Tropical Colors And Rustic Feel

Kristin’s vision for her wedding décor led to this beautiful Rustic Garden wedding. The wedding was perfectly styled according to the theme – the personalized invites and menus, the tropical flowers, and the burlap accents. And though the venue might be the biggest expense of this event I would say it was worth every penny. Congratulations to Jeb and Kristin on getting hitched and for such romantic event!

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Our Story:

Jeb and I met in the streets of Savannah, GA on St. Patty’s day. We exchanged phone numbers, and the rest was history. He lived in Charleston, SC while I lived 9 hours away in Boca Raton, FL. He visited me at least once a month for nine months before I finally moved to Charleston. We are a perfect match because we laugh together all the time. He is hilarious and will do anything to make me smile.

The Proposal:

On a boat on the way to the Bahamas. His sister had the ring made for me – she told me that once she handed him the ring he couldn’t get down on one knee fast enough.

The Planning Process:

The wedding planning was eight months. It was the perfect amount of time – not too long that it would take over our lives but enough to enjoy the process. What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding? Enjoy every minute of it

Tips and Tricks for Future Brides:

No matter how the wedding process goes, it will be beautiful. And don’t worry about every little detail. Our entire venue got rained out the day of our wedding, so we had to move last minute. I was thankful that I didn’t stress out too much over the layout because the whole thing changed!

The Challenges We Faced:

The biggest challenge was having my mom as my wedding planner haha. She wanted to talk to the wedding planner constantly while I am more laid back. It was a good balance because if I were planning the wedding on my own, it never would have gotten done.

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Wedding Decor Inspiration:

The wedding décor just kind of evolved. I wanted a beach wedding and bright tropical flowers. I also wanted lace, burlap, and a rustic feel. The compromise was a combination of bright purple, pinks, greens and blue with the white lace and burlap.

The Wedding Budget:

We saved the most by having DIY projects – like the table settings, making our smores, making all of our programs, place settings, name tags, and menus. We saved a lot of money on printing and paper. The biggest expense was on the Venue.

Numbers of Guest:

We invited about 150, and the final count was 127. We tried to keep it to family and best friends

The Songs:

  • Wedding Party Processional: In My Life
  • Bridal Processional: Can’t Help Falling in Love with you
  • Recessional: All you need is love Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
  • Father and daughter: You Are So Beautiful
  • First dance: Kenny Chesney You Had me from Hello

Here’s their Wedding Video:

The Honeymoon:

Jamaica, Negril

We are excited about:

Settling down and having a family

Advice For the Couples:

Take a deep breath! It will all be worth it and don’t fight with your fiancé over wedding planning!

Wedding Outfit Inspiration:

My favorite color is blue. I am also very informal, so I wanted a very understated wedding dress

Favorite Part of The Day:

The father-daughter dance, and dancing at the reception with friends

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The Do-It-Yourself Projects:

  • Wedding programs – we found a layout online and made a 4-page leaflet that we tied together with ribbon.
  • Menus – We printed these with each guests names at the top for their place seating with their food choices
  • Table Cloths – we ordered burlap and lace, measured the tables and cut the lace down to sit over the burlap
  • Smores – We ordered gourmet marshmallows and cellophane wrappers. We put together graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows in the cellophane and then tied a ‘smore love’ stamp to each smore.
  • Table numbers – I bought $1 frames from Michaels, spray painted the glass with chalkboard paint and wrote each number with a chalk pen. I outlined the frames with burlap We brought games to the venue for all the guests to play as well (corn hole, giant Jenga)

The Reception Highlight:

I tripped walking down the aisle towards Jeb – This helped lighten the mood! The music was beautiful my dad doing the Gangnam Style at the reception was hilarious. I loved throwing the bouquet and the garter toss.

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Photographer: Richard Bell Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Hair Stylist: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup
Floral Designer: Tiger Lily Weddings
Cake Designer: Ashley Bakery
Officiant: Chaplain of MUSC
Event Designer: Charleston Harbor Resort
Event Venue: Charleston Harbor Resort
Caterer: Charleston Harbor Resort
Lighting: Charleston Uplighting
Dress Store: Gown Boutique of Charleston
Cinema and Video: James Desuyo Photography
Jewelry: Kays
Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Band: Music for a Moment
Band: Other Brother Entertainment
Makeup Artist: Paper Dolls
Equipment Rentals: Snyder Events
Invitation Designer: The Silver Starfish

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