It might have something to do with my slight Kate Middleton obsession, but give me a gown with lace sleeves and I can die a happy gal!So, it was no surprise that Bride Loubna's attire quickly caught my eye.The beautiful full skirt and off-the shoulder look is my idea of the perfect Southern dress and Bride Loubna sure wore it well!This sweet couple married this winter on the grounds of Magnolia Plantation where they said ‘I do’ along the banks of the Ashley River before enjoying a magical evening of celebration with their guests.Thanks to Priscilla Thomas Photography for sharing all the details of this beautiful Magnolia Plantation wedding!
From Priscilla: "Loubna’s and Hannibal’s love story begins at a cafe overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the south side of Lebanon. In Hannibal’s last days on holiday, a family friend setup a coffee date with Loubna. This brief meeting led to another date that ended up lasting 9-hours, much of which was spent walking the streets of downtown Beirut. From there the pair began a long distance relationship. In November 2012, Hannibal and his parents traveled to Sidon so that he could traditionally propose to Loubna. Planning a wedding an ocean away was not easy, but fortunately, Hannibal’s sister aided in making the arrangements. Loubna and Hannibal decided on a destination wedding at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. Their December soiree was an intimate Charleston wedding with some immediate family and a few close friends. The bride walked down the aisle to Arabic music, and Hannibal’s brother officiated the ceremony. Before exchanging vows, Hannibal’s godparents read an excerpt from When Harry Met Sally, specifically the scene where Harry declares his love for Sally – a perfect choice for a movie buff like the groom. The couple wanted a traditional yet simple chic wedding. White and soft pink hues were the floral design inspiration. Wedding favors were hand-painted miniature terracotta pots with seeds to highlight Magnolia Gardens along with handmade soap brought from Lebanon. After some mingling, everyone enjoyed a classic dinner prepared by Duvall. Miniature sweets including pecan pies, pralines, and cupcakes were served along with a two-tiered wedding cake. The newlyweds then concluded their wedding with all the guests on the dance floor, dancing away to an eclectic playlist of oldies (but goodies) and Arabic music."