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Amanda + Jared clearly hit a home run with their Southern-inspired wedding attire, and we think their tented reception at the Gibbes Museum of Art is just as fabulous. (Anyone who uses twinkle lights gets an automatic star in my book!) The assorted donuts they passed out to guests at the end of the reception was an especially sweet touch, but it’s the lovely B&W shot of the newlyweds just before cutting their four-tiered confection from d’Lish Discriminating Desserts that really takes the cake. Thanks to the team at 509 Photo for indulging in my red wedding wish!

Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Since we were moving abroad so quickly after our engagement, I knew finding “The Dress” would be a challenge. It was also essential to me that my mother be by my side for such an important and memorable moment in my life. Almost immediately, we planned a girls’ trip to scout out venues, flowers, caterers and a dress. The minute we stepped into the Gown Boutique of Charleston, we knew we were in the right place. After finding out more about me, my style and my vision, it didn’t take long to find the most ideal wedding dress match. The minute I tried on the Amy Kuschel “Jacqueline”, I knew we needed to look no further – it was just perfect.
Describe your wedding flowers: Gerbera daisies have been my favorite flower since I can remember, so it was only fitting that they be the focal point of our wedding flowers. My maids carried vivid yellow-orange bouquets wrapped in grapevine and mine matched their deep red dresses. At our altar stood two tall copper planters spilling luscious fall blooms of gerbera daisies, red dahlias, sunflowers, rover mums, orange roses, craspedia and tall curly willow branches. The table arrangements reflected the elegant and rustic fall décor with accents of bright yellows and browns while lanterns filled the courtyard with a glow as the sun went down.
Describe your wedding cake: Simple, elegant and delicious! The design on our cake mimicked the lines of my gown and included clusters of gerbera daisies to add a little extra pop of color. The square, four-tiered cake was precisely frosted with a Swiss meringue butter cream and each individual tier was a different flavor and filling.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? One of Jared’s many talents that I fell in love with early on in our relationship is his rendition of “Sweet Caroline” that he has been known to perform regularly at other people’s weddings. The moment he got up on stage in his sequined Neil Diamond vest at our very own wedding was indescribable – silence turned into a crowd going wild in mere seconds. I have never felt more excitement, love and energy coming from a single group of people in my entire life and I felt very lucky that these were the people we were surrounded by on our big day.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Right now we’re just enjoying the ride of being married and are fortunate to have the world at our doorstep. Life can change quickly and we’re just looking forward to being able to experience it together!

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Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Tessa Woolf reply

    Um, yum! The donuts are adorable!

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  3. avatar Corinna Hoffman reply

    I’m in love with their table cards–such a neat idea!!

  4. avatar Rachel – theWeddingVine reply

    I love the leaf name cards, they looks amazing!

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    beautiful! Love the black and white shots!

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    […] Amanda and Jared‘s wedding took place at the Gibbes Museum of Art on October 16, 2010. The historic building was an excellent backdrop for Amanda’s color palette of rich fall colors–and her favorite flower, Gerbera daisies. Her maids donned crimson Jenny Yoo dresses, while the men wore stone-colored suits and custom Vineyard Vines ties! Their pineapple design was a Charleston-inspired element, since the fruit is our local symbol of hospitality. You can see the times (and more of A+J’s day) by peeking at Southern Weddings Part I & Part II. […]

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    […] Gerbera daisies + sunflowers immediately make me think of fall. And they were the perfect flowers for Amanda’s October wedding at the Gibbes Museum of Art. You can see more of her wedding here, as well as on the Southern Weddings blog (part I and part II). […]

  9. avatar Becca reply


    I love love love the leaf seating chart. Do you know how they did it? Did you pick them and dry them?

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I adore the handmade details, like the paper cones for tossing petals and the dainty bunches of lavender, from Chelsey + Janin’s reception. Add Jose Villa’s unique way of capturing weddings, and you’ve got a V3 wedding on your hands! We’ll be back with a few inside sources and suggestions for pulling off a similar look in just a bit. To read the rest of today’s couple’s story, pick up a copy of V3!

The talented vendors involved:

Photography: Jose Villa // Videography: Collab Creation Films // Planning: Celestial Design Firm // Ceremony Venue: Maclay Gardens State Park // Reception Venue: Retreat at Bradley’s Pond // Florals: Purchased from Publix and arranged by bride // Wedding Cake Baker: Bride’s family // Catering: Crawdaddy’s Seafood and Steaks // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff // Bride’s Dress: Casablanca // Shrug: Holly Stalder // Shoes: Anthropologie // Earrings: Romancing the Bling // Bracelet: Luxe Deluxe // Rentals: In Tents Events // Music: Danny Keasler, GT Entertainment DJ // Bartender: Hey Bartender

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

    The wedding car is amazing! I think vintage cars are the best for weddings!

  2. avatar nate henderson reply

    My mind was just blown, and it’s way too early in the morning for that. These images are so stunning. Clean, fresh, vibrant yet soft, the best.

  3. avatar Jeana reply

    Love this wedding, its so gorgeous! The vintage cameras melt my heart!

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