sky on a wonderful fall evening.
The Technical Event Company created the magical lighting for the event and this outdoor lit patio area for guests to sit in open air style to allow guests to enjoy the soft cool breeze from this magnificent waterfront property.
Of course nothing is more fun than Chef Nicco's mini sliders and fries towards the end of the evening for an added touch of nibbles.

Artistic Cakes by Linda created the wedding cake shown above, which served as the perfect end to a perfect meal by Patrick Properties.

Sparkler send off and then lights were distinguished for the evening. Its a shame it all goes by so fast!

Planning, coordination and design by A Charleston Event 843-494-9501
Floral Design and Decor Charleston Florals ~ the in-house floral division of A Charleston Event
Draping and swagging of Tent by A Charleston Bride
Lighting and special effects by TEC - Technical Event Company
Entertainment by Permanent Vacation
Images by A Charleston Event & A Charleston Wedding
Reception Site and Catering by Patrick Properties
Wedding Cake by Artistic Cakes by Linda
Rentals by Snyder Event Rentals , TEC and Charleston Florals
Candelabras by Peacock Events

For more information on planning a destination wedding in Charleston, contact the planners at A Charleston Event & Bridal Library to set up a personal consultation. 843-494-9501 / 843-388-8000

Monday, October 4, 2010

Vintage Style in Modern Times

Bill and Cailla tied the knot on October 2, 2010 at Magnolia Plantation and what a beautiful wedding it was. We don't have all the photos back yet but had to give you all a sneak peak at some of the small details of the ceremony itself.

A Vintage theme, with antique family linens and specialty antique blue mason jars were the highlight of the ceremony and reception. The mother of groom supplied an antique chandelier which we hung in the trellis for the focal point and this monogram letter was created for the main gates of the entranceway to the plantation.

Setting the stage for the ceremony chairs to be placed

What a gorgeous couple and a beautiful ceremony.

Design and planning: A Charleston Event & Bridal Library ~ Telephone: 843-494-9501
Floral Design: Charleston Florals ~ Telephone: 843-494-9502
Catering: Carolina Catering
Specialty Props: A Charleston Event
Chair Rentals: Group Dynamics
Entertainment: Permanent Vacation
Photography: (coming soon) Captured by Kate
Transportation: Absolutely Charleston
Bar: Icebox