When Elise Yardley Cobb met Tim Hussey outside King Street’s Rebekah Jacob Gallery, she recognized him from a documentary she’d seen about the Charleston painter, photographer, and graphic designer. Three hundred and sixty-four days after their first date, Tim proposed, and the design-savvy duo quickly began brainstorming a cozy, backyard affair. “Everything was loaned, antique, local, or designed by us,” says Elise, a former elementary schoolteacher. The bride assembled family wedding photos and borrowed her great-grandmother’s veil from the Smithsonian. Tim bartered art for services so they could splurge on extras, like 1980s Polaroid film for a photo booth (with one of his abstracts as its backdrop). When the day arrived, the couple swapped vows in a friend’s garden beneath an orange tree draped in lights. Says Elise, “It was perfect.”
Feast your eyes on this treasure chest of jewels ranging from ultra-fine to utterly fashionable. Whether you’re dressing for your wedding or any of the myriad events leading up to it, these pieces add polish—and panache
Charleston is one of the country’s top-tier cities for so-called destination weddings, and any couple getting married here should expect far-flung guests to RSVP an enthusiastic “Yes” to their celebration, especially when this old-school boarding pass, designed by Studio R, debuts your wedding details in high flying style.