Francie & Ennis | Part Two {William Aiken House}

Francie & Ennis | Part Two {William Aiken House}

By | July 13, 2010

Now on to wedding greatness. The dynamic duo of  Distinctive Events and Evan Laettner Photography continues to inspire us with Francie and Ennis’ wedding. The couple exchanged their vows in a beautiful traditional ceremony at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. After the, “I dos,” everyone headed over to the William Aiken House where  guests were greeted with a stunning setting brimming gorgeous florals and a signature cocktail, a Cucumber Collins. Fabulous!

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Francie made a stunning bride in a gown created by the British designer, David Fielden.  Francie wore a silk crepe back satin gown with low lace back and lace trimmed hem. The veil was finished with a matching lace trim.

Charleston Wedding

Charleston Weddings

Leesa Phipps of Distinctive Events, portrayed a European style utilizing a mixture of lotus pods, green bouvardia, chartreuse viburnum, Virginia roses, and green cymbidium orchids.  The bouquet was finished with double French silk ribbon, seed pearls and touches of low country grasses to add movement.  The unique centerpieces were created with birch bark used to encase allium, viburnum, dianthus, roses and succulents with berries.

Charleston Wedding

Charleston Wedding

Charleston Wedding

The bridesmaids wore gorgeous Simple Silhouettes dresses from Bella Bridesmaid.

Charleston Weddings

Following a traditional Catholic wedding at the infamous Cathedral on Broad Street, the guests moved to the natural setting of the William Aiken House where they were greeted with a refreshing Cucumber Collins as they arrived.  What an incredible spring and summer drink made with Lotus Vodka, St. Germain, crushed cucumber, ginger, simple syrup, and Ginger Ale.

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The William Aiken House is always a treasure trove of colors and textures no matter what the time of year.  There were some variegated ferns we’ve always admired on the brick walkway near the carriage house, and this was the inspiration for a lot of the foliage elements used in Francie and Ennis’ reception tent.  An array of hanging variegated fig balls, and three ball fig topiaries provided a textural pop against the backdrop of a custom sage green shimmering organza tent liner, set off with cream organza shaded bronze chandeliers.

Charleston Weddings

Charleston Weddings

One of the highlights around the beautiful pergola and reflecting pool, was custom antique mirrored bars created by the Distinctive Events specialty rental department.  French metal sculptural laurel wreaths accented the bars using digitalis, allium, roses, and soft antique green hydrangea.

Charleston Weddings

Charleston Weddings

Charleston Wedding

Charleston WeddingFrancie loved the idea of incorporating succulents somehow.  It seemed to perfectly complement her clean simple cake created by Elaine Mincey.  We created a cascading effect down one side of the square tiers.

Charleston Wedding

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Photography by Evan Laettner Photography | Event and Floral Design: Distinctive Events | Bridesmaid Dresses: Simple Silhouettes from Bella Bridesmaid | Wedding Gown: David Fielden | Wedding Venue: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist | Wedding Reception Venue: William Aiken House | Wedding  Cake: Elaine’s Events | Makeup Artist: EQ MakeupBand: The Mighty Kicks



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