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Polka Dotted Party
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Buren Kelley

Kristin McCall & Russell Smith, October 11, 2008, Second Presbyterian Church & The Historic Rice Mill


Childhood sweethearts Kristin and Russell started dating as 15-year-olds, so they had plenty of time to dream up their wedding, which followed eight years later. Although Kristin’s first color picks were coral and sea foam, her day-to-day wardrobe of fuchsia, black, and white prompted Sarah Bradley of SOCIAL Event Design & Planning to suggest that palette instead. With Kristin on board, Sarah infused those hues into the Big Day and introduced French damask to the reception’s pillows (hand-sewn by a friend) and cake as a nod to Kristin’s choice travel spot. While the ceremony at Second Presbyterian Church was a subdued event, Sarah totally transformed the Historic Rice Mill with bold hues. “The pops of colors and patterns made it personal,” says Kristin.




RESOURCES

Cake: Lady Fingers; calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones; catering: Good Food Catering; ceremony location: Second Presbyterian Church; event coordination & design: SOCIAL Event Design & Planning; florals: Busy B’s Wholesale Florist;
lounge furniture, chandeliers, candy bar, and vase rentals: Ooh! Events; printed materials: Carte Blanche; photography: Jennifer Kemp Photography; reception location: Historic Rice Mill; rentals: Snyder Event Rentals.

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