10 Aug

Warm & Radiant: Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

This week’s Wedding Wednesday feature is a lovely celebration I’ve been excited to share with you for weeks! This “Southern Charm” wedding is just exactly as it sounds… lush, warm, welcoming, and downright gorgeous. Styled & coordinated by Events by Heather Ham, this soirée is overflowing with charming details like an absolutely stunning floral wreath chandelier (see image #4, below) designed by Peony & Plum that looks like something right out of a fairytale!

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Read on for more gorgeous images & all the charming creative details…

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding

Southern Charm Wedding


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Heather

“When we sat down and talked about the look of this wedding, the bride Kelley and her mom, Ludie, said they wanted it to feel as if you were invited into an old southern mansion. This was the theme throughout the wedding infusing so many personal touches as if each piece was taken out of someones home.

Every little detail was thought out from the handkerchiefs for guests to take to wipe away their tears of joy, to hanging placecards on each persons chair with their nicknames done in calligraphy. The floral design by Peony & Plum exceeded everyone’s expectations and was the talk of the party. The one-of-a-kind floral wreath chandelier that was suspended from the oak tree in the back yard of the groom’s parents home was an amazing focal point for the backyard ceremony. Archive Vintage Rentals provided the perfect mix of vintage vessels for the floral arrangements at the reception. The bride and groom chose to do a king’s banquet table in all wood with a white runner for the bridal party and their dates. They also incorporated china in alternating patterns and vintage silverware for the table as well. It was a wow factor for the room.

The cake was covered in handmade sugar rose petals by Fantasy Frostings and sat atop a patterned pink linen from  La Tavola Linen and miniature rose petals and mercury glass votives to create a simple yet romantic and beautiful look.

The bride looked stunning in her one-of-a-kind couture gown by Alina Pizzano who’s based in Pasadena. It looked almost like it was covered in small white feathers. And the bouquet of pink garden roses that almost looked like peonies was the perfect accessory.”


– Photography: Memories by Michael
– Floral Design: Peony & Plum
– Event Design & Planning: Events by Heather Ham
– Linens: La Tavola Linen
– Vintage Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
– Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
– Chiavari Chair Rentals: Elegant Chiavari Chair Rentals contact at [email protected]
– Ceremony Location: Private Residence, Pasadena, CA
– Reception Location: The California Club
– Cake: Fantasy Frostings
– Stationary: The Lettered Olive
– Calligraphy & Signage: Calligraphy Katrina
– Dress: Alina Pizzano Couture
– Bridesmaids Dresses: Lula Kate
– Hair & Makeup: ECCO Salon
– Entertainment: West Coast Music
– Ceremony Music: Sparrow Lane Strings

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How darling!!! I love her flowers and gown. Too sweet. All the little tiny details like mixed flowers and moss really make the grand space look a tad whimsical. Lovely!

August 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Amber-Lee SAYS:

Preciousness! The dress and the cake look like they go together :)

August 10, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Xio@ Mint Daisy Design Studio SAYS:

GORGEOUS!!! I can’t get over that aisle!!! In love…

August 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

joel eckman maus SAYS:

love all this- images are great Michael, design is so relaxed and comfy Heather- awesome.

August 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Events by Heather Ham SAYS:

Thanks Joel. I appreciate the comments. This was a fun wedding to do!

August 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Memories by Michael Photography SAYS:

Thanks for checking them out … I never realized people leave so many comments on these message boards.

September 23, 2011 at 10:50 am

Party Girl SAYS:

The touches in this wedding are absolutely stunning…I felt like I walked into a slower time; one of elegance and charm.

August 10, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Christine {BestWeddingSites} SAYS:

I adore all of the beautiful florals that are featured in this post. Simply gorgeous!

August 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm

antique engagement rings SAYS:

I love the photos… love his pink tie!

August 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Susan Tom-Nellis SAYS:

Thanks for your wonderful comments and thoughts. We REALLY loved being a part of Kelley & Rob’s wedding. It was a dream to work with everyone involved. XOXO

August 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

aurea @ pricewise events SAYS:

All I wanna say about this wedding is- the flowers are just so gorgeous I wanna have them on my party, too!

August 11, 2011 at 9:54 am

Frances SAYS:

Gorgeous wedding!

August 11, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Events by Heather Ham SAYS:

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. This was such a fun wedding to pull of and I couldn’t have done it with out my go-to florist, Peony & Plum. She brought my design ideas truly to life!!!

August 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Sarah/Dreamers Joy Events & Design SAYS:

Gorgeous Wedding! Love the florals and the cake looks amazing! :)

August 13, 2011 at 8:23 pm

katrina SAYS:

awwww.. I love this wedding! Such beautiful aspects :)

August 19, 2011 at 5:52 am
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