Mary Emily & Daniel Whimsical Sunnyside Plantation wedding by Carmen Ash Photography
We're spending our Saturday (and probably Sunday, too!) reviewing tons of gorgeous Lowcountry weddings for Volume 1 of our upcoming print edition of A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine, and I'll be honest, its going to be amazing. The real weddings we've already accepted from Charleston, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach + Savannah are nothing short of amazing and I'm anxious to see what other lovelies join the club. We'll be accepting submissions until the end of August, so keep them rolling in! Since we can't share all the goodness with y'all, we thought we'd shower your with a beautiful Murrells Inlet Wedding Engagement Session from Myrtle Beach Wedding Vendors, Gigi Noelle Events + Carmen Ash Photography. The sweet couple, Christina + Charlie, wanted to incorporate Charlie's family's 55-foot boat, the Blue Mile, into their afternoon. Each year, Charlie's family takes the eye catching boat down to the Bahamas for their annual trip over the course of 3-4 months. So, it was no surprise that including it in their pictures was a no-brainer. Charlie + his crew immediately began polishing and cleaning the boat prior to the shoot, and we'd have to say he did a wonderful job! We love this adorable couple, their perfect outfit choices and all of the coastal details incorporated throughout the session!
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I know you ladies love your Southern weddings, but when it comes down to it, you're always craving Charleston weddings! Lord knows we can't blame you and I have a feeling this Old Exchange Building stunner will do just the trick. Carmen Ash Photography teamed up with the talented team at Southern Chic Weddings for this formal Lowcountry affair and we're loving every minute of it. Thanks to Carmen for filling us in on all the details...
Adam and Jenna met in February 2008 after Duke played a rugby game at Elon. Covered in mud and sporting a fading black eye, Adam convinced Jenna to take him to her sorority party afterwards. At the end of the night, Adam went back to Duke and didn't call. Once Jenna made the first move, they met up a few weeks later. Adam spent the next five weeks wooing her before she would agree to go to his fraternity formal in Williamsburg. She finally agreed, and they had a great time.
Fast forward two years through rounds of parties, formals, homecomings, trips to Myrtle Beach, and graduations. Jenna went backpacking in New Zealand and Adam came to visit. Adam got sent on an assignment to China with his job, and came home for a wedding in July. On July 19, 2010, the morning after the wedding, Adam took Jenna for a picnic at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke's campus. Taking a walk to cool off, Adam stopped under a trellis and dropped to one knee. Jenna was all too happy to accept.
Both had moved around growing up, and neither had a home town to default to. The obvious choice was a wedding in Charleston, South Carolina- Jenna's favorite city . Jenna took several trips to Charleston in between trips to China, working with vendors from 12 time zones away. They chose the historic Old Exchange Building for the reception. They picked a florist, a planner, and a caterer with one meeting, then found other vendors strictly using the Internet. Jenna ordered the perfect wedding dress from Amsale- complete with a big bow and pockets. With a few local friends including another bride, everything started falling into place. Then Jenna and Adam moved from China to Colorado. Another quick trip to Charleston to solidify their plans brought them to choose the Confederate Home and College garden for their November ceremony. Little did they know that the weekend before their I Do's, Steven Spielberg would be sitting in the same garden at Susan Sarandon's daughter's wedding.
Photographer: Carmen Ash Photography // Transportation: Absolutely Charleston // Hair Stylist: Affair Hair by...Tanesha // Makeup Artist: Bellelina // Caterer: Cafe Catering // DJ: Charlie Roberts Duo // Cinema and Video: Creekhouse Productions // Cake Designer: DeClare Cakes // DJ: Finger Snappin' Entertainment // Equipment Rentals: Snyder Event Rental // Event Planner: Southern Chic Weddings and Events // Event Venue: The Old Exchange // Floral Designer: WildFlowers Inc.
You know how sometimes a wedding catches your eye and just makes you smile? Well that's exactly what happened when this insanely awesome Charleston wedding designed by Ashley Rhodes made its way into my inbox! Mixed with a little chevron, this vibrant color palette of bright pinks and blue with pops of orange brought a whole lot of sass to the lovely Cotton Dock! Even though we wanted to, we couldn't include everything in the magazine, so to find out a little more about Kristen’s big day, check out her answers below and to see all the details you can purchase a digital edition of the Mag here!
What made you choose your venue? What elements drew you to it?
What’s your favorite picture from your wedding and why?
Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment?
Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband…
Photographer: Carmen Ash Photography / Event Planner & Stationery: Ashley Rhodes Events / Venue: Boone Hall Plantation / Rentals: Amazing Event Rentals, Ooh Events, Snyder Event Rentals / Lighting & Dj: Jlk Events / Catering: Granville's Catering / Floral: EWW Floral Design / Ceremony And Cocktail Music: Charleston Virtuosi / Cake: Ashley Bakery / Photobooth : Coast Photo Booth / Hair/Makeup: Salon Capelli / Officiant: Reverand Rich Robinson / Bridal Shop: Gown Boutique Of Charleston
Natalie's Charleston Bridal Portraits by Wedding Vendors Carmen Ash Photography, Pamela Lesch Makeup and Bridal House of Charleston
Caroline + Ryan's Downtown Charleston Engagement session by Lowcountry wedding photographer Carmen Ash Photography
While we’re still recovering from all that glittery goodness we delivered yesterday, we’re moving on to Georgetown, South Carolina where they deliver wonderful DeBordieu Club weddings that are sure to suit your fancy. Georgetown is a cozy, coastal town located north of Charleston and just south of Myrtle Beach. It is home to the beautiful DeBordieu Club which recently hosted Bevin + Casey’s lively Lowcountry wedding. The beautiful couple brought on the talented crew at Blossoms Events to dazzle their guest with dreamy peony and tulip arrangements, while the bridesmaids were dressed in fabulous LulaKate gowns. As always, thanks to the wonderful Carmen Ash Photography for capturing this one-of-a-kind DeBordieu Club wedding!
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Noel + Brandon's Georgetown, SC engagement session by Myrtle Beach wedding vendor Carmen Ash Photography
Becky's Downtown Charleston Portraits at Modern Trousseau on King Street by Lowcountry wedding vendor Carmen Ash Photography
Whitney's Charleston Bridals by Lowcountry wedding vendor Carmen Ash Photography
Bride Jenny's Pawleys Island Bridal Session at Brookgreen Gardens by Myrtle Beach wedding vendors Blossoms Events and Carmen Ash Photography
Emily & Andrew's Lowcountry wedding at Charleston's Magnolia Plantation and Gardens from Carmen Ash Photography, Intrigue Design & Events
I’m about to treat you to a big dose of preppy perfection from Carmen Ash Photography…so you can go ahead and thank me! It took place just up the road in beautiful Pawleys Island, South Carolina at the picturesque Litchfield Plantation. The sweet Southern couple enlisted a brilliant team of Lowcountry wedding vendors to pull off their big day. Blossoms Events created a heavenly backdrop of lanterns that acted as the alter for their outdoor ceremony and it is bound to make you go weak-in-the-knees! Bride Meghan dreamed up a classic pink and green color palette that she tasked Della Ramsey and crew with executing all of the whimsical details. Don’t you just love those adorable pinwheels and that fabulous bar?! Lastly, every last, dreamy moment was captured by the talented lenses of Carmen Ash Photography. Enjoy!
Christine + Garrett's College of Charleston Engagement by Carmen Ash Photography
We’re wrapping up this week with a classic Charleston wedding from Carmen Ash Photography, and if I had to guess, you’ll be daydreaming about these Lowcountry details for the rest of the weekend! Janie + Cameron met while their dads were coaches for the Chicago Bears. As the couple’s friendship grew, so did their football family! Janie’s brother coaches for the Carolina Panthers, Cameron’s dad coached for the Colts, his brother coaches for Standford and his uncle is Norv Turner, the head coach for the San Diego Chargers (hence they didn’t get married during football season!) Personally, I can’t get over Bride Janie’s beautiful strapless, lace gown, birdcage veil, flawless hair and the perfect pink lips! She’s just glowing. Her bridesmaids looked equally stunning in peacock blue dresses from J. Crew that were accessorized with gorgeous green and white bouquets from Branch Design Studio. The guys looked handsome in tan suits with green ties…perfect for a summer wedding in Charleston. Since the groom had previously worked at the Citadel, the couple tied the knot in front of a packed house on campus at the beautiful Summerall Chapel. After, they snapped some seriously frame-able shots on the parade deck and in the barracks (must-haves if you get married at the Citadel!). The couple and their guests headed to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for one heck of a celebration from a group of fabulous Charleston wedding vendors! Guests dined on Lowcountry cuisine from Granville’s Catering, Branch Design Studio set the mood with dreamy florals, d’lish served up a jaw-dropping cake and Archer Music Services kept the crowd dancing all evening long, but the BIG hit of the night was the cigar bar! Even grandma loved it!
Photographer: Carmen Ash Photography / Caterer: Granville's Catering / Floral Designer: Branch Design Studio / Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens / Cake Designer: d'lish / Band: Archer Music Service, LLC / Ceremony Location: Summerall Chapel
You asked for A Lowcountry Wedding Vendor section and we answered...well, we're in the process of answering :) That's right, in just a few short weeks, we'll be bringing you Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach's most sought after wedding professionals so you can select your Lowcountry wedding vendors with complete confidence. So, keep your eyes peeled to find out who gets our stamp of approval! It's no secret that it's truly difficult for me to control my gushing when a dreamy bridal session rolls across my inbox, so I'll try to keep it short and sweet as I give you a little insight into Christen's Charleston bridal session...but no promises! Captured by the talented Carmen Ash Photography and surrounded by downtown's history, Christen started her day in front of the Cistern on the grounds of College of Charleston...which, if you've ever seen it, is absolutely stunning. She was dressed to perfection in a soft, strapless Watters gown (The Torreno Style) that she complimented with a beautiful Spring bouquet from Carolina Charm. Afterwards, they moved the party to a picturesque Lowcountry plantation to capture this glowing Southern bride in all her glory. Don't you just love all things Charleston weddings!
Photographed by talented Charleston photographer, Carmen Ash, Colleen spent the day touring the property and taking advantage of the beautiful scenery. How beautiful is this Southern bride and her perfectly Lowcountry portraits?