Archive for April, 2010

Pretty in Pink

April 26, 2010

Heather Cusano and Pete Mermell are the type of people that always bring a smile to your face. They are very happy and warm, which is exactly how their wedding was. On April 17, Heather and Pete tied the knot at St. Luke’s Chapel and then headed across the street for their reception at the Wickliffe House. Heather’s favorite color is pink and with her bright personality, “pink bling” quickly became the theme of the evening. From the table linen to the candle holders to their champagne flutes, the couple was surrounded by the vibrant pinks, ivories & crystal accents during their special night. One of the prettiest touches of the day were all the beautiful pink and white flowers arranged by ACB”s florist, Jonie LaRosee.

This wedding was all about lighting and simplicity. Working with Heather, we used dozens of candles of all shapes and sizes including hanging crystal candle holders and floating candles to light up the night. While the DJ played the music, guests enjoyed food provided by Mediterra and danced the night away on the side lawn.

Pete and Heather‘s wedding spirit was fun and infectious. Along with their guests, they brightened the night and celebrated in style.

Green with Envy

April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 10 marked the first time Cassique,  Kiawah Island’s exclusive private Clubhouse was used for an event (post the Rivercourse disaster). Kara Roberts & Tyler Cole’s wedding couldn’t have been more perfect for a newly married couple to celebrate with their family and friends. The couple tied the knot on a bed of white flower petals in front of custom fabric panels created by ACB staff and hung in the existing arches. Two running waterfalls lent a soothing sound amidst the tears of happiness and vibrant smiles.

Photographed by the oh-so-talented Tim Willoughby, the dinner and reception took place in a tent decorated floor to ceiling with white and green custom fabric and too many white flowers to count. The peonies, hydrangeas, roses, tulips, and orchids were limitless; ranging from small to extra large, the arrangements added a new dimension of height, smell, and aesthetics to the tent.

Working with two colors, green and white, the ordinary reception tent was transformed thanks to many yards of fabric. From green fabric draped along the ceiling to hand-sewn green and white pillows to the custom stage skirt, virtually no surface was without some fabric adornment. Using ACB lounge items such as our white couches and green-painted parsons tables, guests had a comfortable place to relax after dinner. Kara and Tyler had an non-traditional wedding cake which consisted of a large strawberry cupcake surrounded by dozens of smaller cupcakes for the guests. It was clear this was a crowd favorite of the night, along with the band, the Mighty Kicks!

When the evening was through, we couldn’t have asked for anything more perfect: the weather,  the location, the food, the band, the atmosphere, but most importantly a more precious couple!

Paradise Found

April 6, 2010

Anna Gonowon is one of those brides that you always remember. She lights up the room with her infectious laugh that seems to linger long after she has left. Her vision of a reception that incorporated her Filipino lineage with the southern charm of Charleston, was brought to life at the William-Aiken House. With exotic flowers imported from Hawaii, vibrant carlisle covering the tables and the faint glow of paper lanterns swinging from oak trees, this wedding was a fusion of Filipino heritage and southern elegance.

The Gonowon – Hall wedding last Saturday, March 27, was one of those total body experiences — from the eye popping aesthetics, to the delicious southern/Asian cuisine and the body-moving sounds of The Maxx — all five senses were tingling with excitement.

The inspiration was centered around a beautiful, bright carlisle lamour. Pinks, reds, yellows and teals were sprinkled throughout the decor. From the sheer, red swag of the tent to the carlisle drum shades that hovered over the dance floor… color was an element that transformed this space into a tropical oasis. Billowing flowers that channeled the islands in the Pacific sprung from white vases, exploding in colors of orange, hot pink, yellow and red.

From the moment the Atlanta-based band, The Maxx, took the stage, they got the party started in “Club Anna,” singing everything from Frank Sinatra to the Black Eyed Peas. As the night wound down and guests lined up to give the bride and groom and sparkler farewell, Chinese takeout boxes were passed out as favors, hiding a delicious surprise — a scrumptious double chocolate cupcake dipped in chocolate, from Cupcake — labeled with “Sweet Dreams… Anna and Roland.”

The wedding was certainly a dream,  sweeter than any.