SOMETHING OLD: Catherine tied on her mother’s flowered wedding gown sash. Zack wore a JoS. A. Bank suit.
HAIR FLAIR: The bride’s sweetest something borrowed? Lace flowers that once adorned Catherine’s mother’s gown, which she pinned in her hair above her veil.
NO ORDINARY GROUP: Catherine told Debi Brickell of First Bloom of Charleston that she wanted a bouquet that looked like wild flowers—a vision the florist realized by combining a sea of Monte Casinos with palmetto roses (the same ones, in fact, that Zack gave to Catherine the day he proposed). The bunch was held in place by lace from Catherine’s mother’s own wedding gown.
PERFECT MATCH: With a delicate mix of daisies, Monte Casinos, and sweet grass roses, the groom’s boutonniere mirrored the bride’s bouquet. The special significance of the daisy? Not only is it Catherine’s favorite flower, but Zack says he often gifts bouquets of the posy to his girl.
OPEN-DOOR POLICY: The backdrop for the ceremony—a 10-foot historic iron gate and two old green shutters—was custom-made by the bride’s uncle, Ron Rader of Antebellum Restoration in Prosperity, South Carolina.
HANGING OUT: Lanterns from Loluma dangled from the venue’s giant oaks.
A WORK OF ART: Catherine says she spent months scouring vintage stores for all the elements of their DIY wedding, including vintage watercolors of Holy City scenes. This décor idea inspired the bride to create her own drawing of their ceremony site, which she gifted to her husband-to-be.
YO-YO, MA: Catherine and her mom scoured flea markets for yo-yo quilts to add color and pattern throughout the reception.
DAPPER DRAPING: Vintage lace and quilt remnants added bursts of color and texture (not to mention comfort) to bench backs.
EASY AS ABC: Fabric-covered letters (“C & Z”) from Anthropologie added to the mishmash of colors and prints.
A GOOD SIGN: Catherine’s uncle Ron Rader, owner of Antebellum Restorations in Prosperity, South Carolina, made signs for the couple from salvaged wood. The gift now hangs in the newlyweds’ home.
BOTTLED UP: “I wanted each arrangement to be unique, colorful, and have a loose, wildflower look,” says Catherine, who relied on First Bloom of Charleston to make it so.
PILLOW TALK: Lounge pieces from Loluma took on a homey vibe when topped with mix-and-match pillows of varying shapes and materials.
FLOWER POWER: The three-tiered confection by Twenty Six Divine was dressed with daisies, miniature palmetto roses, and a vintage cake topper.
A KISS GOODNIGHT: Guests tossed sprigs of lavender on the newlyweds just before they jumped into their getaway car.