Caroline and Keating

Wednesday, November 21, 2012



 I've actually featured this gorgeous November wedding once already, long before most of you were readers; you can see why I thought it might be time for a revival! 

Caroline and Keating were married on Thanksgiving weekend in Charleston, SC in a celebration that highlighted tradition and family. The four-day festivities started with a Thanksgiving rehearsal dinner at McCrady's Restaurant, complete with roast turkey with stuffing and cranberries, glazed ham with cornbread pudding, mashed potatoes, and biscuits.

Navy and white invitations from Dulles Designs announced not only the bride's favorite color, but the wedding's historic location, 18th-century Middleton Place which boasts the oldest landscaped gardens in the country. Caroline, a fashion PR director, wore a silk-chiffon Monique Lhuillier gown, navy Christian Louboutin sandals and sapphire and diamond earrings from Graff; she wasn't anxious to be the center of attention, so her dozen attendants also wore white, in styles from Thread that suited them best. Keating and his groomsmen wore custom navy suits and silk pocket squares. 

1920's trolleys from Absolutely Charleston transported guests and members of the bridal party to Middleton Place, where event planner Calder Clark and florist Blossom Events had filled the ceremony room with hurricane lamps and votives, white hydrangeas, hellebores, ranunculus, roses and magnolias, and Caroline carried a bouquet of white poppy anemones with navy blue centers down the aisle towards her handsome groom. They were married by the bride's sister in a rainy early evening ceremony, but the weather took a pause to let the newlyweds capture some portraits in the historic gardens, a white J. Mendel capelet wrapped around Caroline's shoulders. 

At the reception, exposed oak tables featured unfussy arrangements of peonies, garden roses, lilacs, anemones, and hydrangeas in combinations of silver and clear glass vessels, inspired by an heirloom china cabinet. Guests enjoyed a traditional Southern meal by Duvall Catering & Event Design, and after the newlywed's first dance, "Better Together" by Jack Johnson, everyone was on the dance floor thanks to Anita and her band

An enormous thank you to Bryan Johnson of A Bryan Photo; he and his associate Caleb Chancey captured stunning images from this beautiful celebration, and I'm delighted to be sharing them!


  1. Such a gorgeous wedding- definitely worthy of a revival! Happy Thanksgiving~

  2. Love love love it all! That furry capelet is just darling!

  3. That last picture is gorgeous.

  4. I can see why you decided to feature this wedding again. Its a real beauty

  5. So, so pretty--and so classic! I never would've guessed that this wedding wasn't from the past year or something. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Lena! xoxo

  6. I adore the first b&w kiss of the bride and groom. Glad you re-shared!

  7. That's got to be in the running for most elegant wedding of the decade. So lovely :)



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