Talia and Tyler’s friends and family gathered for an unforgettable wedding weekend at The Montage, a riverside resort in coastal South Carolina.
Festivities commenced at Moreland Landing, situated on the May River. Guests, dressed in tropical elegant attire, enjoyed a Low Country Boil featuring a traditional oyster roast. A punchy color palette of citron, grass green, and lavender was balanced with raw textures to complement the beach setting. We added variety in the dining area by combining wooden farm tables with citron-yellow palm leaf patterned table runners and round tables with floor-length linens in the same pattern. Patio bulbs suspended above dining spaces contributed to the gathering’s rustic charm. Textural centerpieces with tropical blooms and woven candle vessels created a casual and inviting atmosphere, while guests enjoyed food stations and pristine water views.
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 ceremony took place at the idyllic Somerset Chapel. A subdued palette of whites and soft metallics created an ethereal atmosphere for the nuptials. A grand chuppah adorned with baby’s breath served as the chapel’s focal point, paying homage to the bride’s parents and the flowers from their wedding. The chuppah was positioned to allow the ornate chandelier to suspend above the couple during the ceremony.
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.
The ceremonial cutting cake adorned with ornate piping and edible pearls, atop a charming bar cart. A miniature candelabra on the cake enhanced the reception’s whimsical nature. Following dinner, guests enjoyed vanilla chiffon layer cake and espresso martinis.
After an energy-packed dance set, the band changed up the tempo with a surprise performance and ushered guests through a tunnel of cold sparks to the after party across the street. Celestial video-mapping and blue and green soft seating areas created a cosmic atmosphere for the after party. Wedding guests packed the dance floor for the DJ and ensemble of musicians. Late-night comfort food and libations carried the revelers through the conclusion of the celebration.
A surprise performance led guests through a tunnel of cold sparks to an afterparty with celestial video-mapping and soft seating areas. The DJ and musicians energized the dance floor, while late-night comfort food and libations fueled the revelers until the party’s conclusion.
The following morning, guests joined the newlyweds on the Sunrise Lawn for a brunch. Farewells and memories from previous days were shared before guests departed, their hearts filled with joy.