Hot and Cold

Hot and Cold | Julie Sonkin & Michael Belgraier, May 26, 2012, Runnymede Plantation

Though Michael Belgraier and Julie Sonkin hail from New York City, they first met at Tulane University in New Orleans and didn’t begin dating until both had returned to the Big Apple. When the two were engaged, they turned toward the South again, specifically toward the Lowcountry, where the bride had vacationed since childhood. Calder Clark of Calder Clark Designs introduced Julie to Runnymede Plantation’s marsh view then planned an evening ceremony there with a cool tone-on-tone gray palette punched up with a hot coral that evoked sunset hues. In addition to the warm shades of the flowers and linens under the Sperry reception tent, a spectacular firework show added color to the night. “Every element that we love about the Lowcountry was incorporated into the day,” says Julie. “More than anything, though, all the love, joy, and excitement made it so special.”


Vendor List

Baker: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal;
Caterer: Cru Catering;
Ceremony and reception location: Runnymede Plantation;
Fireworks: Southeastern Pyrotechnics;
Florist: Blossoms Events;
Linens: La Tavola;
Musicians: Charleston String Quartet, Tulane Jazz Ensemble, Infinity Show Band;
Photographer: A Bryan Photo;
Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals, Skyline Tent Company;,
Stationer: Dulles Designs;
Wedding planner: Calder Clark Designs;