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Happy Wednesday, friends! Today’s wedding from V4 is an office favorite because of Becky + Cameron’s bright, preppy color palette and loads of customized details. Becky was lucky enough that her best friend is talented wedding designer Calder Clark (she’s even a bridesmaid in this wedding!). Calder used her relationship with Becky to create details that were so personal and unique to the couple. The sangria drinks served before the ceremony? They were a nod to Becky’s love of Spain and the couple’s upcoming honeymoon! Big thanks to A Bryan Photo for sharing!

Emily would not let me pass by this stationery shot without mentioning that it’s awesome and designed by Cheree Berry. We all love this suite!

Becky tells us a little bit about their ceremony: “We were married outside the club at Debidue, although we had our heart set on being married in a church. In the end, it was a blessing, as our Episcopal priest whom we flew in from Oregon is a mutual friend of ours. The ceremony was wonderfully personal and fun and meaningful since Colin knows both of us. The setting was gorgeous – under a tent in front of the marshes with a light breeze (wonderful on the warm August day!).”

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. We met at work! I called on Cam and Joe (Cam’s dad) to see if they might have an interest in using our products in their business. Cam asked me out after that, but I demurred, citing a conflict of interest. He was persistent, though, and eventually invited me out for golf with a few fellow advisors from the office. Little did I know that I was being set up! When I arrived at the golf course, he was the only one there! We had a great time even though I’m not much of a golfer, and found we have a lot in common.
Describe the proposal: Cam and I decided to go to the beach for Halloween weekend since neither of us much enjoys the holiday. We stayed at his parents’ house, as always. When we arrived around 5 in the evening on that Friday night, we took Bogey down to the beach to play ball. Cam later told me he was hoping to propose then, at sunset, but being Oregon in late October, it was cloudy and there was no sun. He ended up proposing (down on one knee, of course) later that evening in the family room. I knew something was coming when he turned off the football game (that never happens!) and asked me if I wanted to “talk.” Hilarious!
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Gorgeous, dreamy, and rip-roaring fun
How many guests attended your wedding? 70
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: Our families met up in Scottsdale for Thanksgiving about three weeks after we were engaged. I set up an appointment to shop for a wedding dress with my mom and with Cam’s mom at Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale. I’m so glad I could have them both with me for such a special event. I had a dream dress in mind (a lace Monique Lhuillier), but Liancarlo was having a trunk show that day. After trying on a few dresses, including the dream dress that only looked okay on me, the Liancarlo designer suggested I try on the dress that I ended up buying. It was ruched across the bodice with a fun bubble hem and fan pleat in the back. It flattered my waist and hid the things that needed to be hidden!

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

Love this wedding? Check these out:
Shannon + Chris’s preppy and nautical wedding here and here.
Farren + Kevin’s pretty outdoor wedding here and here.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie reply

    Love, love the colors!!! Such a sweet wedding!


  2. avatar miranda reply

    LOVE this wedding — such beautiful, fun details!
    I’m curious about those boards near the drink station — what are they displaying?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Miranda! Aren’t those amazing? The goodies on the left are mini corsage pins for the gents, and on the right, larger flower pins/hair flowers for the ladies. Such a fun detail for a small wedding!

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Alrighty, y’all. It’s group swoon time. Alaina + Ryan’s wedding was a classic Southern fete filled with some of my favorite things: a gorgeous one-shoulder dress, a lush bouquet with lamb’s ear, an outdoor ceremony underneath the trees, chalkboard signs and good eats galore. What really takes the cake for me, though, is that when Alaina met Ryan in college, she bet her friend $20 that they would marry! Big thanks to Q Weddings for sharing this lovely one with us.

What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? The location. The gorgeous plantation house, Avenue of Oaks, and lagoon are stunning. It is what allowed for us to leave everything simple. We knew having the wedding near our town would be less expensive, but if it had been anywhere else, it wouldn’t have been the idea we both fell in love with. Ryan always wanted to get married at the beach and I wanted to get married under a tree. Charleston is the only place we could make that happen for us both.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Before we cut the cake, we gathered most people inside and toasted. The toasts were stellar. To see and hear everyone who we care about share stories from different parts of our lives and to wish us well on our new adventure was beautiful. It was really intimate and something that we will never forget.

How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. Ryan and I met in college when he was a freshman and I was a junior. We quickly became friends when we discovered we were from the same hometown and had mutual connections. Before long, we were the best of friends and nearly inseparable. I can remember doing class projects together and spending weekends and school breaks together with our group of friends. What Ryan didn’t know is that the week that I met him, I bet my friend $20 that this was going to be the guy I would marry.
Describe the proposal. Ryan and I had been dating for about three years when we decided to take a trip to California. We were staying in a beautiful lakeside resort on top of a mountain in San Bernardino and we decided to go to Sequoia National Forrest. The nearly six-hour drive was hardly close enough for a day trip, but Ryan knew that I absolutely love trees and wanted to take me to see the most amazing trees in the world. He made the trip into a whole fun day’s adventure. When we got there, he found a picnic table and we had a quick lunch and then it was time to explore. It had been a perfect day already, but as soon as we entered the forest, I was awestruck. We were in a gorgeous meadow when Ryan decided to pull me off the path to explore a small clearing. I was still so excited and looking around that I hadn’t noticed what Ryan was doing. I remember standing between two giant Sequoia trees looking up and not being able to see their tops when I looked back and saw Ryan on one knee with the ring. I don’t even remember saying yes but I do remember the tears. To keep my mind off the fact that I missed my family and couldn’t share the moment with them, Ryan planned a special breakfast on the terrace for the next morning and when I walked up to our table, I realized that my parents and his mom were sitting there waiting for us! Being able to hug our parents and spend the weekend calling our families together was the perfect way to end the best trip of my life.
In what month did you get married? April
How many guests attended your wedding? 80
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? My grandmother’s wedding dress was one that her mother made and that my mother wore. It was beautiful and had such sentimental value to it, but it was not well enough preserved for me to wear. Instead, I found my dress and in the pocket, I carried a handkerchief that my mom hand-stitched from a small patch of lace from the dress.
Describe your wedding flowers: I liked the look of all white flowers and almost had all the girl’s bouquets pure white as well, just because it looks so classy. I was happy to find those little yellow billy balls which added a splash of color and a bit of fun to their bouquets. My bouquet was solid white with garden roses, white hydrangea, and dusty millers. The stem was wrapped in twine and ribbon with small opalescent buttons sewn on. Like everything else, I wanted it to feel effortless, a little rustic, but still classic.
Describe your wedding cake or dessert: A friend of ours bakes cakes for weddings and honestly, that was the easiest decision we made. We knew we wanted a simple and rustic design which would be easy to achieve and still look elegant. She did a four-tier cake with layers of yellow cake with black raspberry jam and layers of spice cake. It was decorated with a brushed buttercream and a few small flowers on top. Simple. Delicious. And it was moist! Oh, and we didn’t spend a dime!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Currently, we are looking to move to Denver just for a change of scenery. We only have a few friends there and will be visiting in the middle of February to see if it’s a good fit for us. We both have jobs that are flexible and willing to lets us move, so why not?

Photographer: Suzi Q // Venue: Legare Waring House // Florist: Tiger Lily // Wedding Cake Baker: Amanda Taylor // Caterer: Cafe Catering // Bride’s Dress: Modern Trousseau // Bride’s Hair: Affair Hair by Tanesha // Bride’s Shoes: Nina // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Sarah Seven // Accessories: J. Crew

Love this wedding? Check these out:
Melissa + Eric’s green, gray and peach wedding here and here
Beverly + Curtis’ green and white outdoor wedding here and here

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
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  2. avatar Ruth @ My Love Wedding Ring reply

    Love the gray and yellow color palette – so calming but so beautiful!! A lovely set of wedding photographs!

  3. avatar amanda noel reply

    OK, I just can’t get over how much I love this post. I must have stared at it a dozen times yesterday and now I’m back for more. They just look SO HAPPY AND IN LOVE! the simplicity puts the focus on their love and that is totally inspiring and totally Southern. It’s about the people, right y’all?!

  4. avatar martha barden reply

    This was my niece’s wedding and it was magical!! The love they have for each other really shows in these photos and the setting was beautiful. Fun times were had by all.

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    I am in love with her invitations and her color combo! Does anyone know where she ordered her invites from?

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    Southern Wedding ladies…help! My groom and I are trying to find fun socks like these two did for the groomsmen but we are having the hardest time! Our colors are navy and light pink, the ties are light pink navy poka dot…any suggestions of where we could find some?!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Kelly! So fun! My best suggestions are searching at Macy’s, Nordstrom, and J.Crew – they usually have some fun, multi-color pattern options. Best of luck with your search!!

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    Who made these bridesmaid dresses? Know a website I can look them up on? Love them!

    • avatar Nicole reply

      Hi Dianna! Alaina got the bridesmaid dresses through Sarah Seven. We love them!

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    We’re looking for the dress shirt (5th picture down, under the close up of the Groom’s bow tie). Does anyone have any information on it (Brand, where to buy, etc.)? Any help is appreciated. Thank you, Zack

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Shelley + Greg’s wedding looks like a party. How often do you see men breaking it down like that on the dance floor? Major kudos to anyone to attempts a split in a suit! As if we didn’t enjoy this party enough, the newlyweds treated their guests to pink and green flip flops, custom koozies, and a location that makes you want to sit back on a rocking chair and sip Arnold Palmers all day. I, personally, am the biggest fan of S + G’s two-tiered bow cake, accompanied only by a jar full of beautiful blooms and a custom table runner that I’d want for my own wedding! Big thanks again to Virgil Bunao Photography who shared this wedding and the fun photo of the newlyweds making their boat getaway.

See all the photos from Shelley + Greg’s wedding in their Real Wedding Gallery!

What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? The heat. Planning our wedding for July 3, we were definitely concerned about the comfort of our guests throughout the weekend. The weather was warm but cooperated, and none of the guests complained about the heat for the rehearsal dinner or the wedding. We had misting fans on the porches at the reception, hand bamboo fans for the guests seated at the wedding ceremony, and refreshments upon arrival to the ceremony.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $25,000 – $50,000
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? I will never forget walking with my dad towards all of our guests seeing our close family and friends there to support us and, of course, seeing Greg standing there waiting for me. Our ceremony and reception were both truly incredible with a weekend-long celebration of our love and lives together. We both love music and wanted a fun weekend for our guests. Our rehearsal dinner was a low country boil with Old Habits Bluegrass Band from Raleigh, NC, (one of the groomsmen in our wedding is in the band). Our wedding day included a violin for the ceremony followed by gospel singers singing “Oh Happy Day” as we were pronounced husband and wife. Then came one of the most memorable parts of the wedding day. As we were standing in the garden with Virgil about to take our pictures, Edwin McCain emerged from the parking lot with his guitar. I spotted him and the emotion and excitement I felt is indescribable. My family and I have been huge Edwin McCain fans for such a long time. Our wedding day was one for the history books when Edwin McCain surprised us and sang “I’ll Be” for the first dance and “Walk with You” for the father/ daughter dance. He was so genuine, down to earth and relaxed. I will forever be appreciative to Edwin McCain for adding such a remarkable element to our wedding day. The music continued with the best band we could have ever chosen for our wedding day. Loose Chain from Atlanta kept everyone on the dance floor all night. Our guests continue to tell us how much fun our wedding was, which makes us feel great.
What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding? Work together as a couple and have fun with it. Our wedding far exceeded our expectations and we are so incredibly appreciative for the support of our family and friends. The planning process can be overwhelming but you should enjoy it and most of all soak up every moment of your wedding day because it passes by so quickly. Be sure you have an excellent photographer as your pictures are the memories you will have forever. Greg and I cannot say enough about working with Virgil and his elements of creativity and passion for what he does.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We have sold both of our houses and are starting the New Year with our new house on Johns Island, SC just outside of Charleston. We look forward to another amazing year together as we welcome our first child in July 2012.

Photographer: Virgil Bunao Photography // Videographer: Hart to Heart Media // Weekend Of Coordination: Sweetgrass Social Event & Design // Venue: Creek Club at I’on // Florist: Branch Design Studio // Wedding Cake Baker: Wildflour Pastry // Caterer: Jacob’s Kitchen // Rentals and Linens: EventWorks // Paper Products: Save the Dates Mac and Murphy, invitations from Open House, out-of-town packets and ceremony programs designed and made by the bride and groom // Hairstylist: Lauren Wood of Velvet Salon // Bride’s Dress: Lula Kate // Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil: Etsy // Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew // Accessories: Men’s ties were custom made from M. Dumas and Sons, Mother of the Bride’s dress from Berlins, monogrammed cake table runner from Etsy, seersucker flower girl and ring bearer outfits custom designed from Etsy

Love this wedding? Check these out:
Shannon + Chris’s preppy and nautical wedding here and here.
Katie + Clark’s pink beach wedding here and here.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Brit {Colure Weddings} reply

    That reception looks like so much fun to be at!!

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    I’m in LOVE with their bow wedding cake! And how cool that Edwin McCain was there to play for them!

  3. avatar Tim Duncan reply

    Never thought of putting pink and green together.. but it works! Her flowers are amazing!

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