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One of my favorite things to see is when couples like Rebecca + Colin take design elements that are meaningful and incorporate it into their big day. The scrolled iron gates characteristic of Charleston made an appearance on the couple’s invitation suite and the rest of the wedding was filled with that Southern town charm. Among the lush white flowers and greenery, elegant details set the scene. (For instance, that gorgeous tent?!) I’m the biggest fan of textured cakes and Rebecca + Colin’s sweet treat complete with their monogram has become one of my favorites. Biggest thanks to Virgil Bunao for sharing this wedding with us!

From the bride:

When Colin and I were debating where to get married, we decided pretty quickly on Charleston. Since we met in New York and are each from different states (Texas and South Carolina), we knew our family and friends would be traveling from all over the country for our wedding. For this very reason, we wanted somewhere easy to get to, easy to get around and most importantly, somewhere fun and unique that would be like a mini vacation for our guests. Charleston is all of these things and when you add in the fabulous lowcountry cuisine, stunning waterfront views and the historical beauty and charm – you get the perfect location for a wedding celebration!

Our Save the Date and Invitation, which mimicked the scrolled iron gates so popular in Charleston, really set the tone for our wedding – simple and elegant with a Southern feel. When it came to the colors of the wedding, I knew that I wanted to use a deep plum, my favorite color for fall, which we highlighted with shades of green, ivory and champagne and lots of mercury glass accents! The day of the wedding was luckily just as beautiful as when we visited the year before. Throughout the evening, guests dined on local favorites such as shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes and fresh seafood. The lounge area under the tent created the perfect place to rest your feet after boogying down on the dance floor and the hanging lanterns in the trees cast a magical glow on the celebration. We ended the night with a showering of lavender and a getaway on a Charleston rickshaw. Our wedding day was perfect and far exceeded our expectations. Thanks to all of our fabulous vendors for helping to create such a memorable day!

Photographer: Virgil Bunao // Hair & Makeup: Allure Salon // Paper Products: Bella Figura // Transportation: Charleston Rickshaw // Wedding Coordinator: Luke Wilson Special Events // Venue: The William Aiken House // Florist: Timeless Designs // Caterer: Fish // Wedding Cake Baker: Elaine’s Events // Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta via Stardust Celebrations, Dallas, TX // Bridesmaids’ dresses: J. Crew // Band: Loose Chain // Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings

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nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Tim Duncan reply

    Totally agree with you about incorporating personal elements into their big day! This is very sweet!

  2. avatar lisa reply

    Love the Brides Shoes!! Do we know where she got them from?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Lisa! We don’t have the exact source for Rebecca’s shoes, but they remind me of Aruna Seth’s: Best of luck!

    • avatar Rebecca reply

      Hi Lisa!
      My shoes are from Neiman Marcus…they are Vera Wang Lavender Label. They are so comfortable! Hope this helps :)

  3. avatar Nichole reply

    I’m getting married at the William Aiken House next spring! So nice to see such a lovely wedding that took place there to draw inspiration from :)

  4. avatar Real Wedding: Rebecca & Colin | Virgil Bunao reply

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  5. avatar Dianne Thompson reply

    In the photo with the shoes of the bridesmaids and bride- I love the middle bridesmaid’s shoes. Where can I find them? Thanks!

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