Lindsay & David {Wickliffe House}

Lindsay & David {Wickliffe House}

By | May 17, 2010

Lindsay envisioned an elegant Southern wedding with vintage appeal. She partnered with Ooh Events to design the wedding that she pictured as a relaxed but also charming affair. St. Luke’s Chapel and The Wickliffe House in Charleston, SC offered both.  Lindsay also wanted the wedding party attire to be simple but also go along with the theme. Lindsay wanted the bridal party flowers to have the “fresh picked” look so she chose to use the antique green hydrangeas with cream roses. She also always loved orchids wanted to use them in her bouquet. Tiger Lily masterfully arranged white orchids with a base of the antique green hydrangeas. David, the groom, wore a single orchid bloom. Lindsay shared with us some of the delightful wedding details …..

I carried my great grandmothers handkerchief with mine and my sister’s initials and wedding dates on it. My mom and sister carried this in their weddings as well.

The couple wed in St. Luke’s Chapel.

The chapel decor was kept simple with the Southern feel with cream hydrangea garland accenting the pews. Mum budded letter B’s for our last name were a perfect addition to the entrances and a cute way to welcome the guests!

For the bridesmaids, I wanted each girl to feel comfortable and beautiful in the dresses so I let my matron of honor and maid of honor pick out a dress by Rachel Pally. Emily loved the cream one-shoulder dress and Jennifer loved the black strapless so we went with both! I let the other four girls choose the one they liked best. We were not a big fan of suits so we decided to keep it casual with blue v-neck sweaters, white button downs, black ties, pants, and shoes.

The Wickliffe House in Charleston, SC was the perfect back drop for our reception. The outside poured with pure southern charm with large white columns and a huge front porch perfect for sipping iced tea and watching the sun set. The house has perfect vintage details, with original hard wood floors and chandeliers. The florist and I really wanted the decor to accentuate the vintage feel of the house so we chose to use mercury glass vases and votives of all different sizes and shape to line the tables. We had an Easter weekend wedding and we wanted to use spring like colors for flowers so Tiger Lily incorporated various blooms of roses, hydrangea, peony, dusty miller, and sweat pea in pinks, greens, creams, and yellows. I wanted the flowers to look as if we just picked the flowers from the garden and it did! The mercury glass votive candles helped illuminate the room and give a romantic, soft ambiance.

The dinner was served on the porch and included good, low-country southern fare consisting of barbeque biscuits, shrimp and grits, and a loaded mash potato bar.

{As always, Ashley Bakery wows us with their inspired confections.}

After everyone had eaten, we stepped out onto the front lawn for drinks, dancing, and fun! We wanted people to dance under lanterns, so we hung cream lanterns in the trees surrounding the house. We placed two lounge areas with white, button tufted sofas on one end of the lawn for people to relax and socialize between dances. We wanted our guests to have a treat to take home to remember out special day by, so we made a candy bar with pastel colored candies in vintage, glass canisters. My mom made a “sweet love” banner trimmed in lace to be hung on the candy table. Instead of a typical guest book we bought a photography book of Charleston. Our guests wrote lovely notes filled with best wishes over beautiful scenes of Charleston and we now have it on our coffee table.

Our Musician & D.J was Stephen Jenkins who played his live originals and of course some Johnny Cash! After the final song everyone prepared for our sparkler filled, ray ban, rock star exit!

{Photographers: Joey + Jessica Weddings :: Event Planner: Ooh Events :: Dress: Ulla Maija Alexia’s Bridal Boutique :: Veil: Reem Acra :: Florals: Tiger Lily :: Ceremony: St. Luke’s Chapel :: Reception Venue: The Wickliffe House :: Catering: The Wickliffe House :: Cake: Ashley Bakery :: Rentals: Snyder :: Music: Stephen Jenkins :: Hair: Affair Hair  by Tanesha :: Bridesmaids dresses: Rachel Pally :: Groomsmen: Sweaters, Banana Republic}

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