Charleston Wedding by Virgil Bunao
August 8, 2011

Oh me. Charleston weddings always get me overly giddy, but when you then put ring bearers in seersucker suits, wearing bow ties and have them hold bouquets, my heart falls victim to becoming straight wedding mush. I am just so in love with this preppy pink and green party by Virgil Bunao my fingers can't type all the reasons fast enough. I blame it completely on the wedding mush heart issues I am dealing with, but you can all the reasons my heart's a flutter in the full gallery of images!












Click here to see the entire gallery of images!

From Open House...When I first met Haley she definitely had a vision for what she wanted her wedding to look like.  We had magazine cut outs full of beautiful pinks and lavish greens.  She was inspired and it was our mission to turn her inspirations into the wedding of her dreams.  We started the theme with beautiful Crane invitations from Open House in a pale pink folder with celery ink.  The invitations definitely set the tone of what was to come.  The programs were an extension of the pink and ivory when they were printed and tied with beautiful green ribbon on sweet grass fans to keep the guests cool during the ceremony. Haley and her bridesmaids were pictures of grace, elegance and southern charm.  The bride wore a White Exclusive gown in diamond white silk shantung.  The strapless sweetheart fitted gown had ruching throughout.  Her girls sauntered down the plush green grass in a Yoyo design in light pink dupioni silk with a lime colored sash accented the waist.  The groomsmen, all southern gentleman of course, sported tan suits with the simple touch of green in their boutonnieres of green hypericum berries and ivory freesia from Out of Hand.  All of the flowers were lush and full of the bride’s favorite colors….Antique hydrangea, white and pale pink peonies, verbenas, ivory freesia and green hypericum berries.

During the ceremony the aisles on the lush rolling hills at the butterfly lakes of Middleton place were marked with mason jars hung on lantern hooks filled with beautiful seated eucalyptus, pink peonies and tied with pale green ribbon! Middleton Place was the perfect venue to make use of the beautiful green grass, Spanish moss from the trees and blooming flowers.  We took advantage of the environment adding only tables and some hanging lanterns from Out of Hand for the outdoor cocktail hour where we serving what else, pink lemonade cocktails from Duvall Catering.

Then Southern theme flowed into the reception with a mashed potato bar and shrimp and grits.  The cake from Ashley Bakery completed the night as a stack of pink and green gifts you almost didn’t want to unwrap.  It was stunning. As the guests bid the bride and groom farewell streamers of ribbon in all shades of pinks, greens and ivory’s waved in the wind.  A beautiful end to a fairy tale wedding.

Wedding Gown + Bridesmaid Dresses: White / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Groom + Groomsmen Suits: JoS A. Bank / Groomsmen Ties: The Tie Bar / Catering: Duvall Catering and Events / Wedding Cake: Ashley Bakery / Floral + Decor: Out of Hand / Rentals: Snyder + Ooh! Events / Wedding Stationery: Open House / Wedding Coordinator: Melissa Mills of Open House / Band:  N’Tranze / Ceremony Musicians: Charleston Flutist, LLC / Bridal Party Hair + Make-Up: Stella Nova / Wedding Photography: Virgil Bunao / Venue: Middleton Place / Film Work: Richard Photo