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Y’all may remember Brooke + Victor’s cheery South Carolina wedding at the Lowndes Grove Plantation from our last issue. In fact, we’re pretty sure you do, since B + V’s celebration was a hands-down reader favorite, in large part because of the bright blue accents (Nicole Miller bridesmaid dresses and sassy Christian Louboutins, for starters!) and crisp photos, courtesy of Mel Barlow + Allan Zepeda. This plantation-style wedding was one of my very favorites in V3. Brooke still gets my vote for her airy Marchesa column gown!

The talented vendors involved:

Photography: Mel Barlow + Allan Zepeda // Planning: WED // Flowers: WED // Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation // Wedding Cake Baker: Jim Smeal // Caterer: Fish // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nicole Miller // Bride’s Dress: Marchesa // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals // Paper Goods: Studio R Designs // Groom’s Fashion: Brooks Brothers // Hair: Lindsey Johnson // Makeup: Blair Mathis

Written with love by Katharine
  1. avatar Erin Teal reply

    Oh this is soooo pretty! Also, those shoes are toooooo DIE for!!

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Get the Look :: Chelsey + Janin

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In love with the sweet, rustic details that infused Chelsey + Janin’s celebration? You’re in luck! Here’s our round-up of C + J-inspired goodies. If you missed their real wedding feature, click here and here, and be sure to check them out in print in V3!

A. Chelsey paired a Holly Stalder shrug with her Casablanca gown, and we think she made an excellent pick. Holly specializes in light, frothy, and delicate, and her pieces look perfect paired with both elaborate and simply elegant gowns.

B. Ring bearers don’t need much accessorizing to make them adorable, but we like these diminutive bows from Buttered Toast. Our pick is the “Cloudy,” but there are many more patterns in her shop!

C. These carefully-crafted felt flag toppers would look swell atop a tower of cupcakes. Mayi Carles would be delighted to make them in the shade of your choice!

D. Decor doesn’t get any simpler nor sweeter than bundles of dried lavender nestled in monochromatic vessels. For this wedding aesthetic, we love the look of milk glass or stoneware. Find dried lavender bundles here.

E. Happily, pepsi crates are an easily found decor addition — garage sales, flea markets, eBay auctions, and Etsy all abound with these vintage cubbies. Hand them off to your caterer to hold passed drinks, or use them to arrange programs or seating arrangements.

F. Simple Sweet Designs makes these 10″ high moss letters, which we feel would be right at home at Chelsey + Janin’s reception. She’ll custom make the letter(s) of your choosing!

G. Continuing with the mossy theme, we found this moss and birch ring pillow that’s an excellent lookalike. We also found this one and this one in our Etsy search, all reasonably priced!

H. Vintage wire baskets to hold your programs are also easily found at flea markets, but if you’re not the hunt-and-gathering type, feel free to pick up this burlap-lined lovely from Wisteria.

I. Last but not least, Chelsey used brown pocketfolds to encase her invitations. We love the offerings from Envelopments.

Have a question? Leave it below and we’ll find an answer!

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

    I think Moss letter are fantastic, and look amazing infused with a few flowers!

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    Darling, Darling, Darling!


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Kate + Cormac’s reception was basically a DIY smorgasbord. We made everything from the bunting to the buffet signage, the wooden directional signs to the drink stirrers, the fork bundles to the guest book circles. We did have some help: the tent and rentals were from Party Fundamentals in Camden, the no-utensils-required spread was by Maine Coast Catering, and the delicious, so-good-people-were-raving-about-it-for-weeks cake buffet was by Sweet Sensations. Jenna Cole and Meredith of & Unlimited outdid themselves on the photo coverage — we can’t recommend them highly enough. The bouquets and boutonnieres were from Boothbay Region Greenhouses, but my family made all of the centerpieces ourselves. A labor of love? Yes, most definitely. Completely worth it? Also, most definitely. Read on for a few words from Kate, and check back later this afternoon for the film John and I put together from the weekend!

See all the photos from Kate + Cormac’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

We set up croquet, bocce, and cornhole for guests to enjoy throughout the reception.

In an effort to reduce costs and do something different, we chose a mix of saltwater taffy, striped candy sticks, river rocks, pinwheels, and a few last-minute bunches of hydrangea for the centerpieces. There was no assigned seating, and guests swapped in and out of the tables throughout the afternoon.

Oh the cakes… quite possibly the best part of the reception, and definitely the most delicious!

Finally, a little more from the bride herself…

Describe your wedding flowers: The bridesmaids and I had white hydrangeas with yellow zinnias, dahlias, freesia, spray roses, and snapdragons. My bouquet also had dark blue delphiniums. The boutonnieres were freesia wound through a rope knot.
Describe your wedding cake: Which one? We had 10! It would have been way too hard to transport a large cake by boat, so we had 10 smaller ones in a bunch of flavors: chocolate with raspberry filling, white cake with fresh berries, yellow cake with lemon filling, carrot cake, and chocolate cake with chocolate mousse. They were absolutely delicious, but we had way too much! We couldn’t even give away all the leftovers at church the next day!
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? The hardest parts were being so far away (planning a Maine wedding from Minnesota, especially when my wedding planner was in North Carolina!) and also explaining to vendors that everything would have to travel by boat.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? The toast that my dad gave at the reception perfectly captured our joy at having our many disparate groups of family and friends all in one place to celebrate with us. That, and when our ringbearer fist-bumped the groomsman after dropping the rings off with him during the ceremony.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? I have two more years of grad school to go – then maybe we’ll finally go on a honeymoon!
Favorite inspirational blogs or sites: Peach and Pearl, & unlimited, Southern Weddings

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

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many cakes at one wedding! Love it!

  2. avatar Nancy Ray reply

    The photo of the cheeseburger on the plate just might be my favorite! I love it with the teensy flag coming out the top :]. Also, I adore the wooden forks. Super cute!

  3. avatar Whitney @ Southern Weddings reply

    Emily, your sister’s wedding was BEAUTIFUL and now I want to move to Maine immediately (though I might wait until it is a bit warmer). I second Rachel, I love the cakes.

  4. avatar Chelsey | 4th&Folded reply

    This makes me so excited for summer! I can’t wait to be back on the lake with lawn games. And those pinwheels are pretty awesome ;)

  5. avatar Cortney reply

    I loved these recaps! The colors were gorgeous and all the little details pulled everything together so nicely. And the photographer is one of my favorites! She always captures such beautiful moments.

  6. avatar Meg reply

    I love this bride’s color scheme! I never would have thought those colors would have worked but they are amazing and I think the photographer did a great job showing all the details and beautiful colors of this wedding!

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