The Couple: Katie and Jeremy
The Wedding: 4.27.13 – Poplar Grove Boat House – Charleston, SC
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Romantic, southern, whimsical.
What was your wedding color palette? Navy, champagne, mixed metallics, and hints of blush.
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Hailing from South Carolina and loving Charleston, I knew I wanted to marry Jeremy there among our family and friends. The gorgeous low country waterway and spanish moss among the trees added to the romance and classic charm we wanted to express.
Our menu by Cru Catering was the best food (not just wedding food) I’ve ever had. We incorporated my Southern roots with dishes like shrimp and grits and Jeremy’s California roots with mini fish tacos.
Framed pictures of our family members as newlyweds greeted our guests when they arrived. Mini champagne bottles covered in gold glitter were passed out upon arrival; I wanted the celebrating and toasting to start immediately. Guests signed a cookbook so that as we used it in the future, we’d constantly be reading sweet messages from our nearest and dearest.
My best friend and Maid of Honor, Carol Hannah, was also my dress designer. It was surreal dreaming of my ideal wedding dress and then watching her work her magic.
We were extremely blessed with many talented hands who helped to make our day special and very personal.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? One of my favorite memories will always be with my Maid of Honor, Carol Hannah. Right before the cake cutting, we changed out my tulle skirt for a full-length sequin one. It was fabulous. Unfortunately, I had stretched out the top of my dress from having so much fun all day (aka sweat) so she ended up having to sew me into the second skirt. We were in the bathroom so long that people definitely started noticing and pounding on the door. It was such a sweet time with my best friend, so funny and awkward, and just so us.
By far my favorite moment was stealing away with Jeremy near the end of the night. We went out on the dock, which was lit up so lovely in the night, and sat on the bench swing. We shared our late night snack, laughed and just reveled in being married.
What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Hire your friends. But really, we all have some sort of talent. Your family and friends want to share in your joy and the planning process, so allow them to help you in whatever way they can. When the wedding day comes, you will be surrounded by so many reminders of the love enveloping you and your husband, every moment will be amplified with encouragement. Most importantly, remember that you are preparing for a lifetime of unity so put away the wedding details to spend time talking and listening to your fiance and growing closer.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Caroline Ghetes
Event Planner: Hannah Alexander of WED
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Poplar Grove Boat House
Officiant: Reverend Brian Morgan
Invitation Designer: Aerialist Press
Catering: Cru Catering
Florist: Sara York Grimshaw Designs
Cake: Sugar Bakeshop
Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah
Bridal Accessories: Shoes – Loeffler Randall and Enzo Angiolini from Nordstrom, Earrings and Bracelet – Alexis Bittar
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: J.Crew
Hair & Make-up: Meg Workman of Elysium Salon
DJ/Live Music: The Secrets and Katie Cox (family friend
Transportation: Charleston Style Limo and Charleston Cab Company
Favors: River Street Sweets Pralines
Rentals: Snyder Rentals and Event DRS
Rings: Engagement Ring and Grooms Wedding Band – Steve Padis, Brides Wedding Band – Catbird
Thank you so much Katie and Jeremy for sharing your southern wedding with us!
See more photography by Caroline Ghetes in her Junebug Weddings member brochure, and check out more blush pink wedding ideas in the Junebug Weddings Photo Gallery!