Bourbon & Oysters

A fun Charleston theme with a multitude of execution styles.  This particular Rehearsal Dinner was a casual contrast to the client’s elegant wedding the following night.  The venue was a key decision in making this theme come to life.  Taking over a popular local “dive” style restaurant with marsh views, each area became host to various portions of the night.  The open air straw covered entrance beneath strands of café lights set the cocktail hour leading into the bourbon and oyster tasting room.  A buffet style low country dinner menu served in the upper deck and bar area overlooking the creek and after dinner dessert in the rustic, graffiti embellished dock house.  Lighting was the key design element in bringing the space to life and a variety of galvanized elements combined with casual florals, lanterns and wooden barrels finished off the look.

Photography by Tim Willoughby