Rena + Panos

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Rena (pronounced LAY-NAH) and Panos (PAH-NOS) were a gorgeous couple. Rena is Japanese and Panos is Greek. Helloooo Mr. & Mrs. McDreamy. Seriously though, not only were they a beautifully blended couple, they were so, so charming. And their ceremony & reception reflected that well. They married in the beautiful Unitarian Church in downtown Charleston. The grandeur of the stained glass windows and stunning architecture of the vaulted ceilings added a certain splendor to the ceremony.

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White and shades of purple were the colors of the day. Rena loves white peonies! The guests and newlyweds enjoyed a ballroom reception at the Francis Marion in their spacious Colonial Room. Let’s talk about the table settings for a quick sec: I super love how they had their table decor! Most tables had small, delicate flower arrangements with some silver votives and a simple floating candle. A couple other tables had tall vases that housed big, full flower arrangements from Branch. Why am I so in love with how they opted to set the table? It was clean and not crowded! Even with the tall vases with the huge arrangements worked because they were tall and not in anyone’s face or crowded around dinnerware and drinks. I just loved the clean, rounded, elegant look of the decor.

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I also really love how Rena and Panos blended their heritages into the whole day. It was such a pleasure to witness Greek orthodox tradition included in the ceremony and the waving of their respective flags as they were introduced as Mr. & Mrs! How fun! This lovely couple allowed us to experience a tiny taste of the Japanese and Greek cultures that we might not have ever observed. Thank you, Rena and Panos, for such a memorable Love celebration! Cheers!

xo, Gina

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Event Coordination and Design: Breeze // Ceremony Venue: Unitarian Church // Reception venue: Francis Marion // Taylor Rae Photography // Rentals: Francis MarionConnie Duglin // Photography: Riverland Studios //Florals: Branch Design Studio // Catering: Francis Marion // Cake: Delicious Desserts // Reception Music: Other Brother Entertainment

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