In honor of this darling couple’s recent first anniversary, I’d like to share a few of Gayle Brooker’s photos and details from their wedding! Lillian and Gregory met in college, Lillian from South Carolina and Gregory from Texas. They tied the knot in Charleston, SC; ceremony at Lillian’s hometown church St. Philips Episcopal and the reception followed at Hibernian Hall. Their precious flower girls wore floral halos and dresses to compliment the bridesmaids.
Studio R designed Lillian and Gregory’s save the date after the iconic black iron gate at St. Philips Church. Their wedding invitation suite was designed and printed by Reaves Engraving; calligraphy by Calligraphy by Request.
Bridesmaids carried bouquets with garden roses, peonies, astilbe, green viburnum, lisianthus, white nerine lilies, and white frizzle tulips. Their Lela Rose dresses were from Bella Bridesmaids. Lillian’s bouquet had large bowl of cream peonies, green viburnum, garden roses, lisianthus, white canterbury bells, eucharis lilies, lily of the valley, white jasmine vine and ranunculus.
Beautiful green garlands adorned the gates at the church and reception.
Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal did not hold back! This 6 tier beauty stood a few feet tall and had small details from Lillian’s childhood gate at home and the church gate. Black iron gates are some of Charleston’s masterpieces, and Jim brought them to life in a cake design. Cru Catering also did an excellent job satisfying taste buds, their food was not only delicious it was presented with creative thought… they think outside of the standard food display we often see at weddings. Lillian and Gregory selected a menu including a sushi bar, maple leaf farms duck breast, slow roasted angus prime rib, charcuterie table, crab cakes, fried green tomato, crispy apple smoked bacon wrapped quail… I could go on! YUM.
Within the vast room upstairs at Hibernian Hall we wanted to create a sense of space. A double sided lounge was designed for those who wanted to watch the dancing, and the other side was for those who wanted to catch up with friends but still feel apart of the action.
Arrangements tall and low were designed to provide interest and various height throughout the space. Most all rentals were from Snyder Events.
The lovebirds during their first dance as Mr. and Mrs.!
There was no reason to let leftover cake to go to waste. Small boxes were designed for a piece of “to-go” cake, adorned with a wooden fork… Enjoy!
The couple zoomed off in a 1957 Bentley from Lowcountry Valet and lived happily ever after!