Mary and William

Wednesday, October 24, 2012







































There's something about family tradition that just can't be beat, and walking down the same aisle your mother did some thirty years earlier is just the loveliest tribute I can imagine. 

After William proposed to Mary, there was no quite about where these two would tie the knot; the bride's grandmother's Victorian home in Summerville, South Carolina was the site of her mother and aunts' weddings over the years, and she'd always dreamed of marrying there herself. Once the location was settled, it was clear the celebration would exude classic Southern elegance, brought to life by Luke Wilson Special Events and announced in traditional calligraphy invitations by Studio R Design

The bride wore a lace Romona Keveza gown from Maddison Row paired with a simple pair of Nina shoes, her mother's four strand pearl bracelet with vintage diamond clasp and her aunt's French lace veil. Bridesmaids wore pleated taupe gowns by Watters & Watters, and the groom and his groomsmen were dressed in traditional white tie, including tuxedo jackets with tails. Mary carried a lush ivory and blush bouquet by Sara York Grimshaw Designs down the aisle, which matched the romantic arrangements, accented by cream colored linens and mercury glass of every kind. Under a shower of rose petals, the couple departed for the honeymoon, and I'm sure that when they returned, they were absolutely delighted by the images captured by Heather Forsythe Photography–they're simply stunning! 


Tell me, what's your favorite detail of this classic Southern celebration? 

21 comments:

  1. The flowers- So lovely, so appropriate - a dream.
    And, probably, the cake topper.

    Everything else was JUST Perfect! I enjoy tradition because you just follow through a well proved recipe and tells how comfortable you are and with what you come from.

    :sigh: Lovely Wedding and Handsome Couple. Doesn't get much better than that, really.

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  2. wow, it's stunning. you know, i'm usually not a fan of cake toppers, but this one is just so lovely!

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  3. What a gorgeous bride! And that dress, oh my, it is stunning! I usually don't prefer grooms in tuxedos with tails but for some reason, the groom (and his groomsmen) look so dashing in this style!
    And I just love the idea of choosing her grandmother's home as the venue, so touching and sentimental!

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  4. Crickey. That silhouette of her is absolutely stunning. And everything is, really.
    Those groomsmen... amazing!

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  5. Southern weddings are always so classy & charming! My fav detail is the decorated classic getaway car :-)

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  6. loving the posh and elegance of this one!

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  7. Oh the flowers and shoes and dress... simply stunning!

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  8. officially the worlds best cake topper ever

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  9. What a lovely, lovely wedding.

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  10. Everythiiing. This is too beautiful. I can't imagine having a wedding this picture perfect!

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  11. Beautiful details but I LOVE all the family sentiment mixed in. What a beautiful home!

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  12. That photo of the bride's silhouette in the doorway - so perfect.

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  13. The cake topper is the sweetest! It's all so beautiful!

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  14. I really love the portraits of her...a natural beauty, and a beautiful bride!

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  15. Perfect classic wedding and as always southern weddings are also perfectly done with every detail in place. Love it!

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  16. her dress and shoes are GORGEOUS and that venue is to die for, so dreamy and perfectly southern. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  17. STUNNING!!! That cake topper is to DIE for!!

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  18. Her dress is perfect! I love the image of the bride sitting on the swing! So chic!

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