It's All in the Details - Wedding Photos!

One of my favorite elements of our entire wedding was all of the decor and details. I spent so much time on Pinterest looking for ways to make our wedding day unique and I couldn't be happier with the results! Here are a few of my favorite detail shots, starting with my gorgeous bouquet!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comCaroline's flower girl basket, filled with the homemade literary confetti I blogged about earlier!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com All of the floral arrangements and tablescapes were so gorgeous -  a huge thank you to Whitney at Branch Design Studio for her amazing work! She made my Pinterest board come to life. The bouquets were made of cotton blossoms, fringe tulips, tea roses and peonies surrounded by candles and mercury glass. Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comCourtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Several spilling bouquets of baby's breath scattered around the room made such a statement and gave the tables some height. They're also super cost-effective!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comLace runners laid across vintage farm tables for the ultimate rustic-chic look. Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comPaper lanterns and twinkle lights on a vine were scattered throughout the ceiling.Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

The huge brick fireplace was a main focal point in the room - my mother-in-law Sandy decorated the mantle with gorgeous L-O-V-E letters - a nod to our Philly roots. We also had vintage couches and chairs surrounding the fireplace to create casual seating areas for the guests. Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comCourtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comWe brought these adorable pillows from home!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comSandy also made these amazing wreaths that hung on the barn doors. She's so talented!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comInstead of programs, I created this sign that sat at the entrance of the ceremony with all of the important details - and some fun facts about the venue!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comMason jars filled with baby's breath lined the aisle for a simple statement. Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comOur guests RAVED about these appetizers - chicken and waffles!! Cru Catering was amazing!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comI also created custom signs for the bar and food stations - our signature cocktails were a huge hit!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comCocktails were served in mason jars with paper straws - I didn't expect our guests to put our custom koozies around them, but it worked!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

I bought all of the frames for signage at Michaels - they worked perfectly!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comLast but not least, our dessert table!! We had a spread of mini pies, tartlets and chocolates with a small cake decorated with sweetgrass. Ashley Bakery did a fantastic job! Sandy also made these amazing pennant banners with vintage hankies that hung around the room - gorgeous!Courtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comCourtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comCourtney Craig and Reese Stern's wedding at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comEvery little detail made our wedding day so incredibly special. A huge thank you to all of the vendors who made it possible!!

xo Court

 

 

 

 

 

Invitation: First Birthday

Happy Halloween everyone! Last night I went with a bunch of friends to a haunted house in Philly, even though I hate being scared. It wasn't terrible. Sure, I jumped and screamed a little, but I think watching The Walking Dead has softened the blow a little. One word of advice? Don't mock the people who work there. I told one zombie lady that her asylum-style head cage would actually make a great wedding centerpiece. I was serious - it looked like a vintage lantern. She didn't seem to like that comment though and tried to make me go through the house by myself. Nice try, crazy lady. Not happening. Anyway, today's post is dedicated to a first birthday invitation I designed for my godchild and soon-to-be niece, Lindsey. Reese's sister, Sara, wanted a pink and gold theme, so I worked with the colors and her Pinterest board to design this sweet yet simple invite. I love the colors (they're actually my wedding colors!) and the fonts I found are adorable. Can't wait to see Sara's amazing decorating at the party!

Baby_inviteIf you ever like what you see and would like me to design something for you, feel free to email me at courtney_crg@yahoo.com. I'm working on getting an Etsy shop together, but until then I'm doing freelance projects and building my portfolio!

xo Court

6 Months Until "I Do"

So, I just realized that I am getting married 6 months from tomorrow (insert panic face here). I still have so much to do! Mostly little things, but it is definitely crunch time. I did just get my proposal from my florist (Whitney at Branch Design Studio) and I love, love, LOVE it! She used my Pinterest board as inspiration, and her vision is perfect. Blush peonies, touches of cotton (for the Cotton Dock!), mason jars overflowing with baby's breath...I could go on and on. Seriously, what did brides-to-be do before Pinterest? It has saved my life. Anyway, to celebrate today's milestone I'm providing another little wedding teaser. This is a custom typography map of Charleston that I designed for our wedding weekend. In addition to mapping out the greater Charleston area, I included our wedding location, Boone Hall Plantation. Also, for those of you attending, we'll be staying in Isle of Palms for the week/weekend - a hop, skip and a jump from the venue. This design will be printed on the welcome bags, most likely. Hope you like it!

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