Elizabeth & Michael’s Blue Outdoor Wedding

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Elizabeth & Michael’s blue outdoor wedding took place at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island in November.

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From the bride: We were inspired by Kiawah Island itself — it is one of our favorite places and one of the first places we ever vacationed, as well as having spent many summers on the beaches in and around Charleston before we ever met.  Our wedding was outside so our color scheme was meant to mimic the natural colors of the island itself – greens, blues, light grey with some pink and coral accents. The wedding was tented with a stunning Sperry Tent, chandeliers, candles, hydrangea and magnolia leaves flower arrangements and tablecloths alternating between light blue, off white and light grey.  It was intended to be romantic and elegant without being overly ornate or stuffy.

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A greenery arch anchored the ceremony at this blue outdoor wedding.

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Magnolia leaves decorated the seating chart.

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I think one of the most fun ways we personalized the wedding was with our welcome boxes – they were full of our favorite junk food and/or hangover remedies, including personalized Coca-Cola cans that had our wedding hashtag #ihartthompson printed on them.  We also splurged on a Veuve Cliquot (my well-known favorite) station during the cocktail hour and a cigar bar during the wedding that featured Cuban cigars we brought home from Spain earlier in the year.  Most importantly, our wedding was personalized because of who participated in the ceremony: our two best friends were our only attendants, our goddaughters were our flower girls, our nieces and cousins did the readings and carried the rings and my aunt, a minister in England, hopped the pond to marry us.

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Magnolia leaves with blue hydrangea served as the table runners for this blue outdoor wedding.

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Photographer:  Pasha Belman Photography//Event Designer: A Charleston Bride//Musicians: DJ Natty Heavy – Ear for Music//Musicians: Charleston Virtuosi//Linens and Coverings: La Tavola//Equipment Rentals: Ooh! Events and Eventworks//Equipment Rentals:Snyder Events//Lighting: Technical Event Company//Floral Designer: Palmetto Bloom//Other: Ice Age Ice Sculptures//Professional: Oysters XO//Makeup Artist: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup//Hair Stylist: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup//Shoes: Ferrragamo Shoes//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Sid Mashburn//Shoes: Aquazurra//Jewelry: Shah & Shah Inc//Dress Designer: Vera Wang//Reception Venue: The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort