All images by Simply Korsun Photography
Welcome to Legare Waring House! Read about our design process of this editorial that was recently featured on Once Wed!
Charleston has a sophistication that resides within the juxtaposition of antebellum, colonial revival architecture and the wild landscape of the Lowcountry.
For this editorial, we wanted design elements that tied into the surroundings and complemented rather than competed with the live oaks, Spanish moss, and lush scenery. Natural pampas grasses, bleached greenery, and smilax vines beckon to the natural surroundings. Garden roses and blush ranunculus are intertwined, representing the classic southern wedding: tradition, history, and grandeur.
Our editorial features a real, engaged couple, and their love for each other is palpable in every image. We were at the mercy of Mother Nature as the unpredictable pop-up rainstorms came and went throughout the afternoon, although you wouldn’t notice from the light-filled images that were captured.
The bistro chairs, stone urn centerpieces, and olive branches incorporated into both the floral design and custom stationery are all odes to the subtle European influences on the shoot. We incorporated marble china and gilded accents for a lavish, contemporary albeit classical look. A cascade of blooms on every tier embellishes a simple white wedding cake into something luxurious.
The rose-colored stone and gold earrings from a local jewelry designer perfectly harmonize with the intricate beading of the bride’s dress. The tulle gown paired with a low, loose chignon and soft, neutral makeup created a timeless yet ethereal look. It’s a more intimate affair between the soft, silky textures of the dress, veil, ribbons, and botanical elements of the shoot and the surrounding property.
Photography – Simply Korsun Photography | Planning & Design – We Do! Charleston | Venue – Legare Waring House, Charleston | Florals & Concept – Tupelo Honey Flower Shop & Co. | Cake – Cakes by Kait | Cupcakes – Sugar Bakeshop | Donuts – Duck Donuts | Hair & Makeup – Contours & Curls | Stationery – We Do! Charleston | Gown – Magnolia Bride, Charleston | Shoes – ModelBride | Jewelry – Dee Ruel | Linens – Eventworks | Rentals & Tabletop – Ooh! Events | Couple – Kelsey & Zak Petersen