Real Wedding: Karen + Niko at The Cliffs

Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals

When I first spoke to Karen on FaceTime about everything she was looking for in a wedding planner, I was thrilled with the ease of our conversation. She told me her and Niko’s story, and I knew I wanted to help them make their dream wedding a reality.

She wanted her wedding to be feminine and romantic, while incorporating meaningful touches. She wanted blush, gold, and champagne tones, while Niko wanted to make sure there were hints of orange to play homage to their alma mater, Clemson University. To honor Niko’s Puerto Rican heritage, the two opted to include handmade capias as a favor to each guest. Karen even secretly hired the Clemson mascot to make an appearance as a surprise to Niko! 

Despite threats of rain throughout the afternoon, Karen & Niko's wedding was beautiful and perfect. With gorgeous paper from Fat Cat Paperie, pretty florals from Willow Florals, and a beautiful venue in The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and The Cliffs at Keowee Falls, this wedding was one for the books...complete with a rainbow...

Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals

One of my favorite things about prepping and planning for Karen and Niko’s wedding was creating their custom photo booth backdrop with Julie Dodds of Willow Florals and Jessica Barley of A Darling Day. We were thrilled when they saw the final product on the day of their wedding and saw how much they loved it.

Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals

The other favorite part of prepping and planning for their wedding was getting to know these two. Since they both live in New York, we never got to meet each other until the week of their wedding. There had been FaceTime sessions, phone calls, many emails, and many text messages. By the time their wedding week rolled around, I was over the moon excited to finally meet these two...and instead of letting professionalism take control, we gave each other big hugs. And that is what I love about Bespoken Brides.

Thank you, Morningwild Photography, for capturing this beautiful day!

Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals
Real Wedding in South Carolina | The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Keowee Falls | Bespoken Weddings | Morningwild Photography | Willow Florals

Vendors:

Ceremony Venue:  The Cliffs at Glassy ChapelReception Venue:  The Cliffs at Keowee FallsPhotographer:  Morningwild Photography | Wedding Planner:  BespokenFlorist:  Willow FloralsStationery:  Fat Cat PaperieCake:  Couture Cakes of GreenvilleCatering:  The Cliffs at Keowee FallsHair and Makeup:  Cotton RougeOfficiant:  Brenda OwenEntertainment:  ATGTransportation:  Eastside Transportation

Color Inspiration: Pale Peach Echo and Lilac Gray

Pantone's Peach Echo and Lilac Gray

Happy Monday, friends! I think last week's National Peach Cobbler Day inspired me for today's design board. Taking Pantone's Peach Echo, toning it down a bit, and then pairing it with Lilac Gray, I pulled together some images for a little pale/pastel wedding inspiration. Perfect for Spring. Perfect for any feminine and romantic wedding.

Rocks spotted on  This is Ceremony  | Peeling paint spotted on  Make It Copenhagan  | Bedroom spotted on  Stek Magazine

Rocks spotted on This is Ceremony | Peeling paint spotted on Make It Copenhagan | Bedroom spotted on Stek Magazine

P.S. How about that super restful and beautiful bedroom? Love.

A Delightful Twist on Peach Cobbler

Peach Moonshine at Wedding | Bespoken www.bespokenweddings.com

So it's National Peach Cobbler Day (who knew that was a thing?), and instead of sharing a traditional Peach Cobbler recipe with you today in honor of this glorious fruit, I found a delicious recipe with a twist.

With some blackberries and a hint of bourbon thrown in, this is not your average Peach Cobbler recipe. It's a great recipe for a spring or summer dinner party or barbecue. Or just because you want something sweet. Enjoy!

Blackberry Peach Cobbler Bars from Southern Living | Bespoken www.bespokenweddings.com

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler Bars

via Southern Living June 2013

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 3 (6-oz.) packages fresh blackberries (about 4 cups)
  • 4 cups peeled and sliced fresh firm, ripe peaches
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 cup roasted glazed pecan pieces

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat first 2 ingredients and 1 cup granulated sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Stir together baking powder, salt, and 3 cups flour; gradually add to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Spread three-fourths of batter in a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan; sprinkle with blackberries.
  3. Stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup flour in a medium bowl; add peaches and bourbon, stirring to coat. Spoon mixture over blackberries.
  4. Stir pecans into remaining batter; dollop over peach mixture.
  5. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until golden and bubbly. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cut into bars.

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