Joan + Eric
Harvard University alums Joan and Eric wed at Briscoe Manor and transformed the venue with a unique "chinoiserie" design, combining the bride's Chinese heritage and the couple's Southern upbringings. "We had blue porcelain Ming vases as centerpieces at each dinner table with white and peach roses and eucalyptus leaves," says the bride. "Our wedding crest was a 'double happiness' symbol, which is a combination of two Chinese characters commonly used at weddings to show the union of two people." In keeping with the decor scheme, the couple opted for a three-tier white cake with raspberry preserves and lemon cream filling, accented with Juliet roses. At the reception, guests were encouraged to leave notes on a wedding tree to celebrate the union of the happy couple. But the guests weren't the only ones leaving notes. For Joan, the most important part of the wedding was making sure that every guest felt welcomed and loved. "To accomplish this," she says, "we wrote personal notes inside each of their reception-table place cards thanking them for their impact on our lives."
Rehearsal Dinner & Wedding Venue: Briscoe Manor
Flowers: Dream Bouquet
Honeymoon: Italy & Greece
Photography: Mustard Seed Photography / Edible Moments / Behind The Bash / JPL Entertainment / The Photo Shoppe