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Daisy Bainum

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Shannon Michele
Ombré touches tame a bold hue at this Charleston duo's harbor-side ceremony

Thomas Carr & Ruth Tedros
June 17, 2012
South Carolina Aquarium

Though Thomas Carr first admired Ruth Tedros at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, in 2006, it wasn’t until five years later on a breakfast date in Dallas that she, too, felt sparks. After becoming engaged, they moved to Charleston for Thomas’ career in the United States Air Force and picked the rooftop deck of the South Carolina Aquarium for their Sunday morning nuptials. The groom’s creative sister, Heather Carr, took on the role of wedding planner, crafting hundreds of yarn pom-poms and scouring antique stores for playful vintage décor. On a bright and balmy summer morning, Heather’s industrious crafting cozied up the sleek waterfront setting in ombré palettes that balanced a dominant rich wine color with soft purples, pinks, and reds, all offset by cool shades of gray and white. “I loved that while we had a vintage feel with all the DIY details,” says Ruth, “it still felt clean and fresh without being too busy or cluttered.”

Vendor List

Baker: Sunny Park Cakes; www.sunnyparkcakes.com
Bridal attire: Mori Lee; www.morilee.com
Bridesmaids’ attire: J. Crew; www.jcrew.com
Caterer: Brick Lane Catering; www.bricklanecatering.com
Ceremony and reception location: South Carolina Aquarium; www.scaquarium.org
Florist: Tiger Lily; www.tigerlilyweddings.com
Groom & Groomsmen attire: Michael Kors; www.michaelkors.com; Men’s Wearhouse; www.menswearhouse.com; J. Crew; www.jcrew.com
Linens: Brick Lane Catering; www.bricklanecatering.com
Photographer: Shannon Michele Photography; www.shannonmichelephotography.com
Planner & stationer: Heather Carr (the groom’s sister)
Rentals: Event DRS; www.eventdrscharleston.com





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