Talia and Tyler’s friends and family gathered for an unforgettable wedding weekend at The Montage, a riverside resort in coastal South Carolina.
Inspired by the interiors of Ruby Ross Wood and Rose Commings, Talia and Tyler wanted to create a decadent and whimsical celebration for their wedding guests. The wedding design centered around Eccentric Glamour, creating a fantastical setting that felt both unconventional and the enchanting.
The reception tent was constructed on the Village Green, overlooking the May River. The seating assignment display was nestled into the Wilson Mansion ruins that grace the expansive lawn and contribute to the rich history of the area. The escort display was designed to complement the setting. An oversized metal garden arch added visual weight to balance the ruin’s stone columns and brick foundation while its hollow silhouette referenced the deteriorated mansion remains. Artful floral added a lively contrast to the frame. Inspired by a historical wallpaper design, ornate paper cards were tiled across the wooden wall that sat in the middle of the frame. Paper medallions and decorative brass tacks added dimension.
Inspired by Rose Commings’ penchant for bold colors, we introduced a dramatic color palette in the reception tent. The tent was anchored with bronze velvet drapery along the walls, and a crisp blue valance created complementary color harmony throughout the expansive tent.
Lush draping partitions trimmed with gold fringe delineated three distinct event areas, encouraging exploration and movement.
Guests entered the parlour, greeted by Parisian Jazz musicians on custom platforms adorned with gilded laser-cut patterns from the invitation suite. Verdant trees formed a canopy above banquettes, while glamorous vintage-style chandeliers hung over plush seating areas.
The dance floor and oversized bar, the party’s nucleus, were placed at the tent’s center and draped in periwinkle velvet, contrasting with the bronze wall drapes in the parlour and dining room, while connecting to the blue furniture and table linen.
An Austrian drape provided an opulent backdrop for the band stage, and the dance floor featured a marble-finish pattern. Suspended flowers in daring raspberry and magenta hues created vertical movement. A three-sided wooden bar, backed by gold-trim shelving and antique mirrors, displayed eclectic books, vases, floral arrangements, candlelight, and a curated collection of “chic oddities” – symbolic curiosities that references the couple’s alma maters, family history and sentimental landmarks. The items added to the wedding’s weird and wonderful aesthetic and created talking points as guests considered the different objects’ meanings while they enjoyed the celebration.
Massive chandeliers, consistent with those in the parlour, hung in the dining area. Decorative laser-cut AC louvres disguised air conditioning units while adding elegance. Sapphire velvet damask linen and black round-back chairs graced guest tables, while decorative presentation china and menu scrolls added whimsy. Table numbers in a charming toile de Jouy motif nestled into centerpieces, and eclectic candlelight created a romantic glow.