Monday, November 29, 2010

Jessica and Brian - William Aiken House

In May 2010, after 10 years of dating, Jessica and Brian tied the knot at the William Aiken House! Jessica fell in love with the large Magnolia Tree in the middle of the William Aiken House grounds and from then forward we used it in every aspect of the day! Here are a few of my favorite images from the day...Enjoy!
Jessica was escorted down the aisle by her father holding a "once in a lifetime" magnolia bouquet designed by the very talented Katie at Timeless Designs!

The couple exchanged vows on the front lawn of the William Aiken House. The bridesmaids wore nany knee length gowns that complimented the navy table linens and the groomsmen wore classic black tuxes!

It's Official! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hayes!

Nothing says Charleston like stopping traffic to dance in the street!

The centerpieces were elegant yet simple arrangements of hydrangea and magnolia leaves in antique silver urns surrounded by mercury glass votives.

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the front lawn and the first floor of the historic home. The two ceremony altar arrangements that were full of magnolia leaves and hydrangea provided a lovely centerpiece!

Jessica and Brian selected a signature "Sugar Magnolia" cake designed by Elaine's Events ( to continue the magnolia theme.

Then Elaine designed this Citadel Bulldog groom's cake to make sure Brian's alma mater was represented in the evening.

And just to make sure the guests had enough sugar to keep the dancing going...we added a small candy display of jelly beans, sour patch kids, chocolate espresso beans and lollipops!

And what William Aiken House event would be complete without hanging lanterns in the grand Magnolia! It is a must!
A huge thank you to...
The William Aiken House -
Snyder Event Rentals -

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