This time last week we were participating in one of my favorite weddings ever. Not only was it the wedding of one of my best friends' daughter (who I have known all her life), but it took place in Charleston on an absolutely beautiful day and I was working with some of my favorite vendors that had come all the way from Greenville to do this wedding with me.The ceremony took place at the historic Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church. A beautiful small wooden church surrounded by trees flowing with Spanish moss that totally represents the old South. It was the perfect start to what we called “Southern Tradition Meets Modern Twist".
Tiffany, the bride, had decided on shades of lavenders and purples with spots of bright greens and winter whites as her color scheme from the very beginning. Being a January wedding we decided to add some sparkle with silver branches and icy crystals to give that winter feel. To move a little out of the traditional box, at the reception, held at Alhambra Hall, we added lamps filled with different blooms and topped by a black lampshade to give that elegant lounge vibe. These were placed on tall cocktail tables and surrounded by chivari bar stools. It was a very cool look. Along with those were tall and short vases overflowing with purple iris, purple dendrobium orchids, green roses and lots of other blooms making the room breathtaking. If the flowers were not enough, we also brought in lighting to wash the reception room in purples and lavenders. An exciting pattern was shown on the dance floor and their initial greeted guests on the downstairs wall as guests arrived.
Cocktail hour started off downstairs in the hall. Guests were met at the door by servers holding silver trays of the signature drinks and delicious appetizers. They moved upstairs to have their pictures taken in the photo booth or to hang out in the white lounge area. In the lounge, you could watch the advertisement that actually brought Matt and Tiffany together. If you remember, I shared with you before the story of how Matt and Tiffany met while filming a bridal advertisement. They were dressed as a bride and groom. Talk about fate!Once Tiffany and Matt were introduced, the guests got to enjoy a buffet and stations of beef tenderloin, Maryland style crab cakes, caprese salad, veggie kabobs and mac and cheese. There were also mashed potatoes, fresh baked yeast and wheat rolls. This was followed by an absolutely beautiful wedding cake as dessert. Later in the evening after some fun partying, guests were treated to angus beef sliders to top off the night. The whole evening was just perfect.
Wedding Planners - Willrich Bridal and Special Events
Florist - Memories by McMillan
Caterer - Good Life Catering
Video and Lighting - Better Tie Productions
Photographer - Swept Away Studios
DJ - Sam Brooks - Life of the Party
Our photos - WB Images
Photo Booth - Palmetto City Photo Booth
Cake - Jim Smeal