There is a beautiful new venue in Charleston, South Carolina and she goes by McLeod Plantation. Full of Gullah/Geechee Heritage, the historic site was built on the riches of sea island cotton and boasts a sweeping oak allee (the perfect ceremony spot if you ask us) and a beautiful outdoor pavilion. New York City residents, Ellen + Dylan, selected the charming Lowcountry venue for their late Spring wedding. With them, they brought a talented team of wedding vendors to execute a magical Charleston wedding day we’ll be dreaming about for months to come.
Their Memorial Day wedding weekend started with cause for concern as Tropical Storm Bonnie threatened the blue skies, but as luck would have it, Mother Nature blessed the twosome with a sunny afternoon. Dylan wore a grey suit with a pale pink tie and his bride dazzled in a strapless gown and carried lush, garden-style bouquet. Her bridesmaids perfectly accented the afternoon in long, flowing dresses in a shade of antique rose. Ellen wore her mother’s veil and carried a handkerchief, her something old, given to her by a beloved neighbor, as she walked down the aisle. Close friends and family members were called upon to sing and speak throughout their ceremony as the couple exchanged their personal vows under the grand oak trees. Their readers and singers even surprised them with love-themed blessings: Ellens’s Mother on commitment, Dylan’s grandmother on family, their friend Alex on giving back and their friend Mackie on friendship and community.
During their cocktail hour, Confetti Events of Charleston designed a make-your-own floral crown bar which the ladies, and even some of the guys, enjoyed! In the spirt of togetherness, guests took their seat at long banquet style tables for a family-style dinner served by Mosaic Catering & Events. Each table was topped with a glass oil lamp, which were gifted to Ellen’s bridesmaids at the end of the evening, homemade slate table numbers and assorted flowers and greenery from locales special to the couple like Australian eucalyptus (where some of Dylan’s family hails from) olive branches from Greece in honor of the year Ellen spent there and backyard greenery from their homes. Thanks to JoPhoto for documenting their wonderful McLeod Plantation wedding.
Venue: McLeod Plantation // Photographer: JoPhoto // Event Planning & Design: Confetti of Charleston // Caterer: MOSAIC Catering + Events // Lighting: Lowcountry Entertainment // DJ: Wedding Music Charleston- Charleston Disc Jockey
In the mood for more weddings in Charleston, SC? Check out a few of our recent favorites from JoPhoto below...