South Carolina Wedding by Smitten Photography
August 16, 2010

Happy, happy Monday! We hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend and are ready to jump into a week chock-full of beauty. That is how we roll around here, after all. We are going to start the festivities with a pretty fete from one of our faves, Sharon Clark of Smitten Photography. This wedding took place in a gorgeous old dairy barn in South Carolina. I don't think it gets much more rustic than that. It is full of the most perfect farm details and lots and lots of southern romance. Plus, the couple was inspired by their love of organic elements and southern cooking. Is your mouth watering yet? Wait till you see the result. We have nothing but love for these nuptials. See the full wedding and more rustic details in the gallery!

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see more of this rustic beauty in the gallery!

From Katherine, the Bride:

The inspiration for our wedding came from some of our favorite things – farmers markets, rustic settings and down home southern cooking! We wanted the style of our wedding to be vintage but fresh and most of all comfortable and relaxed. We had contemplated an afternoon wedding and although we ended up with an evening wedding we still wanted to capture the feeling of what an afternoon wedding would be like.

We were engaged for 6 months and didn’t really have time to second guess our decisions so we just picked things that we liked and hoped that it would come together in the end. Dinner was passed in bowls served family style and consisted of some of our favorites - fried green tomatoes, mini BLT sandwiches, BBQ, Mac and cheese, green beans and coleslaw. We wanted to create a calming atmosphere and used burlap and ivory with touches of muted orange, blue, cream and gold as our colors. We made all of our own decorations mostly with materials from craft stores, hardware stores and items we found on e-bay. We made our centerpieces with branches from a tree at my parent’s house. My brother and I planted the tree when we moved into the house as kids. We tied old family photos (pictures of our parents on their wedding day, grandparents, great grandparents etc.) to the branches and our florist placed hydrangeas around the mouth of each centerpiece. For vases we used antique blue ball mason jars that we collected from e-bay and that we borrowed from Brian’s mom. Each jar had moss around the base to add color. For the table runners I bought burlap from a local fabric store. My mom and I spent an afternoon cutting the table runners in our living room – we laughed (and sneezed) a lot! We used the scraps to place around the cake. We also bought orange and blue fabric that we cut and tied around hay bales with rubber bands for extra seating outside. One of the rooms in the barn was completely white so our florist hung ferns from the ceiling to add color. We wanted our ceremony to be simple and decorated the loft upstairs with a plain wooden cross and ferns. My flowers were wrapped in lace that my mom carried on her wedding day. When I asked Brian what type of boutonniere he wanted he said “one made of sticks” so the guys wore boutonnieres made of dried wheat. Brian carried a pocket watch that I gave him when we graduated high school.

A huge thank you to Sharon Clark for sending over such a gorgeous wedding. Be sure to check out the Smitten Photography blog for even more images and a slideshow of the day!

Photography: Sharon Clark of Smitten Photography / Location: The Dairy Barn, Fort Mill, SC / Flowers and Event design: Ta-Da’s Floral Design and Event Planning by Jan Puckett, Jenny Puckett, Lauren Sheehan / Cake:  Laura Wells of All Things Sweet  / Catering: Leroy Springs Catering / Invitations and Stationery: Jennifer Garceau / Wedding Signage and Art work: Amanda's Murals & More by Amanda Lackey / Band: The Local Boys / Dress Designer: Janell Berte / Veil: Katherine’s Bridal Boutique, Washington D.C. / Shoes: Van Eli / Hair and Make-up: Jami Svay / Bridesmaids: J Crew / Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers / Groomsmen: Brooks Brothers pants and any navy blazer