No 317: Real Wedding: Caroline and Keating, Part II

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Following a Thanksgiving rehearsal dinner, the rest of the guests flocked to Charleston, South Carolina for a weekend of lovely meals and drizzle. The wedding was held on the grounds of Middleton Place Plantation, and to keep the interior ceremony feeling warm despite the rain, candles alone illuminated the space, brightened by white flowers. Caroline's sister, Sera, officiated the ceremony, which was held in front of the most breathtaking fireplace I've ever seen. The bride, dressed in Monique Lhuillier, incorporated her favorite color, navy, in sandals by Christian Louboutin and Graff sapphire and diamond earrings, and kept warm in a gorgeous J. Mendel fur capelet. The stunning white bridesmaid dresses were at the request of the bride and the horror of her attendants-she finally chose a single "white" from Thread's fantastic bridesmaid collection to help narrow the choices.

The tented reception, coordinated by Calder Clark of Blue Moon Events, featured a beautiful mix of silver and glass vessels for peonies, garden roses, lilacs, anemones, and hydrangeas, designed to mismatch perfectly. Cold drinks were served in Mason jars as a nod to Caroline and Keat's Southern roots, and more candles in the tent and suspended in hurrican jars outside created a gorgeous glow. Thanksgiving seems like such a perfect time to celebrate your love, and Keat's L'arc de Triomphe proposal could not have culminated in a more beautiful day.

Images by A Bryan Photo


  1. Hi. I was hoping to contact the bride. I run a bride site and we were hoping to get 2009 brides to give advice to 2010 brides.


  2. Did you want to contact the bride featured in this real wedding? She gave some fantastic advice in a series of columns on "The Bride's Guide", the bridal blog on Martha Stewart Weddings.



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