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Written By

Written By: 
Frances Bramsen

Photos By

Photos By: 
Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay
Commission hand-painted invites, custom fabrics, and more

Jill Murphy & Alex Crean
October 4, 2014
Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

 

“I love mixing prints and colors,” says bride Jill Murphy, “so we created an incredible suite of punchy patterns to weave through the invitations, welcome gifts, printed décor, flowers, and fabrics.” Jill started by sharing a favorite Cy Twombly painting with Marisa Schaaf of Blue Glass Design. Marisa then painted blooming watercolor flowers and patterns in the same palette before using them to craft an extensive paper portfolio. Next, the designer worked with Haley Kelly from A Charleston Bride to pull together a dramatic suite of coordinating fabrics, some of which were hand-painted by Marisa. Says Jill of the sum total on display at her October wedding to Alex Crean on Kiawah? “Couldn’t be happier!”

PUMP UP PATTERNS
Try Dresses as Décor: Add pattern to the wedding with attendant apparel. (Amsale, available locally through Bella Bridesmaids)
Branch Out: An artist pal (aka “Wonderpuss Octopuss Ink”) painted Jill’s silver Prada heels for her “something blue.”
Unleash Flower Power: The floral menu from A Charleston Bride was the starting point for patterns and palettes.  
Top Things Off: Echo the stationery and signage suite with custom welcome tags.   
 

Vendor List:

Wedding design, florals: A Charleston Bride, www.ACharlestonBride.com

Location, catering: Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, www.KiawahResort.com/Golf/The-Ocean-Course

Photography: Sean Money & Elizabeth Fay, www.SeanMoney-ElizabethFay.com

Tent, stage, dance floor: Sperry Tents Southeast, www.SperryTentsSoutheast.com

Chairs: EventHaus, www.EventHausRentals.com

Tables: Snyder Events, www.SnyderEvents.com

Lighting and tent structure Technical Event Company, www.TechnicalEventCompany.com

Bed swing: Ooh! Events, www.TheArtOfCreating.com/OohEvents

Linens: BBJ Linen, www.BBJLinen.com

Stationery, signage, custom fabrics: Blue Glass Designs, www.BlueGlassDesign.com

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

Bride’s gown: Monique Lhuillier (available locally at Maddison Row), www.MaddisonRow.com

Bride's shoes: Prada, hand-painted by artist Wonderpuss Octopus; www.Prada.com

Hair, makeup: Carrie McLeod, Paper Dolls, www.MyCharlestonWeddingHair.com

Bridesmaid dresses: Amsale (available locally through Bella Bridesmaids), www.BellaBridesmaids.com

Flower girl’s dress: US Angels, www.USAngels.com

Music: (ceremony) Nikolai Svishev, www.NikolaSvishev.com; Atlanta Showstoppers, www.AtlantaShowStoppers.com

Transportation: Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co., www.LowcountryValet.com