22 Aug Elina & Matthew | The Wickliffe House
Russian-born makeup artist Elina met antiques dealer Matthew at a photoshoot shoot for Andrea Serrano of Charleston Shop Curator. That stylish start led to a stunner of a wedding day rife with takeaway ideas for DIY brides and Charleston aficionados, both. For starters, they were gifted a suite at The Dewberry hotel for their wedding night, which the bride used as a prep palace before heading to the rooftop for a first look (and urbane portraits aplenty) with her fiancé. (Takeaway: Register for a swank hotel in the Historic District and maximize your time there.) As you scroll through their images snapped by the ubiquitous-of-late Anne Rhett, check out Elina’s pale pink gown, a custom evening-wear-style number made for her by Holy City dressmaker Emily Papuga of Suite 33. From the hotel, the wedding party headed to one of our favorite blank-slate storied venues downtown, The Wickliffe House, where Matthew, owner of Well Furnished, had dressed the columned manse in décor from his shop for a curated, home-like setting. Add in towering florals (also by the groom), and you’ve got quite the personalized backdrop. Take a look at how he set up ceremony and reception areas, then check our top-pick vendors for bespoke rentals to see how you can replicate the style in your own way. Happy browsing, all!
Venue and Catering: The Wickliffe House | Gown: Custom Bespoke Gown by Emily Papuga of Suite 33 | Planner/Design: Matthew McLaughlin of Well Furnished | Day of Coordination: CiBi Events | Makeup: Elina Mille of Bellelina Studio | Hair: Diana Cardona | Images: Anne Rhett