22 Dec Marry & Bright
Written By Katelyn Rutt
Images By Anne Rhett Photography
Planning & Design Fox Events
For Morgan Harrison and Will Patton, the month of December has always held a bit of extra magic. The pair met as kids when Will’s family would stay at his aunt’s house in Knoxville for the holidays. Her home was across the street from Morgan, so the families often convened for Christmas night activities.
Charleston was a no-brainer destination for the couple, who adored the city’s unique character from childhood visits and knew their guests would love its food scene and thriving nightlife. The Governor Thomas Bennett House served as the backdrop for the blended Christmas and New Year’s Eve aesthetic—which received a classy, grown-up spin. To achieve this, Fox Events avoided overdone holiday colors, and stuck with gold, emerald and touches of deep crimson.
The ceremony was held outdoors under the lantern-hung branches of the home’s oak tree, surrounded by draped Spanish moss and a bubbling fountain. Morgan and Will said “I do” by a botanical archway studded with flowers, before guests were ushered to a cocktail hour with holiday-esque bourbon and martini bars.
Inside the reception tent, the New Year’s theme came alive with hanging floral arrangements, glass stars, and gold disco balls.
The band, Atlanta Rhythm and Groove, kept the dance floor moving all night to rock, Motown, and oldies, before the bride and groom were ushered out—with snow-like confetti—to the start of forever.
Planning: Fox Events
Photography: Anne Rhett
Venue: Governor Thomas Bennett House
Florals: Blossom Bay
Catering: Cru Catering
Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal
Bridal Attire: Rime Arodaky
Beauty: Ash & Co
Stationery: Hatch Cover Designs