Brittany & Stephen // Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co. vintage mint green wedding bus in Charleston, SC // Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine

The temperature in Charleston this afternoon is supposed to hit 7 degrees and even though the groundhog spotted his shadow last week, I'm banking that springtime is just around the corner.  To put us in the mood for blue skies and warm weather, we're sharing a colorful spring wedding at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens from Philip Casey Photography. Following a sweet first look on the bridge, Brittany & Stephen wed on April 1, 2017 in an outdoor ceremony in the gardens under the shade of the Spanish moss.  Brittany stunned in a fit-and-flare gown and low up-do while she toted a bouquet of pink peonies down the aisle.  Her bridesmaids provided a soft pop of color in pale blue dresses while the groomsmen wore navy suits.  After the ceremony, guests gathered for drinks on The Veranda porch before moving to the back lawn for an open-air reception.  Duvall Events designed a magical evening under the cafe lights where crisp white linens and pink peony centerpieces topped the tables.

 

 

 

 

 

What was your (and Stephen's) favorite moment (or moments) of your wedding day?

I think our favorite moments together were our first look on the bridge (we both had so much anticipation to finally see each other and read our private letters to each other!) as well as our first dance. Stephen was nervous about the dance but he spun me and dip me without any problems and we had a blast! I also loved first pulling up to the Plantation; when I got out of the vintage bus everything started to feel real. I think we also both just loved our wedding being relatively intimate and being able to have a lot of time with our guests at dinner and on the dance floor! Everyone has kept telling us that our wedding was one of the most fun weddings they have been to, which was definitely our goal! 

 

Spanish moss draped oak trees at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens // Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Blog
Charleston wedding vow notebooks // Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine

How did you meet? Stephen and I met the summer before our senior year of college at Vanderbilt.  Stephen was quite timid about his feelings at first, and I basically eventually told him to take me out on a real date! By the end of the year we knew we had something special and spent a year long distance (me in Nashville, him in California) with our new jobs. I eventually moved out to California for something new, and then a year later we moved right back to Nashville when I got into medical school at Vanderbilt! We have been through long distance, multiple cross-country road trips, a very busy first few years of medical school for me, lots of cooking and hiking, and can't wait for all that the future holds :)

Groom with his groomsmen in navy suits // Charleston wedding photos by Phillip Casey Photography
Outdoor ceremony in the garden by the gazebo at Magnolia Plantation  / Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bridesmaids in long mint dresses for a wedding at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens  / Charleston wedding venue on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine

How did you decide on your venueWe were looking for a venue in Nashville where we live or in Austin, TX, where Stephen is from, but couldn't find any venues that stood out to us. My older sister had a beautiful barn wedding in Maine and my twin sister got married on a wharf with mountain views in Australia, so I wanted something that would stand out from my family's already amazing weddings! We stumbled upon some photos of Charleston venues, and we had already been wanting to visit the city. I fell in love with Magnolia Plantation from photos, with the grand entrance of southern oaks and romantic untamed garden feel. I was worried I would be disappointed in person, but we visited and knew immediately that this was the place for us!

PInk Peony aisle decor by Duvall Events at Spring wedding  / Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Brittany & Stephen's First look on the white bridge at Magnolia Plantation  / Charleston wedding venue on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Brittany & Stephen's First look on the white bridge at Magnolia  / Charleston wedding photos by Phillip Casey Photography - A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
The Veranda at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens / Charleston wedding venue on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Spanish moss trees in the water at Magnolia Plantation / Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bold Pink Peony bouquet by Duvall Events / Charleston wedding florist on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle at Magnolia Plantation outdoor wedding // Black and white Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony in the gardens at Magnolia Plantation // Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Groom watching his bride walk down the aisle at Magnolia Planation wedding in Charleston, SC // Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor wedding ceremony in the gardens at Magnolia Plantation // Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bridesmaids with pink peony bouquets at Outdoor wedding ceremony // Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bride and groom pronounced husband and wife at outdoor ceremony // Charleston wedding photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Spring Charleston wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens by Philip Casey Photography

What was your inspiration for the décor & ambience of your wedding? I really wanted a romantic, enchanted feel and dreamed of having an open air reception with string lights overhead. I don't love tents and I feel like if you are outside, you should really be outside under the stars! We were so lucky to have not a cloud in the sky that day so our vision could come to life. In terms of colors I wanted a spring-y vibe with light colors; I loved the pale blue bridesmaids dress color that I found and really wanted some romantic bouquets with light and bright pinks to pop with the light blue color. 

Pink peony centerpieces at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens by Duvall Events // Charleston wedding florist on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Bride and groom under the oak trees with spanish moss // Charleston wedding photography by Phillip Casey
Chandeliers hung in the trees at Magnolia Plantation
Pink peony bouquets from Duvall Events at Spring wedding in Charleston, SC

What was your favorite moment of your wedding day? I think our favorite moments together were our first look on the bridge (we both had so much anticipation to finally see each other and read our private letters to each other!) as well as our first dance. Stephen was nervous about the dance but he spun me and dip me without any problems and we had a blast! I also loved first pulling up to the Plantation; when I got out of the vintage bus everything started to feel real. I think we also both just loved our wedding being relatively intimate and being able to have a lot of time with our guests at dinner and on the dance floor! Everyone has kept telling us that our wedding was one of the most fun weddings they have been to, which was definitely our goal! 

Outdoor reception on the lawn for Charleston wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens by Philip Casey Photography
Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding cake on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Bridesmaids in long mint dresses and groomsmen in navy suits for wedding in Charleston, South Carolina  //  Charleston wedding photos by Phillip Casey Photography on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Chalkboard ceremony program at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens  //  Charleston wedding vendors on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Cocktail hour on The Veranda Porch for a Spring wedding in Charleston, SC  //  Charleston wedding caterer on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor reception on the back lawn at The Veranda House at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Brittany & Stephen's Charleston, South Carolina wedding at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens by Phillip Casey Photography  //  A Lowcountry Wediding Magazine & Blog
Spring-inspired seating chart at Magnolia Plantation wedding in Charleston, South Carolina  //  Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Brittany & Stephen's Charleston, South Carolina wedding at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens  //  Charleston wedding venue on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Groomsmen in navy suits at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens  //  Charleston wedding florist on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Pink peony bouquet by Duvall Events at Charleston wedding  //  Charleston wedding florist on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Spring Charleston wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens //  Charleston wedding photography by Philip Casey Photography
Photo booth setup at wedding in Charleston, SC
Miniature blueberry cobbler desserts by Duvall Events at Magnolia Plantation wedding in Charleston, South Carolina  //  Charleston wedding caterer on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine
Outdoor reception on the back lawn at The Veranda House at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens  //  A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding cake on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Pink peony centerpieces at Magnolia Plantation wedding in Charleston, South Carolina  //  Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding florist Duvall Events on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Spring Charleston wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens by Philip Casey Photography
Charleston wedding reception toast at Magnolia Plantation
Spring menu at wedding in Charleston, SC by Duvall Events  //  Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding caterer on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Spring Charleston wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens by Philip Casey Photography
Spring Charleston wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens by Philip Casey Photography
Brittany & Stephen's Charleston, South Carolina wedding at Magnolia Plantation  //  Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
magnolia-plantation-wedding-33.jpgSpring Charleston wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens by Philip Casey Photography
Brittany & Stephen's Charleston, South Carolina wedding at Magnolia Plantation  //  Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Brittany & Stephen's Charleston, South Carolina wedding at Magnolia Plantation  //  Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog
Brittany & Stephen's Charleston, South Carolina wedding at Magnolia Plantation  //  Elegant two-tiered white wedding cake with pink peony accents in Charleston, SC //  Charleston wedding photos on A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine & Blog

Photographer:  Philip Casey Photography//Officiant:Kristen Barner//DJ: Melodic Entertainment//Musicians: Classical Charleston//Makeup Artist: Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup//Event Planner: Duvall Events//Caterer: Duvall Catering//Floral Designer: Duvall Decor//Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens//

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