With the simple words "I Do", a family joins together as one. For Cate and Andrew, their family of three traveled from Virginia o elope at White Point Gardens at the Charleston Battery on March 8, 2014.
When Cate contacted A Charleston Event, she had one request - for her to enjoy this moment with her little family and to have no worries. We accepted the request - everything from the location, the florals, the photographer, a wedding cake, and dinner reservations.
We wish them much love and happiness on their marriage.
All bridal bouquets are beautiful but some of them have an amazing fragrance that is undeniable. This sweet, fresh, clean citrus scent comes from the beautiful freesia.
There are 14 varieties of this flower ranging in colors of white, yellow to orange, red to pink, and blue to lavender.
Freesia originate from South Africa; close to the equator where it thrives in tropical weather.
Freesia represents innocence and friendship. It is also the seventh wedding anniversary floral.
While creating your wedding, give the freesia an opportunity to make an appearance - small touches in your bouquet, the boutonniere, centerpieces, and even in your mother's corsage.
Romance is what comes to mind when a bride desires peonies in her bridal bouquet and decor. The soft pink, ivory, and white full blooms are absolutely stunning. Brides have been extremely busy pinning away on Pinterest and there are hundreds of boards dedicated to this gorgeous fragrant bloom.
According to greek myth, the peony is named after Paeon (also called Paean), a mortal pupil of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. So the story goes, the teacher became jealous of his student and Zeus turned Paeon into a peony to save him. Not certain how Zeus "poofed" him into a flower but the plant does have biological activities that include antioxidant, anti tumor, and much more.
Although an interesting fact, it wouldn't be why a bride would necessarily want it in their bouquet but maybe this would:
It is regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.
Dating back to the Civil War, the Palmetto Rose has been a symbol of everlasting love and devotion. Before a lady's true love departed for war, they would weave this special rose from the leaves of the State's tree - the Palmetto. Soldiers would tuck them into their hats and ride off to battle with this token of devotion that was to keep them safe from harm
Here in Charleston, this beautiful creation is alive and well and can be seen downtown Charleston along the Market. While many visitors purchase these items as a memento of their visit, many brides are incorporating them into their wedding decor.
In centerpieces and bouquets to boutonnieres and party favors, these unique roses offer a touch of Charleston charm to any wedding.
The Palmetto Rose - a beautiful keepsake for your next event.
Flowers are absolutely beautiful...and can be pretty expensive. When you start factoring in the decor/floral for the ceremony, the wedding party, the reception hall it all starts to add up pretty quickly. Next thing you know, the budget is out the window.
Why not let the flowers do "double duty." As you can see within the photo, these aisle markers tied to the chair are in vases and ready for transport to the reception hall.
The wedding ceremony can be as long or as short as your vows allow and what a waste to see these beautiful flowers tossed when they can be used again.
At this ceremony, the bride and groom made use double use of the aisle markers, the floral attached to the white arbor where they said their vows and with the urns that flanked both sides of the alter.
When the ceremony concluded, A Charleston Event and the helpful staff of Rivertowne Country Club moved the florals into the reception hall. Because Keepsakes Florist planned ahead, the transition was simple. The aisle markers were quickly laid upon the cocktail tables, the floral urns were moved in front of the stage where the band played, and the florals attached to the arbor were placed within the buffet.
Special thanks to Photos by Glenna for sharing the image.
Oldest ringbearer, heaviest bouquet, longest wedding train...you have got to be kidding me. I'm all about breaking records. Heck, I watch the Olympics and find it fascinating to see a man scale a building without harnesses and such BUT these people train to break records which takes a lot of time and perseverance.
Could you imagine carrying a 200lb bouquet down the aisle? if I had been asked to be the maid of honor at that wedding, I might have declined or prayed for a super short ceremony. A 1.86 mile long train, really? Could you imagine having that dressed pressed?
Some of the records were really sweet, such as the couple that has married each other 101 times or the couple that's combined ages total over 193 years.
Did you set any records at your wedding?
Ahhh....Pinterest. A true addiction AND an excellent tool for Brides. Over the past few months, I have spent hours reviewing brides and MOBs boards for the true vision of how they see their future wedding. At times, the vision can get a little jumbled with all the pins but it is an excellent tool.
This article made excellent points for getting the most of your Pinterest Page. If you would like to follow some of my boards or share your wedding boards with me, you know where to find me.