A Night at The Gibbes Museum


Emily & Harrison held their wedding in a beautiful, historic French Huguenot church in downtown Charleston. Following the ceremony, the wedding party and guests took a short stroll down cobblestone streets to the Gibbes Museum, where they were greeted by a Gullah choir on the steps leading to the reception. 






Cocktail hour was staged in the museum gallery, playing on the modern design and contemporary atmosphere with minimalistic seating. We created a modern floral box of lucite with the couples’ names engraved in gold, as if it were a sculpture on display. To carry the modern design, we created a frosted lucite sign engraved with guests names to create the seating chart. 





After cocktails, guests were invited to dinner in the garden under a grand sailcloth tent, embellished with a large hanging installation of wild greenery. Tables were set with crisp linens and minimalistic lines, while the napkins were tied with a olive branch spring and menus, printed on vellum. 





After dinner the guests were invited to the Rotunda. A gallery column displayed the magnificent, modern 6-tiered cake, surrounded by velvet rope and stanchion as if it were the hope diamond on display. 




After the cake cutting, guests hit the dance floor with LED flashing tambourines. The band Quiana Parlor and Friend engaged the crowd during the celebration with a version of “Proud Mary” that would make Tina Turner smile. 


A fabulous Moon gate with a custom neon sign made for a great photo op for guests while a wedding painter was also on hand capturing the event. 




The couple’s finale included a sparkler exit just before riding away in a pedicab adorned with flowers as the guests bidded their best wishes and farewell. 


Credit Photographer: Clay Austin