SIP AND SEE: Upon guests’ arrival to the ceremony site
servers presented glasses of Champagne enlivened with St. Germaine elderflower liqueur and blueberries.
BIG IMPACT: To mimic the florals in a masculine way
the boutonnieres featured either blue muscari or scabiosa pods
along with Dusty Miller to soften the bundle’s flow onto the jacket
all wrapped in brown satin ribbon and gray and white Divine Twine.
HANGING AROUND: In the spirit of allowing the setting to stand at the forefront
Margaret and florist Whitney Randall limited the ceremony flowers to a handful of tastefully filled vases tied to aisle-side chairs.
NOTEWORTHY: The Classical Charleston string trio rearranged modern selections such as Coldplay’s “Yellow” and Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Margaret walked down the aisle to “Forever” by Ben Harper
and the recessional heralded The Beatles’ “In My Life.”
AGENT ORANGE: Branch Design Studio mingled chocolate cymbidium orchids with driftwood and moss for a woodsy effect.
STICK TO IT: Preceding the family-style dinner
Café Catering passed around hors d’oeuvres
including these rum-glazed shrimp on sugar cane skewers.
KNOW YOUR PLACE: Each pinned to a single sprig of blue muscari
place cards bearing the wedding’s signature watermark design dangled from a Spanish moss-covered board.
NATURAL BEAUTY: The dramatic allée at Legare Waring wooed Margaret and Jeffrey
who chose to seat guests deep into the oak-lined avenue for their ceremony in order to create a feeling of intimacy and seclusion.
NUMBERS GAME: In order to bring a bit of themselves into the event
Margaret and Jeffrey chose to number their tables with intriguing personal stats
such as 23 (the day they met)
6 (their shared December birthday)
and 79 (the number of guests that travelled over 500 miles to be at the wedding). They even infused a bit of humor into the sums