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


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

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

9 comments
  • My goodness, look at that chandelier! Fabulous!

  • Awesome Photography. Thanks for sharing such nice pictures.

  • Lindsey Harper

    So gorgeous !!! All the venders and Haley Kelly , A Charleston Btude, did a beautiful job.. They make memories!!!

  • Whitney, your wedding is stunning. The details, colors, and feel of the wedding is perfect.

  • Julie

    Gorgeous! Breathtaking! The lighting, tablescapes, and elegance were classic. Kudos to Charleston Bride. They are incredible!

  • gorgeous all round

  • Timeless, iconic beauty! From Mercedes’ gown to the gorgeous floral chandelier and blush draping with Charleston’s historic William Aiken House in the backdrop … It just doesn’t get any better! Congrats to a very special couple!!! (And congrats to A Charleston Bride’s design and coordination as well as Virgil so perfectly capturing their day!!)

  • The hanging flowers are stunningly beautiful. I know that that probably took forever and am in love with the colors at the venue. The colored vases are my favorite.

  • sherry1991

    Romantic wedding!!

    I like the wedding dresses!! Wedding Dresses 2015