When the bride is an artist, you can expect some seriously stunning customizations, and this wedding did not disappoint. From the watercolor painting of the venue on the save-the-dates and the hand calligraphy to the painted champagne bottles, this wedding was dripping in art! Inspired by the soft fluid nature of watercolors, this wedding color palette is a delight for the eyes with bright corals, tender mints and champagne hues, and a pop of yellow. The charming Southern mansion and lush garden were the perfect choices of venue for this wedding that looks as pretty as the watercolor paintings that inspired it.
Alexandra Madison Weddings worked closely with the bride to incorporate her own art into the wedding design and it shows! The entire affair is so wonderfully cohesive and truly customized for the couple. Even the florist made sure to incorporate the watercolors into the color palette for the arrangements. Jessica Roberts documented every little detail from this special day and Four Pedal Films was there to get it all on video! Check out the rest of these beautiful photos in the full gallery and read on to hear more from the bride, Hayley about this lovely day in Columbia, SC.
BORN TO BE TOGETHER
Shane and Hayley were born on the exact same day and year just hours apart and never walked a single day on this earth without the other one in it. This was a focal point in their emotional vows since till death do us part is all the more impactful. The pair wanted to get married in Columbia where they met at the University of South Carolina right before their joint 21st birthday, which was one of their first dates!
They fell in love with the Lace House and its gardens and knew it was perfect for the watercolor garden wedding of their dreams. A colorful garden wedding that reflected Hayley’s artwork was the inspiration to the watercolor palette seen throughout the wedding, and Alexandra Madison Weddings made every detail come together. Hayley found Jessica Roberts Photography who is a South Carolina favorite and was so relieved she had the wedding date open because she makes weddings so fun! The bride painted and designed the save the date, invitations, and all paper goods, came up with creative garden puns like "Please be Seeded" and named the bar "The Watering Can", and used her painting of the Lace House for a custom guest book. Hayley even taught herself calligraphy to pen all the envelopes and made custom place cards out of preserved leaves for every guest’s place setting.
A WATERCOLOR WONDERLAND
The couple loves color and Fern Studio Flowers took that idea to heart creating the most beautiful bouquets and arrangements that were works of art themselves. The cakes were baked with love from the groom's family bakery, Nothing Bundt Cakes, and a hand-painted champagne bottle stole the show painted by the bride’s step-dad, Mike. It was a reflection of love in a beautiful garden setting that was more intimate than the newlyweds could have dreamed. Party Reflections set up a gorgeous dinner catered by Southern Way on the outdoor Mansion Mall under sparkling string lights. Then, guests moved to the side of the house for a magical dance party DJ’d by Party Carolina. Guests felt Hayley and Shane’s love throughout the whole day and happy tears flowed as the pair became husband and wife, and Jennifer Nolan Beauty's makeup was really put to the test! It was the perfect day captured beautifully by cinematographer Four Pedal Films, and the couple will cherish the memories for the rest of their lives.
WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE HAPPY COUPLE
Hayley’s best advice: Go for the personal touches wherever you can! Guests love it and I was so proud to see my work throughout the day. Shane’s best advice: Take a second to step back and soak it all in. It goes fast so just taking a moment to look at all your favorite people in one place really is incredible.
The budget for this wedding was $25,000. Please note that prices do change, and this budget breakdown gives you an idea of how much a wedding like this might cost you.