Midsummer Wedding With Rose Putty Hues

An earthy, neutral palette led the way for this elegant clay + rose putty wedding inspiration in a brick courtyard surrounded by cypress trees. The mood was relaxed and tender, wild and spontaneous, as if the couple didn’t have a care in the world aside from one another. Film photographer, Clay Austin, captured the evanescent beauty of the day in the refined gallery you’ll see below. From the artfully styled paper goods to the delicate in between moments, he certainly didn’t miss a beat!

Peach and coral bridal bouquet with trailing silk ribbon from a midsummer wedding designed by Willow & Oak Events, captured by Charleston wedding photographer, Clay Austin

The paperie from Paper Refinery featured soft watercolor blend hues juxtaposed against the clean lines of die cut shapes, offering an altogether beautiful example of how modern wedding style can meet a fine art mood with ease. Our favorite paper detail might just have been the swivel menu cards with bold typography, stacked in elegant rose putty layers you’ll find accenting each nuanced place setting.

Overgrown floral crescent wedding backdrop from Festoon Charleston with planning and design by Willow & Oak Events and photography by Clay Austin

Featuring a hand-painted backdrop by JRD Art Shop with rose clay brushtrokes, as well as a verdant floral crescent swirling towards the viewer, the ceremony was a perfect picture of organized chaos. Festoon’s artful tangle of fresh blooms, dried foliage and textured grasses framed our beautiful couple, Celeste + Liam, with poetic grace that enhanced this hidden corner of Charleston, 563 King.

Emma Katzka crepe wedding dress with a delicate blush overlay and a tan suit jacket from M. Dumas & Sons, captured by Clay Austin and planned by Willow and Oak with fashion styling by The Edit Collective

We called upon talented fashion stylist, Lindsey Nowak of The Edit Collective for all things beauty, and she curated a thoughtful wardrobe featuring local designers that complemented the design story exquisitely. A crepe gown with a blush overlay from Emily Kotarski, a hand-crafted statement crown with natural stones by Emma Katzka, an oatmeal suit jacket + bone colored trousers from M. Dumas & Sons, a vintage three-stone diamond engagement ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box… all in all, a darling fashion statement for summer to autumn weddings if we ever saw one. The bridal look was completed by the prettiest kitten heels from Bella Belle with pearl + crystal detailing and a silk bow to boot. Wild Ivory Beauty gave Celeste a luminous glow with soft, peachy lips and highlighted her natural hair with a loose swept-up ‘do.

'91 Pink Figaro wedding getaway car for a Charleston wedding captured by Clay Austin and planned by Willow and Oak Events

To top it all off, Annie’s Cakes leaned into the blended neutrals mood with innate dexterity, creating a timeworn patina effect on the petite square cake adorned with a cluster of fresh flowers.

Rough stone wedding cake technique with terra cotta colors and fall foliage, designed by Annie's Cakes from a Charleston wedding planned by Willow and Oak Events

The wedding story culminated in a Grand Exit with a vintage pink getaway car – a ‘91 Figaro to be exact! The Pink Figgy sat at the ready as Celeste + Liam shared sweet nothings one last time, and the light could not have shown more perfectly upon them in that moment. Thanks to The Shootout Society and the incredible team of vendors from Charleston and beyond for bringing this late summer wedding vision to life!

Emma Katzka crepe wedding dress with a delicate blush overlay and a tan suit jacket from M. Dumas & Sons, captured by Clay Austin and planned by Willow and Oak with fashion styling by The Edit Collective

Hope you enjoyed this midsummer wedding inspiration from the amazing vendor team below as much as we enjoyed dreaming it up!

‘Til we meet again…


Vendor Team:
Photography: Clay Austin
Event Planning + Design: Willow & Oak Events
Floral Design: Festoon
Hair & Makeup: Wild Ivory Beauty
Fashion Stylist: The Edit Collective
Bridal Gown: Emily Kotarski Bridal
Groom Attire: M. Dumas & Sons
Jewelry: Croghan’s Jewel Box
Bridal Accessories: Emma Katzka
Bridal Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Backdrop: JRD Art Shop
Venue: 563 King
Paper Goods: Paper Refinery
Lounge Rentals: The French Eclectic
Tablescape: Snyder Rentals
Vintage Car: The Pink Figgy
Cake Design: Annie’s Cakes
Couple: Celeste Green and Liam Watt
Host: The Shootout Society


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