Wednesday, October 25th 2017
The Shull wedding in early September was an occasion of grace and whimsy (with a little goofiness thrown in for good measure). Austin and Michelle married on the front lawn at the Robert Mills House, located at 1616 Blanding Street. We are pleased to be able to share their special day with you.
Inspired by the lush gardens at Robert Mills, the wedding featured an earth-toned color pallet. The groomsmen’s suits were heather gray with pale pink lapel flowers and patterned bowties. The bridesmaids, too, had a pastoral air with floor-length moss green dresses and delicate flower crowns. Their bouquets were almost sculptural with snow bells for height and peonies for color. Under the hem of her lace dress, Michelle wore glittery silver sneakers.
The couple used antique furniture throughout their reception to create a natural wonderland atmosphere. The cake—adorned with fresh and fragrant eucalyptus—was placed on a rustic dressing table whose drawers had been filled with red velvet cupcakes. Teardrop candelabras framed the sweets, and flickered well into the night.
Dinner was served family-style at a long table across the back lawn, lit by lights strung from the property’s historic trees. The couple and their guests danced late into the summer evening.
As the night drew to a close, guests formed a tunnel of sparklers across Blanding Street and the couple made their exit. With the Robert Mills House glowing in the background, guests can’t help but feel there’s something special about the place. We wish Michelle and Austin great happiness in their new life together.
Photography: Christine and Justin Farmer
Videography: Fisher Films
Cake: Freeman’s Bakery (Florence, SC)
Flowers and Decor: Kaycee Sites
Food: Hudson’s Classic Catering
Lighting: Ambient Media
DJ: Daniel Gilpatrick
Hair and Makeup: Brandi K Miles, Rachael Reynolds, and Mary Preuss
Wedding Coordinator: Kay Lewis