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April Flowers

Written By

Written By: 
Jacqui Calloway

Photos By

Photos By: 
Monika Gauthier Photography & Design
April 15, 2017 / The Cedar Room
McKenzie Sorrell & Greg Steinbock
Wedding Design by Pure Luxe Bride / Photographs by Monika Gauthier
Spring is a winning season for McKenzie Sorell and Greg Steinbock. They met as spring breakers in Key West, Florida, re-kindled their romance weeks later at the Kentucky Derby, and ended years of long distance last April with a fête at The Cedar Room. And while they’d privately tied the knot a year prior (Greg’s a Marine, so they did so before his first deployment), “We always wanted a bigger wedding with our friends and family,” says McKenzie. Bigger meant bolder in their case, so Pure Luxe Bride pulled together a vibrant color palette evocative of the season. Guests celebrated amongst blooms in fuchsia, orange, and violet, while an artist pained the couple’s first dance under a floral chandelier dotted with crimson and gold. Says McKenzie, “We wouldn’t change a single thing.”
• Build your palette around a standout element, like McKenzie did with her bridesmaids’ floral dresses.
• Use paper goods to make a bold color statement.
• Make an airy space with high ceilings more intimate with large-scale chandeliers and tall tabletop 
floral arrangements.
• House large centerpieces in glass vases to help guests keep the conversations flowing.
• Contrast a clean-lined classic bridal gown with punchy blooms for the best of both worlds

Planning, design: Pure Luxe Bride,
Photography: Monika Gauthier,
Venue: The Cedar Room,
Florals: Wild Flowers Inc.,
Linens: Nüage Designs,
Rentals: EventWorks,
Catering, bar service, venue: The Cedar Room,
Stationery: Sara Schultz,
Bride’s attire: Anne Barge (gown), available locally through Bridals by Jodi,; Jimmy Choo (heels), available in Charleston through Gwynn's of Mount Pleasant,
Beauty: Paper Dolls,
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Sung, available locally through Bella Bridesmaids,
Music: The Midnight City,
Wedding painting: Wed on Canvas,