Charleston Weddings Spring 2017 – Meggie & Bill

Charleston Weddings— Spring 2017

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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.

Charleston Weddings Magazine Spring 2017 cover

What a cover- Princess Bride is the understatement! I love seeing other fair-skinned girls in the limelight (wink).

Charleston Weddings Spring 2017 features Meggie + Bill's beautiful Lowndes Grove wedding, as shot by Lucy Cuneo.

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.

Charleston Weddings Spring 2017 shot by Lucy Cuneo featuring Meggie + Bill.

Beaded Beauty

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.

Charleston Weddings Spring 2017; Lucy Cuneo; A gorgeous clematis and ranunculus bride's bouquet and pastel bridesmaids' gowns.

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.

Charleston Weddings Spring 2017 features this crisp sailcloth tented ceremony on the lawn at Lowndes Grove, this Cheree Berry stationery suite, and ranunculus flower girl halos; Lucy Cuneo

Ceremony Details

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.

Charleston Weddings Spring 2017; Lucy Cuneo; Calder Clark designed lush furniture vignettes and floral chandeliers at this tented wedding.

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’.

Charleston Weddings Spring 2017; custom lattice clematis bar; custom draped band backdrop;

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

stationery: Cheree Berry Paper + Elizabeth Porcher Jones

entertainment: Atlanta Showstoppers

linens: Nuage

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