The Carn-Armitano Wedding: Post 1

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This week, I wanted to start talking a little about our wedding! I'm writing a three-part series over the next three weeks to post photos and the ideas I had/found/executed, and to show off all of the cool details my planner and I were able to pull off!  This one will be all about the rehearsal dinner and the days leading up to our wedding.  It was such a wild week!

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Andrew and I got married on his birthday- February 11! I painted the save-the-date postcards, with some digital help from ByFarr in Columbia! The cards featured all of my favorite colors, our custom monogram, and gold calligraphy, of course.

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For our invites, we chose to do letterpress on seed paper. (I'm planting a few of them now to see what they grow!) We included a details card with our blocked hotels and all of our other details, as well as a response card and envelope. Then, I found a great emerald thread, vellum wraps, and a customizable wax seal to pull it all together!

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If I could own all of the Mrs. Boxes, I definitely would!  

If I could own all of the Mrs. Boxes, I definitely would!  

The week of the wedding, we had friends and family arriving starting Tuesday; it was great fun to spend so much time with everyone from out of town. 

Effie got to meet her favorite auntie, Sophia, for the first time before we left for Charleston! They were fast friends.  

Effie got to meet her favorite auntie, Sophia, for the first time before we left for Charleston! They were fast friends.  

On Wednesday, we left for Charleston. One thing we really wanted to do since we had so many people coming into town was rent houses for our bridal and groom's party. It was great to have a place to get ready together and we used the bridesmaid house for the rehearsal dinner- two birds, am I right? 

Bridesmaid's House! Love it so much!   We decided to have a really relaxed, casual rehearsal dinner- we did an oyster roast and barbecue!  

Bridesmaid's House! Love it so much!  

We decided to have a really relaxed, casual rehearsal dinner- we did an oyster roast and barbecue!  

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Us! I wore green jeans, an oversized white sweater, and booties, and went for jeans and a button-down. (Untucked, of course!)

Us! I wore green jeans, an oversized white sweater, and booties, and went for jeans and a button-down. (Untucked, of course!)

We had music from a playlist on speakers, and the party flowed from the front, into the house, and into the back courtyard. Cornhole boards and a big jenga game were there too! 

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As for my favorite part- other than the whole atmosphere of a house party with our friends and family the night before our wedding: I loved our favors! I ran across Oysters All Around by luck about two months before the wedding- I reached out to them and they were so accommodating! To go with the oyster theme, we had some navy tassel and gold oyster keychains and oyster shell bottle openers. They were a hit! I was so excited to have something different and interesting and it was a real topic of conversation, too. To sum: you should definitely have an oyster roast or casual gathering the night before your wedding, and you should definitely have beautiful favors from Oysters All Around!  (or anything creative that fits into your theme!)

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Invite + keychains + bottle openers!  

Invite + keychains + bottle openers!  

One of the bottle openers came with one of my wedding gifts from Andrew on the day of the wedding- flowers and a case of limited edition blueberry weiss from Westbrook Brewing Co.! 

One of the bottle openers came with one of my wedding gifts from Andrew on the day of the wedding- flowers and a case of limited edition blueberry weiss from Westbrook Brewing Co.! 

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We ended the night with cigars and more drinks. (Well, cigars for some of the people!) I said goodnight a little early because I needed my beauty rest! Lucky for me, the house came with a little carriage house in the back- I stayed there! 

Come back for post 2 next week! Questions? Feel free to comment! 

xx

Location: Charleston, SC

Rehearsal Invites: Minted.com

Favors: Oysters All Around 

Photography: Rachael McIntosh Photography

 

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