Jodi + George were married at the picturesque Carriage House at Magnolia Plantations & Gardens this past summer. They had a beautiful, outdoor ceremony on the patio of the house overlooking the Ashley River, before taking the party inside for a night of sincere toasts, unique cuisine, and Greek dancing! Emily of Breeze helped Jodi’s vision come to life by decorating with bright blues, peach orchids, and other blush tones which Branch Design Studios translated into amazing floral arrangements. Each table was themed a different city in Greece – Corfu, Rhodes, Athens – to represent the family’s home country. Guests enjoyed a raw bar filled with oysters, crab claws, and shrimp cocktails from Iron Gate Events. Thanks to DJ Josh of Other Brother Entertainment, guests tore it up on the dance floor, before George whisked Jodi away in a dazzling sparkler exit! Thanks to Riverland Studios for capturing this lovely Magnolia Plantation wedding!
What made you choose your venue? George and I choose Magnolia Plantation because of how beautiful it truly is. Once we stepped foot onto Magnolia we just knew it was for us. Tell us all about the details! Did any have special meaning? Honestly, our wedding was everything we could have ever imagined. One of the craziest parts of the wedding for me was that it was raining all morning and literally stopped raining right before I was about to walk down the isle and we were able to have it outside. It didn't rain the entire time until we got into the black cab to go home. Another very cool part was all of the Greek dancing, the whole wedding was forming circles and getting involved, it was so much fun. The sparklers at the end were also a really cool part. Tell us a little bit about your menu… Food is really important to George and I so it was also important that our guests had a quality selection on food. We started off cocktail hour with a raw bar consisting of shrimp, oysters, and crab claws. We also had a low country station, antipasta station, several passed hord'ouevres. We then went into a station style dinner consisting of pastas with shrimp/chicken, and several different types sauces, beef carving station, and salad station. Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband… George and I were both down the shore for Memorial Day weekend celebrating a mutual friends birthday. We had seen each other in the past but never talked. On Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend 2011 at the Tiki Bar in Pt. Pleasant NJ, George and I began talking and basically never stopped. He asked me to dinner the next Friday and we have been together ever since. How did he propose? How long were you engaged for? George took me away for the weekend to an amazing Resort. Once we got to the room, he had ordered champagne and strawberries as a sweet cute gesture. We then decided to go to the bar before getting ready for dinner. When we came back from getting a drink, there was a knock at the door and it was another bottle of Champagne that I knew we hadn't ordered. As soon as the door shut, George was down on one knee. We were engaged for 8 months. Something old: My mom sewed a piece of her wedding dress into mine and embroidered my parents wedding dates. My dad (my dad has passed) and her , and my step father and her. Something new: My shoes Something borrowed: My moms Ring Bearer pillow Something blue: I'm a bad bride, I'm drawing a blank Specialty Drinks? My husband is Greek so the Ouzo was flowing! How many guests attended:82 Color Palette: Navy and Peach Most valuable piece of advice you’d give to a newly engaged bride: Having someone help you and guide you is absolutely priceless. Enjoy every second of your special day as it goes incredibly fast!
Photographer: Riverland Studios // Floral Designer: Branch Design Studio // Event Planner: Breeze LLC // Cake Designer: Caking Charleston // Transportation: CHARLESTON BLACK CAB COMPANY // Caterer: Iron Gate Events // Dress Store:Luli's Bridal // Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens // DJ: Other Brother Entertainment