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Breath of Fresh Air

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Jacqui Calloway
The Cedar Room on East Bay gets a cool, girly makeover with this summery wedding
Ryan Warsofsky & Caroline Oddo
July 9, 2016 
St. Luke’s Chapel & The Cedar Room
 
When your guests hail from New England and your groom spends his days on ice as head coach of the South Carolina Stingrays, a hot, sticky outdoor reception just won’t do. So when Caroline Oddo started venue hunting for her wedding to Ryan Warsofsky, A/C was non-negotiable. Luckily, she found The Cedar Room, which offered all the modern conveniences a bride could crave. Plus, it gave guests a peek into their daily life: “Plantations are fun to visit, but we wanted the day to be a representation of our life downtown,” she says. After a few rounds of floral Tinder (swipe right for ranunculus) and inspired by her ultra-fem Hayley Paige gown, Caroline handed the reins to Francesca DiSalvo-Follmer of Pure Luxe Bride, who planned a garden-glam—and oh-so air-conditioned—fête.
 
DEFINITE DO'S
Don’t be afraid to take a risk. The Cedar Room was under construction when Caroline started planning, but she was sold after seeing digital mockups.
Play with shapes. Pure Luxe Bride staged a circular bar in the room’s center. It offered a stunning focal point and helped with crowd control as guests could order drinks from any point. Plus, the curvy shape offset the site’s boxy layout.
Seat yourself. The couple saved cash by opting for a mixture of lounge settings, bistro tables, and pub-style rounds with barstools rather than tables and chairs for all.
Wave goodbye to valets. Since parking downtown is notoriously tricky, consider a venue with a built-in solution: The Cedar Room offers on-site parking after 5 p.m.
Dress to impress. Chandeliers, pink sequin statement linens, and a gold-leaf cake design added a feminine touch to the industrial space.
 
Vendor List
Wedding design: Pure Luxe Bride, www.PureLuxeBride.com
Images: Catherine Ann Photography, www.CatherineAnnPhotography.com
Venue, catering, cake, bar service: The Cedar Room, www.TheCedarRoom.com 
Florals: Petaloso, www.WeArePetaloso.com
Rentals: EventWorks, www.EventWorks.com
Linens: Nùage Designs, www.NuageDesigns.com
Lighting: Technical Event Company, www.TechnicalEventCompany.com
Popsicles: King of Pops, www.KingOfPops.com
Music: Emerald Empire Band, www.EmeraldEmpireBand.com
Videography: Film Anywhere Productions, www.FilmAnywhereProductions.com
Bride’s attire: Hayley Paige (gown, available in Charleston through White on Daniel Island, www.WhiteOnDI.com), Manolo Blahnik (shoes), www.ManoloBlahnik.com
Hair: Ash and Co., www.AshAndCoBridalHair.com
Makeup: Dannon Collard, www.DannonKCollard.com
Bridesmaid attire: Donna Morgan (maid-of-honor’s gown), Amsale (bridesmaids’ gowns), both available in Charleston through Bella Bridesmaids, www.BellaBridesmaids.com
Flower Girl Dress: Jenny Yoo, www.JennyYoo.com 
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss, www.HugoBoss.com 

 





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Wedding design by Pure Luxe Bride / Images by Catherine Ann Photography