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A Casual Afternoon Wedding in Charleston, SC

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Bonnie & Matthew in Charleston, SC
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In keeping with the rustic, Southern feel of the wedding, the bridal bouquet was made up of cotton bolls, craspedia and succulents with a few soft white flowers.
WildFlowers Inc.
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A cage veil accented Bonnie’s A-line gown and sweetheart neckline. Her bridesmaids paired their gray silk shantung dresses with yellow cardigans and cowboy boots for a casual look.
Lula Kate, Bella Bridesmaid
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Matthew stood out in his Navy dress blues while the groomsmen wore gray tuxes with yellow and gray plaid ties.
Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse
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Bonnie and Matthew exchanged vows under a spreading oak tree overlooking the Stono River.
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A vintage suitcase was filled with gray, yellow and white poms for guests to toss as Bonnie and Matthew exited the reception.
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The ceremony décor was kept simple with cotton branches climbing every other chair down the aisle.
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In true Southern style, Bonnie and Matthew served up lemonade in old-fashioned dispensers and used Mason jars as glasses.
Gourmet Bay Catering
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Succulents, craspedia and cotton were arranged in rustic wooden containers and placed on burlap overlays.
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The three-tiered buttercream cake was decorated with a paper flower and paper bands around the tiers while a wooden hand-painted bride and groom perched on top.

Bonnie & Matthew in Charleston, SC

The Bride Bonnie Chambless, 25 The Groom Matthew Ivester, 21, in the United States Navy The Date March 19 Atlanta natives Bonnie and Matthew hosted their casual afternoon wedding in their new home city of Charleston. While cotton accents and a yellow and gray color palette created a fun yet elegant vibe, the couple served up barbecue, sweet tea and lawn games to welcome their guests in traditional Southern style.
- Jenny Ryan
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  • Calvin Klein, Men’s Wearhouse
  • Gourmet Bay Catering
  • The Cake Stand

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