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Yesterday I posted Megan and Mihir’s stunning Indian wedding, and today I get to share their American wedding with you. What an amazing weekend!

Friends read from The Velveteen Rabbit and Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” for the ceremony, and copies of those readings were displayed on the guest book table.

In an open-air gravel lot by the Ashley River, Calder Clark Designs set up a fun lounge area where guests could relax as they listened to the band, or play cornhole (also known as bean bag toss). Even the guys from A Bryan Photo joined in the fun later in the evening!

Servers (dressed in color coordinated aprons and ties of course) passed glasses of champagne garnished with Granny Smith apple slices, as well as mojitos, the couple’s favorite cocktail.

Another fun 8mm wedding film by Branden Lower (I think his films are some of the most fun I’ve seen!):

Venue: Lowndes Grove in Charleston, South Carolina

Bride’s dress / shoes: Enzoani / Manolo Blahnik

Gospel choir: Voices of Deliverance

Flowers: Blossoms Events

Cigar roller: Coastal Cigars

Lighting: Production Design Associates

Linens: DC Rental

Catering: Fish

Cake: Jim Smeal

Band: The Maxx

Oh my – congratulations Megan and Mihir! And a big thank you to Calder Clark Designs and A Bryan Photo for sharing this amazing weekend with us. You can see even more from the whole weekend over at A Bryan Photo’s website.

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Remember Megan and Mihir’s beautiful rehearsal dinner? Well I’m so excited that they’re back (along with my friends from A Bryan Photo and Calder Clark Designs) to share the rest of their beautiful wedding weekend with us! The couple originally planned on having a traditional American wedding, but to honor Mihir’s family, they decided to have a Hindu ceremony as well. What started as a family-only event quickly became a celebration for all of the wedding guests – and what a treat it must have been to be a guest at this wedding. From the custom tent to the servers’ attire, the colors and details are going to blow you away…

The bridal party wore saris that were custom made in India to coordinate with what the bride wore.

Unlike at American weddings, most Indian weddings allow for guests to get up and move around and eat while watching the ceremony. The brunch menu included an exotic fruit display, a fresh-squeezed juice bar, as well as a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres and smoothies.

During the baraat (the male processional), Mihir’s uncle played the dhol drum.

The bride and bridal party weren’t the only ones decked out in beautiful jewelry. As guests entered the tent, they were greeted with a bangle-and-boutonniere bar at the entrance of the tent – stacks of glass bracelets for the ladies, and orchids for the men’s lapels. How fun is that!

8mm film from Branden at A Bryan Photo:

Venue / catering: Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina

Trolley: Absolutely Charleston

Custom tent: Boutique Tents

Flowers: Blossoms Events

Linens: DC Rental

Sitar player: Bryan Mahanes at Other Brother Entertainment

Cupcakes: Sugar Bakeshop

Want more? Check out the rest of the photos from Megan and Mihir’s incredible Indian wedding over at A Bryan Photo, and then make sure you stop by tomorrow morning for their American wedding full of classic Southern charm. I’m telling you, those ladies at Calder Clark Designs know how to throw a party.

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I’m not sure why, but this lovely photo by Alicia Bock immediately sent my mind to a beach house-inspired wedding. Something with washed out blues and sun-bleached whites, beachy textures like linen and seashells, and a feel that is both lovely and relaxed. I’m really excited about our wedding plans, but I do love the idea of renting out a beach house for the weekend, and hosting all of our favorite people for a low-key wedding weekend. If you were to host a beach house wedding, where would it be? Mood: beach house simplicity Palette: seaglass, sand, white {click image to enlarge}

Top row from left: blue ceiling photo by Alicia Bock, seashell ring box from Charleston Weddings, parasol photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy Row 2: blue ribbon programs (in a box of sand) from Oh How Charming Row 3: bouquet by Flower Wild from Bride & Bloom, coconut cupcake via Oh Hello Friend, white seashells Row 4: photo of Twigs & Honey veil by Elizabeth Messina, soda water from Sunday Suppers, aqua invitation suite by Hammerpress and pleated linen ring pillow both from Martha Stewart Weddings

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Since this weekend marked the unofficial start of summer, it seemed time to post some summer wedding ideas. For today’s inspiration board, I imagined a sweetly feminine garden party – something that would work just as well for a bridal shower as for a wedding. The palette is mostly pastels, with lilac and lavender, as well as barely-there sunlight yellow. A touch of deep plum purple adds sophistication. Mismatched glass bottles as bud vases aren’t the most original idea, but purple glass is unexpected (and lovely). And how about the perfect recipe for this wedding – lavender lemonade. Mood: sweet summer garden Palette: lilac and lavender, lemonade, sunlight {click image to enlarge}

Top row from left: purple lanterns from Martha Stewart Weddings, lemonade with straw flags from Rebecca Thuss, stamped glassine favor bag by Passing Notes, white peony in purple bottle via A Creative Mint Row 2: photo of peony bouquet by Jose Villa, garden table from Utterly Engaged styled by Summer Watkins, clematis styling by Randi Brookman Harris, cupcakes with flowers styled by Selina Lake Row 3: notecard by Ice Cream Social, shoes with rosettes and purple flowers both via This is Glamorous

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