Pretty as a Picture

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Pretty as a Picture | Elise Yardley Cobb and Tim Hussey, November 5, 2011, Private Downtown Home

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.”

Vendor List

Baker: Twenty Six Divine; www.twentysixdivine.com
Bride’s attire: Rachel Gordon with One Love Design; www.onelovedesign.com
Caterer: Social Restaurant + Wine Bar; www.socialwinebar.com
Day-of coordination and florist: Blue Planet Green Events; www.blueplanetgreenevents.com
Lighting: Stage Presence Equipment Rentals; www.stagepresencellc.com
Rentals and linens: Snyder Event Rentals; www.snydereventrentals.com
Music: Heddy Rae; www.myspace.com/heddyrae
Photographer: Gately Williams; www.benwilliamsweddings.com