I’ve heard talk that in the South, they really know how to throw one fine soiree. Well let me tell you, after glancing at this wedding for a mere moment, I knew that statement must be true. With the help of some truly gorgeous styling by Calder Clark Designs and perfect picture taking by Tina Rowden, this Charleston Bride and Groom had an elegant, classic wedding infused with so many great modern touches. (Hello lucite versailles chair of my dreams) See the full day and every last bit of Southern charm in the gallery.
From Calder Clark Designs…
Mary Margaret and Ryan Neff were married on a soft summer Saturday in June at the DeBordieu Club in Georgetown, SC, where Mary Margaret spent summers growing up. Both hailing from their adopted hometown of the Big Apple meant that they were inspired by the sleek, translucent, contemporary feel of high profile hotels but wanted their aesthetic to mesh with the Lowcountry, too. Mary Margaret tapped Calder Clark of Calder Clark Designs to implement her big day dreams. The couple were married at the gorgeous historic Prince George Winyah Episcopal, just moments from their pretty tented affair. Mary Margaret and her girls carried bouquets of athuriums, longiflorum, steelgrass, bamboo, ornithogalum, cattelya orchids and sweet gumballs, all flowers that would appear as well during dinner. During cocktails, Tina Rowden (photographer) strolled with the couple throughout rice marsh-lined pathways capturing the sunset,while guests dined on mini lobster rolls, mini blts, mac-n-cheese bites, and endive with Boursin.
Guests approached a lucite table flooded with engraved lucite escort cards clipped into sleek chrome stands. For dinner, Calder Clark and Mary Margaret designed a family-style menu of iceberg wedge and chilled heirloom tomato bisque, Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits with Chorizo Gravy, Veal Piccatta atop Fried Spinach, and Cavatelli with Roasted Spring Vegetables and Truffle Oil. The entrees were placed onto custom Lucite boxes filled with anthurium, so the “centerpieces” doubled as plateaus for the dinner. In lieu of wedding cake, the couple asked Calder Clark to design a dessert bar fit for royalty. Pulling Mary Margaret’s favorites from several different bakeries, Clark selected a vast array of all-white desserts to create a monochromatic dessert bar on a vintage baroque white lacquered mirror. The party lasted into the night and was topped off with a clubby after-party inside the main house, where guests feasted on late night passes of tiny truffled grilled cheeses, handcut french fries, and milkshake shooters.
Planner: Calder Clark of Calder Clark Designs / Photographer: Tina Rowden / Bridesmaid Dresses: LulaKate / Ceremony: Prince George Winyah Episcopal / Reception + Caterer: DeBordieu Club / Linens + Clear Versailles Chairs: DC Rental / Tenting: Skyline / Rentals: Snyder / Lighting: technical event company / Florist: Blossoms Events / Band: Infinity Show Band through Sam Hill Entertainment / Dessert bar: designed by Blue Moon, baked by Sugar, + Baked