Cameron and Jim

Cameron and Jim

Stop.The.Presses. Infact, stop everything that you are doing and prepare to be captivated. Cameron and Jim’s wedding, photographed by Marni Rothschild, is so breathtaking that it commands your full attention. I love weddings, but this is one of those ‘be still my beating heart’ affairs. The couple’s big day is the epitome of southern nuptial splendor and I am completely OBSESSED with every single detail. From the gorgeous bride’s tiered full lace frock and signature live oak motif that pervaded the day to the pale blue bridesmaids paired with gents donned in white dinner jackets.

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The story behind the fabulous details….courtesy of Marni Rothschild

“Cameron and Jim met after graduation from high school and began their 7 year courtship at the end of their freshman year of college. In September, 2010 Jim surprised Cameron with a limo to “go out on the town for a friend’s girlfriend’s birthday,” and got down on one knee to propose in a park in Uptown Charlotte with her grandmother’s engagement ring.

From the moment they started planning the wedding, they knew that they wanted it to reflect their southern upbringing. Having grown up spending every summer since she was 2 on Sullivan’s Island, the bride had her eye set on Charleston. After picking an August wedding date, they knew they wanted a light color scheme that was unique with white dinner jackets for Jim and his wedding party. They also decided to have the Plantation Singers sing for 40 minutes before the ceremony began. This ended up being one of the highlights for all of the guests. Someone even tried to find them on iTunes this past week! A Scottish bagpiper and drummer escorted Cameron and her father into the church playing “Highland Cathedral.”

For the reception, they decided on the color scheme of whites, blues, and greens. The Yacht Club was transformed with draping, barrel lights wrapped in blue fabric, and a stand out bar. A monogrammed oak tree ice sculpture luge served two signature drinks, there was a seafood display in ice, quail, tenderloin, mini tomato pies, fried oysters, lowcountry eggrolls, and many more delicious touches. Late night mini peppermint ice cream in cones, mini charred hot dogs, and mini pizzas were passed around 10 pm. The cake was also a true work of art that was layered with large beautiful flowers and lace that was perfectly in line with the bride’s Rivini lace dress.”

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Photography: Marni Rothschild | Planning: Bride + Mom | Church: Mt Pleasant Presbyterian | Ceremony Music: Plantation Singers | Bagpipes: Bill Nuttall | Drummer: Wyman Shuler | Transportation: Absolutely Charleston | Custom Papers, Wedding Logo and Draping: Ooh Events | Event Design, Florals & Décor: Cricket Newman | Reception Music: The Maxx | Ice Carving: Ice Age Sculptures | Gown: Rivini | Cake: Jim Smeal | Videography: Artistic Eye

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