A MOD MATCH: “We both knew early on we had something special,” says Sara, who wore an Amsale gown. Dominick donned a Tom Ford tux.
QUITE THE HANDFUL: Bridesmaids carried white ranunculus, cream-colored spray roses, and ivory peonies accented with lamb’s ears and Dusty Miller.
A SOFT TOUCH: Tara Guérard Soirée combined spray roses, light pink peonies, Dusty Miller, and orchids for Sara’s textured, elegant bunch. The bride’s stitched initials lent a subtle something blue to her look.
WITH THIS RING: The couple exchanged vows beneath an altar of sheer fabric and fresh flower garlands. Sara’s uncle officiated the ceremony. “Even with no experience, we knew he would do an amazing job,” says Sara.
SETTLE IN: The lounge was made cozy by layered carpets, plush couches from Snyder Event Rentals, and large drum-shaded lights.
MIRROR, MIRROR: For an airy effect, table assignments were calligraphed onto mirrored circles, which Soirée attached to silver sticks and presented in metal baskets.
FEAST FOR THE AGES: Sara says she and Dominick wanted the reception to convey an “old world,” traditional feel, which a charcuterie spread and grand florals helped to create.
CRYSTAL CLEAR: Chandeliers gave a shimmering finish to the dinner tent top’s panels of ruched chiffon.
MAKE YOUR MARK: The bride and groom’s reception seats were designated by strings of flowers—the same garlands that adorned the ceremony’s altar.
LETTERPRESSED: For a personalized pop of color, Soirée sewed a “D” for Dominick, “S” for Sara, and “M” for Maggio (the couple’s newly shared surname) on the three table clothes.
LET’S DO DINNER: Unfussy place settings and pale-hued arrangements lent understated charm to the long tabletops, which were framed by textured Chiavari chairs.
BAND TOGETHER: The Lettered Olive printed dinner menus on paper bearing a soft gray and white design. Blue bands with names calligraphed by Elizabeth Porcher Jones doubled as place cards.
HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? Short arrangements of hydrangea, roses, and Dusty Miller kept tables clear for conversation.
SWEET SWEETS: The mini cakes by A Matter of Taste were topped with real flowers and arranged on a soft gray display. Says Sara of the dessert spread, “I saw the idea in Vogue and thought it was adorable.”
PEEP SHOW: Patterned paper peeked out from beneath the mini cakes from A Matter of Taste, brightening the neutral-hued dessert spread. The tiered display echoed the shape of a traditional confection.
A STRAIGHT SHOT: Guests enjoyed a clear view of the Ashley River. Of Lowndes Grove Sara says, “It had a very Charleston feel, and we wanted our guests to feel like they were on vacation.”
SHOE FAIRY: Wrought iron vessels holding palette pleasing flip-flops were stationed next to the dance floor.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST: The one thing the bride would change from the day? “I would’ve made the wedding longer!”