The Gadsen House Wedding

Historic Downtown Charleston Wedding Inspiration

March 16, 2023
Words by Leigh Hayward
Photos courtesy of Leigh Hayward Photography

The Gadsden House is located in the heart of the historic district in downtown Charleston, SC. This area is known to have some of the loveliest cobblestone streets, fresh breezes coming off the coast, and some of the nation’s most iconic historic homes dating back to the 1700s. Gadsden House served as the perfect backdrop for this color-rich wedding inspiration serving up all the charm the low country has to offer.

The color palette crafted by the planner, Britt Jones, was created from her gathered inspiration from Charleston’s Rainbow Row. From pink to blue to yellow, this palette reflects the many beautiful historic homes showcased in that area of town.

To capture the liveliness of Charleston, the bride wore a Sarah Seven dress from Lovely Bride Charleston that had a swooping one shoulder and fleur-de-lis gems from top to bottom. This gown was from the Sarah Seven Le Chic collection and the fleur-de-lis served as a nod to the French influence found throughout the city of Charleston. The bride paired this show-stopping gown with delicate jewelry from Anne Marie Bridal and a sleek bun to accentuate her look.

The intricate ceremony filled with flowers and candles was designed in Gadsden House’s iconic second-story room with floor-to-ceiling windows. Natural light seeped in from every corner, allowing the setup to just illuminate.

After the ceremony, guests were met with an intimate courtyard reception complete with fanning umbrellas, statement blue linens from Stradley Davidson, and that old Charleston southern charm. Each table included lush florals, detailed menus, and light-wash wooden wishbone chairs.

Vendors: Photography: Leigh Hayward; Venue: Gadsden House; Planning + Design: Britt Jones Co; Execution Team: Kailee Roberts Design; Florals: Colby West Designs; Rentals: Curated Events; Stationery: Dayflower Designs; Linens: Stradley Davidson; Napkins: BBJ La Tavola; Cake: Sweet Rhi; Dresses: Sarah Seven & Lovely Bride; Beauty: Lashes and Lace; Accessories: Anne Marie Bridal; Shoes: Something Bleu; Flatlay Mats: Willow Canvas; Models: Anna Sokolovskiy & Bradley Carter

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