Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The South + India = Gorgeous Wedding

This past weekend, we attended a wedding at Harborside East over by Patriot's Point in Mt. Pleasant. It's a lovely little venue with a big patio that has fabulous views of the Charleston harbor and the Ravenel Bridge.

The wedding was for an old friend of mine who was in Computer Engineering with me at Clemson. Just in the past two years, he and his now-wife have started a little donut shop on King St. downtown you may know as Glazed. They make delicious gourmet donuts with different flavors each day. They sell out almost every day, were recently voted Best Bakery in Charleston, and have recently been mentioned in national pubs like the Wall Street Journal. I'm so proud of them! I really admire their entrepreneurial spirit.

They are a really sweet couple and we were so honored to celebrate with them on their wedding day. The most fascinating thing about their wedding (besides the lack of donuts, lol) was that the whole thing was planned in two months. The groom's parents live in China and were only going to be able to travel to Charleston this past weekend -- so instead of panicking, they planned their wedding in record time.

The bride is from the South, and he is from India, so they created a wedding that was the perfect blend of both cultures. For food they had two separate buffets set up - one had Southern-style foods like Low Country Boil, and the other table was Indian food. The bride's mom and her maid of honor wore saris, which I thought was really cool.

"Bangle Up! Party down!" Bangles as gifts as we entered reception.

The bride's dress was fabulous! I was so in love with it - it was so unique. She told me because of the time constraint, she ordered it online and when she got it in, she said it fit perfectly - no tailoring needed. I told her that the dress was MEANT To be her dress.

The lovely couple.

The timing was perfect for sunset views of the bridge - we took a MILLION photos. My husband was so annoyed. :)

Elephants were a big theme at the wedding. Their invites had elephants on them, and beaded Elephant tapestries hung behind the bars and dance floor. How cute is their cake?

In addition to the bangles , we also got these cool decorative elephants as favors...

Here are all the flowers, centerpieces, etc. gathered up at the end of the night. I loved all the bright colors. Still in shock all of this was planned and pulled off in two months time.

Hope everyone is having a good week! Cheers!


Megan said...

It all looks beautiful! Can't believe they did all of that in 2 months! My brother and his fiance' are planning their wedding with 3 months to plan!

Andrea said...

Beautiful wedding!! Love all of the elephants!

We only had 1 month to plan our wedding as we had to move it up due to my husband being deployed. Sometimes I think it is less stressful having a shorter amount of time!

Natalie said...

That is amazing--their wedding looks better than mine did with 9 months of planning!!

I haven't tried Glazed yet, but I've heard some amazing, amazing things from others around here that it is worth a stop-by (preferably early in the morning when there's still a good selection!). Yay CU alumni for doing cool stuff! :)

Kim @ keller-creative said...

Looks like a great party!

I still need to try glazed..