Great Thinking!

Great Thinking! | Warm up a cool weather wedding with autumnal hues like this charmer at The William Aiken House
Anne Kelley Russell & Kurtis Price
January 16, 2016
The William Aiken House
“We love the cooler months in the Lowcountry,” says Arkansas-born Anne Kelley, who met her now-husband, Midwesterner Kurtis, soon after they each moved to Charleston. When romance turned to wedding planning, the couple joined with Loluma and embraced a warm palette of copper, burgundy, and mint to warm up their January celebration with autumnal hues. “Though we got married in winter, it fell like a fall day,” says Anne Kelley. And as for picking the location—in-town at The William Aiken House—the bride says they went local “so we could one day walk our children by the wedding site and tell them all about it.” Now that’s about as heart-warming as it gets.
Takeaways to Treasure ...
• Use a family heirloom rug (like the one at right from Anne Kelley’s grandmother) for your runner.
• Tucking flowers into your cake? Loluma’s team wires them to pipe cleaners, then guides those into the cake for a steadfast anchor.
• Float flower heads in crystal bowls for homespun elegance.
• Recast the traditional flower-girl basket with a cone of dried grapevine.
Vendor List:
Event design, florals: Loluma,
Photography: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay,
Venue, catering and bar service: William Aiken House,
Rentals: Snyder Events,
Linens: BBJ Linens,
Cake: Chocolate Cake,
Stationery: Studio R,
Bride’s attire: Modern Trousseau from Modern Trousseau Charleston, (gown, veil)
Hair, makeup: Gibson Salon,
Flower girl dress: LulaKate,
Groom’s attire: Brooks Brothers (suit),; Alexander Nash, (bow tie)
Music: Bob Williams Duo, (ceremony); Groovetown, (reception)
Getaway vehicle: Charleston Pedicab,