BUTTONED UP: Buttons mimicking those of the gown ran down five tiers of the confection
which was made by Myra Ranta of Incredible Edibles on Pawleys Island. While the dessert fed 200 guests
there were 100 more attendees at the wedding. The couple planned for this by having slices of "kitchen cake" (sheet cake) plated and served at the same time at the showpiece confection.
BACK STORY: Ashley took lace samples of her gown (and photos of details like the buttons and beaded belt) to her baker who then made molds of the material to best replicate the patterns.
PRETTY AS A PICTURE: Bride Ashley Allen gown came from Modern Trousseau's King Street shop
one of the brand's three flagship stores. Designer Callie Tein is especially known for her prowess with lace.
SMART MOVES: A close look at the cake reveals its sparkling accents are reminiscent of Ashley's belt
and shows the slight pink hue of the flowers
which mimicked her bouquet.
PAPER PERFECT: Sixpence Press designed an elegant letterpress suite that set the tone for the formal occasion. “I cannot say enough about the invitations
” says Ashley
an avid fan of all things paper.
TOP CHOICE: “The location was easy
” says bride Ashley. “Being married at my church was always the most important thing.”
FEELS LIKE HOME: Aside from custom floral arrangements
the interior of the church maintained its traditional look and familiar charm that Ashley had known and loved since childhood.
SIMPLE TOUCH: Fresh bouquets of blush-colored roses
and daffodils mixed with bright green fern leaves dressed up the aisle for the ceremony.
PRETTY IN PINK: “I was channeling Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias
” says Ashley who from the get-go requested pink as one of her colors—an essential to a palette she names
“blush and bashful.” The formal floral arrangement at the church’s entrance featured a blush array of roses
BLACK AND WHITE: Gavin donned a white tuxedo and bowtie for a classic look.
DAPPER DUDES: The groomsmen also wore white tuxedos
a neutral complement to the blush palette.
BLUE BELLES: Matron of Honor Sarah Allen (the bride’s sister-in-law) suggested a pale version of Tiffany blue for the bridesmaids’ dresses. The one-shouldered chiffon Bari Jay dresses made for an airy
feminine look well suited for the springtime affair.
SOMETHING BLUE: The bride wore bright blue peep-toe pumps adding a pop of color to her Big Day look.
FANCY FEET: Pairing brilliant sapphire-colored shoes and pretty pink toes with her white gown made for a fun yet glamorous touch.