Kiawah Island Wedding from Juliet Elizabeth Photography and Gathering Floral + Event Design
June 19, 2013
Classic WeddingsBeach WeddingsSpring Weddings
This wedding is altogether on trend with today, classically beautiful, and absolutely stunning. It's the kind of soiree I could throw at you in five years and you'd never guess it was five years old. Even ten, twenty, thirty years. Gathering Floral + Event Design pulled together something timelessly chic, yet relevant with today's style... not an easy feat, but when it's done right, it's instant goosebumps. Captured by Juliet Elizabeth Photography, this whole wedding is one for the books!
From the designer...

COLOR PALETTE: black & white, greys, & pops of hot pink which carried from the bride’s gown, to the printed materials, flowers & décor.

CEREMONY: the bride & groom were married under a lush arch of antique and peegee hydrangeas.

CAKE: The wedding cake was designed by Jim Smeal. Kim LOVED white anemones. Jim brought them to life in the cake design, creating anemones from sugar!

DECOR: 5 foot wide dramatic drum shades gave the tent a modern feel over the dining area, while long stranded crystal chandeliers gave the dance floor a glittery formal look. The 40 foot long head table had a swath of peegee hydrangeas that went all the way down the table and trailed onto the floor! Luminaires were set out during dinner to guide guests back to the club.

MENU: we took the pattern from the brides wedding invitation and backed her dinner menu with it for an unexpected surprise.

ESCORT CARD DISPLAY: we created a sleek look using the black and white theme - three large black framed mirrors had the names of all the guest written in white. We decorated the table below with frosted white squares with candles and vases of white anemones with black centers.

DEPARTURE: Guests tossed white and pink petals as the newlyweds departed in a vintage Rolls Royce adorned with ribbons and a sign with their wedding monogram.

Photography: Juliet Elizabeth Photography | Floral Design, Lighting Install, Furnishing: Gathering Floral + Event Design | Wedding Coordinator and Event Design: Gathering Floral + Event Design | Ceremony Location: Cassique clubhouse back lawn | Reception Location: Cassique | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals and Gathering Floral + Event Design | Stationer: Mr. Boddington's Studio | Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal | Caterer: Kiawah Island Club | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaids: Amsale | Entertainment: Atlanta Allstars