This dreamy wedding inspiration is filled with gorgeous blooms that are perfectly in tune with the venue. Willowy branches draped with beautiful floral from Floressence Flowers, with pastel pinks and peaches made Styled Social Charleston a whimsical event to remember. Middleton Place is a luxurious venue while also providing the cozy familiarity of the countryside. It is the perfect backdrop brimming with natural beauty, but also allowing the creative team led by Willow & Oak Events to create something unique and truly gorgeous.
The couple wanted the aesthetic of the wedding to reflect the landscape and personality of Sea Island, so they worked with Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Associates to bring in lots of bright color. “Although we knew we wanted it to be a formal black-tie event, we still wanted it to be upbeat, bright, and not too serious to reflect our personalities,” Whitney says. “We really started thinking about the aesthetic when working on our invitation design and watercolor, created by Ceci New York.” Their Save the Date featured a watercolor of Spanish moss, the beach, and sea turtles, while the invitations included peaches, blues, and florals. “From there, Marcy and our design team Todd Events came up with the most amazing ideas on how to reflect our vision in every detail.”
The ceremony started in the lobby of the The Cloisters hotel amidst a sea of blue flowers. “Marcy and Todd designed a stunning cathedral-like environment that made me feel like we were getting married in a church, which was something I always imagined growing up,” Whitney says. Wilson’s grandfather, a retired Presbyterian minister, officiated the wedding, close college friends did the readings, and music like “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys was mixed in throughout the service. “We wanted the ceremony to be a reflection of us, while still being traditional and religious,” Whitney notes.
Photography @thehappybloom | Videography: @jpeaypro | Planning + Design @designstudiosouth | Florist @grayharperflorals | Reception Venue + Catering + Bar @distinctivelysouthern_ | Cake @vanillaandthebean | Hair + Makeup @emmacollinsbeauty | Band @azizzband | Cocktail Hour Music @chuckcourtenay3 | Ceremony Venue @cathedral_savannah | Rentals @amazingeventrentals + @oohevents | Lighting @technicalevent | Draping @veilcharleston | Linens @nuagedesignsinc | Transportation @oldsavannahtours | Invitations @empressstationery | Watercolor Artist @simplyjessicamarie | Menus, Programs and Escort Cards @cake.paperie
Planning + Design: @haleykellyevents / Photography: @thehappybloom / Florist: @tupelohoneyflowershop / Paper Goods: @jilldelavanatelier / Cake: @vanillaandthebean / Car: @thepinkfiggy / Welcome Box: @asignaturewelcome / Venue: @hotelbennett / Hair + Makeup: @pamperedandprettyxo / Rentals: @snyderevents + @nuagedesignsinc + @latavolalinen / Dress Designer: @sarahseven / Bridal Boutique: @lovelybridechs / Bridal Shoes: @louboutinworld / Bride Model: @annapholloway / Groom Model: @petruliomatt / Server Model: @its.elaines.world / Chou à la crème Desserts: Executive Pastry Chef Rémy Fünfrock of @hotelbennett
Red roses, giant candelabras, layers and layers of red tulle strung from the rafters — this is a red wedding ceremony like NO OTHER! And with a couple to match. Their brilliant photographer told us that together, Sarah and Max absolutely fill up a room with their warmth and personality! Their big day featured celestial elements and an insanely beautiful, moody, and ornate ceremony. Here’s the inspiration from Sarah:
Our wedding celebration was a space to land the culmination of our spiritual, energetic, and earth-based practices in devotion to our commitment to marriage. For us, marriage is a sacred, conscious union of our hearts, minds, bodies, spirits, and souls. What can we say? We’re two hippies in love y’all! Through our ceremony, we used the modality of ritual to bring our friends & family into the intimacy of our partnership and sacredness of our story.
The aesthetic was very inspired by “if Stevie Nicks had a wedding” and “if Dario Argento’s 1977 film Suspiria and ABBA had a baby,” which our wedding planner/installation guru/visionary, Audrey of French Knot Studios, executed flawlessly in tandem with her co-creator and QUEEN of florals, Kim, of August Floral and Event Design.
Autumn Nicole Photography captured every detail — and told us she wish she could have captured even more! Here’s a look at how it all unfolded:
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planning & design: @hostandhaven . photography: @hannahalyssa . styling: @the.edit.collective . florals: @fernstudioflowers . calligraphy & day of paper goods: @prarie_and_sage . stationery: @emilybairddesign . venue: @kiawahresort . cake: @vanillaandthebean . tent: @skylinetentcompany . linens: @latavolalinen . draping: @veilcharleston . rentals: @snyderevents @oohevents . lighting & custom builds: @technicalevent . hair: @blushingbridescharleston . makeup: @pamelalesch_ . bridal gown: @alarobe . bride’s shoes: @cultgaia . groom’s attire: @11thstate . bridesmaids’ dresses: @mymaidn . ceremony music: @charlestonvirtuosi