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In the Navy

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Nicole Warren

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amelia + dan photography
Pink and navy meet for a cool, classic combination at Kiawah Island Goft Resort's Cassique

Joe Meland & Shannon Barnett
May 12, 2012
Cassique at The Kiawah Island Club

Brooklyn, New York, residents Shannon Barnett and Joe Meland hit it off immediately after being introduced by mutual friends. A year and a half later, the couple made their way to Charleston, Shannon’s lifelong vacation spot, to book a venue (Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Cassique), wedding planner (Gathering Floral + Event Design), and baker (Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal), and to buy Shannon’s gown—all before a proposal had occurred. With the logistics in high gear, Joe tended to the formalities while Gathering went with a palette inspired by Shannon’s love of pink. “We combined pink and navy with touches of gold and champagne to keep things formal,” says Gathering’s Mary Ruth Tribble. “We also included moss and wood to tie in the natural colors of Kiawah Island,” she adds.  The bride’s verdict? “It was the best night of our lives,” says Shannon. And surely one of the most colorful.

Vendor List

Bridal Gown: Legends by Romona Keveza from Maddison Row; www.maddisonrow.com
Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal; www.weddingcakesbyjimsmeal.com
Catering, Linens, Rentals, & Venue: Cassique at The Kiawah Island Club; www.kiawahislandclub.com
Event Design, Flowers & Coordination:Gathering Floral + Event Design; www.gatheringevents.com
Flowergirl’s Attire:Angela Plank of Etsy.com shop Best Little Dress; www.etsy.com/shop/bestlittledress
Groom’s Attire:Canali suit, www.berlinsclothing.com; Brioni necktie
Photography:amelia + dan; www.ameliaanddan.com
Stationery:Cheree Berry Papers; www.macandmurphy.com





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