Family, best friends and an amazing sunset were all that was needed to make this wedding one for the ages.
On November 15th, 2014, Jennifer and Chris held an intimate ceremony at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island. It was a brisk but gorgeous day without a cloud in the sky, and The Gypsy Jazz Duo‘s notes traveled through the fall breeze while Jennifer walked down the aisle to marry the man of her dreams.
Jenn’s dress was stunning! Probably one of the most original I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot!). This gown was actually her maternal grandmothers’s wedding dress that she wore back in 1949. This beautiful gown was made for her grandmother by an Indiana designer, and when Jenn saw it she knew it was the perfect “something old” for her wedding ensemble.
She retooled the gown to fit her personal style and body shape, but when she was finished I don’t think she could have found a more perfect dress! I had asked about the designer of the dress so that we could blog about it because I loved it so much. Jenn’s mother, Trina could not find any information on the designer but did find the newspaper wedding announcement from Jenn’s grandparents nuptials, and I wanted to share with you the verbiage used to describe this stunning gown in its original design as worn by Jenn’s grandmother.
It said, “The bride’s blush pink slipper satin gown is fashioned with a bateau neckline and tapered sleeves outlined with satin braid openwork. Her hooped skirt extends into a train. Her pink illusion veil will shower from a seed pearl encrusted tiara.”
All I can say is WOW!
A special thank you to their officiant, Doug Farmer from Charleston Wedding Officiant who conducted a beautiful ceremony, and Charleston Virtuosi for providing both the ceremony and reception tunes, The Gypsy Jazz Duo and DJ Jake B. Thank you Elaine’s Events for designing a beautiful and tasty cake, and Out of the Garden for putting together the gorgeous array of flowers.
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