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Playful with Pups

Feb 11, 2019

Whimsical and bohemian inspired styled shoot with dusty blue and blush at Legare Waring House in Charleston, South Carolina

A diamond is a girl’s best friend, right? Depends who you are talking to; for some girls their best friend is their dog! And why shouldn’t it be? And why shouldn’t you be able to include your best friend on one of the most important days of your life?

This styled shoot was put together as a way to inspire brides to include their pup on their special day and different ways to make that possible. They vendors involved also wanted to bring awareness to checking local shelters when looking for animals, so they partnered with the Charleston Animal Society for this shoot.

From an actual appearance to the invitation suite, you might be surprised with the many options!

From the very first moment of wedding décor guests will see you can incorporate the love you have for your pooch. While we wouldn’t suggest an image of your dog’s face front and center on the invitation, this dog stamp is the perfect subtle sign of a dog loving personality. The flowy calligraphy and different sized font sets that playful tone immediately. 

While the bride and the groom are not meant to be the stars of this shoot, they add the right feeling of playful love to complement the vibe. 

The bride wore a classic lace A-line dress and wore her hair in a loosely curled half up, half down look. It worked perfectly with the whimsical style. Opposite her, the groom was casually classic in a navy three piece suit, but no jacket. His unique bow tie added a pop of fun to his look. 

Aside from giving us cute dogs to look at, this styled shoot took a cue from the playfulness aspect a pup provides and used that to create a bohemian and whimsical backdrop for the pictures.

As the couple gathered in front of the wooden tee-pee shaped arbor they were joined by some furry friends, as well as some human friends. Two bridesmaids wearing the most amazing flowy and flowery dresses from Bella Bridesmaids, Charleston, stood next to the couple. 

The blue and blush pattern of their dresses not only created that whimsical look, but also matched all the flowers that surrounded them. From their bouquets, to the bride’s bouquet to the arrangement on the arbor, all the flowers were a matching blush and dusty blue color. 

All the flowers had more of a hand tied, natural look to them to inspire that whimsical feeling. Textured greenery and blooms really helped to create that quirky and fun style. 

After they left the ceremony space, the group – furry friends and all – spent some time strolling beneath the picturesque Spanish moss filled trees and the venue’s timeless front patio and fountain.

Also out front of the venue, there was the cutest retro trailer that was actual a mobile bar. At the bar, there was yet another nod to the stars of the show – the pups. The signature cocktails were named after two dogs and even had hand drawn illustrations on the painted acrylic sign. Not only is that a super cute idea, but the drinks sound delicious!

In the screened in porch of the venue’s house there was a romantic table set for two. The white farmhouse table was covered with vintage gold candlestick holders, white ceramic bud vases and greenery galore. There were a few blush blooms for a nice pop and also tied into the place settings.

At the bride and groom’s seat there was a stack of vintage dinner plates separated by a dusty sage colored napkin and finished off with different colored place cards. There was gold silverware and a blush tinted wine glass that we can’t get enough of. 

Last, but not least there was the cake. Not only was there a single tier, semi naked cake surrounded by greenery sitting on top of a lace table runner and a vintage wooden table, but there was the cutest dog cake, too!

If you ever weren’t sure about including your furry best friend in your wedding day, this styled shoot has surely changed your mind! 

Looking for the perfect bridesmaid’s dresses for your other best pals on wedding day? Check out Bella Bridesmaids, Charleston HERE!

Creative Team

Bella Bridesmaids Charleston
Charleston Tuxedo
Brackish Bowties

Bearded Florist

Alter-Image Bridal Hair & Makeup

The Tenacious Tart

Legare Waring House

The Wedding Click

Rentals & Decor
Something Borrowed K&S

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
J.Lily Design

Wedding Enhancements
Tracey Partridge Art

Bar Services
Wander Bar, LLC

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