Making Waves

Making Waves | Kick off your wedding weekend like Annie and Davis did, with a stylish supper on the harbor

Annie Smith & Davis Warlick
September 5, 2014
Private Downtown Yacht Club

For Charlotte, North Carolina, natives Annie Smith and Davis Warlick, the Holy City is synonymous with the sea. After all, she grew up enjoying long weekends here aboard her family’s boat, and he spent summers vacationing on Sullivan’s Island. So when the couple got engaged in 2013 (five years after meeting at a friend’s nuptials), they asked planner Tara Guérard Soirée to work a nautical vibe into their wedding weekend here. “To us, the aesthetic goes hand-in-hand with Charleston,” says Annie. While a navy and white palette lent a subtle seafaring feel to the actual wedding, Tara and team worked nautical accents aplenty into the rehearsal dinner held at a private yacht club downtown—from hemp-wrapped vases to oyster shell salt-and-pepper cellars. “We wanted both events to feel cohesive without being repetitive,” says Annie. “So this was perfect.”

Vendor List:

Bridal Accessories: (shoes) Tory Burch,; (necklace) Holst + Lee,

Bridal Attire: Issa,

Calligrapher: Elizabeth Porcher Jones,

Décor: Tara Guérard Soirée,

Hair: Kristy Cuthbert of Sola Salon Studios,

Getaway Vehicle: Absolutely Charleston,

Groom’s Attire: (blazer) Tom James,; (shoes) Ferragamo,

Makeup: Kori Mahoney of Cos Bar,

Photographer: Corbin Gurkin,

Rehearsal Dinner & Floral Design & Coordination: Tara Guérard Soirée,

Rentals: Snyder Events,

Stationery & Signage: Lettered Olive,

Venue, Catering, Bar Service, & Baker: Private Downtown Yacht Club

Videographer: Siegel Films,