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Pretty as a Picture

Written By

Written By: 
Jacqui Calloway

Photos By

Photos By: 
Gately Williams
Elise Yardley Cobb and Tim Hussey, November 5, 2011, Private Downtown Home

When Elise Yardley Cobb met Tim Hussey outside King Street’s Rebekah Jacob Gallery, she recognized him from a documentary she’d seen about the Charleston painter, photographer, and graphic designer. Three hundred and sixty-four days after their first date, Tim proposed, and the design-savvy duo quickly began brainstorming a cozy, backyard affair. “Everything was loaned, antique, local, or designed by us,” says Elise, a former elementary schoolteacher. The bride assembled family wedding photos and borrowed her great-grandmother’s veil from the Smithsonian. Tim bartered art for services so they could splurge on extras, like 1980s Polaroid film for a photo booth (with one of his abstracts as its backdrop). When the day arrived, the couple swapped vows in a friend’s garden beneath an orange tree draped in lights. Says Elise, “It was perfect.”

Vendor List

Baker: Twenty Six Divine;
Bride’s attire: Rachel Gordon with One Love Design;
Caterer: Social Restaurant + Wine Bar;
Day-of coordination and florist: Blue Planet Green Events;
Lighting: Stage Presence Equipment Rentals;
Rentals and linens: Snyder Event Rentals;
Music: Heddy Rae;
Photographer: Gately Williams;