Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sweet Southern Charm

When Caila and Bill decided to hold their Destination Wedding in Charleston, they also had specific ideas about the theme. As you can tell, the bride loved pink tones. She also loved vintage lace, doilies and antique touches. The sweet southern backdrop of a local plantation home provided the beautiful setting that incorporated items from the bride and groom's childhood and family memories.

The bride supplied antique candelabras. Childhood photos of the couple and family members adorned the guest book table along with other keepsakes.
The groom's grandmother crocheted the beautiful doilies that were placed throughout the reception site as well as the gorgeous pin cushion pictured above. Even the antique pin was added to bring an extra cherished element.
The bride's gown was made of English Lace. Charleston Florals pulled left over fabric from the bride's alterations on her wedding gown and used the left over fabric to wrap the bride's bouquet. An added lace skirt was incorporated into the handle of the bridal bouquet and matching pedestal floral arrangements were created with similar lace fabric to carry out the theme. These were used on each table alongside the bridesmaid's bouquets in different vintage glassware to provide a dramatic effect to each table.

The couple are big sweet lovers. It was no surprise that they chose Artistic Cakes by Linda to create their wedding cake with three layers of different cake flavors. If you look real close, you'll note the lace design on the cake that is also made up up B's and C's (for Bill and Caila). Very subtle and special. The hanging chandelier in the background mimicked the upside down shape of the cake and held a matching cake-topper.
Antique Mason Jars held whimsical flowers in them with streaming color coordinated ribbon that were used to line the ceremony aisle on shepherd's hooks. They were later pulled, had lights dropped in and used to line the staircase to light the way up and down the stairs at the venue. To break up the florals, peacock feathers were put in every other jar going up the steps.
We love happy endings. Congratulations again to Caila & Bill. We loved being a part of your wedding day and wish you continued happiness as you celebrate your lives together.

Thanks to:

Captured by Kate Photography for the gorgeous images captured during the wedding day
Charleston Florals Team for floral design and decor
Artistic Cakes by Linda - Wedding Cake
A Charleston Event - Specialty Rentals and Lighting
Group Dynamics - Furniture Rentals
A Charleston Event & Bridal Library - Planning, Coordination and Design


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