Friday, June 26, 2009

{Oh Happy Day! Ashley & Andrew Parker}

There's nothing better than a beautiful happy 'blushing bride' on her wedding day. Ashley and her parents John and Karin are seen here kissing her on the cheek. Ashley and Andrew reaffirmed their ceremonial vows with all of their family & friends in attendance at St. Stephen's Church, it was a very 'happy day' for everyone! 
Incredible photography by Virgil Bunao of {CVI Photography}...he does such amazing work and I'm so thrilled to be working with such a fun and talented team of folks! 

I love this shot of Ashley in the garden of {St. Stephen's Church}. It's such a beautiful lush garden and great place to take pictures with your bridal party and family. And this picture below, was taken in front of the College of Charleston Cistern...
the couple's Alma Mater. I love the wash Virgil put on this photo to give it that old-timey look!

Colorful spring floral arrangements were artfully arranged by Karen and her team at {OK Florist}. For Ashley's wedding colors, we worked with a neutral palette of light greens and whites/ivory and a splash of lillac. The result was a beautiful backdrop for the wedding ceremony & reception.

Their new monogram hung above the mantel
 as the backdrop for the head table at the {Carolina Yacht Club}. 

Guests enjoyed 'North meets South' sweet favors, Salt Water Taffies from the bride's New Jersey hometown and Georgia Preserves from the groom's stomping grounds. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

Liz & Bladen Continued....Beachside Rehearsal Dinner Evening

Liz & Bladen welcomed family and friends for a casual beachside rehearsal dinner evening at The Citadel Beach House on the Isle of Palms. Guests enjoyed tunes by DJ Moo Moo and good eats by Granville's Catering. 

I love to use these Coral Reef Sheer linens from Mosaic Linens, definitely added that beach touch to the evening, along with the beautiful floral designs by Lotus Flower. 

Bladen's favorite dessert is old-fashioned pound cake (just like Mom used to make!), sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with strawberries, ice cream and a little whipped cream on top. Guests devoured the sweet treats prepared by Ashley Bakery such a fresh approach to the "groom's cake." 

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Boone Hall Beauty

Liz & Bladen were married at the beautiful and historic Boone Hall Plantation. Incredible photography by Leigh Webber captured this gorgeous event. Floral design by Annie Mueller with A New Leaf Florist. Custom Linen Runners by RLE.

I really enjoyed getting to know Liz & Bladen and have known their families for quite some time as we also did Bladen's sister Hannah's wedding last October.                                               

 Liz chose the gorgeous bridesmaids dresses in blue from Lula Kate and Bladen's gentlemen all wore tan suits with bowties adorned with SC Palmetto Trees & Half-Moons...{a SC icon!} from Dumas & Sons in downtown Charleston.

The "lucky links" worn by Bladen were a gift from new Brother-in-Law Jason nothing like something new for the groom! 

Guests enjoyed passed Sweet Tea Firefly Vodka drinks as they walked from the ceremony to the reception at The Cotton Dock. 

Awesome cake and design by Ashley Bakery. This was an exact match to the design on the wedding invitations. 

Monday, June 1, 2009

Coming up for Air

Whew! What a great Spring/Summer Wedding Season. Thanks to everyone for your patience as we worked through the last several months. Unfortunately I have neglected the RLE blog, so here is a much overdue update! 


I've acquired a new set of wheels to get around quickly downtown and get those day-to-day errands done in a timely fashion. So to become more eco-friendly AND to save on time, I found a gently-used, 3-speed beach cruiser. It's quite a site with all those colors, but its a great safety tool in dodging all the cars. See you downtown!  


The very talented Heather Forsythe has been photographing many RLE weddings over the years and has recently dabbled into the invitations/save the date world. Her work is amazing and I highly recommend you check it out. She's just finishing up work on the 1875 Antique Letterpress and I can't wait to see the hot off the press work she'll be printing.