A Spring-Inspired Wedding at Gassaway Mansion in Greenville, South Carolina


                    Katie Crislip (31 and a speech language pathologist) and Eric Pernotto (34 and works in academic initiatives) combined the sprin

Katie Crislip (31 and a speech language pathologist) and Eric Pernotto (34 and works in academic initiatives) combined the spring season with their Southern roots (Katie is from Georgia, and Eric is from Louisiana) for a gorgeous green, pink and white wedding. "It really is all thanks to Gassaway Mansion for asking the right questions and listening to the descriptions I had for the look of the wedding that they were able to execute a design that exceeded my expectation more than I ever could have imagined," Katie says. Katie and Eric easily chose Gassaway Mansion in Greenville, South Carolina, for their nuptials for its gorgeous grounds and historic home. It was a total bonus that it could take care of everything from flowers to catering to planning, which really simplified the planning process for Katie and Eric. One of our favorite details was the stunning oversize hanging chandelier at the reception. The unfinished wood frame was decorated with lace, branches and string lights, and a more traditional crystal chandelier hung in the center. Talk about bringing the outside in! There are so many details we love about this spring wedding. See them all, beautifully captured by Hannah Woodard Photography, below.

Katie carried white hydrangeas, pink roses and a touch of greenery in her lush, round bouquet. Gassaway Mansion prides itself on gorgeous floral arrangements, and we can definitely see why with Katie's garden-inspired bouquet.
Eric wore an overgrown garden-inspired boutonniere for the spring-inspired wedding. It included a single pink rose bloom accented with little white wildflowers and plenty of greenery for an overgrown look we love.
Katie's six bridesmaids chose the same green dresses from Union Station. Katie wanted them to wear various styles that went with their figures, but they ended up choosing the same dress. Katie's maid of honor wore a slightly different look so she would stand out among the other ladies. As a bonus, Katie loved that her bridesmaids could rent the dresses from Union Station so they weren't stuck with a dress they didn't like.
Katie completed her Wtoo by Watters A-line dress with a traditional tulle veil that she borrowed from her sister. Wanting her look to be classic and chic, she wore her hair in soft curls over one shoulder.
Katie and Eric exchanged vows at Downtown Presbyterian Church, where Eric is a member. The church was once an auto parts store, so it had a rustic, industrial feel that Katie and Eric loved; they kept the decor to a minimum.
Eric and his six groomsmen wore Michael Kors suits from Belk. Katie and Eric loved how the softer taupe went with their spring theme and the soft green bridesmaid dresses. Instead of a traditional white shirt, Eric wore a soft blue shirt to stand out a little.
Katie and Eric used little black-and-white chalkboards from Violet Goods on Etsy to give their guests special directions such as to sign the guest book. For the guest book, the couple worked with Shutterfly to put some images together in a book.
Katie and Eric loved the idea of having long rows of tables in their tented reception to simulate a family dinner. Wanting to add plenty of romance to the space, they draped white lace linens from the ceilings with string lights and stunning floral-covered chandeliers.
The top of the tented reception was decorated with a wooden frame decorated with lace, floral arrangements and string lights. In the center, a large crystal chandelier added plenty of glamour and romance to the space.
Long lace runners topped with unfinished wood rounds, vintage black lanterns and lush florals decorated the wooden farm tables in the tented reception.
Bark-wrapped vases added a little flair to the tented reception at Gassaway Mansion in Greenville, South Carolina. Long, lace table runners and the stunning white wildflower, green fern and blush rose centerpieces softened the look with plenty of romance.
Instead of serving one big cake, Katie and Eric served several smaller ones. The cakes were from Brickstreet Cafe and ranged in flavors from chocolate peanut butter to sweet potato. Katie made the miniature bunting cake topper herself from materials at Hobby Lobby.
"Our first dance was 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me' by Mel Carter," Katie says. "The song chose us. One night during our engagement, it came on while we were making dinner. We started dancing in the kitchen and knew it was the song that we wanted."
Wanting her look to be simple and classic, Katie chose an A-line gown from Wtoo by Watters. She loved the flowing tulle skirt, champagne satin belt and the timeless lace bodice for her spring-inspired wedding.