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Buren Kelley

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Riverland Studios
What do you get when a bride and her groom request a Gatsby-style garden party? This florabundant fête rife with joy
Rose Di Peppi & Joey Daniels
June 25, 2016
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
 
Twelve years after meeting in high school, Maryland native Joey Daniels recreated the midnight walks through Washington, D.C., he used to take with Rose Di Peppi while she studied at George Washington University. When the couple reached the Lincoln Memorial, he handed Rose a viewfinder, popping the question on the last slide. Seeking a destination wedding, the couple turned to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens and the talents of Christina Baxter of Cibi Events. “I wanted vintage romance with a modern twist,” says Rose, “almost like Gatsby coming to Charleston and throwing a garden party.” To that end, the bridal bouquet held roses (of course), dahlias, greenery, hydrangeas, and anemones; similar mixes adorned the aisle and reception tent, where gold accents radiated the pair’s “sophisticated, warm, and approachable style,” says Christina.
 
To-dos from the Daniels ...
• Personalize your sweets. “Joey used to buy me mini cakes from a bakery in D.C. for every anniversary,” says Rose, so Cakes by Kasarda baked up miniature confections in addition to a traditional cake.
• Donate your florals after-the-fact. Rose and Joey (who are both in the medical field) worked with local nonprofit rEvent to give theirs to MUSC Children’s Hospital.
• GIft favors that are equal parts practical and pretty. Rose and Joey’s guests left with vintage teacups (thrift-shopped for by the couple), a heart-shaped diffuser, and Charleston Tea Plantation tea bags.
• Reinvent pricey ideas. For a photo booth backdrop, planner Christina Baxter recreated a floral wall the bride found on Pinterest, using paper florals instead of fresh blooms.
 
VENDOR LIST: 
Wedding design, flower wall: Cibi Events, www.CibiEvents.com 
Florals: Branch Design Studio, www.BranchDesignStudio.com 
Photography: Riverland Studios, www.RiverlandStudios.com
Videography: Artistic Eye Productions, www.ArtisticEyeProductions.com 
Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, www.MagnoliaPlantation.com 
Rentals: EventHaus Rentals, www.EventhausRentals.com (chairs, flatware, stemware, tables); EventWorks Rentals, www.EventworksRentals.com (china); Snyder Events, www.SnyderEvents.com (moscow mule mug); Party Reflections,  www.PartyReflections.com (tent, drape lighting, flooring)
Linens: EventHaus Rentals; Nüage Designs, www.NuageDesigns.com  
Catering, wine and bar service: Cru Catering, www.CruCatering.com 
Cakes: Cakes by Kasarda, www.CakesbyKasarda.com 
Stationery, calligraphy: Studio R, www.Studio-R-Design.com 
Bride’s gown: Badgley Mischka, www.BadgleyMischka.com 
Groom’s tux: Vera Wang from Jos. A. Bank, www.JosBank.com 
Beauty: Pink Dot Beauty Bar, www.PinkDotBeautyBar.com, 
Flower girl’s attire: Pippa & Julie from Amazon, www.PippaAndJulie.com
Officiant: Rev. Ray Moore of From This Day Forward, www.FromThisDayForward.us 
Parasol: Luna Bazaar, www.LunaBazaar.com 
Music: Charleston Virtuosi, www.CharlestonVirtuosi.com (ceremony); Mighty Kicks, www.TheMightyKicks.com (reception) 
Tree guestbook: Etsy, www.Etsy.com 

 





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Wedding Design by Cibi Events / Photographs by Riverland Studios