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Oh my. So many great details! A fun bamboo motif covered the table linens and serving trays and pretty coral and white flowers were the cherry on top. One of our absolute favorite parts of Becky + Cameron’s reception, though, were the custom-lacquered cheese carts full of delicious fromage, crusty bread and custom flags that were rolled out by servers in attire that matched the color scheme, too! That’s design, y’all. Now before I leave you to drool over the details, let me call you attention to one more thing: the cake. That completely edible concoction is preppy perfection! Giant hugs and thanks to A Bryan Photo who shared this with us!

P.S. Want some tips on shopping this look? We put together a guide for our friends at Revel – check it out here!

What was the design inspiration for your wedding? Why was this design special to you as a couple? My best friend in the world, Calder Clark, also happens to be an incredibly talented event planner. She knows that I love bright colors, am a happy person, and love all things preppy, so I think most of her inspiration came from that.
Favorite design element of your big day: Because we had a smaller wedding, we were able to incorporate personal touches. We had all of our guests send in pictures of themselves, which we used for seating cards for dinner. Many of the guests sent in their own wedding pictures, which were really special.
Tell us a bit about your first dance. We chose “Signed, Sealed, and Delivered” by Stevie Wonder as our first dance. We wanted something fun and upbeat. We had taken dance classes to learn the foxtrot, but didn’t have an opportunity to practice much since Cam hurt his knee playing basketball about 10 weeks before the wedding. So our dance started very stiff and looked rehearsed. And then we screwed up the count and lost track of the foxtrot, so we just danced! It was more fun that way!
Were there any family traditions you included in the reception? Did you try anything new or untraditional? We got a chance in between dinner and the cheese course to walk around the two long tables and speak with everyone. Again, such a wonderful part of having a small wedding – we really got a chance to socialize with everyone
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Convincing Cam we need a second dog! In the future, we’d love to live in South Carolina, perhaps even at Debidue. We would be reminded of our wedding every time we go to the club!
What advice would you give to someone planning his or her wedding? Lighten up! The most important thing is to make sure that your guests are well taken care of and have a wonderful time.

Photographer: A Bryan Photo // Planner: Calder Clark // Venue: The DeBordieu Club // Florist: Blossoms Events // Caterer: The DeBordieu Club // Wedding cake baker: Jim Smeal // Bride’s gown: Liancarlo // Bride’s shoes: Manolo Blahnik // Bridesmaids’ dresses: Shoshanna // Groom’s attire: suits by M. Dumas, ties from Southern Proper, boutonnieres and corsage pins from Emersonmade // Paper Goods: Cheree Berry Paper // Calligrapher: Elizabeth Porcher Jones ([email protected]), Music: Archer String Quartet and Deas Guyz // Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals // Tent: Skyline Tent Company // Linens: Boutique Tents // Lighting: Technical Event Company // Transportation: Absolutely Charleston // Other: vintage bamboo bikes from Calder Clark

Want more awesome weddings like this one?
Shelley + Greg’s pink and green preppy wedding here and here.
Kara + Tyler’s bright and green wedding here and here.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  1. avatar Naomi reply

    I love this wedding! The colors are so happy! Perfect for a preppy wedding!

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  4. avatar kelly h. reply

    Did the green/white cross-hatched runner come from Boutique Tents or the reception venue? Thanks – Beautiful wedding here!

    • avatar Nicole reply

      Hi Kelly! The table runners, aisle running and chair backs came from Boutique Tents :)

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V4 Feature :: Polo Shoot

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You’ve seen all the behind-the-scenes goodness, and if you’ve picked up your copy of the magazine, you’ve seen the beautiful spreads! (If you haven’t picked up your copy of the magazine yet, my goodness, do so now!) I’m so happy to share the final images crafted by Bryan Johnson from our day at the Hyde Park Polo Club. Enjoy!

YUM! Look at all these goodies Cru Catering prepared:

The talented vendors who brought this shoot to life:

Photography: A Bryan Photo // Film processing: Richard Photo Lab // Design and styling: Calder Clark Designs // Floral design: Blossoms Events // Hair: Affair Hair by Tanesha // Makeup: Pamela Lesch // Menu cards, jotters, invitation, monogram trays: Dulles Designs // Calligraphy and custom monogram: Allison R. Banks Designs // Food and drink: Cru Catering // All bridal gowns: from Maddison Row // Textured ballgown: “Bellflower” by Monique Lhuillier // Off-the-shoulder gown: “L810” by Romona Keveza Legends // “L8151” by Romona Keveza Legends // Bridesmaid skirts: Anne M. Cramer // Chivari chairs and table rental: Snyder Event Rentals // Custom table linen: Blossoms Events // Table runner screenprinting: Griffin Screenprinting // Tabletop items: Vieuxtemps // Flower girl and ringbearer accessories: Blossoms Events // Venue and polo items: Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club // Cocktail and dinner napkins and serving trays: Calder Clark Designs

emily Written with love by Emily
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  3. avatar maria @ ritzy bee events reply

    I think Calder is a genius + A Bryan is too = love, love, love everything about this!

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    The food presentation looks great!

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  7. avatar jessica reply

    I came across your website from pinterest! I loved the moss flynn skirt so much I just ordered them for my bridesmaids. I absolutely love the one shoulder tank you have in the picture about. Can you please tell me where you found it? It is exactly what I am looking for and I can’t find it on the web anywhere!

  8. avatar Erin reply

    I am also trying to order the Moss Flynn skirts for my bridesmaids but wanted to know who makes the one shoulder tank y’all have paired with the skirt. I love it but can’t find it anywhere. Please help!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Erin! Those tanks are from Victoria’s Secret, of all places! Best of luck with your search, and please send us photos if you go this route!!

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  17. avatar Mary Beth reply

    Love every bit of this photo shoot!!! Please tell me where the green striped tie is from. It is darling.

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  20. avatar Morgan reply

    I was wondering if you could please tell me the designer or the green and white striped bridesmaid dress.

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Morgan! It’s actually not a dress, it’s a skirt + top! The skirt is from Anne M. Cramer, and the top is from Victoria’s Secret.

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  22. avatar Jessica reply

    I absolutely love the green and white striped skirts, and I found them at annemcramer.com, but I can’t find the top. Can you tell me where the top in that picture is from? Thanks so much!!

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  26. avatar Weddingfriends Blog reply

    Probably the most gorgeous decor and food ideas for a small wedding! Absolutely beautiful.

  27. avatar Ruth Rososuw reply

    How on earth do i get hold of the material used to make the stipped bridesmaid’s dresses. i live in South Africa and i would love to do something similar for my bridesmaids. I will do anything possible to get that material. And how do you think this still would suit a plus sized bridesmaid? Or something similar as long as the stripes stay.
    Thanx so much :-) !

  28. avatar Ally reply

    Where did you find those bridesmaids dresses?!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Ally! It’s actually not a dress, it’s a skirt + top! The skirt is from Anne M. Cramer, and the top is from Victoria’s Secret.

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  30. avatar Lauren reply

    I love the bridesmaid dress that is one shoulder, short, white with the green stripes. Do you know who the maker is? Where I could find that dress?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Lauren! It’s actually not a dress, it’s a skirt + top! The skirt is from Anne M. Cramer, and the top is from Victoria’s Secret.

  31. avatar Katie reply

    I just HAVE to know where she got her dress! Stunning!

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  41. avatar Kristin reply

    Where is the short white dress from? The one on the girl standing between the two girls in the green and white striped skirts? Thanks.

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Get the Look :: Emily + Monty

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As promised, we are back with a few insider tips, tricks, and sources for Emily + Monty’s fabulous Charleston wedding! If you missed their blog debut, check here and here for the feature. Big thanks to Calder of Calder Clark Designs, Emily + Monty’s wedding designer, for her help with this post!

A. Calder recommends scouting Target (once a week, and in person, not online) for fun and inexpensive melamine trays. Hand them over to your caterer for a fun splash during cocktail hour or for a late-night snack. Calder also loves CB2, which is where we found these gray platters.

B. Pom poms are easily bought at discount craft supply stores. Calder recommends Craft Supplies For Less; we found these at Factory Direct Craft. Be prepared for someone to be out at the end of the night with a ShopVac, however!

C. Tuck those poms into a plastic folding box from Paper Mart, the best discount bulk packaging supply store we know.

D. Emily’s maids wore dresses from J. Crew. Though it doesn’t look like her exact style is available anymore, the smoky blue of the current Siren dress would be a nice substitute. Calder also recommends LulaKate, who can custom make anything your heart might desire and competes with the mass retailers on price.

E. Top those plastic pom boxes with a custom set of labels. These are from My Own Labels, but if you’re crafty, you could just as easily whip something together using Paper Source stickers or Adobe Illustrator.

F. Emily’s gold locket (LOVE!) was a family heirloom, but, as Calder says, “there’s nothing to stop you from finding your own and passing it down from generation to generation.” After all, traditions have to start somewhere! Calder recommends Southern Classic Jewelry, and we loved this monogrammed piece from Ruby Lane.

G. The exact pillows Calder and Emily chose were these from Koko Company. Try searching at Target, World Market, and Ikea throughout the year!

H. Fuzzy blankets tucked into a woven basket? We can’t think of anything more cozy in the cooler months. These three are extremely reasonably priced at Ikea (here, here, and here).

I. The pattern used on trays and as a background throughout Emily + Monty’s celebration was actually to-the-trade wallpaper, but we think this fabric would stand in nicely! We found the best price on the Fioretto at Mary Jo’s.

Not pictured here are the vintage keys and hankies, which Calder and company collected over several weeks on eBay.

Questions? Anything else you’d love to see a source for? We’ll try our best to help out!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  2. avatar Oakstream Photography reply

    Ohhhh….SUPER great pointers!

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