Coppery Affair

I’m still loving looking over images from our Hilton Head wedding this past Fall, one you may have seen here. Bryan Johnson shot so many lovely ones, I haven’t even had time to peruse properly.

I think one of the overriding strengths we designers bring to the table is employing a series of details that are subtle but cohesive, lovely but not over-styled, present but not in-your-face. At this wedding, a simple motif of patinated copper was something we chose to thread throughout to anchor the seafoam color and light/bright/white of the nearby beach.

At cocktails, we introduced copper in a myriad of ways . . . including hammered copper trays for passed hors d’oeuvres.

We designed a statuesque copper escort card frame, had Elizabeth Jones pen her lovely calligraphy onto each custom square copper piece, nailed them up with copper carpet tacks, and located it near the bars for ease of use.

Guests were all over our copper-topped small batch bourbon bar, also featured on Garden & Gun where we’ve been guest-blogging.

I sourced these sweet vintage copper measuring cups for pen pots on our vintage postcard table.


For our head table, we had our calligrapher pen place cards on big copper placards we designed for the backs of the chivari chairs. Fun, non?

We designed our centerpieces to be vignettes of lovely little things, including calligraphy copper table numbers, copper pots, and more. Loved those hobnail honeycomb glass votive holders.

Devil’s in the details, right? We asked our floral designer to secure our custom tent pole covers with copper bullion wire. No stone left unturned.

All of these delicate details combine to generate this overall vibe and aesthetic that we (humbly) believe makes the ambiance of the whole shebang. Hope you enjoy!




  1. Bailey with Palmetto Dunes

    It’s always nice to look back at great memories and your wedding looked amazing! We love all the copper details and the tiniest details can make a huge difference!