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Creek Club at I'On Wedding from Fia Forever Photography

You may have remember a few months ago when we had the honor of featuring Kellie + Nick's chic Downtown Charleston Engagement session.   Well, today you're in luck because we're sharing their gorgeous Creek Club at I'On wedding from their trusty photographers, Fia Forever Photography!  Be prepared, Bride Kellie is the definition of stunning!

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From Fia Forever Photography: "Kellie and Nick met on a cold, snowy afternoon near Burlington, VT. The small New England town was a perfect place for Kellie to advance her TV News reporting career and for Nick to take his first job in the US Coast Guard. Kellie traveled upper New England investigating, covering breaking news stories. While Nick patrolled the surrounding international waters protecting our country. It was 11.12.11 on Kiawah Beach, South Carolina– the day Nick proposed his love and asked for her hand in marriage! There, at sunset, with the waves crashing and with her two best friends by her side (Nick and the couple’s black lab), Nick proposed and the engaged couple toasted to a lifetime together. They exchanged vows in front of family and friends in an outdoor intimate ceremony on April 26, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, SC. Soul mates, and best friends, the happily married couple enjoy traveling and spending time with their two black labs. With every day brings more love, happiness and eternal bliss for each other!"

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Photographer:  Fia Forever Photography  //  Dress Designer:Allure  //  Dress Store: BCBG Max Azria  //  Jewelry: Blue Nile  //  DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Bragging Bags  //  Floral Designer: Branch Design Studio  //  DJ: Complete Music  //  Veils and headpieces: Corrine O'Neill   //  Event Venue: Creek Club at ION  //  Jewelry: Divine Jewel  //  Jewelry: Divine Jewel  //  Equipment Rentals: Event Works  //  Etsy Designer:Fallen Star Couture Inc. (Personalized Wedding Dress Hanger)  //  Event Designer: inventivENVIRONMENTS  //  Invitation Designer:Magnet Street  //  Cake Designer:Publix  //  Etsy Designer:Sara C Accessories  //  Etsy Designer: Those Days

 

 

Need to see a little more!?! We think you'll love these Lowcountry weddings, too!

Virginia + Jonathan's do-it-yourself Creek Club at I'On wedding

Ashley + Michael's rustic Creek Club at I'On wedding

and, of course, the premier issue of A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine!

 

Best of 2013 {Top 20} Lowcountry Weddings

Top 20 Lowcountry Weddings of 2013 from Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach

Charleston Wedding {Tamika + Juan} Legare Waring House

 The minute I laid my eyes on Tamika, I knew I need to share her joy and happiness with the World, not to mention her romantic Charleston wedding! This gal totally understands the importance of friends and family and with the help of her sweet husband Juan, the duo perfectly incorporated those they love throughout their Lowcountry wedding at the beautiful Legare Waring House.  With the help of Cafe Catering's Lauren Miller and the talented Branch Design Studios, they created a dreamy evening under the Oaks for all to enjoy.  Lucky for us, Fia Forever Photography was there to capture it!  Since we couldn't include every last detail in the magazine (even though we wanted to!), I couldn't not share the rest of Tamika's details with you!  If you're dying to see more of the images (and trust me, you need to!), you can purchase the issue here!

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What made you choose your venue? I split my time between Maryland and Charleston and I wanted to show off my home state (I'm from Summerville) My parents are deceased and I wanted a place where I could feel their presence. Growing up we spent a lot of time at Charles Town Landing, but I never toured the Legare Waring house. What elements drew you to it? The resilent oak trees with the spanish moss and the lagoon. I wanted a place that had water and the oak trees with spanish moss. To me, those things are quintessntial Charleston. The avenue of the oaks is breathtaking.

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How did he propose? It was very low key but I wouldn't change it for the world. I had just got in from Vegas where I was speaking at a cancer conference. I was catching up on all my shows that I missed that were in the DC. I don't like to be interrupted when I watch my shows (I know, crazy, but it's my thing and everyone has a "thing" and that's mine) I noticed that he was up and down the stairs like he wanted something but he never said anything to me. Finally, I paused the DVR and asked him what was up. He was behaving so weirdly. He said, "If I asked you to marry me, would you say yes" and of course my response was "Duh" of course I would. Again, I didn't think anything of it. Then he walked away and said, "Ok, I will be right back" He came right back got down on one knee. He spoke about how much he loved me, everything that we had gone through and what he dreamed for our future and asked me to be his wife. Of course, I said yes and I started planning immediately. It happened at about 10pm. He totally caught me off guard and no, I didn't finish watching my shows.

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Tell us all about the details!  Did any have special meaning? What was your favorite?Gosh there were so many. My favorite was probably my family bible. It is was one of the oldest items in our family (my Mother's fathers bible). Its very worn and tattered so I had my sister tie an orange cord from my mothers sewing things around it so my great nephew could easily hold on it. Because it's exteremly fragile. I was worried about using it because I thought something would happen to it but I knew I made the right choice when I saw my photos. My great nephew Ty is a bit of a rascal. But there is the great photo of him holding the bible during the ceremony and he is looking up into the trees. He's the only one looking up. I believe that he felt the precense of my mother. They had a very special relationship. I tear up every time I look at the photo. It gives me chills. It's such a special moment that was captured.  We also had a spiked Italian Ice cart (and non spiked for the few children and non drinkers) that was a huge hit. People are still talking about that sweet treat. We had a photo booth. We had a Mr. & Mrs. Lounge.

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Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband… I smile just thinking about him. He is so romantic. We met on the steps of a DC Nightclub back in the '90's. I was walking out and he was walking in. I lost my footing on the step and he reached out his hand to steady me. It was love at first sight, but we would only date briefly and ended up parting  ways as I was really focused on my career and he really wanted to get married. We were just at two different places. But as fate would have it. The stars and heaven aligned and we had a second chance to live happily ever after and we did.

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I wanted a romantic evening but not too stuffy. Gorgeous long farm tables. Lots of candles and flowers. We had crystal chandeliers hanging from the oaks. Oh, and I wanted to get married under the oaks because of their resilience. We even had an oak tree planting ceremony. We had lots of family heirlooms on the tables. For example, a silver tea set that we used for the centerpiece and add flowers in the tea pot and candles on the tray. I placed it on the table of my friend who loaned it to me for the wedding. I also had a beautiful silver candelabra that my aunt loaned me and I placed it on her table. Our favor was a recipe card for an American Apple Pie (our first date was to see the movie American Pie and we ironically, love apple pie) We did a photo shoot of us making the pie and included it on the card with heart-shaped measuring spoons attached

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Tell us a little bit about your menu… Our menu was everything lowcountry except for one thing and I thing it had a lowcountry spin (the crabcakes, the only thing my Maryland raised husband requested) for the cocktail hour along with ham bisquits. For dinner we had shrimp and grits (of course!), Pan Fried Chicken Breast with gravy, Lowcountry Mac and cheese topped with lobster, Dirty Rice, string beans, cornbread/biscuits/sweet potato biscuits with an assortment of butters and jams, mixed green salad with candied pecans. Can you say carb overload! LOL

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Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment? My fiance's nickname is Rocky. His co-workers are the only ones who call him Juan. I wanted to find a way to use "Rocky' at the ceremony. So, I had the theme song from the movie Rocky play as soon as we kissed as we were pronounced husband and wife. It was a priceless moment that is beautiful captured. It took are guest a minute to get it because the very beginning of the song sounds like a wedding march. It's a recessional that we will never forget.

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Most valuable piece of advice you’d give to a newly engaged bride? Just be in the moment and enjoy it. Several people told me how fast it goes and just to enjoy it. You spend all this time planning what will be the most important event of your life and in truth it only lasts about 20 minutes. It doesn't matter what went wrong. At the end of the day none of that stuff matters. I was so happy and in the moment that nothing else mattered. It took me months to come down from my cloud of bliss and in truth I'm still on it. It was magical.

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Charleston Wedding Vendors

Vendors: Venue: Legare Waring House  /  Event Planner:  Lauren Miller, Cafe Catering  /  Caterer:  Cafe Catering  /  Event Design: Branch Design Studios  /  Flowers: The Bride  /  Stylist: Adrin 'Seven' Washington  /  Rentals: Event DRS  /  Tent: Haus Tents  /  Makeup: Meshia Davis  /  Nails: Karen Cobin  /  Cake: Publix  /  DJ: DJ Wildman, Karlton Sanders  /  Dress: Curvy Girl Bridal  /  Suits: Jos. A. Bank  /  Cinematography: Fia Forever & Low Country Wedding Films  /  Photography: Fia Forever Wedding Photography

Charleston Engagement {Kellie + Nick}

If there's one thing I love about Fia Forever Photography, it's how they always bring a little sass and loads of glamour to our beautiful Lowcountry couples.  Their heartfelt approach mixed with their eye for a fabulous editorial takes Charleston wedding photography to a whole new level...and it doesn't hurt to have a good lookin' couple like Kellie + Nick to photograph!  I'm fairly confident they both might be models :)  Happy Friday, y'all! charleston wedding dresses

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Beaufort Inn Wedding {Amie + Jeff}

This gorgeous, destination fête took place at the quaint, Beaufort Inn and is the epitome of all your Lowcountry dreams!  The beautiful Bride, Amie, rocked a breathtaking, lace gown with a seriously. flattering back and bold, emerald earrings.  The gals looked fabulous in classic, green frocks that were complimented by fresh, white hydrangea bouquets.  After a romantic outdoor ceremony, the lively couple and their guests celebrated the night away in a stunning, tented reception complete with Lowcountry cuisine from Southern Graces.  Thanks to Charleston wedding vendor, Fia Forever Photography, for capturing all this Southern perfection! beaufort south carolina weddingfia forever photography

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Photographer: Fia Forever Photography  /  Venue: Beaufort Inn  /  Caterer and Event Designer:  Southern Graces Catering Dress Designer:  Jim Hjelm Blush  /  Band:  Palmetto Groove  /  Shoes:  Nina Shoes  /  Jewelry:  Roberta Chiarella  /  Event Venue:  Beaufort Inn

 

Wando Farms Wedding {Lydia + Clay}

I had a hard time choosing what pictures to use for this beauty from Fia Forever Photography because in every shot blushing bride Lydia is completely elated.  It's just too lovely not to share.  Lydia + Clay got hitched in Mt. Pleasant, at the charming Wando Farms, in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony.  Later, the couple and their guests slipped on their dancing shoes for the perfect evening under the Lowcountry stars.  Charleston wedding vendor, Ooh! Events, hit-it-out-of-the-park with soft centerpieces to compliment the classic blue color palette. charleston weddingscharleston wedding vendorsotherbrother entertainmentwedding bouquetshilton head weddingsmyrtle beach weddingssalt of the earth foodclassical charlestonmyrtle beach wedding vendors

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Photographer:  Fia Forever Photography  /  Caterer:  Salt of the Earth Food  /  Event Planner:  Ooh! Events  /  Floral Designer:  Ooh! Events  /  Musicians:  Classical Charleston  /  Dress Store:  J. Crew  /  DJ:  OtherBrother Entertainment  /  Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Indigo & Cotton  /  Bridesmaid Dresses:  J. Crew

 

 

 

Kiawah Island wedding at Cassique

Jennifer & Ian's Cassique wedding on Kiawah Island by Riverland Studios

McCrady's Restaurant Wedding {Lynsey + Steve}

I'm pretty much obsessed with Bride Lynsey's chic wedding gown from Gown Boutique of Charleston.  It completely sets the tone for the rest of their elegant wedding!  Their love story began as a long distance romance with Steve residing in the Lowcountry while Lynsey was in London.  Now that the couple calls the Holy City home, they thought the romantic city was the perfect place to say 'I do.'  They started with a first look at The Battery before heading to McCrady's for an evening of exquisite celebration!  Thanks to Fia Forever Photography for capturing every beautiful moment... charleston wedding from fia forever photography at mccradys restaurantcharleston weddingscharleston wedding vendorsmyrtle beach wedding vendorscharleston wedding venuesgown boutique of charleston charleston wedding blogsmyrtle beach wedding blogslowcountry weddingsfia forever photographysouth carolina weddings wedding blogsthe battery charlesotn, south carolinahilton head weddingshilton head wedding venueshilton head wedding vendorsmyrtle beach wedding venuessouthern weddingsmccradys restaurant weddingmyrtle beach weddings

 

 

 

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Photographer: Fia Forever Photography  /  Dress Store: Gown Boutique of Charleston  /  Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.  /  Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Brooks Brothers  /  Caterer: McCrady's  /  Other: The Battery