Every wedding has some element of DIY these days. You may be picking up candles for the centerpiece from a local shop or creating small gift bags for your guests a week before the big day, no matter what, you’re probably looking for some inspiration. This styled shoot provides that and more! Check out what this team created, and if you love simple elegance, then you can definitely recreate this for yourself.
Michael and Ian may be familiar to you, as they run the popular social media account and blog, I Love That For You. Michael and Ian’s content celebrates their love for each other and encourages others to love themselves.
“We’re like all the other couples out there, trying to figure it out together,” says the couple, based in Charleston, SC. “We have a passion for exploring this city and home decor, but in our free time you’ll find us eating pizza while drinking wine and watching Netflix.”
The design objective of this editorial shoot was to promote a masculine and romantic feel, while maintaining warmth and joy. Cafe lights and sheer white drapery were twined together to create an intimate ceremony altar against the historic bricks of Merchants Hall. Eucalyptus leaves complemented the fresh white carnations and low-lit candles. White carnations symbolize pure love and good luck, which is the perfect message for any wedding. Suspended floral installations are on-trend lately in the wedding industry.
This shoot features a lush and textured floral statement piece above the farm table which made for an intimate dinner setting. The South Carolina Lowcountry was a major inspiration behind the elements included, such as the Boysterous Couture oyster shell bow ties and the slate stone place cards.
One of Charleston, South Carolina’s newest wedding venues, Merchants Hall, was the backdrop for this shoot. Merchants Hall is set in an 1856 building that was originally home to J.C.H. Claussen and Company, a factory in historic Charleston. This former factory was completely restored and in May 2018, opened as a dazzling wedding venue. Long-standing wood columns and authentic exposed brick walls preserve the building’s historic character, while crystal chandeliers and luxurious finishes update the aesthetic. The original windows overlook Charleston’s bustling City Market, with views of the majestic U.S. Custom House and famed steeples of the Holy City’s cathedrals.
Model: I Love That For You
Apparel: Boysterous Couture
Lighting: Lowcountry Entertainment
Equipment Rentals: Eventworks Rentals
Cake Designer: Sablée
Calligrapher: J. Lily Design
Cinema and Video: Fig Jam Studio
Apparel: Southern Protocol Bridal
Floral Designer: Fresh Weddings and Events
Event Planner: Peper Events
Reception Venue: Merchants Hall
Ceremony Location: Merchants Hall
Photographer: Olive and Ivory Photography