Inspired by the soft, whimsical nature of a Degas painting, this wedding inspiration on the grounds of Charleston’s Magnolia Plantation is the epitome of dreamy, feminine romance. Boasting tones of blush and gold, intoxicating spring blooms, and a bride and bridesmaids dancing in pink pointe shoes, the scene was as splendid as it was sweet. Learn more from the planner herself, Sara Skinner of Scarlet Plan & Design. Photos by Dana Cubbage Weddings.
Romance, ballet, plantation in spring, dancers, blush pinks and golds. I wanted to bring a Degas painting to life as a beautiful spring wedding.
Cream, blush pink & gold with touches of crisp greens
Peonies, garden roses, Spanish moss, and plenty of other flowers I can’t name!
The non-traditional couple that still craves romance, soft colors, elegance, old world charm and the ballet. This shoot is perfect for someone getting married in the spring or summer with soft, dreamy pinks and warm touches of gold. It was a perfect combination of feminine softness in the colors and flowers and masculine architectural pieces such as the chandeliers and bars.
ITEMS TO INCORPORATE
Start with a farm table and add lots of mercury glass and candles. Add some gold flatware and elegant gold plated or cream place settings and spray paint fruit gold to use as place card holders for a unique touch. Blush sequined linens and church pews are always a plus if you have access to them!
WHAT TO WEAR
Ahhhhhh, where to start?!? Can you tell I’m simply smitten? The bride’s gown was a stunning blush pink tulle skirted confection by Modern Trousseau. The short silk blush and ivory bridesmaids dresses from Fabulous Frocks. All the girls wore their pink pointe shoes for the shoot. The groom’s attire was a black tux and blush pink bow tie from Charleston Tuxedo and sandals. All couture jewelry on loan from Charleston Style, specifics on designers and pieces available upon request.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
This wedding would be great in any season with the softness of the colors and the warmth of the golds and mercury glasses. I’ve done this color palette in spring, summer and fall and you really can’t go wrong. I think they’d be especially lovely in late winter, spring and early summer, though.
The price range for this shoot as a wedding would likely be in the $40-50k+ area (thinking roughly 100 guests). The venue is in high demand as one of the premier locations in Charleston renting between $1500-3000 during the high season. Flowers would be in the $3000 range. Rentals would be upwards of $5000. Cake, catering, bar would be roughly $20k+ if I had to estimate. Photographer would be about $4500+. Gown was $3000. Stationery would probably be about $1000. Custom olive oils, marshmallows and truffles- $750+.
We served Veuve Clicquot with rose extract and 3 signature cocktails. The Adagio- campari, prosecco, rum, basil, lemon and mint. The Balancoire- rum, coco lopez, pineapple & oj topped with fresh nutmeg. The Pas de Deux- fresh honeydew, vodka, midori and lemon.
TAKE IT UP A NOTCH
More chandeliers, have the centerpieces done as more of a loooooong garland with more peonies and roses….perhaps add a live band.