Real Weddings ~ Spring 2010

No doubt... there’s something sexy about a musician. Whether he sings like John Mayer or plays guitar like Jeff Beck, we’ve all loved one. That being said, four of this issue’s real wedding brides married music men. As for the others, one bride’s combination of vintage and DIY style stole our hearts, running shoes led another straight down the aisle and a New York City wedding planner headed South for her own ultra-chic destination nuptials. A retail interior designer for IKEA found inspiration in her husband’s Chinese heritage and created an exquisitely designed event, but perhaps the most endearing story is that of a couple who took a little longer to connect. From an ill-timed wardrobe malfunction to a wedding gown designed by Project Runway star Christian Siriano, their story eventually found its way to happily ever after.

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Brooke and Hap:
Whitebox Weddings. Event Coordinators, Designers and Florals: Soiree by Tara Guerard. Ceremony Location: The Village Chapel of Bald Head Island. Reception Venue: Harbourside Pavillion Tent. Catering: River Pilot Cafe through BHI Limited Catering. Invitations: Regas NY. Ceremony Music: Voices of Praise (UNCW Gospel Choir). Reception Entertainment: Liquid Pleasure through East Coast Entertainment. Bridal Gown: Junko Yoshioka. Veil: Sara Gabriel. Shoes: Manolo Blahnik. Hair: Steven Ward Hair. Makeup: Kayla R. Purkey of M.A.C. Bridesmaid Dresses: Simple Silhouettes. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Joseph Abboud and J.Crew Liquor Store. Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals. Videographer: Mari Kittredge.

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Jennifer and Matthew:
Jen Curtis Photography. Event Consultant: The Event Company. Ceremony and Reception Venue: Ashlawn Highland. Florals: Pat's Floral Designs. Catering: Hot Cakes. Party Rentals: Festive Fare Rentals. Tents, Storage and Dance Floor: Skyline Tent Company. Lighting: The AV Company. Paper Goods: My Ugly Kitty. Calligraphy: Heather Belle Calligraphy. Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Linda Hurwitz. Reception Entertainment: The Dickens. Bridal Gown: Christian V. Siriano. Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Birdcage Veil: Tia Mazzo for Saks Fifth Avenue. Antique Rinestone Brooch: Grandmother of Groom. Hair: Sharon Su and Dmitri Lords for Cibu International and Bubbles Hair Salons. Makeup: Jen Quinn and Natasha Neagle. Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss. Officiant: Kevin Hamilton.

Stacey and Chris:
Simply Bloom Photography. Ceremony Location: Union Grove Gallery at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. Reception Venue: Bride's mother's residence. Florals: Brosemer Farms arranged by Mara Montiel De La Mora. Catering: Tellini's of Huntsville. Baker: Lisa Hain. Reception Entertainment: DJ Hal Beach and live music by the bride's brother, Wade and sister-in-law, Mara, with Bill Reynold of Band of Horses on bass. Bridal Gown: J.Crew. Groom's Attire: Suit through Target, tie from Me & Matilda and Converse tennis shoes.

Meghan and Mihir:
A Bryan Photo. Event Consultant: Blue Moon Events. Hindu Ceremony Location: Daniel Island Club. Hindu Reception Venue: Bride's parents' home. Hindu Baker: Sugar Bake Shop. Hindu Ceremony Music: Bryan Mahanes. Hindu Bridal Gown: Handmade through Ladlee. Hindu Bridesmaid Dresses, Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Handmade in India. Hindu Mundap: Boutique Tents. Sunday Ceremony, Reception Location and Catering: Lowndes Grove Plantation. Sunday Baker: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal. Sunday Ceremony Music: Archer String Trio and Voices of Deliverance gospel choir. Sunday Reception Entertainment: The Maxx. Sunday Bridal Gown: Enzoani through Gown Boutique of Charleston. Sunday Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang through Bella Bridesmaid. Sunday Groom and Groomsmen Attire: M. Dumas & Sons. Sunday Event Lighting and Sound: PDA. Sunday Event Cigar Roller: Coastal Cigars. All Event Florals: Blossoms Events. All Event Stationery: Dulles Designs. All Event Party Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals. All Event Specialty Linens: DC Rental. All Event Transportation: Absolutely Charleston and Charleston Black Cab Company.

Katie and Andy:
VUE Photography. Event Consultant: Victoria Volpone with Carillon Weddings. Ceremony Location: The Meeting House. Reception Venue: Carillon Village Green. Florals: Nouveau Flowers. Catering: Townsend Catering. Baker: Confections on the Coast. Invitations: Invitation Consultants. Ceremony Music: From Bullock of Music Plus. Reception Entertainment: Gulf Talent Services. Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier through Impressions Bridal Salon. Bridesmaid Dresses: Melissa Sweet through Bella Bridesmaid. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Khaki suits with ties from Bruce Baird. Photo Booth: Plumb Fun.

Kari and Mark:
Poser:Image. Ceremony and Reception Venue: Chandor Gardens. Florals: Branching Out Events. Baker: Colleen's Cakes. Invitations: Custom by bride and groom. Bridal Gown: Pronovias through Ocones. Groom's Attire: Suit through Express. Transportation: '57 Chevy.

Natalie and Derek:
Angela Stott Photography. Ceremony Location: Old Baldy Lighthouse Grounds. Reception Venue: Harbourside Pavillion. Florals: Maxie Floral Design Studio. Catering: Bald Head Island Limited Catering. Baker: Carolina Cakes & Confections. Party Rentals: 3 Cheers Party Rentals. Invitations and Reception Paper Flower Centerpieces: Wedding Paper Divas. Ceremony and Reception Music: Forever DJ Productions. Bridal Gown: Platinum Collection by Priscilla of Boston through Hayden Olivia Bridal. Bridesmaid Paper Flowers: aNeMone Handmade Paper Flowers. Groom & Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew. Decorations: Lanterns through Ikea and Chinese Hot Air Balloons through The Sky Lantern.

Ashley and Allen:
Our Labor of Love. Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Wickliffe House. Florals: Charleston Flower Market. Caterer: Mediterra Catering. Baker: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal. Ceremony Music: Pam Wiley and Terry Ryan. Reception Entertainment: iPod mix by Bride and Groom. Invitations: Custom by Bride and Groom. Gown: J.Crew. Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Theory.

Rachel and Michael:
Jose Villa. Event Designer, Bouquets and Flowers, Invitations, Stationery and Wedding Papers: Bride, Rachel Cardina Lasserre. Ceremony Site, Reception Venue and Catering: JCT Kitchen. Boutonnieres and outdoor succulent plants: Mark and Scott, Inc. Catering: Hot Cakes. Baker: Custom Design Cakes. Ceremony Music: Andy Hull of the Manchester Orchestra and Daniel Dewitt of Winston Audio. Reception Entertainment: DJ Ryan Burleson of Beats & Bells. Bridal Gown: Claire Pettibone through Kelly's Closet. Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie. Groom's Attire: Sid Mashburn. Groomsmen Attire: H&M. Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap. Photo Booth: The Majestic Photobooth Co. Chandelier: Cary Milligan at Illuminati Antiques.

Jen and Brad:
The Schultzes. Event Consultants: Vanessa Williams and Tavoris Vaghn. Ceremony and Reception Location: Freedom Park. Florals: Fresh Market designed by friends, Jay and Jim. Catering: Red Rocks Cafe. Baker: Travis Ray. Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas. Music and Entertainment: All the Right Grooves. Bridal Gown: Cymbeline with customized details by bride through NY Bridal Loft. Headpiece: Lo Boheme (Etsy). Hair: Fuze Salon. Makeup: Elizabeth Tolley. Groom's Attire: Custom design. Rentals: Party Reflections. Lighting: Eye Dialogue. Transporation: Harris Limo.


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