DRESSED & IMPRESSED: The ivory tie of Tim’s J.Crew suit complemented Jessica’s Monique Lhuillier gown.
PRETTY PUFFS: Balls of bright white tissue (a summery, budget-savvy touch) popped against the venue’s stucco walls.
IT’S A FAMILY THING: Jessica’s cousins and elder sister stayed cool in strapless kelly green bridesmaid frocks from BHLDN, Anthropologie’s new bridal line.
A SILVER SALUTATION: Welcome boxes (accented with green touches) offered sweets, an itinerary, and a list of restaurant recommendations.
WHAT A BUNCH: “It was simple, classic, and appropriate,” Jessica says of her bouquet of white peonies, lisianthus, and sweet peas by Gathering Floral + Event Design’s Heather Barrie.
FRESH SET: White chairs and linens from Snyder Event Rentals kept the ballroom airy, while florals lent an organic touch to the brunch’s traditional settings.
A SUITE SET: A friend of the bride, Ashley McGrath of Quarter Century Creative in New York City, hand-fashioned the couple’s stationery. The mix of calligraphy and print lettering and the combination of off-white, black, and grassy green gave guests a first glimpse at the wedding’s palette.
PRETTY AS A PORTRAIT: Photographer Gayle Brooker snagged this black-and-white shot of Tim’s daughter Ava, capturing the traditional feel of the day.
LADIES IN WAITNG: Annalise and older sister Ava got comfy, patiently sitting before the ceremony began.
WALK THIS WAY: The flower girls, in champagne-hued frocks and headbands from J.Crew, were armed with mini versions of Jessica’s bouquet by Heather Barrie of Gathering Floral + Event Design.
MORNING GLORY: Jessica says the participation of Tim’s daughters was a key factor in setting the time for their 11:00 a.m. ceremony.
A TIMELESS TALE: Describing her and Tim’s first date, Jessica says, “It felt like we were picking up on an old conversation we had had many times before.”
GRAND ENTRANCE: “They were simple, but had a big impact,” Jessica says of the large puffs of white tissue that Kristin Newman created. “I loved them!”
EASY BREEZY: The venue’s natural greenery, the linens and appointments from Snyder Event Rentals, and the earth-toned stones of the Confederate Home’s back patio carried the ceremony’s palette into cocktail hour.
TASTEY TOASTS: Courtesy of Cru Catering, guests sipped on classic Southern cocktails, including salty dogs, Bloody Marys, and champagne.
LOVELY LADIES: Jessica and step-daughter Ava smile for the camera.
ALL SET!: Table numbers and brunch menus, which were crafted by Quarter Century Creative, matched the couple’s invitation suite, while silver accents added a classic touch.
TONE-ON-TONE: Pale neutrals, like the light yellow hue of the ballroom walls and the pale pink peonies in the table arrangements, added softness and depth to the palette.
TIME TO DINE: Because they planned their wedding in less than four months, Jessica says that opting for a morning ceremony and midday reception was helpful in booking their desired venues and vendors, like Cru Catering.
NOON-FIT NOSH: Guests enjoyed a brunch buffet from Cru Catering. Offerings included maple and brown sugar-glazed ham, eggs benedict, and Lowcountry shrimp and grits (the bride’s favorite).
SOMETHING SWEET: The dessert spread (which complemented the reception’s color scheme) included coconut cream and key lime pies, lemon cakes, almond-butter cookies, and pear-almond tarts by Jim Smeal.
PATTERN PLAY: The three-tiered treat from Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal mirrored the design and palette of the couple’s stationery suite.
COME (RICE) RAIN OR SHINE: For their departure, the couple’s 74 guests showered them with dry white rice.
FINAL REMARKS: Following the reception, the newlyweds rode up Church Street in a pedicab. Jessica’s most memorable moment from the day? “Just before the doors opened and I walked down the aisle, I realized I was moments away from a life with the most amazing man I could ever have dreamed of.”