When on the hunt for a Lowcountry wedding venue, Polinas & Robertas ran across the beautiful Litchfield Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC and, as fate would have it, met Kelly of Gigi Noelle Events. The Russian couple were planning to have an intimate affair and were planning to only have 10 guests in attendance, all of who would be from other countries. The couple enlisted the talents of Myrtle Beach-based, Russian photographer, Pasha Belman Photography to capture their dream day and even located a Russian minister to conduct the ceremony. This was a special surprise for their parents, who spoke very little English but were able to understand when their children said “I do”! We're smitten with the sweet details, Polinas' incredible headpiece and yummy sweets station.
From Gigi Noelle Events: "It was very important for Polinas to have her bridal bouquet match a silk bouquet her Mother had made. Little did we know that when we created a bouquet filled with fragrant peonies and beautiful roses that it would perfectly match the Ukrainian headpiece her mother brought along with her custom designed wedding gown from Russia. Designing for the couple was easy. They loved The Plantation because of the 240 year history, the dreamy landscape and the quietness of the rice fields. Polinas asked for something romantic, soft, vintage and very pretty. We knew instantly that we would need to include lots of beautiful flowers, a gorgeous tablescape and lots of candles. With such a breathtaking venue, we knew that we could only enhance it. A tent frame was erected and then draped with sheer white fabric. Polinas love of candlelight and cafe lighting added to the ambiance. A round table with 10 chevre chairs was placed under a crystal chandelier. We added beautiful flowers in soft shades of pink and cream, pink and gold candleholders, birdcages and designer china and crystal. Menu cards were tucked into the linen napkins. On the front side the menu was listed in English and on the back side in Russian. A dessert table was designed with both a traditional wedding cake and a traditional Ukrainian cake specially ordered for the occasion. Although the table featured a silver tea service, the couple provided a silver Russian samovar (tea urn). The family also provided a variety of Russian candies and cookies featuring Oreshki, a cookie baked in a walnut mold, filled with Dulce de leche and traditional wedding spice cookies. Many shouts of “Gorko, Gorko” were heard throughout the night signaling that the bride and groom must kiss!The couple ended the night by dancing to “Unforgettable”, by Nat King Cole under a crystal chandelier hung in a 300 year old oak tree overlooking the rice marsh. Robertas translated for Polinas the feelings she was unable to verbalize in English. She said that the night had been magical and dreamlike with everything she imagined making the memories of the night “Unforgettable”!"
Photographer: Pasha Belman Photography // Hair Stylist: Ami Creations // Caterer: Creative Catering // Cake Designer: Croissants Bistro and Bakery // Event Planner: Gigi Noelle Events // Venue: Litchfield Plantation // DJ: Paul Matthews Entertainment // Cinema and Video: Reel Weddings