Blake + Danny | Apr 8, 2018
Spring brunch wedding with vibrant blooms and rustic decor at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Blake and Danny tied the knot on a dreamlike Sunday morning, with an abundance of springtime blooms and an intimate brunch reception. The space, nestled in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village and overlooking the harbor, boasted hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and breezy southern porches.
“Blake and Danny planned their Sunday morning brunch wedding to be intimate, fun, and tailored to who they are as individuals and as a couple,” said Laura with Tossing Wildflowers Photography. “Their families traveled from as far as New Jersey to come celebrate the marriage of these two kind hearts.”
The day was filled with so much love and support, beginning inside the bridal suite where Blake's mom, soon-to-be mother-in-law, and her grandmother all helped her get ready. She looked so naturally beautiful in an ivory gown with an intricate, beaded bodice and tulle skirt. Tying the look together, she wore a flower crown in her blonde beach waves, made from greenery and baby’s breath with a simple veil attached.
Danny looked dapper dressed in a three-piece gray suit with a navy blue tie, a boutonniere that perfectly matched Blake’s flower crown, and a pair of gray suede loafers.
“Danny's dad and brother-in-law helped him put on his tie, and made sure he was feeling relaxed to help calm some of his wedding day jitters/excitement,” said Laura.
Their first look was by far the most special moment of the day. Danny stood beneath the old oak trees that lined the venue grounds, while Blake saw her dad for the first time in her wedding gown. He then walked her out to an eagerly-waiting Danny, who had his back turned. When he turned around to see Blake, the waterworks began and they embraced - holding each other closer than ever.
“They both cried sweet, happy tears for a few minutes, letting the realization sink in that they were about to be husband and wife,” said Laura.
After portraits of the bride and groom, they returned to their respective suites to get ready for the ceremony. The guests arrived at a sunny, waterfront ceremony where their seats overlooked the Charleston Harbor. Acoustic music played throughout the grounds, setting the tone for the couple’s simple, elegant and peaceful wedding.
The sun shone down on Blake as she descended the aisle on her father’s arm, carrying a vibrant bouquet overflowing with all the spring blooms. There were sprigs of eucalyptus, white anemones, creamy ranunculus, blue thistle and flamingo pink peonies.
At the altar, a wooden arbor adorned with greenery and white chiffon drapery, they stood beneath the overhang of a live oak tree. They were joined by their maid of honor, wearing a flowy, baby blue halter dress, and best man, donning a navy blue suit and baby blue tie. The ceremony was traditional, including Blake's Christian vows and structure, as well as Danny's Jewish heritage with a Rabbi who read and performed the Jewish ceremony.
“During the ceremony, Blake and Danny held off tears until saying the vows,” said Laura. “They spoke their promises to each other, walked through the traditional religious ceremonies that honored each of their faiths, and finally, were announced husband and wife!”
This joyful, newly married couple recessed down the aisle while an upbeat, acoustic song played and the brunch celebration began! Inside, rustic wagon wheel chandeliers hung from wooden beams in chic vaulted ceilings, while exposed brick fireplaces and hardwood floors added an aura of sophistication.
Around the space, there were cocktail tables and rounds set with off-white linens, wooden garden chairs and single stem arrangements in assorted glass vases. The flower arrangements were scattered throughout the space, lining the fireplace mantles and welcome table. Outside in the balmy, April weather, their guests played cornhole on a monogrammed board that read: “Harris, Est. 2018.”
Following the couple’s first dance and parent dances, the party tore up the dance floor - sipping mimosas and beer in personalized wedding koozies. Toasts were made in honor of new beginnings, and everyone indulged in the donut wall - a wooden display offering endless rows of multicolored, sprinkled sweets!
The sugar rush continued at the cake table, where they had a single-tiered classic vanilla cake, with textured frosting and clusters of florals and greenery. It was perched on an acacia wood slice cake stand, which gave the display a rustic touch.
As the celebrations came to a close, guests grabbed multicolored streamers out of a tin bucket for an enchanting send-off. They lined up, waving their ribbons in the air and cheering for the new couple, radiating with happiness. Blake and Danny rode off in a restored vintage, crimson red car, waving their own ribbons as they bid their friends and family adieu.
“They drove away into the sunny warmth of the Lowcountry as husband and wife!” said Laura.
Congratulations, Blake and Danny!
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