Rory & Richard

December 15th, 2014

The perfect lowcountry wedding is what Rory and Richard, who live in New York, wanted, and found at Legare Waring House. Inspired by the color yellow, we added the color all over to the reception design in a unique way. They had yellow cushion chairs that complemented with the soft gray table linens, and had hints of cobalt blue throughout. After a gorgeous ceremony in the Avenue of the Oaks, guest enjoyed the bride and groom’s signature drink, a Lowcountry Lemonade in mason jars, perfect for the warm September day.  After dinner served by Duvall events, DJ Mateo pumped up the party with some classic tunes, ending the spectacular night for Rory and Richard.

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A special thanks to our vendors…

Cake – Jim Smeal

Catering – Duvall Events

DJ – Other Brother Entertainment – DJ Mateo

Lighting – TEC

Florist – SYG Designs

Photography – Hyer Images

Rentals – Snyder

Something Old Something New

November 25th, 2014

Founded in 1998, WED has been designing weddings and events in Charleston, SC for a significant amount of time. We love seeing new venues being developed in Charleston frequently. Here are some up-coming venues that we are especially excited to see be used as new wedding venues. All of these spaces have special characteristics about them that make them perfect for our unique brides. We cannot wait to be a part of these venues.

1. Cannon Green

Located in the up-and-coming Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighbor-hood, Cannon Green is Charleston’s newest and most distinctive venue. A collaboration between florists, artists, chefs, and event designers, Cannon Green is designed to enable you to create and revel in your special occasion.

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2. Hobcaw Barony

Hobcaw Barony’s 16,000 acres encompass a rich diversity of every ecosystem found on the South Carolina coast. The native Americans called it Hobcaw, meaning between the waters, and in 1718, the land was granted as a barony to English royalty. In 1905, Bernard Baruch, Wall Street financier and advisor to presidents, purchased the property comprised of 11 former plantations for use as a winter hunting retreat. He invited 20th Century luminaries to enjoy the beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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3. The Stables at Boals Farm

Situated on 32 acres just outside Charleston, South Carolina, The Stables at Boals Farm is an authentic, working horse farm that originally grew sugar cane and refined it into cane syrup. The Boals Family Farm was established in 1965 when Mr. Ronald M. Boals, Sr. implemented the long line of family roots in the farming, culinary and equestrian fields that date back to the 1800s. That passion will translate to any event held at The Stables at Boals Farm with a Boals Family member assisting you to make your event memorable.

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4. Wingate Plantation

Wingate Plantation was part of the colonial Brick House Plantation of Johns Island. English authority initially granted the plantation in 1707 to Robert Cole and William Taylor. Wingate Plantation represents the largest, undeveloped, intact parcel of the original plantation. The farmhouse on the property dates back to the 1930’s, when it was constructed by the Jenkins family.

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Bourbon Bar

November 21st, 2014

Late September last year, Lynn & Brennan got married under the beautiful avenue of the oaks at Legare Waring House. The couple wanted to serve their favorite cocktails at the wedding. The bride’s signature drink was the famous Pimm’s Cup and the groom’s was the classic Manhattan. The most important part of a Manhattan is bourbon, so the groom picked out his favorite Bourbon’s to create his own unique Bourbon Bar. Their guest’s LOVED it. It was the perfect classic southern staple for their lowcountry Charleston wedding. Cheers!

 

Pimm’s Cup

1/2 pint strawberries

1 lemon

1 lime

1 orange

3 cups Pimm’s No.1 Cup

48 ounces lemon-lime soda

2 cucumbers

 

Manhattan Cocktail

3/4 oz sweet vermouth

2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey

1 dash Angostura bitters

1 maraschino cherry

1 twist orange peel

 

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Beth + Seana

November 4th, 2014

Glitz! Glam! Action! That’s what it was all about for Beth and Seana’s fabulous wedding at the Historic Rice Mill. This lively couple wanted to wow their guests with sparkles, sequins and a glittering atmosphere. We were able to bring the couple’s vision to life by decking out the waterfront venue with gold sequin linens, paired with vintage lounge ware and a mix of metallics, creating a classic, old Hollywood feel.

Both brides looked stunning, Beth in a Vera Wang, black and champagne gown while Seana rocked a gorgeous fitted black Dolce & Gabbana suit. To add some fun, Seana completed her look with a glitz Chanel bow tie and matching Jimmy Choo’s, can we say swoon?

Guests enjoyed sushi, a raw bar and of course, Beth’s favorite…tater tots with a choice of every topping imaginable.  Cakes by Kasarda wowed us with a decadent cake, fitting perfectly into Beth and Seana’s desired look. The sounds of DJ Mateo had the brides and guests dancing the night away, while a surprise performance by Brooke Collins ending the night with a bang!

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A special thanks to our vendors…

Cake – Cakes by Kasarda

Catering – Good Food Catering

DJ – Other Brother Entertainment – DJ Mateo

Drapping and Lighting – Loluma

Florist – SYG Designs

Photography – Timothy Merrick Events

Rentals –Event Haus House

Videographer – Chap Films 

Katie + Vincent

October 28th, 2014

A vamped up Victorian feel was the inspiration behind Katie + Vincent’s summer wedding. After saying their “I do’s” at St. Mary’s Church, the fun loving couple partied the night away with friends and family down by the market. Using a mix of neutral linens and sophisticated lounge-ware, we were able to deck out McCrady’s Restaurant creating the bride’s desired look of elegance while catering to a fun and energetic atmosphere. DJ Mateo kept McCrady’s bumping while guests enjoyed dancing the night away with the bride + groom.

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A special thanks to our vendors…

Photography – Olivia Rae James

DJ – Other Brother Entertainment – DJ Mateo

Catering – McCrady’s

Rentals – Ooh! Events and Snyder

Florist – Stems

Rebecca & Kristoff

October 6th, 2014

A shared love for Charleston was used as inspiration in the design and details of Rebecca & Kristoff’s charming wedding in June. The couple celebrated their special day with friends and family at Lowndes Grove, which blossomed against the dark greens and bright yellows found in the floral and table settings. Jim Smeal added to the lowcountry inspired atmosphere using sweet grass, basket weaving and Spanish moss detailing on the delicious cake. Guests enjoyed delicious food and spectacular views of the Ashley River while helping Rebecca & Kristoff dominate the dance floor to the energizing sounds of The Voltage Brothers, which kept the party going all night.

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A special thanks to our vendors…

 Photography – Vladimir Chaloupka

 Band – The Voltage Brothers

Catering – Fish

 Cake – Jim Smeal

 Printed Materials – Studio R

 Rentals – Snyder Event Rentals

 Lighting – TEC

Florist – SYG

Custom Calligraphy Chalkboard

September 18th, 2014

Ever wonder how the artist creates their amazing works of art? Marisa Schaaf let us take a peek into her world, a graphic designer and calligrapher, and owner of Blue Glass Design. The bride & groom wanted a custom calligraphy chalkboard for the program for their wedding. Marisa took pictures of the process she uses to create these beautiful works of art. Thanks Marisa!

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Emily & Rob

September 4th, 2014

 Charleston native, Emily Wilbourne Satzger wanted to make sure all of her guests got a taste of the cities best known cakes for her wedding. A gold sequin cake table adorned her three tiered passion fruit cake made by the Daniel Island Club. It was accompanied by the oh so yummy coconut cake from the Peninsula Grill and the decadent double dark chocolate cake from Hall’s Chophouse. The weather held off and that truly was the icing on the cake!!

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Emily Wilbourne and Rob Satzger's wedding at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

 A special thanks to our vendors…

 Photography – Amelia & Dan

 DJ – DJ Natty Heavy

Catering – Daniel Island Club

 Cake – Daniel Island Club, Hall’s Chophouse, Peninsula Grill

 Printed Materials – Studio R

 Rentals – Snyder Event Rentals

 Lighting – TEC

Florist – SYG

 

Amanda & Damien

August 20th, 2014

Amanda & Damien didn’t let the rain wash out their special day. Lowndes Grove, decorated in blush, peach and coral accents, radiated against the mix of the summer sun and rain. Thanks to Two Three Ways band, who started the party right away, the fun couple and their guests danced the night away and enjoyed this special evening. Lucky for us, our friends at Mark Staff Photography, captured all of the magical moments of Amanda and Damien’s June wedding, to then share with you!

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 A special thanks to our vendors…

 Photography – Mark Staff Photography

 Band – Two 3 Ways

Catering – Fish

 Cake – Jake Smeal

 Printed Materials – Studio R

 Rentals – Snyder Event Rentals

 Lighting – TEC

Florist – Stems

Draping – Distinctive Events

Grooms Cake

July 30th, 2014

Here at WED, we are all about personalized details of a wedding that are unique to the bride and groom. A great way to express individuality in a wedding is by having a fun and creative groom’s cake. Don’t you just love these cakes from some of our past weddings?

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