16 Aug Jazmin & Andrei | The Governor Thomas Bennett House
Jazmin and Andrei might have met in Boston—where they still live—but choosing Charleston as the place for them to say “I do” was like coming home for the groom. (Andrei’s family moved from Romania to New Orleans and then to the Lowcountry when Hurricane Katrina forced them to evacuate.) With his family being members of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity here, only the reception venue was in question. “We chose the Governor Thomas Bennett House because it felt like a plantation mansion with the comforts and accessibility of the city,” says Jazmin of their downtown pick.
Her other requirements? “Elegant, intimate, and … Mexican!” says Jazmin, a doctor who grew up in Mississippi but whose family originated from Jalisco, Mexico, where mariachi began. “A wedding without mariachi is considered blasphemous according to Mexican tradition,” she laughs. Returning to one’s roots—all of them—has never looked so stylish. Before you check out all the gorgeous photos, take note of our favorite ideas that Intrigue Design & Events pulled together for the intimate celebration.
- Taking advantage of the small guest list, Jazmin and Andrei joined all 55 attendees for dinner at one long table. (The wedding party was seated toward the middle.)
- All-white florals, gauzy white draping, and icy acrylic touches (like the menus) imparted a cooling aesthetic that helped offset potentially high temps.
- Clustering like blooms together (here it was hydrangeas, lilies, and orchids) made for a bold, clean look.
Traditional Romanian cozonac bread (baked by Andrei’s mother) served as favors.
Design: Intrigue Design & Events | Images: Aaron & Jillian Photography | Florals, draping, lighting: Loluma | Catering, bar service: Cru Catering | Rentals: Ooh! Events | Cake: Delicious Desserts | Beauty: Lashes and Lace