Francie & Ennis | Part One {The Historic Rice Mill}

Francie & Ennis | Part One {The Historic Rice Mill}

By | July 12, 2010

Lucky me that I am able to pour over such fantastic images from weddings…lucky you that I cannot seem to narrow down these purely perfect images by Evan Laettner so I am posting them all! I was elated when I came across Francie and Ennis’ wedding and rehearsal dinner. What is not to love…the oh so darling couple, the unbelievably stylish events, the gorgeous venues and yes, the talented gentleman behind the lens? Truly a multiple match made in wedding heaven. These events are so well designed by Distinctive Events that I may have to start coming up with new words to describe them. None the less, they are such a quintessential array of wedding goodness that I will not dare feature them all at once. Oh, no…this rehearsal dinner, this wedding, these details and style must be be shown individually.

In contrast to a dramatic, traditional wedding ceremony at the Cathedral on Broad Street and elegant garden style reception at the William Aiken HouseDistinctive Events had the pleasure of working with the James Family, Ennis and Dru, on their son’s rehearsal dinner at the Historic Rice Mill.  Again, the fantastic Evan Laettner was able to capture great shots of the affair.  This was certainly another event in itself.  With the James’ home being in Western North Carolina, Distinctive Events created a natural mountain chic style consisting of barrels used as cocktail tables, and twig lounge furniture that coordinated with baskets filled with wild flowers on the guest dining tables.  Burlap runners, twine tied napkins and drift wood mounted table numbers completed the setting for the intimate dual plated dinner of Quail and Good Food Catering’s famous Carolina Crab Cakes.  I must say, mother of the groom, Dru James, has a way with photos, as the dinner ended with a fabulously creative slide show we were able to share with the rest of the guests at the wedding the next day.

Charleston Wedding

Charleston Wedding

The custom table numbers and names were designed by the talented team at Studio R.

Charleston Wedding

Charleston Wedding

Charleston Wedding

Following dinner, guests moved to the dessert and party portion of the night.  Close to 100 more guests arrive to partake in the festivities to include a chef manned crepe station, a delicious variety of parfaits, a clothes line full of more photos of the guests of honor, and the incredible sounds of Charleston local Jamisun.  What a wonderful start to the weekend’s events.

Charleston Wedding

Weddings in Charleston

Photographs by Evan Laettner | Event Planning and Design: Distinctive Events | Rehearsal Venue: Historic Rice Mill | Catering: Good Food Catering | Custom Papers: Studio R Design | Music: Jamisun

 

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  • Darrell Brock
    Posted at 05:03h, 13 July Reply

    Evan, we totally need to shoot together. I am digging your style. Nice work!

  • Tanya Gurrieri
    Posted at 09:15h, 13 July Reply

    This was the prettiest set up at the Rice Mill… way to go Distinctive Events!!
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful images.

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