Royal Blues

 

Inspired by the area’s prime plantation, designer Tara Skinner takes the lead on styled scene fit for a duke and duchess.

Photographed by Rachael Oerther

We Southerners love tradition, and the classics are hard to beat—especially with Richmond Hill’s stately Ford Plantation as a breathtaking backdrop.

Working with Pantone’s updated navy, Snorkel Blue, and the versatile Iced Coffee, Tara and her team at Posh Petals and Pearls created a styled shoot that would make the Duchess of Cambridge proud. Blue-and-white china motifs shone against a backdrop of lush white roses and a sweeping plantation lawn.

“Since this color scheme is very rich and classic, we decided to take it in a regal direction,” says Tara. “Hannah, one of our lead planners, found an old picture of John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy’s wedding day, and it served as inspiration.”

 

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Prime Paper

Your invitation suite introduces your guests to the tone of your wedding. A monogram and floral motifs keep with custom, while a golden response envelope brings you up-to-date.

 

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A Modest Proposal

Ever since Kate Middleton wore a demure lace gown on her wedding day, more coverage has been here to stay. Keep your look simple with a classic updo and your grandmother’s pearls.

 

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Shrouded in Mystery

Ancient Greeks said veils kept away bad spirits, so where’s the harm in giving tradition a try? A chapel-length ivory veil—with an asymmetrical hem to keep it interesting—elevates your look.

 

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Crowning Glory

Delicate china finds the perfect complement in shiny gold chargers, Iced Coffee linens, white blooms and a mix of vintage and Chiviari chairs.

 

Design: Posh Petals and Pearls

Photography: Rachel Oerther, Rach Loves Troy

Florist: August Florals

Cake: Lowcountry Confections

Food: J. Thomas Catering

Paper styling: Emily McCarthy

Rentals: Savannah Special Events and Savannah Vintage Rentals

Location: The Ford Plantation

Attire: Ivory and Beau; Simon’s Formal Wear

Hair and Makeup: Eve Capecelatro, B Street Salon

Models: Taylor Stanfield and Matt Hollingsworth