At first glance, Briana and Anatoliy appear to have been married in a villa in Italy. But their intimate neutral wedding took place at Hotel Domestique in South Carolina–the perfect venue for their European wedding vision. The pops of dusty purple and light pink in the bouquets and ceremony backdrop put together by Statice Flowers tie in perfectly with the pampas grass. And the velvet grey table cloths, gold accents, and fairy lights contrast flawlessly with the green rolling countryside of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Briana’s Justin Alexander gown added some glam to the affair with its hand-beaded detail and hint of sparkle while Anatoliy looked sharp in his clean black and white tux from Jos A Bank. Junebug member, Map and Compass Photography was the perfect choice to capture every detail–the heartwarming letters to one another before the ceremony, the tear-filled first look, portraits with the pups, and an epic sparkler-lined exit. Keep scrolling if you’re ready to fall in love with this romantic European-inspired day.
Briana and Anatoliy
Hotel Domestique, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
The Justin Alexander Gown
I was not sure what I wanted when I tried on wedding dresses. I loved long sleeves and the boho look–but I also wanted some glitz and sparkle. My dress was a 1920s inspired, hand-beaded dress with lots of lines and accents. The dress did not come with sleeves, a woman in New York hand designed and made them for me without ever seeing my dress in person. She made my dream dress a reality!
Why the Hotel Domestique
We chose our venue because we were able to have the hotel to ourselves for the whole weekend. It was a small boutique hotel and all the rooms were ours for whoever we wanted. And we loved the European style. We really wanted our family and friends to be able to relax and enjoy the weekend.
Wedding Advice From the Bride
Trust your vision! It is so important to trust the vision you have always had for your wedding. Do not doubt yourself even when others do. A lot of people—even your own family—may question your style. If you trust yourself and your partner, it will all come together the way both of you envisioned. And do not be too hard on yourself! No one can achieve perfection. Nothing in life is perfect; what matters most is that you and your partner are happy. Enjoy the journey.
A Memorable Wedding Bonfire
After the wedding was over, we all gathered around a fire in our wedding attire and talked about how much we enjoyed the day–and we were able to spend time with our closest friends and family.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Map and Compass Photography
Venue & Catering – Hotel Domestique
Floral Design – Statice Floral Design
Cake – 828 Sweet Events
Videography – Darrell & Kaitlyn Cassell
Invitation Design – Minted
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist – Asheville Flawless Brush Makeup & Hair Design
Wedding Dress – Justin Alexander
Bridal Accessories – Kendra Scott
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Renz Rags
Groom’s Apparel – Jos A Bank
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Express
Rings – Jared
Rentals – Professional Party Rentals
Favors – For Your Party
Congratulations again to Briana and Anatoliy on their intimate neutral South Carolina wedding at Hotel Domestique. Thank you to Junebug member Map and Compass Photography for sharing their special day with us. To see more of their stellar photos, check out their profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!