Kathryn & Brian were married in beautiful Charleston, SC. We love their live oak theme throughout and those bright pink flower arrangements really pop! Their naked cake with tumbling flowers is such a unique touch. And don't miss that romantic hanging bed! All these great details really create an unforgettable wedding experience.
From Cibi Events...
Kathryn and Brian chose Charleston for their wedding for two reasons: the magnificent early spring weather and the majestic live oaks. The design of the wedding was based on the contrast of Black Tie sophistication with the rustic style of the Lowcountry.
An illustration of an oak tree was used as the monogram for their invitation suit, because to Kathryn and Brian, this is not only an iconic symbol of the South, but a symbol of unwavering strength and stability, which is reflective of the family values both Kathryn and Brian have been given as a model for their marriage.
The Oak tree symbol was carried throughout the design elements, including a custom made corn hole toss and hand-stamped mini burlap bags filled with “grits of gratitude” that the guests were given as a takeaway.
Bright pink floral arrangements of lush Peonies, Ranunculus, Roses, Dahlias and Tulips combined with accents of Anemones, Astilbe, Ferns, and Ivy spilled over the silver footed compotes and candelabras adorned the tables. These striking arrangements were off-set by white farm tables, rough-hewn wooden chairs, and a subtle mix-match of petal leaf china and silver rimmed crystal stemware. Hand calligraphed menus incorporated a floral watercolor for personalized place cards. Tiny, pink Tea Rose posies were placed at each setting at the head table, and magnificent crystal chandeliers sparkled above.
For an added touch of romance, we couldn't resist a Charleston hanging bed- complete with a crystal chandelier, of course! As night swept over the venue, café string lights (the groom’s favorite and a gift from his beloved grandmother “Gummy”) twinkled above the open air bar and illuminated the lounge area as guests relaxed on vintage settees and armchairs. The taffeda-lined tent glowed from the soft amber uplighting and hundreds of glimmering candle-filled mercury votives and glass hurricanes
The wedding cake was a stunning 4-tiered "naked cake" with an astounding amount of cascading peonies in a myriad of vibrant hues of pink.
At the conclusion of the evening Kathryn and Brian were given a sparkling Bon Voyage as they were swept off into the moonlight in a white vintage Bentley.
Kathryn and Brian not only have similar careers in finance, they both share a passion for food, wine and travel. Together they hunt down fabulous food shacks and the finest restaurants, collect boutique wines and jaunt off to Italy with both families for cooking classes and adventure. But, perhaps their strongest bond comes from their deep respect for one another and the love for their families and friends.
Kathryn and Brian live and met in New York, they both work in finance and were office mates long before they started dating. Of course Kathryn remembered notable “firsts” like their first kiss but it wasn’t until their wedding ceremony that she found out Brian remembered the first time he set eyes on her. He spotted her walking on the street in Midtown in the middle of the morning rush crowd, a tall blonde in a black dress, and much to his relief she wound up walking right into the same office as he did.
A few personal touches were: Their pastor is a family friend who officiated the ceremony with personal stories as well as good humor and sound advise. Kathryn's mom baked spectacular cookies and together Kathryn and her mom made batches and batches of strawberry jam to include in the welcome boxes along with custom printed eye glass wipes (mom is an optometrist). They packaged grits in mini burlap bags with a custom stamp of an oak tree and a recipe tag and thank you note for the take away. From start to finish, the day was filled with personal and loving touches.
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