THIS NATURAL LEAFY GREEN WEDDING DECOR WOULD BE A MINAMALISTS DREAM
Jenna and Brian had their reception a month after their intimate family wedding in ceremony in Kentucky. Deciding to throw it back to where their adventure first began, the couple invited their whole family to celebrate with them in Charleston, where they’d first met.
https://www.bespoke-bride.com/2017/03/27/this-jaw-dropping-hispanic-inspired-wedding-will-make-you-want-an-intimate-wedding/]“We wanted to keep things clean, simple, and timeless. I was going for a bright green palm setting with natural terra-cotta accents. I love that boho vibe.” Jenna began.
“The glass decor, terracotta vases, and palm leaf assortment was a mix of Etsy, Charleston and Atlanta antique shops, Amazon and a little bit from here and there. We wanted to bring in a lot of local Charleston touches.” She added.
“I (and a ton of awesome friends and family) who helped to do all of the palm arrangements and decor. Pinterest was my place to lay out ideas and find the how-to’s. From everything on how to arrange tables to building donut walls.”
“A former worker owns the local Duck Donuts franchise, so donuts were a must. We skipped the cake and instead Brian made a donut wall to display the different flavors. It was both yummy and gorgeous!”
“The planning came in waves. I would do a few big things and then pause for a month or so. The venue, band, and planner came first. Then the food & beverage. I tried to buy decor things throughout the year. Lastly came things like smaller things like candles and cocktail hour games.” Jenna told us.
“We got engaged New Year’s Eve and didn’t get married until the next Spring, so we had over a year to plan. I’m quite the procrastinator, so I had to force myself to actively plan slowly, but consistently. Heather, Carolina Occasions, helped me understand the flow of the night and some great organization tips. I was happy to have her at the rental location. She made things so much easier to understand.”
“We got very lucky with the timing of the party and COVID-19. Our party was Friday, March 13th. Saturday was the first day I heard the words “social distance”. So, we were very lucky that we to got to spend some quality time with family and friends before the shutdown.” Jenna explained.
“Since we were already married, it made the day much less stressful. Brian and I got to hang out together at the venue throughout the day. Family and friends swung by to help and say hi. It was just a great day from beginning to end. I must have been a little stressed because I did get pulled over for speeding on the way to the venue (wedding pitty card- no ticket!).” She laughed.
“Looking back, I really wouldn’t change anything. My advice would be to take your time planning and don’t burn yourself out. All the little time spent here and there adds up. And take the time the day of to really look around and soak up all the hard work you’ve put in.”
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Brackish I Caterer: Hometeam BBQ I Caterer: Babe & Butcher I Equipment Rentals: EventWorks I Jewelry: Tiffany and Co. I Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Bonobos I Jewelry: Grace and Hudson I Hair Stylist: Dannon k. Collard, llc. I Event Planner: Carolina Occasions I Reception Venue: Alhambra Hall I Photographer: Franzi Annika Photography I Submitted via Two Bright Lights I