Ocean Wide at South Carolina Aquarium

The Vendors

The South Carolina Aquarium is a stunning wedding & event venue set right on the gorgeous Charleston Harbor positively brimming with vibrant fish, coastal animals, various forms of sea life and plants. So Revolution Wedding Tours wanted to enhance the beautiful natural “decor” already there and designed a wedding inspired by the magic, power and beauty of the ocean.

The Design Inspiration Board, Ocean Wide, challenged vendors to dip their toes into an endless ocean of color, deep and vibrant, calm and powerful all at the same time. Comprised of a natural, organic color palette made up of more than the expected beachy hues, Ocean Wide combined a deep smoky purple with a paler lavender-gray, bright turquoise, navy, sky blue and a cool, neutral oyster tone, pulling every color used right from the sea.

From the Design Inspiration Board: “The sea is both powerful and moody, it’s ever changing tides reflecting the cycles of the moon. Allow yourself to be inspired by beauty, movement and especially the wondrous treasures found in the deep blue sea. From vibrant oysters housing smooth pearls to simple polished sea glass to coral reefs teeming with life, the possibilities are as endless as the horizon itself!”

Right when guests walked up the steps, sweeping views of the Charleston Harbor and the iconic Ravenel Bridge greeted them, a jazz band set the tone, and the elegant tablescapes filled everyone with wedding fever.  Driftwood farm tables paired perfectly with gorgeous coastal chairs sat beneath rustic lanterns from Snyder Event Rentals. Set with simple china and flatware, the focus was put on the floral designs and the setting. Every detail was carefully thought out by Scarlet Plan & Design to showcase this fun design concept from the navy blue watercolor invitations by Silver Starfish, hand lettered watercolor escort cards set in tiny pieces of coral, sea glass and oyster shells sprinkled down the rustic farm tables, three show stopping cakes, and so much more!

Guests were thrilled to see not just one, but three lovely bride models roaming the aquarium in three very unique gowns! They really gave the brides- and grooms-to-be an idea of how versatile the aquarium is, perfect for every style and design.  I mean, what bride wouldn’t want to flounce around the aquarium in a beautiful lavender Hayley Paige gown while eating some delicious cake and taking in incredible views?