Mac & Murphy designed watercolor maps of Middleton Place so guests could treat themselves to self-guided tours during the cocktail hour while the couple snapped portraits. Kim and Chris’s lemon-framed crest also donned a backgammon game that awaited any interested celebrant.
“Our planner claimed the cathedral was the prettiest church in downtown Charleston,” says Kim, “and she was right. It was so, so gorgeous.”
Chris cleaned up in a dapper three-piece suit from The Black Tux, while Kim stunned in an Oscar de la Renta gown complete with a floral motif “reminiscent of the vines and various flowers at Middleton,” she says. Her jewelry? Borrowed from her mother and grandmother.
KIM MYERS & CHRIS GERONIMOS
Kim’s bevy of bridesmaids chose their own floral frocks in tonal blues by Yumi Kim and Jenny Yoo, while her “bridesman,” Justin, donned a coordinating suit and powder-blue tie.
The couple explored the grounds by wagon after the ceremony; given the bride baked nearly 100 loaves of banana bread (from her mother’s “cherished” recipe) for welcome bags, she’d earned a little downtime.
Cocktail tables dotted the nearby Octagonal Garden.
Hosting a 2 p.m. ceremony downtown allowed maximum time for one and all to explore Middleton after the vows and before dinner.
Décor details—like these table numbers placed on unfinished wood and framed with smilax—were chosen to be in keeping with the setting’s classic, natural beauty.
A sailcloth tent was set up on the Greensward.
Rosemary and lemon cropped up throughout the festivities; the groom’s aunt’s Southampton Soap Company stocked welcome bags with mint-lemon and rosemary soaps.
A New York couple trades the big city for a Capri-inspired Lowcountry wedding where limoncello and an unforgettable party were absolute musts
Even the fresh, raspberry-laden cake was lemon-flavored
When guests arrived, they were offered parasols and fans, and the option to explore, pet the resident flock of sheep, or play croquet, Jenga, bocce, corn hole, and more.