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January 10, 2020

Real Wedding Feature: Ashley & Brian’s Summertime Ceremony at Harrietta Plantation


Featured Event | by EventWorks

Ashley and Brian tied the knot on a warm June afternoon at the historic Harietta Plantation. The couple showcased the beauty of their venue and incorporated hints of Charleston throughout their event. Nods of blues, elegant details, and a stunning Sailcloth Tent lining the sky makes this southern wedding one for the books!

Standing since 1704, Harrietta Plantation is rich in history and natural beauty. Riding down the long driveway lined with Spanish moss feels like a scene right of the movies. The property’s lush landscaping and aged details make it a beautiful setting for a wedding.

Guests took their seats and observed the ceremony from the comfort of our White Garden Chairs. The simple and classic style of these chairs paired perfectly with the elegant details of the house and lush green backdrop. The stunning setting was captured in a live-painted portrait to hang in the couple’s home forever!

To beat the heat, guests sipped on fresh citrus cocktails from our Highball and Old-Fashioned Glasses and drank chilled champagne from our Pure Champagne Flutes. The couple provided guest seating during cocktail hour using our 48” Round Tables and Antique Infinity Chairs. It’s always nice to have a place for guests to sit during extended cocktail hours or when serving heavy hors d’oeuvres and appetizers.

When it was time to make their way to the reception, guests walked up to an incredible view of a Sailcloth Tent. We love this tent style, because it makes an impression from every angle and creates a breathtaking atmosphere. The translucent canopy top allows natural light to soak through during the day, which adds a warm glow to the entire space.

Under the tent, guest tables were lined with our Antique Infinity Chairs. The chairs’ wood tones complemented the delicate floral centerpieces and candles.

The table settings were simple and clean to keep the focus on the other décor and beautiful surroundings. The tables were set with our Magnolia China and Estate Tumbled Flatware and topped with a Linen Napkin.

One of the Sailcloth Tent’s best features is its layout. The tent’s shape and center poles add separation between the dining area and the party. Guest seating typically wraps the outer edge of the tent, so the bar and dance floor become the focal point of the space. This layout gives all guests a view of the wedding festivities throughout the evening, and everyone can catch a glimpse of the couple’s first dance from the comfort of their seats.

In the middle of the tent, the couple used multiple pieces of our Halfmoon Round Bar to create a 360-degree spot for their guests to grab a drink. They also chose the Birchwood + White Dance floor to complement the Sailcloth Tent’s wood poles.

Lounge seating is a key element of any successful event. A great lounge area gives guests a place to relax once dinner has wrapped and a spot to catch their breath after busting a move on the dance floor. For this lounge arrangement, the couple used our Sophie Glass Coffee Tables. These tables are extremely versatile, but we most often see them paired with our Antoinette Lounge and Adele Sofa + Chair.

Our Champagne Tower isn’t just for cocktail hour – the couple’s party favors looked great on this display! They gifted their guests with personalized venue candles, so everyone could take a little piece
of Charleston home with them.

The reception only grew more beautiful when the sun went down. As the night continued with drinks, dancing and fun, our Café Lighting added a glow to the tent and lit up the night sky.

We were so happy to be a part of Ashley and Brian’s wedding day! Congrats to the happy couple.

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Vendors who made this magical day happen:

Planning + Design: Samantha Anderson Events

Photography: Aaron + Jillian Photography

Florals: Flower Shop Charleston

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