Bold Statement

Bold Statement | A bold design inspired by a couture football helmet (yes, really!) colors this local pair's sentimental nuptials 
Jenn Tate & Mike Sherbow
March 19, 2016
Legare Waring House
Persistence pays off: just ask Mike Sherbow, whose third attempt at wooing Jenn Tate into a first date finally succeeded. Fast-forward six years, and Mike had to come up with a plan-C proposal after Jenn initially nixed a hike (plan A) and beach trip (plan B). But after a happy “Yes!” from Jenn in the depths of the Francis Marion National Forest, it was smooth sailing. The local attorneys chose the lush Legare Waring House and enlisted Amanda Assey Lewis of Southern Chic Weddings & Events to plan a fête there as unique as its design inspiration: a bespoke black-and-white-striped, floral-adorned football helmet by fashion designer Nicole Miller that Jenn spotted on Pinterest. But the bold patterns played only backdrop to Jenn’s favorite part of the day: “It was so amazing to see all our friends and family from different parts of our lives in one place.”
Advice from the Sherbows ...
• Get creative with your altar. Jenn found statement candelabras and a vintage rug at local consignment shops, which were high in style and—compared to large floral arrangements—low in cost.
• Let nature temper bold linens. Planner Amanda Assey Lewis used graphic linens on outdoor tables and solids inside the reception tent.
• Mimick linen motifs with flower arrangements.
• Choose sentimental foods. Passed hors d’oeuvres featured a nod to Jenn’s Chinese heritage while late-night nibbles included Coney dogs shipped in from the groom’s home state of Michigan.
• Invite your pooch! The couple’s pup, Ajax, served as “ring dog” on the Big Day.
• Make time for your maids. The morning of her wedding, Jenn threw a surprise “pajamas and pastries” baby shower for her matron of honor.
Wedding design: Southern Chic Weddings & Events, 
Florals: Branch Design Studio, 
Images: amelia + dan photography, 
Venue: Legare Waring House, 
Rentals (tables, chairs, bar, burgundy linens): Snyder Events, 
Rentals (lounge furniture): Ooh! Events, 
Linens: La Tavola, (floral); Party Reflections, (striped)
Aisle rugs: Capel Rugs,; World Market,
Altar rug: Purchased from an antique shop 
Pillow: Tuesday Morning, 
Stationery: Minted, 
Catering, bar and wine service: Cru Catering, 
Cake: Delicious Desserts, 
Bride’s gown: Allure from Bridals by Jodi, 
Bridesmaid attire: Lulus,  
Beauty: Blue Orchid Salon, 
Groom’s attire: Jos. A. Bank, (suit); Cole Haan, (shoes); Daniel Cremieux, available in Charleston through Dillard’s, (tie) 
Groomsmen attire: Jos. A. Bank, (suits); Paul Smith, (socks) 
Music: Cattle in the Cane, (ceremony); Darby Events, (reception)
Transportation, getaway vehicle: ACW Limo, 
Dog’s bowtie collar: Chloe’s Collars on Etsy, 
Welcome bags, koozies: J&P Outfitters Inc.,


Wedding Design by Southern Chic Weddings & Events / Images by amelia + dan photography