FOLLOW YOUR HEART: Dressed in a Romona Keveza gown, D’Anne wore a necklace of diamonds passed down from her grandmother Ma, whose wise words (“Love isn’t convenient; you have to go where your heart is”) finally convinced D’Anne to follow after Patrick. Charleston florist stems arranged bouquets of white and pink peonies for the bride and bridesmaids.
COLORFUL CONTRAST: Pink peonies stood out against the bridesmaid’s J.Crew frocks. Of the wedding’s color palette D’Anne says, “I wanted something soft and romantic, yet a bit unpredictable.”
WHAT A HANDFUL: Stems arranged a simple white peony bridal bouquet to complement D'Anne's gown.
SPRING HUES: Groomsmen wore pink rose boutonnieres accented with rosemary lamb’s ear. Patrick stood out from the bunch with a white rose variation.
BEST DRESSED: "I loved how the soft pink shades of flowers popped against the dusty blue dresses," says D'Anne of the bridesmaids' attire.
A WHIMSICAL TOUCH: Before taking their seats, guests picked up one of the bride’s handmade contributions—wishing wands made of pink and white ribbons to wave as the newlyweds walked together up the aisle.
OUT-OF-OFFICE: “We really wanted all of our guests to feel as though they were on vacation,” says D’Anne. Relaxed in their dapper seersucker suits, tech-savvy ring bearers Liam Green and Keenan Ward had no problem following their Aunt’s request, plugging in some playtime before the ceremony.
PINK ‘N’ BLUE: Blue ribbon-tied Mason jars filled with light pink roses, white roses, and carnations hung from chairs that lined the aisle.
PRECIOUS PAIR: Suited up in seersucker and bow ties, ring bearers Keenan Ward (left) and Liam Green introduce their aunt D'Anne.
SPECIAL SPRINKLES: The flower girl paved the way for the bride using pink rose petals.
FAMILY REUNION: As many of the couple's guests traveled from the West Coast for the nuptials, D'Anna says, "We planned a weekend packed with fun. Patrick and I were so happy with how much time we had with our guests the entire weekend. And people are still talking about how much fun they had.”
LOCATION, LOCATION: Patrick and D'Anne exchanged vows beneath the ancient Middleton Oak with the Ashley River as the backdrop.
SOUTHERN CHARM: “The setting at the Middleton Place was absolutely incredible,” says D’Anne, adding that the plantation’s Inn, and proximity to downtown (where they held their rehearsal dinner at Fish Restaurant), made for a fun-filled weekend for their visiting guests.
HAND-IN-HAND: The bride and groom retreat up the aisle through the Octagonal Garden.
THE DREAM TEAM: D’Anne tackled the visual details like this signage—creating 80 percent of the décor herself—while Patrick got the music, menu, and bar selections in order. The signature cocktail of the evening? Lowcountry lemonade served with blueberries and blue and white striped straws.
THAT'S THE SPIRIT! Mason-jar cocktails were fancied up (and fitted into the evening's palette) by fresh berries and fun straws.
LEND A HAND: D'Anne's bridesmaids helped out by penning table assignments onto framed chalkboards.
PRECIOUS METAL: For vintage-inspired centerpieces, blush bouquets of roses, peonies, carnations, and rosemary were tucked into old-fashioned tea-tins and set atop lace doilies.
SOFT-SPOKEN: Dodeline design fashioned neutral-toned menus and escort cards with doily lace ribbon.
TIE THE KNOT: Coordinating pink and white silk fabric bows draped the bride and groom chairs for a subtle yet elegant addition to the dinner setting.
WOVEN WARMTH: Creating a rustic effect, votive candles glowed from Mason jars wrapped in burlap and twine.
YOUR TABLE AWAITS: White, pink, and green arrangements and baby blue linens from BBJ Linens softened the rustic charm of the reception's wood-finished Chiavari chairs and wooden tables from Event DRS.
POSY PERFECT: For reception tablescapes, stems placed roses, carnations, and Lamb's Ear into silver vessels.
SWEET & SIMPLY: The Cake Stand’s triple-tiered cake was decorated with Swiss dots and garnished with two pale peonies.
SCENIC GLOW: Technical Event Company’s lighting softened the indoor space for a cozy feel during the twilight hours. “Patrick and I were so pleased with how the reception glowed from the candlelight and string lighting,” says D’Anne. “The light sparkled off the chandelier and glassware.”
STATE OF GRACE: Mercury glass votive candles, cylinder glass candleholders, and petite flower vases brought elegance to the rural fireplace.
MIDNIGHT SNACK: The bride and groom surprised guests with a late night treat of milk and chocolate chip cookies served in Mason jars.
SPARKLING FAREWELL: “Patrick and I were so happy with how much time we were able to spend with our guests the entire weekend,” says D’Anne. “People are still talking about how much fun they had at the wedding and the entire weekend!”
HAPPILY EVER AFTER: The couple enjoyed a two-week honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii.