NICE THREADS: The bride wore a Priscilla of Boston gown from White, and the groom sported a suit from Charleston Formal Wear at Berlin’s.
CRAFTY THINKING: Katharine printed programs herself, using natural paper and the wedding’s ever-present bee motif.
MEMORABLE MOMENT: Katharine vows she’ll never forget walking down the aisle with her father. “I could tell Tony was nervous but once we were up there together everything was just like a dream,” she laughs.
CAGED BEAUTY: A hive-shaped birdcage held cards and small presents on the gift table.
TALL ORDER: Katharine fell in love with the humble, long-stemmed allium (garlic plant), and its purple blooms inspired the wedding’s dominant colors: green and lavender.
DRINKS ON ME: Fat Hen served honey-colored cocktails in Mason jars, spruced up with wedges of orange.
STARK CONTRAST: For variation, planner Melissa Barton paired pale and dark green succulents and placed them along the patterned white-and-green table runner.
SUBTLE TOUCH: Katharine says she opted for arrangements of mostly greenery, avoiding elaborate flowers that would have made the feel “too formal or princess-like.”
DRESS SHARP: Cousin of the bride Ellis Moore showed off a dapper plaid blazer and bright red bow tie.
HIGH CLASS: The sheer height of this floral centerpiece—made up of the spherical garlic plant flowers that inspired the day’s palette—drew well-deserved attention to the bridal table.
DRINK UP: The bride’s favorite cocktail of the evening? A Key Lime Martini with a Graham Cracker Rim
MINI ME: Succulents and greens tucked into tree bark containers echoed the Legare Waring House’s grand, sweeping trees.
EAT FRESH: “We wanted to show people how amazing local, organic cuisine truly is and Fred did a perfect job!” says Katharine of Fat Hen Catering and the menu. Treats like a delicious duck confit topped with cranberries certainly did the trick.
SEE, FOOD: Fat Hen topped savory crab cakes with parsley and grilled shrimp
JUST MADE: All food served, like these deviled eggs, was locally grown. A few ingredients were even picked up from the farm en route to the wedding!
SWEET THING: Baked by d’lish, the carrot and vanilla cake bore a honeybee design gleaned from a favorite T-shirt of Katharine’s. Rachel of Studio R digitized the shirt’s artwork and replicated it on all the printed materials, too.
ALL TOGETHER NOW: According to Katharine, “One part I especially enjoyed was seeing all our family and friends in one place. It was like a huge reunion!”
PERFECT MATCH: Of the wedding’s locale, Katharine says, “We knew we wanted our wedding and reception to be held outdoors and we both loved the beautiful setting of the Legare Waring House.”