A wedding editorial with a charming design and romantic elements such as an adorable Nissan Figaro as a getaway car and intimate front porch dining. The color palette was a blend of earth tones with pops of color that draw you in. Traditional and whimsical, perfectly balanced to bring together this stunning inspiration!
This spring editorial at Wavering Place near Columbia, SC is charming, whimsical, and fresh, with beautiful pastel flowers peppered all throughout the day.
This well-styled editorial is sure to inspire with little French country details that are traditional with just a touch of romance. So many talented vendors from South Carolina and beyond came together to make magic happen. The bride is wearing a romantic ballgown with delicate lace floral details all over the skirt and bodice by designer Lea-Ann Belter Bridal via Elizabeth Cole Bridal. Soft Spring blooms by Fern Flower Studio set the stage for an unforgettable shoot while the groom’s classic black tuxedo from Craig Reagin Clothiers provided a timeless feel. This editorial is the perfect fit for a couple seeking a whimsical, luxe inspiration with a hint of French touches for their wedding day. -Jacqueline Aleace How did you two meet? What were your first impressions of one another? We met in college through a mutual friend the first day of sophomore year. Our mutual friend invited some girls over — I (Matt) was his roommate — and Maria happened to be one of them. We barely talked that night, but ended up running into each other again a few more times over the next couple of weeks.
Our first impressions were pretty tame- we both tried to keep it cool in front of the other for a long time. What part of your wedding day was/is most important to you? Maria would have to answer for herself, but mine was the first look. I never saw Maria’s wedding dress before the wedding, so I remember standing outside (for what felt like forever) waiting for her to come out and tap me on the shoulder. When I turned around, I just remember thinking she looked perfect. Still makes me happy to think about. What was your favorite part about planning your wedding? Probably the drives back and forth from meeting with our vendors. Most of our vendors were about 50+ minutes from our house, so it was always an event to go see them. I have very happy memories of being nervous on the way there, and then game-planning on the way back. Tell us a funny story relating to your wedding day or relationship! Maria really doesn’t like attention. She spent the 18 months leading up to our wedding making sure everyone knew that I was supposed to be the center of attention. Our friends know her so well that I always loved the way they’d smile and laugh at her when she said this. Of course on the day-of, we got her guard down enough to get her in the middle of the dance circle. I think she is still traumatized by it. Any special ways you incorporated your family or family history into your wedding day? My grandmother was 94 and Maria’s was 89 at the time, so we made sure to give them both a shout out! If you had one piece of advice for other couples, what would it be? Enjoy the process. The wedding itself is 5-10 hours. It goes by so fast. So enjoy the 6-18 months of planning. Enjoy the calls with your parents. Enjoy talking to your friends about it. Enjoy grabbing the computer and knocking out your budget. When the wedding ends, you’ll miss all of it. Describe a hurdle you had to overcome in your relationship or during your wedding planning. We lived (relatively) long-distance from each other for 4 years. Maria was in Arlington, VA and I was in Baltimore, MD. On Friday nights, we would trade off driving 2+ hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic to see each other. We both have very funny memories of being so cranky after our drives that we just would get into arguments as soon as we walked through the door. And then we’d trade off waking up on Saturday morning saying, “Sorry, I was just tired”. We look back on it fondly though — we learned how to work through external things like traffic or distance or whatever, and ultimately it was good for our relationship. What is the best thing you’ve learned from one another? Maria taught me how to listen. She and I have very different personalities, love languages, and needs, so understanding each other is really important. She taught me how to listen to what she needed vs. what I thought she needed. That has been very good for our relationship. What is your favorite thing about each other? I like that Maria is such a steady force. She’s consistent in how she treats people and always wants to do the right things for others— even if it is painful for her. What is the most honest thing you can say about love? Love is found in the small moments of your relationship. It’s not the big dinner or buying each other expensive gifts. It’s the struggle to show each other you care after you’ve both had a long day at work. It’s learning what’s important to the other so you know what to say (or not say) when they’re going through a hard time. It’s being open to how they feel even when you don’t understand. If you pay attention, there is so much love in those small moments. Photographer Jacqueline Aleace
Venue Wavering Place
Floral Designer Fern Studio Flowers
Dress Boutique Elizabeth Cole Bridal
Dress Designer Lea-Ann Belter
Makeup Artist Hair by Lauren Kallie
Hair Stylist Hair by Lauren Kallie
Mens Formalwear Craig Reagin Clothiers
Stationery Order She Wrote
Getaway Car: Soda City Figgy
Linens: BBJ La Tavola