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Happy Saturday, belles! I hope you’re enjoying a pumpkin spice latte to warm you up from this cold snap we’re having in the southeast (there’s the possibility of snow in Western North Carolina later today!!). Here’s something else that will warm you up: a gorgeous, glamorous Charleston wedding film from the pros at Elysium Productions! When Tara Guerard is the designer behind the day, you know it’s going to be good. Read on for the vendors and a few more details from the bride!

From Ashley, the bride:

“Tony and I decided that we wanted to get married in Charleston, SC because we went there on our first weekend vacation together. It is an extremely romantic city, full of history, and a great location for a destination wedding. I heard about Tara Guerard, and made an appointment to meet with her before I had even gotten the formal proposal from Tony! Once we got engaged, we immediately started planning. The decision to get married at Lowndes Grove was the easiest decision in our wedding planning.

On our first date in Raleigh, Tony took me out to dinner and then to see “The Jersey Boys” play that was in town. We loved it! We bought the CD and listened to it all the time. When we were talking about our first dance, we both had the idea to use “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” from the soundtrack. I asked Tony, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to have the Jersey Boys perform at the wedding and sing our first dance?” That was our first idea, to get them to perform during dinner at the wedding. It was so amazing! None of the guests knew about the performance. In their gift bags, we put a Jersey Boys sound track, and then the menu at dinner said, “Back in May of 2009, Ashley and Anthony went on their first date to see “The Jersey Boys” when the show came to Raleigh. The music from the play became the soundtrack to their new relationship. Ever since then, all they both could think was… I can’t take my eyes off of you.” Everyone was so surprised when they came out! Everyone was singing along, and they even pulled one of our guests up onto the stage to sing with them!

It was so much fun, everything turned out perfectly, our guests had an amazing time, and we enjoyed every minute of our wedding!”


Vendors:
Wedding planner: Soiree by Tara Guerard // Cinematographer: Elysium Productions // Wedding day jewelry (bride and groom): Diamonds Direct Crabtree // Wedding gown: Romona Keveza Legends from Maddison Row // Reception dress: Modern Trousseau // Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid Charleston // Veil: Toni Federici from Traditions by Anna // Invitations: The Lettered Olive // Ceremony and reception site: Lowndes Grove

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Jenna Kate reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like such a fun wedding!! Any idea who their photographer is? I’d love to see more pictures!!!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Jenna Kate! I believe the photographer is Liz Banfield, and the photos from this wedding will be published in a magazine later this year! (Not sure which one.)

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    Oh gosh y’all, this made me cry! Elysium is incredible, and what an adorable/beautiful couple!

  3. avatar Allie@HoneyBeeInvites reply

    This is such a sweet video!!! I love the music throughout it!

  4. avatar jeni reply

    breathtaking. xo

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In love with Jennifer + Kyle’s glitzy and glamorous look? This is the post for you! Read on for a few ways to make your day black and white and chic all over.

A. To set an ambient mood at your reception, cluster mercury glass and velvet-flocked votives on low side tables and guest tables. Velvet-flocked votive from Beau-Coup, mercury glass votive from Luna Bazaar.

B. We LOVE this chic little black dress from Kirstie Kelly’s Fall 2010 collection for Disney. The brooch at the shoulder is the perfect accent! Her adorable black peep toes don’t hurt, either.

C. Can’t afford to rent real crystal chandeliers? Hang a few of these black chipboard and lightbulb versions from the rafters. We found them at Urban Outfitters.

D. A handful of Smitten Sticks guarantees a raucous photobooth and/or adorable group shots. Pick them up here!

E. DK Designs makes the most beautiful clay flowers. Even if black-centered anemones aren’t in season the month of your wedding, you can add these faux blooms to your cake (and even your bouquet!). Bonus? They’ll never wilt, meaning you’ll have a gorgeous memento to keep for years to come.

F. Bring in a few fun patterns with inexpensive ribbon. Use striped or dotted strands to wrap boutonnieres stems or the stems of a bouquet. Thick stripe from Paper Mart, thin dotted from Create for Less.

G. We love these ethereal, easy-to-make tulle puffs either for ceiling decor or favor box toppers. Get the DIY instructions here! (Bonus: they call to mind Jennifer’s beautiful veil!)

H. Glitzy drops for a fraction of the price they look — we’ll take them! Find these chandelier earrings at Emitations.

I. A graphic ring pillow will look snazzy scooting down the aisle in the hands of your ring bearer. Find this one at Bklyn Pillow, or make your own with a couple squares of fabric from the craft store.

J. Spider mums, with their giant heads, make for an interesting and economical vase-filler.

K. The black Bellini chair from Classic Party Rentals would look gorgeous in Jennifer + Kyle’s sleek loft space. If you don’t want to outfit every table with these beauties, consider splurging for just the head table. CPR’s black leather ottomans are a perfect spot for guests to perch during cocktail hour!

L. The Nina Elke shoes (which Katharine wore at her wedding!) are the perfect combination of glitzy style and price. They’re even on sale right now at Zappos — go get ’em while they’re hot!

M. We love this chandelier invitation set by Wiley Valentine for Minted!

N. Jennifer’s voluptuous veil finds its match in the “Sunflower” from Toni Federici. Talk about a style statement!

Let us know if you have any other questions! Be sure to check out Jennifer + Kyle’s wedding posts here and here, and pick up a copy of V3 to read the rest of their story!

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emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Rachel – theWeddingVine reply

    That black dress is gorgeous! and your right the brooch sets it off perfectly!

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Choosing my favorite Real Wedding from V3 was easy: Jennifer + Kyle’s glam North Carolina celebration at the Design Center of the Carolinas literally had me begging Lara to take it for print. (Special thanks to Millie Holloman Photography for sharing!) Lucky for all of us, she gave in to my black + white love affair. The bride wore a classic form-fitting gown and retro-inspired veil from Poffie Girls, and dressed her maids in stunning black sheaths from Bella Bridesmaid. Jennifer’s feathered bouquet (love the dark centers of the anemones!) designed by Flowers from the Cellar is pure magic. Planning and styling credit goes to Alyse Woodward Events.

Written with love by Katharine
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