Leaning on the support and guidance of their planner and family, Cathy and Bryan pulled off a beautiful Charleston wedding in the groom’s hometown. Set in the former cigar factory, The Cedar Room, they created a style that was a mix of modern elegance with the industrial structure of the space.
They chose a warm floral design of yellow roses and peach accents created by Floriography, which added a beautiful late summer pop to their design. We absolutely love the marble patterns and textures they brought into their table design with the linens from La Tavola Fine Linen, and pairing with blue goblets from Snyder Events created a bold contrast to the warm-toned blooms.
Make sure you catch the details that the bride shared with us about what made their wedding day extra special, and some of the surprises they experienced in the days and weeks before their wedding. Oh, and of course, you’re sure to be swept away with the gorgeous images that Jennings King Photography captured of their perfect day!
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We wanted to make sure that the whole weekend truly felt like us! We wanted our guests to walk away from the weekend saying “wow, that was really Cathy and Bryan!” We felt that the photography and band were key elements to capture our day.
What were your favorite parts of the day? (memories and stories)
The whole thing!!!!!!! Everything was just perfect and magical!! There was a threat of rain, which prevented the intended location of where the bridal party photos were taken. But it did not rain on our parade!
We loved seeing everyone together – from all different parts of our lives. That was one of the things that made us so happy – other than getting married!
Bryan’s father wrote and sang a song for us and performed it during the reception.
Did you include any family heirlooms or special traditions?
My wedding dress was my moms and the earring I wore were the ones my mother wore on her wedding day. I had a pearl necklace that was my late grandmothers!
What (or who) helped you most in your planning process and/or on your wedding day?
Both of our mothers and our wedding planner, Lauren Fox (Fox Events) were incredible! My mother-in-law lived in Charleston, so she was the one to check out The Cedar Room for us, allowing us to book the venue before we were able to see it in person! Being from Houston (where my family still lives) – and having a hurricane hit the city the week before our wedding (45 guests were coming from there – including my parents, brother, grandmother, aunts and uncles, our officiant and a bridesmaid) made things very stressful last minute and a lot of things had to be changed at the very last minute. My mom and Lauren were incredible, did I mention that Lauren had a baby 3 days before our wedding (she had her baby a few weeks early)!
Do you have any advice for couples planning their weddings now?
Take a deep breath and enjoy the journey. It may seem like a lot now, but every part of the process is worth it in the end!
What a beautiful attitude and advice for future couples. Keeping calm as things get stressful, and leaning on your team of professionals, family, and friends, is the perfect way to keep you grounded throughout the process. And can we give a shout out to their planner, Lauren from Fox Events?!? Pulling this stunning day together only days after giving birth deserves so much praise.
Congrats Cathy and Bryan as you embark on this next big adventure!
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Photography: Jennings King Photography // Venue: The Cedar Room // Event Planning: Fox Events // Floral: Floriography // Videography: Hart to Heart Media // Rentals: Snyder Events // Hair: Wedding Hair By Charlotte // Makeup: Pamela Lesch // Lighting: Technical Event Company // Band: We Got the Beat // Catering: Mercantile and Mash // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // Wedding Dress: Mother’s Wedding Dress // Groom’s Attire: Ted Baker // Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Papell // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Kim
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