Looking for fun wedding ideas? This fabulous South Carolina soiree has it all – a non-traditional wedding dress, a contemporary color scheme, and decor inspiration drawn from grandmillenial interiors! Melissa Brewer Photography and Alexandra Madison Weddings chose Magnolia Hall as the setting for this stylish and innovative event inspiration, combining the vintage venue with fresh summer style for a gorgeous blend. Have a ball with a blue and white chintz dress (the crop top and off the shoulder sleeves make it totally of the moment) and a fresh sage and citrus color combo for the reception on the terrace.
Fun Wedding Ideas inspired by Grandmillenial Style
To set the scene for this colorful and fun wedding shoot, event designer Alexandra Woodlief turned to home decor trends. She was inspired by grandmillenial style, a fresh interior style that pairs retro and antique styles with current trends. It’s a ‘new traditionalist style’ that has hints of granny chic, but in the best way! One of the signatures of grandmillenial interiors are chintz details – this gorgeous blue and white floral print wedding dress from Savvy Bride added the perfect touch of chintz with an on-trend twist!
This gorgeous two-piece dress combined a flowing blue and white flowery skirt with a crop top and off-the-shoulder sleeves!
The seating chart also had a fresh new look – this gorgeous wall installation showed off escort cards personalized with pressed flowers in glass and gold frames. Each guests’ name was hand lettered to create a beautiful keepsake with preserved flowers.
The grandmillenial design trend continued into the wedding reception, set on the front terrace of Magnolia Hall. The renovated schoolhouse-turned-event venue radiated Southern elegance with a large veranda overlooking the gracious circle drive. Professional Party Rentals set the scene for a welcoming al fresco dinner, pulling colors from the venue’s warm wooden doorframes and rich green shutters.
The gorgeous sage green and marigold yellow colors of the venue inspires the reception palette, picked up in the tablecloths, napkins, and vintage glassware. Instead of traditional centerpieces, Mahaba Floristry created a runner of bud vases with colorful flowers running down the center of the table, and the rentals added rustic texture with rattan place mats and woven wicker lanterns.
Who doesn’t love treats! Frozen fruit popsicles and frosted cocktails kept guests cool in the South Carolina heat. The mobile cocktail bar featured drinks with a botanical twist, like the WhIte Cosmo made with elderflower liqueur and the Iridescent Butterfly made with Butterfly Pea Flower for a color shifting cocktail!
Baker Kathy and Company embraced the love of color for this fun wedding cake design! The gorgeous dessert featured a mix of sugar flowers and hand painted blooms to create an artistic and playful design on the white tiered cake. A blue and white toile print for the cake table linen added a patterned detail that perfectly spoke to the traditional grandmillenial style!
Are you as obsessed with this dress as I am? It looks just as gorgeous in one of Reedy Rides‘ bike carriages as it does in motion!
What could possibly be the most Charleston wedding send off? A getaway bike, of course! These retro cruisers were the perfect way for the bride and groom to have a grand send off – with an outfit change of course! The midi-length reception dress was a perfect continuation of the bride’s style, the same off the shoulder neckline and sleeves as her ceremony dress!
WEDDING VENDORS –
Photography: Melissa Brewer Photography | South Carolina Wedding Venue: Magnolia Hall | Event Planning: Alexandra Madison Weddings | Florist: Mahaba Floristry | Wedding Cake: Kathy and Company | Wedding Dress: Savvy Bride | Dress: Riley Morgan Co. Styling | Groom’s Attire: The Rustic Tux | Bride’s Shoes: Diane Hassall | Earrings: Made By Maddie | Hair Styling and Bridal Makeup: Tallison Jett | Signage: Jamie Foster | Signage: Rani Anand | Desserts: Kilwins | Sweet Treats: Leccare Lollipops | Drinks: Drink Deloce | Event Rentals: Professional Party Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Reedy Rides | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Stationery: Pineapple St Designs | Submitted via: Matchology