More formal décor elements like gold mercury hurricane candleholders, gleaming cutlery, and stately taper candles are offset by laid-back accents of feathered votives and hand-painted wooden slabs, creating a design that is both rustic and refined.
The pros at Soirée fashioned a unique sustainable aisle runner by combining larger rugs made from a natural raffia jute material.
Hatch Cove Designs painted a one-of-a-kind watercolor scene of Lowndes Grove that was featured in the invitation suite as well as printed on pillows.
Fabric masks, custom hand sanitizers, and samples of benne wafers and saltwater taffy from Charleston Specialty Foods rounded out the guest bags.
“Charles and I both unexpectedly cried during the ceremony. My younger brother, Michael, walked me down the aisle and I was so happy at the start and then looked up midway down to see Charles bawling. I just lost it,” says Nicole.
Nicole and Charles saw the silver lining in a smaller guest list due to the pandemic. An additional tent was erected just for dinner so that the original tent could shine as a very open lounge and dance floor.
Velvet isn’t just for cooler months. Add can’t-miss richness to reception tablescapes with this luxe fabric.
A checkered dance floor in brown and grey wood turned a barn party into a big party. Calligraphed chalkboards detailed the bar and dessert menu, as well as the couple’s “love shack,” serving an assortment of late-night bites including smash burgers, Chicago dogs, and tater tots.
The couple’s four-tiered confection by Jim Smeal was comprised of layers of lemon, chocolate raspberry, and caramel cake and adorned with sugar-spun flowers and gold-specked blackberries.