A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome | <p> Lowcountry love rules this kick-your-feet-up Mount Pleasant f&ecirc;te<br /> &nbsp;</p>


Marianna Clark & Clint Presley
October 6, 2012
Boone Hall Plantation

Home is where the heart is, right? Well, in the case of Marianna Clark and Clint Presley, the saying not only holds true—it defined their fall 2012 nuptials. Following Clint’s proposal in the couple’s Charlotte, North Carolina, home, the Queen City natives chose to wed in Mount Pleasant, where Marianna grew up making annual trips to visit relatives.

“We wanted a wedding where guests would feel comfortable and welcomed—exactly how Clint and I feel when we come down here to stay with family,” Marianna says.  The pair chose Boone Hall Plantation, founded in 17th century and home to the pastoral Cotton Dock, as their venue. Then Marianna began scouring Etsy for pieces like bouquet charms from Perfect Pendants Plus, sign-in artwork from Bleu de Toi, and good-bye “wedding wands” from Craft Up Your Life, among many other finds.  To weave all her couture-crafted finds into a streamlined and polished fête, Marianna sought out Kristin Newman Designs.

Months later, Marianna and Clint exchanged vows on the plantation’s grounds and retreated with their guests to the dock. There, Kristin’s team, along with Heather Barrie of Gathering Floral + Event Design, had filled the rustic space with antique appointments and artisan-styled décor in a Lowcountry-inspired palette—taupe and cream for sand and sweetgrass baskets, green and blue for marsh and waterways, and peachy pink for shells and sweet shrimp. When the sun set, flickering candles and sweeping garlands of café lights gave the space a warm glow. “The whole evening felt like we were sitting on a porch or couch at a friend’s house catching up,” says Marianna. “It was fantastic!”


Vendor List

Bouquet Charm: Perfect Pendants, www.Etsy.com
Bridal Gown: Claire Pettibone, www.clairepettibone.com
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Dessy, available through Bella Bridesmaid (www.bellabridesmaid.com) and Jean’s Bridal (www.jeansbridalcharleston.com)
Cake,Caterer, Bar, & Wine Service: Cru Catering, www.crucatering.com
Ceremony Location: Boone Hall Front Lawn, www.boonehallplantation.com
Favors: Idea Chic, www.Etsy.com
Florist and Décor: Gathering Floral & Event Design, www.gatheringevents.com
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Attire: Charleston Tuxedo, www.charlestontuxedo.com
Photography:Virgil Bunao Photography, www.virgilbunao.com
Reception Location: Boone Hall Plantation Cotton Dock, www.boonehallplantation.com
Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals
Art: Bleu de Toi, www.Etsy.com
Stationery & Invitations: Dodeline Designs
Valise and Guest Cards: Itty Bitty Wedding, www.Etsy.com
Wedding Design & Coordination: Kristin Newman Designs, www.kristinnewmandesigns.com
Wedding Wands: Craft Up Your Life, www.Etsy.com