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Golden Girl

Written By

Written By: 
Jacqui Calloway

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Photos By: 
The Connellys
Sweetgrass Social's Meredith Severs turns to her favorite color—gold!—for an ornate celebration

Meredith Severs & Dan Tanton
December 14, 2013
Second Presbyterian Church & The William Aiken House

 

“Some people are afraid to use metallics, but I am not one of those people,” laughs Meredith Severs. That applies to the galas she throws as the owner of Charleston’s Sweetgrass Social Event & Design, as well as to her own December wedding to beau Dan Tanton, who’d proposed a year earlier at Thanksgiving dinner. The inspiration behind their gilded fête? “When I was a little girl, my grandfather nicknamed me ‘piece of gold,’” she explains. “He has since passed away, but his piece of gold got to have a golden wedding!” Indeed, Meredith transformed The William Aiken House into a palace, her golden touch manifesting in a formal dinner lit by luxurious chandeliers and served on shimmering flatware, with guests seated upon cushioned metallic ballroom chairs fit for kings and queens. Throw in a dance floor smattered with gold flecks, and it was a veritable sparklefest. Laughs Meredith, “Dan gave me the green light, and I went all out!”
 

Vendor List

Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier, Maddison Row, www.MaddisonRow.com

Bridal Accessories: Kate Spade, www.KateSpade.com

Bridesmaid Attire: Coren Moore, Bella Bridesmaids, www.BellaBridesmaids.com

Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal, www.WeddingCakesbyJimSmeal.com

Catering, Bar, and Wine Service: Fish, www.PPHGCharleston.com

Florist: Charleston Stems, www.CharlestonStems.com

Flower Girl Attire: (dress) Coren Moore, Bella Bridesmaids, www.BellaBridesmaids.com; (tights) Gymboree, www.Gymboree.com

Getaway Vehicle: Tri-County Transport, www.TCTSLimo.com

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Berlin’s, www.BerlinsClothing.com

Hair Stylist: Beth Bell, Allure Salon, www.AllureSalonInc.com

Linens: La Tavola, www.LaTavolalinen.com

Locations: (ceremony) Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston, www.SecondPresbyterianChurch.org; (reception) The William Aiken House, www.PPHGCharleston.com/venues/view/william_aiken_house

Makeup Artist: Paper Dolls, www.MyCharlestonWeddingHair.com

Musicians: Classical Charleston, www.ClassicalCharleston.com; Loose Chain, www.EastCoastEntertainment.com/artist/loose-chain; Spiritually Yours Gospel Choir, (843) 270-2111

Photographer: The Connellys, www.TheConnellys.com

Rentals: Eventworks, www.Eventworksrentals.com; Snyder (tent and sofa), www.SnyderEvents.com

Stationery and Signage: Sixpence Press, www.SixpencePress.com

Wedding Design: Sweetgrass Social Event & Design, www.SweetgrassSocial.com