Pure & Simple

Pure & Simple | A Beverly Hills couple ties the knot with a simple and chic, modern-meets-rustic affair at Runnymede Plantation

Katherine Rogers & Alexander Weaver
April 12, 2014 

Runnymede Plantation

You’d expect über-stylish Beverly Hills residents Katherine and Alexander to depart their Big Day in a luxe limo but they instead opted for his dad’s Land Rover. “Alexander and I share a modern and rustic aesthetic—clean lines with a masculine feel,” says Katherine, who planned their nuptials six years after meeting Alexander while both were at Furman University. Eucalyptus added a verdant vibe to the day, while a cake courtesy of Ben’s grandmother (a professional baker) and a stationery suite designed by the bride upped the sentimental value. Add innovative menu elements like a Southern antipasto (personal chef Katherine curated that station), and guests were delighted. “We wanted the night to be elegant without being too stiff,” she says. Done and done! 

Vendor List:

Wedding design: Katherine Weaver (bride)

Day-of-coordination: RLE Charleston, www.RLECharleston.com

Location: Runnymede Plantation, www.EventsAtRunnymede.com

Florals: Sara York Grimshaw Designs, www.SYGDesigns.com

Photography: Sean Money & Elizabeth Fay, www.SeanMoney-ElizabethFay.com

Furniture: Snyder Events, www.SnyderEvents.com

Lighting: Technical Event Company, www.TechnicalEventCompany.com

Linens: La Tavola, www.LaTavolaLinen.com

Catering: Salthouse Catering, www.SalthouseCatering.com

Cake: groom’s grandmother

Pies: WildFlour Pastry, www.wildflourpastrycharleston.com

Bar service: Spike by Snyder Events, www.SnyderEvents.com/Bar-Service

Stationery: Designed by bride, letterpressed by Lala Press, www.LalaPress.com

Bride’s attire: (gown) Monique Lhuillier (available locally at Maddison Row), www.MaddisonRow.com; (jewelry) Alan Friedman, www.AlanDiamonds.com; (shoes) J.Crew, www.JCrew.com

Hair: Meg Ann Workman, Wedding Hair by Charlotte, www.WeddingHairByCharlotte.com

Makeup: Pamela Lesch, www.PamelaLeschMakeup.com

Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo (available locally at Bella Bridesmaids and Fabulous Frocks), www.BellaBridesmaids.com, www.FabulousFrocksBridal.com

Menswear: J.Crew, www.JCrew.com

Silk ribbon: Frou Frou Chic, www.FrouFrouChic.com

Getaway vehicle: owned by family

Custom license plate: www.LicensePlate.tv

Music: (ceremony) Classical Charleston, www.ClassicalCharleston.com; (reception) 4 Barrel Funk, www.MusicGardenBands.com/Find-A-Band/General/4-Barrel-Funk/View-Details

Golf cart: Lightning Bugz, www.LightningBugzRentals.com

Transportation: Charleston Style Limo, www.CharlestonStyleLimo.com