When selecting a venue in Charleston, there are several things to consider. Here are just a few items that should be at the top of your list:
The venue below is a favorite of Keepsakes Florist & Events. We think you'll agree that with the ceiling treatments (well worth it), it provides a beautiful backdrop for all your treasured wedding day memories. The site: Cannon Green
THE HISTORY OF THE WEDDING BOUQUET
Brides carrying flowers hold roots dating back to ancient times. Brides used to carry or wear flowers in their hair or garlands, signifying new beginnings, fidelity and hope of fertility. Along with the pleasant association of the above, the sad truth strong-smelling herbs and spices were thought to ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck, ill health and help mask the smell of body odor. They didn't have running showers and luxury baths like today, and even river 'cleansing of the bride', had its limits. Couples often used herbs instead of flowers, and each had a significant meaning. Dill was especially popular since, being the herb of lust, and it's consumption by the bride and groom during the reception was thought to increase sexual desire. Rosemary was the herb used to wish the couple lots of children. Kings and Queens went further and had more elaborate wedding flowers to signify wealth and add fragrance to the air. Some say when royalty married, the villages could smell the flowers miles away.
When choosing your wedding bouquet, consider some, if not all of the following:
We fell in love with this couple and definitely were partial to these gorgeous bold colors.
We hope you'll agree that it was fabulous and Ally & Riley are simply amazing.
If you've never seen Oakley Barn in Moncks Corner, you're missing out on a special venue.
The grounds, the ceremony area and the gorgeous covered patio and reception barn, provide for everything a couple could dream of to hold an exquisite wedding celebration. They even include all the rentals (unless you're looking for specialty rentals) and the planner on-site is fabulous.
All the beautiful photos were taken by the talented Christina Marie of Christina Marie Photography
Florals - @KeepsakesFloristCharleston
Venue - @Oakley Farm
Photography - @ChristinaMariePhotography
When it comes to large spaces with high ceilings, sometimes the simple answer is to bring the ceiling heights down to the tables.
Tall arrangements are ideal and a mixture of both tall and low arrangements add dimension to the room, while setting a dramatic display.
These affordable arrangements are created using just greenery with curly willow for some extra height.
This concept is also ideal for ceremony arrangements. Using tall urns or containers, with extra curly willow, allows for a showcase area to hold your nuptials.
Florist - @keepsakesfloristcharleston
Planner - @ChristyLoftinEvents
This beautiful destination wedding was filled with tradition and modern details.
Keepsakes Florist & Events was honored to be a part of such a beautiful wedding celebration. Every detail was meticulously thought of and planned by Planner was Younesse Alami of Younesse Events at the Charleston Marriott, in Charleston, SC
All the exquisite photos are the courtesy of photographer extraordinaire Victor Beloded of One LIfe Photography
Flowers - @keepsakesfloristcharleston
Planner - Youness Alami
Rentals - Snyder Event Rentals
Venue - Charleston Marriott
Photography - One Life Photography
Draping/Staging - Younesse Events
At Keepsakes Florist, we hope to stimulate the senses of all couples looking for different ways to create their wedding day. The ideas we share here, are taken from weddings we have completed and been fortunate enough to have been an integral part of. We love our couples and have so enjoyed supplying beautiful floral creations that brought their visions to life. We hope you'll enjoy our journey (both past and present) as we update our blog with more beautiful weddings by Keepsakes Florist.
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