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Photography by LUCY CUNEO
Charleston Weddings Spring 2017 features Meggie + Bill
Charleston Weddings Spring 2017 is out on stands, and we are thrilled to see they’ve featured our very own Meggie + Bill, as well as a lovely bridesmaids’ luncheon we designed.
What a cover- Princess Bride is the understatement! I love seeing other fair-skinned girls in the limelight (wink).
Community Tables Add A Wow Factor
We peppered Meggie and Bill’s reception with community tables, which is a just a clever term for bar-height seating. I used gorgeous custom lucite-and-brass bar stools to lighten the look, and tapped my Blossoms boys to create long, lush garlands of greenery with tucked-in votive light. Intermixing community tables and café seating at station-style Southern dinners is one of our expert tips for perfect party flow.
Let’s talk about Meggie’s stunning Jenny Packham “Noa” gown with its hand-beading, sweetheart neckline, and cap sleeve. Bill’s look stood up well against his blushing bride; he opted for a custom white dinner jacket, aka warm weather black tie.
Perfect in Pastels
You’d never know it sprinkled lightly on this beautiful Saturday of Easter weekend. Our amazing bride Meggie drove the ultimate happy mood by not giving a flip! Lucy Cuneo captured Meggie’s bridesmaids (in custom Joanna August) perfectly on the piazza of Lowndes Grove in all their pastel ombré glory. Meggie’s bouquet of lisianthus, garden roses, clematis, ranunculus, and scabiosa is still one of our favorites to this day. We still love layering ombré shades of a certain color throughout a party’s palette.
Cheree Berry expertly designed a lovely + soft stationery suite, replete with blush envelopes and dove gray ink. Flower girls donned sweet ranunculus halo crowns and Sperry Tents Southeast placed the sweetest sailcloth tent over our ceremony on the front lawn.
Soft Sheering at a Tented Affair
This is one of those shots that just takes your breath away, thanks to Lucy. This is a bold testament to why you have to have a designer in the mix. Perfect symmetry does not come easily, my friends. The lush stackbacks of the precisely ombré draperies cuffed in bounteous blooms positively make the party. Just sayin’.
The Devil’s in the Details
Charleston Weddings Spring 2017 chose to feature a few more sweet moments from the evening. The top left is my custom bar design- literally straight out of one of my treillage dreams with custom cappuccino-painted lattice work, bun feet, and climbing clematis. We opted for tiny flaxen bags filled with fresh lavender and screenprinted them with “Toss Me” for a parting toss for the happy couple. The bottom picture reflects the stage setup with custom surround and custom backdrop (don’t you love our hedge valance?) for the Atlanta Showstoppers. Thanks to all for making the night supremely magical, and most of all to Meggie, Bill, and their families for letting us wear the hard hats!
The Dream Team
planner + designer, furnishings + lighting fixtures: Calder Clark
florals + production: Blossoms
venue + catering: Patrick Properties
photography: Lucy Cuneo
cake: Minette Rushing
tenting + rentals: Snyder Event Rentals
lighting + sound: Technical Event Company
entertainment: Atlanta Showstoppers
personal dresser: Cacky’s Bride + Aid
ceremony herald trumpeter: Susan Messersmith
ceremony musicians: Archer Music String Trio
guest transportation: Absolutely Charleston
couple departure transportation: Classic Boat Charleston
hair: Salon Vari