It was such a treat to see one of our beautiful brides grace the pages of Managing Editor of Vogue.com Alexandra Macon's blog- Over the Moon. Set in the historical William Blacklock House, Grace and Stephen's timeless garden wedding epitomized classic Charleston style.
Here is a glimpse of the big day! – To see the complete feature, visit the OTM Blog here!
"Grace Toland, an assistant buyer at Celadon, a furniture and lifestyle store in Charleston, S.C., met Stephen Osborne at a mutual friend’s graduation party, and they started dating about two weeks after that first meeting."
"At the onset, Grace knew that she wanted a classic garden style wedding set in Charleston’s historic district. “Many of our guests were coming from out of town, and we wanted them to be able to experience the beauty of the city,” explains Grace. “The William Blacklock House is a historic landmark built in 1800 and is currently owned by the Foundation at the College of Charleston.” Located on Bull Street, it’s in the heart of downtown Charleston and truly captures the essence of a bygone era. “Stephen and I both have parents who work at the College of Charleston, and we both graduated from the College, so it was really special to us all,” adds Grace."
The couple worked with Grace Frederick Design to create their simple, elegant aesthetic. They chose all white for the floral arrangements and paired them with matching white linens, in keeping with the theme of simplicity. “I also didn’t want to commit to a color in part out of a fear that I would later regret it!” says Grace. “Without a doubt, the all-white look added an air of formality that worked beautifully with the historic setting!”
“I tried on about 100 dresses—no joke!” says Grace. “Ultimately, I went with something timeless and chose a Monique Lhuillier dress from Maddison Row.” She accented the dress with simple nude Loeffler Randall sandals. Towards the end of the night, she switched into a backless Needle and Thread dress that allowed her to really move on the dance floor. She kept her jewelry understated. “I wore a gold and diamond necklace that my parents gave me for graduation,” notes Grace. “I never take it off, so it would have felt weird wearing anything else on my wedding day. I also wore diamond earring studs and borrowed a sapphire and diamond ring."
"The ceremony was held in the garden behind the William Blacklock House. “I walked down the aisle with my father to strings playing ‘Trumpet Voluntary in D Major,’” says Grace. “One of our close friends, Sam Wheeler, officiated the ceremony. It was really special having someone that has known us for years marry us. The service was short and sweet, and the weather was just right!”
Click here to see the full feature.
Photographer: Anne Rhett Photography
Venue: William Blacklock House
Band: Loose Change
Dress: Monique Lhuillier- Madison Row
Reception Dress: Needle and Thread
Cake: ABCD Cakes
Hair and Make-up: Lashes and Lace
Florist: Beth Phillips
Rentals: Snyder Events