This past weekend was easily one of the hardest and most rewarding weekends of my career. My team and I have spent just about the last full year talking about, planning, designing and pulling off essentially 4 events in one day. We took engaged couples and their loved ones on tours of 4 of Charleston's most amazing wedding venues before ending with a super fun private after party. Each venue featured a different design by a Scarlet planner complete with live models styled by a Scarlet stylist, full tablescapes, floral designs, tastings by award winning caterers, cocktails, epic wedding cakes (and even a cake made entirely out of cheese wheels!), and so much more!
More than anything I need to thank my incredible team and our amazing sponsors. Without them this event never would've happened. I love all of you!
My venue was Boone Hall Plantation. Most people opt for the Cotton Dock, but that's not what we wanted. We went for the Back Patio and it was perfect for my design! It's funny how my design went from being super Tuscan inspired to ending up kind of a mash up of all things "Sara". I basically created a wedding that was entirely 100% me without even realizing it! We mixed some Italian/Tuscan pieces, a killer vintage airstream, farm tables topped with mismatched plates that could've been just as easily at home in my Nonna's cupboard as they were on our tables, fun travel themed pieces like vintage globes and suitcases (thanks, Whitney!), a little bit of my love for Wes Anderson flicks, and some very fun Boho touches to create this one of a kind theme!
Planning/Styling: Sara Skinner assisted by Regis Byrd & Jordan Zarwel; Styling by Alden deHart & Brittany Lapin, Scarlet Plan & Design | Photography: Catherine Ann Photography | Venue: Boone Hall Plantation back patio | Videography: Before Your Eyes Cinematography | Linens & Furniture Rentals: Event Haus | Invitations: By Brydon | Gown: Maddion Row | Tuxedo: Charleston Tuxedo | Catering: Crave | Mixology: Flute | Cheese “Cake”: Sablee/Charleston Artisan Cheese | Florist: Wildflowers Inc. | Music: Ear For Music | Airstream: I Roll With It | Favors: Holy Smoke Olive Oils | Table Settings: Polished! | Makeup/Hair: Charleston Lash & Beauty Bar | Cigar Roller: Cigar Row | Vintage Car & Bus: Lowcountry Valet
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Sweet Taylor Girl one of our favorite bloggers (Holy City in Heels) acted as our lovely bride model paired with Max owner of Holy Smoke Smoked Olive Oil as our handsome groom. We put Taylor in a stunning lace Sareh Nouri gown (arguably one of my favorite designers EVER) with an illusion neckline and back. I mean, what's more Italian than lace? Niente! Max was decked out in a classic black tux from Charleston Tuxedo.
I'd say this "cake" is probably my favorite piece of this entire design. I mean, seriously? A cake made entirely out of cheese-wheels is legit the coolest thing I've ever seen and perfect for the couple that loves savory more than sweet! And with a cake like this, there's no need to wait until late in the evening to slice that bad boy and mangia!
Vintage globes throughout the tablescapes kept the vibe fresh and unexpected.
Individual baguettes wrapped in kitchen paper with a spring of rosemary tucked in atop vintage china plates with gold flatware completed our "Family Style" feel on the guest table. If you're in the market for gorgeous vintage plates, gold flatware or any other unique table toppers, look no further than our friends at Polished!
Sweet Brydon at By Brydon Fine Paper Designs absolutely knocked our paper suite out of the park with the colors she chose and the design we collaborated on! And how about that canary yellow diamond on Taylor's ring? Amazing!
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With the bride getting so much attention and say so when it comes to the wedding plans, we KNEW we had to do something pretty epic for the fellas! A vintage airstream inspired by Teddy Roosevelt and all his manly machismo decked out as a quirky cigar lounge and bourbon bar was perfect!
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