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Jacqui Calloway

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Evan Laettner Photography
When the daughter of one of Charleston's wedding insiders marries, the local wedding community pitches in to create a fête for the ages

Allison McCormick & Matt Wright
September 29, 2012
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church & The Governor Thomas Bennett House

When your mom is the event coordinator for downtown’s Governor Thomas Bennett House, choosing a reception venue is a no-brainer.  So it was little surprise that the 1825 home and its lush gardens were booked last September for the nuptials of Virginia-residents Allison McCormick and Matt Wright (AKA “Mr. Wright,” jokes Allison). Allison, who had dreamed of a soirée designed around the grounds’ natural attributes and a marigold-colored, bird- and bloom-patterned fabric, approached Hannah Alexander and Ashley Wenz of WED to make the night cohesive. While the inspiration fabric was used for linens, pillows, and tent pole ties, a complementary jacquard covered lounge ottomans and more. And as for the rest? When word got around that Linda McCormick’s daughter was getting married, the local wedding community filled in the gaps. Rentals came from Loluma, Event DRS, and A Charleston Bride; florals from Sara York Grimshaw Designs, Tiger Lily, and Sue Jordan; and the list goes on. “We were amazed at the outpouring of support,” says Allison. Almost as amazed as the couple was with the entire day.

 

 

Vendor List

Baker: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal, weddingcakesbyjimsmeal.com
Bar Service: Snyder, snyderbar.com
Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau, www.moderntrousseau.com
Bridesmaid Attire: Bella Bridesmaid, www.bellabridesmaid.com
Caterer: The Compass Group, www.compass-usa.com
Florists: Sarah Grimshaw (church, bridal, and bridesmaids bouquets),  www.sygdesigns.com; Tiger Lily (portrait bouquet), tigerlilyflorist.com
Groom and Groomsmens’ Attire: Jos. A Bank, www.josbank.com
Hair Stylist: Paper Dolls, mycharlestonweddinghair.com
Linens: La Tavola Linens, latavolalinen.com
Planners/Day of Coordinators: Hannah Alexander & Ashley Wenz, WED, www.charlestonevent.com
Makeup Artist: Paper Dolls, mycharlestonweddinghair.com
Musicians: String Trio, Chamber Music Charleston (ceremony), www.chambermusiccharleston.org; Fantasy Band (reception music), www.eastcoastentertainment.com
Photographer: Evan Laettner, www.evanlaettner.com
Pralines: Copper Pot Confections, www.copperpotconfections.com
Rentals: 
Event DRS, www.eventdrscharleston.com; WED (tables, pillows, décor), www.charlestonevent.com; Loluma (chandeliers) www.loluma.com; A Charleston Bride (linen settee and Louis XIV chairs, antique mirror, tables, ottomans, geometric fabric), www.acharlestonbride.com
Sound and Multimedia: Cymark, www.cymarkav.com
Stationery: Elizabeth Porcher Jones (invitation calligraphy), www.elizabethporcherjones.com; Crayton-Heritage Letterpress (letterpress), www.heritageletterpress.co
Vintage China: Charleston Starfish, www.charlestonstarfish.com