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Happy Saturday, belles! I hope you’re enjoying a pumpkin spice latte to warm you up from this cold snap we’re having in the southeast (there’s the possibility of snow in Western North Carolina later today!!). Here’s something else that will warm you up: a gorgeous, glamorous Charleston wedding film from the pros at Elysium Productions! When Tara Guerard is the designer behind the day, you know it’s going to be good. Read on for the vendors and a few more details from the bride!

From Ashley, the bride:

“Tony and I decided that we wanted to get married in Charleston, SC because we went there on our first weekend vacation together. It is an extremely romantic city, full of history, and a great location for a destination wedding. I heard about Tara Guerard, and made an appointment to meet with her before I had even gotten the formal proposal from Tony! Once we got engaged, we immediately started planning. The decision to get married at Lowndes Grove was the easiest decision in our wedding planning.

On our first date in Raleigh, Tony took me out to dinner and then to see “The Jersey Boys” play that was in town. We loved it! We bought the CD and listened to it all the time. When we were talking about our first dance, we both had the idea to use “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” from the soundtrack. I asked Tony, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to have the Jersey Boys perform at the wedding and sing our first dance?” That was our first idea, to get them to perform during dinner at the wedding. It was so amazing! None of the guests knew about the performance. In their gift bags, we put a Jersey Boys sound track, and then the menu at dinner said, “Back in May of 2009, Ashley and Anthony went on their first date to see “The Jersey Boys” when the show came to Raleigh. The music from the play became the soundtrack to their new relationship. Ever since then, all they both could think was… I can’t take my eyes off of you.” Everyone was so surprised when they came out! Everyone was singing along, and they even pulled one of our guests up onto the stage to sing with them!

It was so much fun, everything turned out perfectly, our guests had an amazing time, and we enjoyed every minute of our wedding!”

Wedding planner: Soiree by Tara Guerard // Cinematographer: Elysium Productions // Wedding day jewelry (bride and groom): Diamonds Direct Crabtree // Wedding gown: Romona Keveza Legends from Maddison Row // Reception dress: Modern Trousseau // Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid Charleston // Veil: Toni Federici from Traditions by Anna // Invitations: The Lettered Olive // Ceremony and reception site: Lowndes Grove

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Jenna Kate reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! Looks like such a fun wedding!! Any idea who their photographer is? I’d love to see more pictures!!!

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Jenna Kate! I believe the photographer is Liz Banfield, and the photos from this wedding will be published in a magazine later this year! (Not sure which one.)

  2. avatar Lisa reply

    Oh gosh y’all, this made me cry! Elysium is incredible, and what an adorable/beautiful couple!

  3. avatar Allie@HoneyBeeInvites reply

    This is such a sweet video!!! I love the music throughout it!

  4. avatar jeni reply

    breathtaking. xo

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