Meredith and Dave

Wednesday, April 18, 2012






 














 




I fell in love with this wedding when I first spotted it in Southern Livings Weddings, and when I started thinking of a week of strawberry lemonade shades, I knew this was the perfect celebration for a little mid-week inspiration! 

This pair both hails from Charlotte, NC but met on a blind date set up by a close friend after they both moved to Manhattan. When they got engaged, they quickly agreed on a hometown wedding with lots of Southern charm, provided in large part by event planner Kristin Newman, who also coordinated Meredith's sister's wedding.

Calligraphed invitations in shades of gray and ivory with the couple's signature bow motif from Oscar & Emma set the tone for a classic, elegant celebration at the Lowndes Grove Plantation, a Charleston waterfront estate. Meredith chose a strapless tulle gown with an asymmetrical lace peplum from Monique Lhuillier, paired with simple golden sandals, upswept hair and simple studs, while her bridesmaids wore pink floor-length columns, also from Monique Lhuillier. Dave, in a Paul Stuart tuxedo, stood by his groomsmen, who wore their own tuxedos, and pinned on ivory spray rose boutonnieres that matched the lush white rose and peony bouquets by Gathering Floral & Design.

After an outdoor ceremony, decorated with peach blossoms–a subtle tribute to the bride's father, who's in the peach business–guests mingled under a gauzy white tent and dined on Southern favorites like shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes, plus lobster rolls and sushi, a nod to the couple's New York address. They cut into a buttercream cake from Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal before departing under a shower of sparklers, captured beautifully by Gayle Brooker Photography!

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful wedding and beautiful wedding pictures! ;)

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  2. What isn't gorgeous in Charleston?? So absolutely elegant it has taken my breath away!!

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  3. Oh there's just something about fluffy pink peonies and calligraphy that make the inside crook of my arms all tingly. DO you know what I mean?

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  4. oh god, everything about this wedding looks like perfection. I LOVE the wedding dress and also the bridesmaid's, all the flower choices are to DIE and that little boy just melted me. major sigh...

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  5. Wow this is gorgeous...love the bridesmaid's dresses and just how delicate everything is.

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  6. How lovely! Her dress and veil are absolutely dreamy, and that shot of the ring bearer? Adorable!

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  7. Such prettiness! I adore her amazing gown & her gorgeous bouquet.

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  8. those soft pink bridesmaids dresses are lovely. I love how airy they feel.

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  9. I just adore the shot of the sparklers!! So gorgeous. The shot of the little boy just melted my heart too =)

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  10. Holy cannoli! Pink, gold, a giant babys breath arrangement. All that buttercream, what a dream!

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  11. What an elegant affair. Everything about it is just unbelievably pretty.

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  12. love that fantastic southern charm details.

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  13. That baby boy has the whole day summed up in that blissful, hopeful delightful smile/gasp what ever it is. He brings the poetry to the event. I love him. They should bottle him.xoxo

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  14. I LOVE Meredith and Dave's flowers. They are beyond beautiful.

    I think the little ring guy is adorable too!!

    And can we discuss Meredith's dress and the maids' gowns? Ay yi yi gorgeous.

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  15. I LOVE Meredith and Dave's flowers. They are beyond beautiful.

    I think the little ring guy is adorable too!!

    And can we discuss Meredith's dress and the maids' gowns? Ay yi yi gorgeous.

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  16. Hello! I've only just found your blog (through Elephantine) and so glad I did - it's so beautiful! And this wedding is to die for - PINK & GOLD! ah, amazing!

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  17. This is a stunning wedding. Everything is absolutely gorgeous!

    Stay in the Lines

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  18. that lace ruffle is incredible. love the calligraphy.

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  19. The peonies with those BM dresses...to die for.

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  20. Every image is just gorgeous! Love the hues, so soft and dreamy!
    And how gorgeous is that cake, it looks like it was sculpted out of golden clouds!

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  21. Love it- especially the goody treats- I could eat them… it one sitting.

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  22. I have a real thing for this style of calligraphy. Lovely.

    ~ Clare x

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  23. Yay! Love this wedding! =D

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  24. What beautiful pictures. I love the flower bouquets!

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  25. Peach blossoms? Can that be my new favorite flower? Gorgeous!
    And her bouquet is like a big puff of cotton candy and I love that.
    ps... how are all her bridesmaids model worthy?

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  26. Yeah, this makes me want to be Southern. Can I redo my wedding??

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  27. so beautiful... it has such a classic feeling!

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  28. Wow, this may be one of the prettiest weddings I've ever seen!

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  29. i frackin LOVE this!!! blush? gold? white?? honestly could not be more gorgeous!!

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  30. I have no words.... no words to describe how much i love this wedding.... wow!!!

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  31. I have no words.... no words to describe how much i love this wedding.... wow!!!

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  32. absolultey fantastic collectin! very beautiful!

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  33. this is seriously exactly what i originally wanted before all the planning began. so beautiful!

    life spelled jen

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