We can’t deny: with most of us being Clemson alum and/or fans here in the I Do office, we bleed orange. So it goes without saying that we LOVE a good Clemson themed wedding, and Lindsey and Jace didn’t disappoint. For their April nuptials, they planned an understated Southern soiree with just enough orange and purple thrown in to make the details pop. Our favorite “Clemson” touch? The tunnel of orange and purple glow sticks the couple used for their grand exit. Who can think of a better way to be sent off to your honeymoon than through cheers and claps lit by a Tigertown-hued glow!?
Each of the seven bridesmaids and groomsman wore a classic neutral color that allowed the small accents of orange and purple to stand out without taking over. The bridesmaids wore navy cocktail length dresses in different styles with nude pumps, while the groomsman wore light grey suits with navy and light lavender stripe ties. The bridesmaids’ burnt orange double-strand necklaces looked awesome paired with the bold floral palette of rich oranges and deep reds. The bride, ever the true Southern girl, wore her fitted, lace mermaid gown with a pair of perfectly broken in cowboy boots underneath.
The spring weather was perfect for the outdoor ceremony and the summery Southern themed reception. Zen, with its big open spaces, functions well as a blank canvas that can be transformed to fit each wedding’s individual vibe. Lindsey and Jace filled the space with navy linens topped with a mix of sizes and styles of metallic mercury glass votive candles and mason jars. We see mason jars used in weddings frequently, but the crackly, silvery mercury glass finish on these made them feel fresh and contemporary. The meal was a local favorite as old as the plantation trees in Charleston: a Carolina low country boil with shrimp, potatoes, corn and sausage. Guests were delighted to find favors of low country boil seasoning packets and recipe cards at each place setting, so that they could go home and recreate the Southern feast for themselves! Their “cake” wasn’t a cake at all, but individual servings of banana pudding (another famous delicacy the South is known for!). They wrapped up their party with an all night dance party and a surprise appearance of a huge Clemson flag. From the Crew at I Do: Congrats Lindsey and Jace, and GO TIGERS!
Ceremony + Reception Venue + Rentals: Zen :|: Officiant: Matt Burlew
Catering: Holmes Catering :|: Florist: Dahlia’s :|: Photographer: A Darling Day
DJ: All the Right Moves :|: I Do Crew: Elise | Jordan