The Not Wedding Charleston - Izzy + Co. Photography

The Not Wedding Charleston

June 30, 2013

What happens when you gather the best wedding professionals the lowcountry has to offer, put them all in one place and give them the challenge of putting on a fabulous fake wedding?  You get more pretty than the eyes can bear!  I hope you’re ready for this one cuz its a doozy!

The Not Wedding Big Fake Wedding Charleston Historic Rice Mill Building

The Not Wedding in Charleston took place at the Historic Rice Mill Building – a gorgeous waterfront venue.

Historic Rice Mill Building Charleston photoYou’ll get a full list of participating vendors at the end of the post but here are just a few of my favorite tables:  Liddabits Design Shop – who designs the most darling banners and flags – you’ll remember her work from the garden bridal luncheon shoot.The Not Wedding Charleston Liddabits photoAngela Cox Photography and Lowcountry Wedding Films.  Their video from the event can be seen here.The Not Wedding Charleston photoEver Thine Vintage and Pastel – Makeup and Hair – both of which also helped me with the bridal luncheon shoot! Love them!The Not Wedding Charleston photoMiss Wyolene – killer stationary, invitation and paper goods designer!The Not Wedding Charleston Miss Wyolene photoAnd of course French Knot Studios and Izzy Hudgins Photography – we were neighbors at the show, naturally.The Not Wedding Charleston French Knot StudiosThe day started with the stylists styling, the cast getting their hair and makeup done and the photographers capturing all the prepping and all the details.  I started with the custom made vests, bow ties and flower girl dress by French Knot Studios.The Not Wedding Charleston custom vest & bow tieDannon Collard and Pastel hair and makeupThe Not Wedding Charleston custom bow tieThe amazing dress was provided by Fabulous Frocks – it was a frothy, feathery thing that we all just drooled over!The Not Wedding Charleston Fabulous FrocksThe Not Wedding CharlestonOne of my favorite details was the loose lavender table runner so lovingly created by Ever Thine Vintage.The Not Wedding Charleston photoThe florals selected were out of this world!  Aren’t they so lovely and happy and delicate and sweet!? I’m seriously obsessed with the flower on the right – I want that thing in my life on a daily basis.The Not Wedding Charleston Ever Thine VintageThe Not Wedding Charleston photoWe could not have gotten a better cast to be a part of The Not Wedding Charleston – LaBruce is the sweetest, most joyous person I’ve had the pleasure of photographing – her expressions are to die for – and she was just so giddy all day, you’d think it was her real wedding!  Her besties were at her side and were also supremely gorgeous!The Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillLike I said, this girl’s facial expressions were just fabulous!The Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThe Not Wedding CharlestonThe amazing invitation suite by Miss Wyolene.  I love all the little nods to the South – like the wisteria and Faulkner quote!The Not Wedding Charleston Miss WyoleneThe Not Wedding Charleston Miss WyoleneCupcake created an amazing dessert table.  I couldn’t get over the little signs for each sweet – love how they hang out of little terrariums!!The Not Wedding Charleston CupcakeThe Not Wedding Charleston Cupcake

Ashley Nicole Events, Statice Floral CoutureEver Thine Vintage and Mimi Nicole Events were all responsible for the table and lounge decor.  They did an incredible job!The Not Wedding Charleston photoThe Not Wedding Charleston Statice Ever Thine VintageThe Not Wedding Charleston Statice Floral DesignThe Not Wedding CharlestonThe Not Wedding CharlestonThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillEach photographer got 45 minutes to photograph the cast – I’ll admit, I felt the pressure!  But these kids are so super fun and chill that photographing them was easy peasy!The Not Wedding Charleston LiddabitsThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillLove.these.girls.The Not Wedding Charleston Fabulous Frocks Maude CoutureAnd sidenote, Suzie of Statice is simply AHMAZING.  I mean look at these bouquets!!!!! Freaking amazing.  Also, how great are these necklaces that drape down the back? The Not Wedding Charleston Fabulous Frocks Maude CoutureThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThanks to French Knot Studios, the guys look dapper in their custom vests, suspenders and bow ties.

The Not Wedding Charleston custom vest bow tieThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillLaBruce and Harrison are real troopers.  It was literally a bazillion degrees and HUMID – we were all a nasty sweaty mess – but they didn’t complain once and still cuddled all cute with each other!  The heat was also killing her poor bouquet so for the last couple of photos, we switched to the toss bouquet created by French Knot Studios.  This thing is super cool because when thrown, the flowers separate so lots of girls can catch one – and on each stem is a fortune!The Not Wedding Charleston Fabulous FrocksThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillAnd just to brag a bit more on my clever friend, French Knot Studios created this custom Charleston map scarf – the girl can do ANYTHING I tell you!The Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillWe were all reminded that we were actually having a wedding show once final ceremony preparations were made and guests started to arrive!  The Not Wedding Charleston Miss WyoleneThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice Mill flower girlThe Not Wedding Charleston photoThe Not Wedding Charleston photoSo many lovely ladies in one place!!The Not Wedding Charleston photoThe Not Wedding Charleston photoHow great are the antique church pews!?The Not Wedding Historic Rice Mill CharlestonThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThe Not Wedding Charleston photoCharleston Groove Factory – is just that…they were great and kept everyone dancing till the very end!The Not Wedding CharlestonThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillLaBruce and Harrison’s first dance was one of my favorite moments – they are just too cute for words and you can tell how much they adore each other.The Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice MillThe Not Wedding CharlestonThe Not Wedding CharlestonThe Not Wedding Charleston CupcakeI loved getting to meet so many sweet women (and some dudes!) – y’all are all beautiful!The Not Wedding Charleston photoThe Not Wedding Charleston photoThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice Mill photoThe Not Wedding Charleston Historic Rice Mill Building photo

Sooooooo, what did you think? Pretty freaking fabulous, right!? I had so much doing this that I feel a little giveaway is in order!  Leave me a comment by Sunday July 7th and you’ll be entered to win a copy of the Summer issue of Weddings Unveiled – my fave wedding magazine!  A winner will be announced on Monday July 8th!

Photography: Angela Cox Photography, Izzy Hudgins Photography and Lime Green Photography | Coordination & Event Design (Tables 2,4,6,12,14): Ashley Nicole Events | Jewelry: Birdsong Designs | Logistics: Bowtied | Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company | Entertainment: Charleston Groove Factory | Blog Partner: A Coastal Bride | Dessert: Cupcake | Makeup: Dannon K Collard | Travel Solution: Destination Wedding Experts | Event Rentals: Event DRS | Vintage Rentals & Event Design (Lounge Decor & Tables 1,5,10,13,15): Ever Thine Vintage Rentals | Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks of Charleston | Alcohol Sponsor: Ferrari | Groom & Groomsmen Accessories, Flower Girl Dress, Toss Bouquet: French Knot Studios | Venue & Catering: Historic Rice Mill Building and Good Food Catering | Drapery: JLV Creative | Paper Flags & Banners: Liddabits Design Shop | Videography: Low Country Wedding Films | Bridesmaid Attire: Maude Couture | Floral & Event Design (Tables 8 & 11): Mimi Nicole Events | Stationery: Miss Wyolene | Pew Rental: P.E.W.S. | Hair styling: Pastel | Floral & Event Design (Bouquets & Boutonnieres, Tables 3,7,9) : Statice Floral Couture | Media Partner: Weddings Unveiled Magazine | Blog Partner: A Low Country Wedding | Rehearsal Dinner and Venue: Upstairs at 39 Rue de Jean

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