A Chic White Wedding at Historic Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina

Using a black-and-white color palette, Claire Stoneburner (31 and a manger for a medical sales company) and Adam Rabe (31 and a district manager for a

Using a black-and-white color palette, Claire Stoneburner (31 and a manger for a medical sales company) and Adam Rabe (31 and a district manager for a construction company) had an ultra-chic soiree. They chose Historic Columbia in Columbia, South Carolina, for its historical significance and several locations to choose from. They exchanged vows on the front lawn of the Robert Mills House, with its stunning brick and white pillars as the backdrop. Wanting to add a little garden flair to the location, florists Margaret Merritt and Helen Trask of Mount Pleasant created swoon-worthy arrangements, such as the simple white lily bridal bouquet and leafy wildflower aisle decor. The stunning tented reception matched the look perfectly with string lights twinkling from the ceiling and towering floral arrangements bringing the outside in. We loved Claire’s stunning Modern Trousseau wedding dress. She loved the sweetheart neckline and keyhole back, as well as the rosette detailing on the skirt. Adam wore with a white dinner jacket, black bow tie and even a cummerbund. The best part? The amazing bands C-Squared Productions and Sol Fusion. “Cocktail hour was full of shag tunes and upbeat dance songs that got the guests in the mood to dance,” Claire says. “Shortly after cocktail hour, the most amazing band joined the stage and took it away. Sol Fusion are hands down the most entertaining, upbeat, interactive, engaging, fun entertainers we could have asked for. They are amazing.” See all our favorite details, beautifully captured by Jennings King Photography, below.

The bridesmaids wore classic, simple navy J.Crew dresses to match the chic wedding look. They completed their attire with blue and green statement necklaces for a little added glamour.
Claire carried lush white lilies in her bouquet for a simple, classic look. The stems were wrapped in white satin ribbon with the long stems exposed. The bridesmaids carried white hydrangeas to match the all white-color palette.
The flower girl wore a white dress with a tulle tutu. She completed her look with a white bow in her hair and white ballet shoes.
The groom and groomsmen wore black pants with cummerbunds and white button-ups. They completed their look with white dinner jackets and black bow ties. Claire and Adam loved how the classic, chic look kept with the wedding theme: ultra-chic with a vintage twist.
Claire and Adam exchanged vows on the front lawn of the Robert Mills House in Columbia, South Carolina. “It ended up being even warmer than a typical June day, but the large silent fans, lemonade and water stands and the programs shaped like fans helped guests stay cool during the joyful 15-minute ceremony,” Claire says. They loved the historic charm of the venue with the gorgeous brick and white pillars.
Lush Leaf and Wildflower Aisle Decor
Historic Columbia Outdoor Ceremony Venue
Claire wore a sheath lace Modern Trousseau wedding dress with a keyhole back and sweetheart neckline. She loved the lace rosettes on the skirt and how the chic dress complemented the ultra-chic wedding vibe.
Gold Retriver Ring Bearer in Bow Tie
A Tented Reception With String Lights
Citrus Fruit and Hydrangea Cocktail Decor
The reception tables were decorated with tower floral arrangements, including lilies, hydrangeas, roses and leafy branches. Claire and Adam loved how the floral arrangements added dimension to the tented reception.
The reception tables were decorated with white roses and white sweet peas in small, simple glass vases. The reception tables alternated tall and short centerpieces to add dimension to the oversized tent.
Black-and-White Chic Groom's Attire
Claire and Adam enjoyed a four-tier white buttercream wedding cake for dessert. The bottom tier was decorated with buttercream rosettes to match Claire’s wedding dress, and the other layers featured roses or Swiss dots. It was topped with white lilies to match Claire’s bouquet.
Sheath White Wedding Dress With Champagne Belt