TO THE LETTER: Studio R’s stationery suite previewed the wedding’s tastefully muted color scheme.
DRESS TO IMPRESS: The soft driftwood hue of the bridesmaids’ J.Crew frocks complemented both the bride’s custom gown and the majestic surroundings.
HAIR AFFAIR: A fresh flower dressed up Kiften’s updo and contributed to her summery, outdoorsy look.
DETAILS COUNT: To add Lowcountry flair, Hannah Alexander of WED tied programs to palm frond fans.
MAGICAL MOMENT: “Toward the end of the ceremony, I had to look down at Will's shoes,” says Kiften. “I knew if I looked him in the eye, I’d start crying!”
PEAS IN A POD: Kiften and Will split their time between their John’s Island residence and MUSC, where she’s a nurse practitioner in pediatric surgery and he’s a medical student.
WARM RECEPTION: “Kiften and Will” welcome bags contained a bottle of water, a bag of benne wafers, and general info about the Holy City.
UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE: Mixing lanterns and Mason jars with burlap-wrapped centerpieces blended formal looks with familiar ones.
PLANTING AN IDEA: “Share your vision, then trust your vendors with the details,” says Kiften. Case in point? This charmingly planted row atop a long farm table from Event DRS.
JUST SO: Sara York Grimshaw wrapped vessels of flowers and greens in burlap to echo the natural hues of the Legare Waring House grounds, which are covered in live oaks and lagoons.
GAME TIME: Paying homage to the couple’s penchant for puzzles, this was a cute alternative to a traditional guestbook. Fun fact: the weekend Kiften realized she and Will were meant for one another, they’d spent an entire night putting together a 1000-piecer.
PLAY TO WIN: In keeping with the informal vibe, guests enjoyed cornhole, the bride’s favorite outdoor game, during cocktail hour.
KICKIN’ AROUND: The groomsmen were all outfitted with Adidas Sambas, and Kiften’s dad took a particular liking to the indoor soccer shoes. Laughs Kiften, “My dad thought they were the coolest! He wears them all the time now.”
BRIGHT IDEA: To spice up the table assignments, Hannah Alexander potted them among greenery in dark-stained wooden boxes.
SERVING IT UP: Cru Catering delighted those unfamiliar with Lowcountry fare. Says Kiften, “Many of our guests were out-of-state, and they were definitely loving the southern cuisine.”
BON APPETIT: Guests dined on Lowcountry favorites like shrimp and grits.
BERRIES ON TOP: Sugar Bakeshop finished off the two-layer cake with sugared blue-berries.
PRETZEL TWISTER: To keep their energy up while burning up the dance floor, guests snacked out of brown paper bags containing peanut butter-filled, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate treats.
SHINING BRIGHT: Says Hannah Alexander, “Technical Event Company’s lighting was breathtaking and a highlight of my year!”