Romantic South Carolina Wedding

Photos By: Virgil Bunao

As soon as you say the words “Charleston wedding” to me, I already have a certain vision in mind — classically elegant with nods to the South and enough touches of charming colors to keep it modern. Mercedes and Austin’s wedding fit my vision to a T, with its blush pink and peach colors, gorgeous scenery, and the talented Virgil Bunao and A Charleston Bride on board.

white green bouquets - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

From the event designers, A Charleston Bride: When arriving at the William Aiken House guests were welcomed with fruit infused water on such a sunny, June day. After the ceremony, servers passed champagne with St Germaine and guests were also greeted by a raw bar and southern cheese display. As guests made their way upstairs, there was a stationed style dinner with local and southern food including Amberjack and short ribs. The tables were set with gold containers full of lush ranunculus, garden roses and hanging amaranthus in various shades of blush and peach.

fall wedding invitations - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

blush pink bridesmaid dresses - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

chic ceremony layout - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

After dinner guests were welcomed into a lounge filled tent which was draped in ivory, gold and peach fabric that led to a 22-foot oval structure with three gold encrusted chandeliers that were filled with crystals and hanging flowers. Next to the tent was a circular bar with floating chandeliers. At the end of the evening the bride and groom were wished farewell with gold sparklers and taken away on a rickshaw covered in ribbon! This wedding and reception was so classic and glamorous — something like you have never seen.

Romantic South Carolina Wedding - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

chandelier ideas - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

glam wedding decor - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

peach wedding details - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

pink sequin tablescapes - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

sequined tablescapes - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

peach wedding details - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

wedding catering - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

flower girl dresses arrangements - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

warm wedding receptions - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

warm wedding receptions - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

Romantic South Carolina Wedding - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

reception lounge areas - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

painted votive candles - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding

Romantic South Carolina Wedding - photo by Virgil Bunao http://ruffledblog.com/william-aiken-house-wedding


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Wedding Location: Charleston, SC / Photographer: Virgil Bunao / Event Planning and Flowers: Haley Kelly with A Charleston Bride / Venue: The William Aiken House / Hair and Makeup: Carrie McLeod with Paper Dolls / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Fish / Lighting: Technical Event Company / Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals, Event DRS, BBJ Linens and Polished! / Ceremony Musicians: Classical Charleston / Entertainment: Atlanta Groove Factory through East Coast Entertainment / Event Painter: Ben Keys with Wed on Canvas / Officiant: Jimmy Bailey / Wedding Invitations and Printed Material: Studio R / Videographer: Film Anywhere Productions / Getaway Car: Charleston Rickshaw

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot

We feature our fair share of styled wedding shoots here on Ruffled, but it isn’t often we get to take a look at the equally-important anniversary session! Photographer Lindsey of Brooke Photography & Design used her very own parents as the model for this nautical inspired shoot, which implements lots of navy, stripes, and pops of yellow for a classic and elegant style.

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

From the photographer, Lindsey of Brooke Photography & Design: This 30th Anniversary Shoot is part of the series I began a couple years back. Inspired by and thoughtfully designed around the traditional wedding anniversary gifts and flowers for each milestone year of marriage, I wanted to focus on marriages after the weddings day and help the couples in these shoots see each other with fresh, loving eyes and fall in love all over again.

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

blue wedding bouquet - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

yellow green bouquet - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

nautical inspired anniversary shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

nautical wedding ideas - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

blue yellow weddings - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

eucalyptus wedding decor - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

My parents were the models for this anniversary shoot and I was so honored to be able to photograph them! All the vendors really made my vision come to life. The Traditional gift and flower for the 30th anniversary are pearl and dahlias, so I decided to go with a Nautical/Yacht Club vibe for the shoot.

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

striped wedding shoes - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

striped cake detail - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

Nautical Inspired bouquet - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

navy bridesmaid dresses - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

anemone bouquet - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

striped wedding cake - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

anniversary shoots - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot

Nautical Inspired Anniversary Shoot - photo by Brooke Photography and Design http://ruffledblog.com/nautical-inspired-anniversary-shoot


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Shoot Location: Dana Point, CA / Photographer: Brooke Photography & Design / Floral Design: 1703 Event Studios / Venue: Dana Point Harbor / Hair: Jamie Dana Hairstylist / Jewelry: JewelrybyAshNicole and White Tulip Boutique / Wedding Cake: Heavenly Treats by Jackie / Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Stamped Flatware: For Such a Time Designs






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Modern Austin Wedding with a Playful Twist

Jessica and Vin’s wedding is a classic study on how to blend a couple’s style while still maintaining cohesiveness and ending up with a captivating wedding to boot. Sunny 16 Photography and Pollen Floral Design brought their A-game to this wedding day, which has fun animal figurines (lots of dinosaurs) and touches of peach and orange against a modern backdrop.

Modern Austin Wedding with a Playful Twist - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

From the bride, Jessica: If you ask your fiance to help come up with wedding theme ideas, just be prepared for some strange recommendations: video games, superheroes… dinosaurs. Vin & I really wanted the evening to be elegant and romantic, yet still reflect our playful personalities. Dinosaurs, which Vin has loved and collected since childhood, ended up being a whimsical and irreverent way of adding our own personal touch to the evening. We gilded plastic toy dinos (and other animals) with gold paint to serve as escort cards. Our guests loved them so much that at the end of the night, we found many of them creatively arranged in our florals, while others eventually found their way into our friends’ homes.

bridal accessories - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

cute first looks - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

cute first looks - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

orange bridesmaid dresses - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bride and groom - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

ranunculus bouquet - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

ceremony setup - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bridal processional - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

wedding ceremony - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

wedding ceremony - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

ceremony recessionals - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

best day ever - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bride and groom - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Our amazing florist incorporated concrete glass terrariums with colored geodes into our table arrangements, adding a “prehistoric” flavor. We designed and printed our own seating numbers and chart with small animal silhouettes, but used clean fonts and gold accents throughout to keep things classy. My sister & brother in law–both architects–helped lasercut large signs out of plexiglass for professional-looking signage. As a surprise at the end of the night, our friends even took it upon themselves to decorate the getaway car as a Jurassic Park jeep, complete with claw mark decals down the side!

seating charts - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

seating charts - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

peach wedding ideas - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

wedding signs - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bridal bouquets - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

modern place setting - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

coral centerpieces - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Toward the end of the evening, we snuck away from the festivities for a brief moment to take everything in (highly recommended!). Personalizing and planning the wedding remotely from NY was a TON of work, but it was worth it to see all the small details come together … and to see our most beloved friends and family having an incredible time celebrating and dancing up a storm.

peach wedding details - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

modern wedding menu - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Modern Austin Wedding with a Playful Twist - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

peach wedding details - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

first dances - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Modern Austin Wedding with a Playful Twist - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist


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Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Sunny 16 Photography / Floral Design: Pollen Floral Design / Day-Of Coordination: Alicia Collins / Venue: Villa Del Lago / Wedding Dress: Watters / Hair: Tammie Garcia / Makeup: Adore Make-Up Boutique & Salon / Caterer: Rosemary’s Catering / Cookies and Ice Cream: Tiff’s Treats / Pies: Rosemary’s Catering / DJ: Mike Marischen, Live Oak DJ / Videographer: Kenny Wu

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