Lovely Lavender

Lovely Lavender | Minna Tolosa & Shea Tighe April 24, 2010, St. Mary of The Annunciation & Lowndes Grove Plantation

After a long-distance relationship (he went to the University of Georgia; she to College of Charleston), long-distance wedding plans for their April 24, 2010 affair at Lowndes Grove were a breeze for Minna Tolosa and Shea Tighe. Having Gathering Floral + Event Design on board didn’t hurt either. Inspired by spring fashion shows featuring violet and her affinity for gray, Minna selected a palette of purple, silver, and white, which played out on everything from flowers and guest welcome gifts to Shea’s tie. On the Big Day, blue hyacinths and lavender sweet peas scented the air while purple jasmine pattern covered a trio of cakes. The effect “was stunning,” says Minna.



Band: PlaneJane
Bridal Gown: Rosa Clara from Gown Boutique of Charleston
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jasmine Bridal from Bridals by Elena
Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal
Caterer: Fish Restaurant
Ceremony Location: St. Mary of the Annunciation
Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Suits: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse
Florals, Event Design & Coordination: Gathering Floral + Event Design
Photographer: Karyn Iserman—Distinct Portraiture
Reception Location: Lowndes Grove
Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals

Stationery:Park Life Press
Wedding design & coordination: Gathering Floral + Event Design