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The personal touches and the family stories really made this intimate wedding special. Heidi had beautiful miniature wedding cakes designed, one for each guest, instead of the traditional single larger cake. Heidi’s mother is an excellent seamstress. She crafted a hair piece, bridal purse and bouquet adornments from the extra rosettes left over after Heidi’s dress was fitted. Sunil’s parents spent almost 24 hours in airports and on planes traveling from India to be at their son’s wedding. The families met here in Charleston for the first time. It was interesting to see the cultures and family traditions mingle in such a sweet way. And I fell head over heels for Heidi’s little boy, who reminded me so very much of my own little red-headed freckle-faced son.
The couple started off with a “first sight” before the ceremony so that we could utilize the grounds for pictures before the sun set. I love having that freedom beforehand to spend time with the couple getting all the portraits their hearts desire….without missing a moment of their reception!
The Wentworth Mansion served as ceremony site and the guests moved their celebration over to Circa 1886 for the dinner reception. Nancy Russell was the officiant. Heidi’s hair and makeup were courtesy of Whispers on Wentworth. The Cake Stand provided the miniature cakes and created the cake display. All floral arrangements and the bride’s bouquet were created by Ginny Severs of Charming Inns.