A Bright Intimate Wedding at Planters Inn in Charleston, South Carolina
Jackie New, 23, a petroleum engineer and J.J. Fletcher, 23, also a petroleum engineer, met at Texas A&M University where they both studied, you guessed it — petroleum engineering. On a trip to London to visit his family, J.J. surprised Jackie by popping the question and of course, she happily said yes. For their wedding, the two planned an intimate destination affair for 50 of their closest family and friends at Planters Inn in Charleston, South Carolina. Drawing on the city itself for inspiration, the couple pulled together a playful affair with lots of southern flair. A cheerful color palette of pink, turquoise and gray could be seen in everything from Jackie's retro-inspired heels to the ombre buttercream cake and the groomsmen's ties. Garden and tea roses were the bloom of choice, lending a quaint romantic vibe to the ceremony and reception alike. A courtyard ceremony at Planters Inn captured the essence of the southern city, highlighting it's perfect weather and quintessential architecture. While highlighting their host city was key, the couple also infused the day with plenty of personal touches like southern specialty dishes and traditions, like cake pulls, to reflect Jackie's Louisiana roots and welcome bags filled with English treats to give guests a taste of J.J.'s home. With all of their guests staying in Charleston for the event, the pair made a weekend out of it, exploring the area with their guests, city guides in hand, in the days leading up to the wedding.