Sometimes in love, if you take a backseat, fate intervenes. Take Annapolis, Maryland’s Lorianna Ferrogine and Mark Stickler, who met while sharing a cab during a blizzard. Three years later, the couple was engaged and turned to Ooh! Events to design their wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Lorianna hoped for a marriage of European garden elegance and carefree Bohemian chic, which Ooh’s Lisa Thomas embraced. “If you’re willing to try new things, it’s fun to balance differing design elements,” says Lisa, who created a “barefoot in the French countryside” vibe. Dressed in a light palette of champagne, cream, and blush, delicate accents like tall, wispy flowers, comfortable lounge furniture, and an open-sky tent filled the plantation grounds with Lowcountry luxury and French country warmth.
Baker: Sugar Bakeshop; www.sugarbake.com
Band: The Maxx; www.eastcoastentertainment.com
Bride’s gown and shoes: Liancarlo from Claire Dratch (gown), www.clairedratch.net; Zara Collection (shoes), www.zara.com
Bride’s reception dress: Esther Australia; www.esther.com.au
Bride’s veil and headpiece: Modern Trousseau Charleston (veil), www.moderntrousseausc.com; “Icing on the Cake” Charleston (headpiece)
Caterer: Fish; www.fishrestaurantcharleston.com
Ceremony and Reception Location: Lowndes Grove Plantation; www.pphgcharleston.com
Groom’s attire: Tallia (suit); www.talliaorange.com; Hugo Boss (shoes); www.hugoboss.com; Ben Silver (braces); www.bensilver.com
Makeup: Bellelina; www.bellelina.com
Musicians (ceremony and cocktail hour): Classical Charleston; www.classicalcharleston.com
Photographer: Virgil Bunao Photography; www.virgilbunao.com
Planners, rentals, linens and florist: Lisa Thomas and Jerri Heater, Ooh! Events; www.oohevents.com
Stationery: The Paper Trousseau in Severna Park, Maryland; www.thepapertrousseau.com
Video Extras: Wedit flip clams; www.wedit.com
Lori and Mark (Trailer) from Virgil Bunao on Vimeo.