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Have you ever been to one of those weddings that make you want to curl up with some ice cream, watch Cinderella, and daydream about Monique Lhuillier? Me either, but I have seen pictures of one. Enter Marianne and Emre. The Charleston natives’ late summer plantation ceremony had all the makings of a dreamy affair.
With the help of W.E.D.’s Ellen Robinson, the five o’clock nuptials kicked off with Marianne riding in a horse drawn carriage to the historic—and private—Fenwick Hall Plantation and walking down an aisle of rose petals and lavender to The Voices of Deliverance’s version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Nice stuff. After their “I dos,” the pair, along with their two adopted Chihuahuas, joined family and friends at the River Course on Kiawah where they danced to Frank Sinatra covers from The Del Baroni Orchestra, noshed on traditional plantation menu fare, and even sampled a Ghirardelli sundae bar (paying homage to their courtship in San Francisco) along with huge cones of freshly spun cotton candy.
Apparently, dreams do come true.
Bridal gown: Ulla Maija Couture, www.ulla-maija.com
Bridesmaid attire: Berlins, www.berlinsclothing.com
Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal, www.weddingcakesbyjimsmeal.com
Catering: The River Course at Kiawah Island Resort, www.kiawahislandclub.com
Ceremony location: Fenwick Hall Plantation
Ceremony music: The Voices of Deliverance, www.archermusic.com
Groom’s and groomsmens’ attire: Berlins , www.berlinsclothing.com
Event coordinator: Ellen Robinson of W.E.D., www.charlestonevent.com
Florals: Sara York Grimshaw Designs, www.sygdesigns.com
Photographer: Marni Pictures, www.marnipictures.com
Reception Band: The Del Baroni Orchestra, www.delbaroni.com
Reception location: The River Course at Kiawah Island Resort, www.kiawahislandclub.com
Stationery: Studio R Design, www.studio-r-design.com