On this second day of 2015 we’re excited to share with you this romantic Charleston destination wedding. With a champagne and blush palette and vintage details, Brittany and David tied the knot along the Carolina shore with Renee Nicole Design + Photography there to capture every detail, special moment and happy, loving kiss.
Renee also shared with us how beautiful the blooms were and how much she loved the look of the bridesmaids, a neutral palette of all different dresses including Adriana Papell, Jim Hjelm, JCrew, Jenny Yoo, BCBG, Joanna August, and Amanda Uprichard. For us, this continues to be a favorite option for bridesmaids as we think it helps add a uniqueness and allows each maid’s personality to shine through. And clearly these ladies did a stunning job with it as well!
Photography: Renee Nicole Design + Photography // Venue: Wild Dunes // Floral Design: Branch Design Studio // Wedding Planner: Southern Protocol // Hair & Makeup: Willow Salon // Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings // Videographer: Anchor Films // DJ: Other Brother Entertainment // Cake: Bakehouse // Wedding Dress Designer: Jasmine Couture // Bridal Salon: Wedding Angels // Invitations: Minted // Cake Topper: Deliziare
WEDDING STORY FROM THE BRIDE:
From the day we got engaged, David and I both knew that we wanted a beach wedding. Our favorite memories with each other were at the beach and we both loved the charm of Charleston. We felt that our favorite weddings were the ones where we were able to make a mini vacation out of the weekend. The venue we picked, Wild Dunes, was the perfect vacation spot. On Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes was right outside of downtown Charleston and our friends and family were all able to rent houses in a row, so it was so easy to catch up with everyone all weekend long — not just at the wedding!
Even though our wedding was at the beach, I wanted to have a romantic somewhat vintage vibe to the day. I picked different antique picture frames to use for our tables numbers, window panes from an old house instead of guest cards, and David’s mom made us a rustic ceremony sign instead of programs. I chose Champagne and Blush as my colors because I love the romantic feel of these colors together. I didn’t want anything too bold or “nautical”, I wanted it to still reflect my taste.
My absolute favorite element of the wedding was my dress, belt and veil. I chose a Jasmine Couture lace a-line dress with a sweetheart neckline. My belt and veil were hand made by my Aunt. I even had my great-grandmother’s broach on my bouquet. I could not have felt more beautiful! The dress and accessories really completed the vintage feel of the wedding.
We also wanted to have a piece of Atlanta, where we both live and grew up, at our wedding. We chose to have a street artist make us a painting for our guests to sign instead of a guestbook. King Pig, aka Dan Hagerty, has painted murals on the Belt Line in Atlanta, as well as on other landmarks around the city. We felt really fortunate that he was willing to help us out for our wedding.
We loved that our ceremony and reception were overlooking the beach! We lucked out and had the most perfect weather (70 and no humidity) and a gorgeous sunset for photos. This probably doesn’t happen often, but David actually planned some fun things for the reception. Since it was outside, by the time we were all dancing, it was dark, so David bought foam glow sticks and light up glasses that were passed around for the guests! They were a total hit, even my Mom was out there dancing with a glow stick!
All in all, we felt that our wedding went absolutely perfect. We were so glad that we did a destination wedding, because we truly felt that we got to celebrate all week long with our friends and family! We wouldn’t have changed a thing.
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