11.1.2017

DANA & CRAIG’S AMERICANA WEDDING, CHARLESTON

Instead of looking forward to the next modern trend, Dana and Craig dug into the simple roots of classic Americana as inspiration for their Charleston wedding. Adding a contemporary touch with a graphic palette, their pastoral event looks like it came right from the pages of a vintage noir comic.

With its burgundy palette and yesteryear illustration, the invitation set the old-timey tone, leading guests to the Stables at Boals Farm in Charleston - a rolling, rural location that grounded it all.  Dana looked absolutely breathtaking in a strapless fit-and-flare wedding dress. Her hair swept to the side in delicate waves, emboldened by her mulberry lips. Craig brought vintage-warmth to his navy tux with a tweed vest and a cool pheasant-feathered bowtie.

For their first look, Craig playfully hid behind a bouquet of white balloons for an uplifting surprise, pulling them away from his face to Dana’s amusement. Such a picture-perfect moment that their Charleston wedding photographer captured! The bridesmaids looked goddess-like in bright red Grecian gowns, which popped in contrast against their simple bouquets of baby’s breath. 

Dana and Craig incorporated a ton of outdoor wedding decor - from an old-fashioned wagon to stacked wooden crates - for a fun touch. Charming signs welcomed guests every step of the way and served as unique decor pieces. At their outdoor ceremony, their simple altar offered a window-like view, framed in wood and draped with flowing white fabric.

Hosted in a rustic barn, the reception was equally understated. Our favorite part? Their nearly naked cake adorned with a sweet cake topperand cascading row of flowers! We love a good naked cake - it photographs nicely, too!

Lastly, a lively sparkler send-off capped off this magical night. Definitely one for the history books!

Automat:ee