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Nautical-Inspired Old Wide Awake Plantation wedding by Carmen Ash Photography

Nautical-Inspired Old Wide Awake Plantation wedding by Carmen Ash Photography

Lucy + Drew's Nautical inspired Old Wide Awake Plantation wedding in Charleston, SC by Lowcountry Vendors Cru Catering, Carmen Ash Photography, PaperDolls Hair and Makeup, Charleston Flower Market and more!

Aqua + Pink Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding by Yoj Events

Aqua + Pink Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding by Yoj Events

Christine Kohler + Brook Bristow's Aqua + Pink Old Wide Awake Plantation wedding in Charleston, SC by Yoj Events, Black Deer Media, Anna Maier, OK florist and Maddison Row

Old Wide Awake Plantation Bridal Session by Aaron and Jillian Photography

I always love  featuring my sweet friends over at Aaron and Jillian Photography, especially when they're kind enough to share all the wonderful details.  From Jill of  Aaron and Jillian Photography: "Kelly, who considers herself to be Northern by birth, but southern by heart is getting married at Old Wide Awake Plantation in Hollywood, SC on April 13th, 2014!  She chose to do her bridals there at the house and it's grounds because she loved it's shabby chic flower printed walls, the expansive veranda, the tree lined driveway and the ivy covered front stairs! We totally agreed! The place just oozes southern charm... so much so that Reese Witherspoon herself chose it as her wedding venue back in 1999! Kelly came all dolled up in her Watters designer dress, Nicole Miller jewelry and beautiful Tessa Kim blush veil! She even went as far as to have her fiance's navy name tag sewn into the inside of her dress as a nod to the "something blue" tradition! She's the epitome of a southern bride!"

Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding {Amy + Carson}

Amy + Carson both grew up in the Charleston area, Summerville to be exact, so when planning their big Southern bash, they drew inspiration from the Lowcountry to spice up their Old Wide Awake Plantation wedding.  They incorporated navy and white for a nautical twist and then added pops of preppy pink.  One of the couple's favorite details was arranging their ceremony chairs in a circle around the bride and groom.  It was a symbolic way to unite their families and everyone coming together for their big day!  Thanks to Mell Bell of Richard Bell Photography for capturing this beautiful Charleston wedding! charleston weddings on a lowcountry wedding blogrustic weddings on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston wedding vendors on a lowcountry wedding blogweddings in charleston sc on a lowcountry wedding blogrichard bell photography on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston wedding venues on a lowcountry wedding blogcustom wedding cornhole game on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston wedding blogs on a lowcountry wedding bloglowcountry weddings on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston wedding programs on a lowcountry wedding blogsouthern weddings on a lowcountry wedding blogsouth carolina weddings on a lowcountry wedding bloghilton head weddings on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston wedding packages on a lowcountry wedding blogrose wedding bouquet on a lowcountry wedding blogmyrtle beach weddings on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston wedding planners on a lowcountry wedding blogold wide awake plantation on a lowcountry wedding blogwedding blogs on a lowcountry wedding blogwedding gown painting on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston outdoor wedding reception on a lowcountry wedding blogrose wedding centerpiece on a lowcountry wedding blogcharleston destination weddings on a lowcountry wedding blogold wide awake plantation on a lowcountry wedding blog

 

 

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Photographer:  Richard Bell Photography  /   Venue: Old Wide Awake Plantation

 

Old Wide Awake Wedding {Erika + Mitch}

Amy-Marie Kay Photography had me at ‘Red Velvet Whoopie Pies’...and I have a feeling she's got you too!  One glance of those bad boys and I knew that this Charleston wedding had to grace the pages of A Lowcountry Wedding!  Truth be told, the Whoopie Pies weren’t even the best part!  The adorable couple, perfect photography and indescribable setting makes this one for the books.  This gorgeous Fall fete took place at the charming Old Wide Awake Plantation where guests were welcomed to an intimate, outdoor ceremony on the steps before celebrating the night away under the Lowcountry stars! charleston weddings

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Photographer: Amy-Marie Kay Photography  l  Venue: Old Wide Awake Plantation  /  Caterer: Duvall Catering, Home Team Barbeque  /  Floral Designer:  Charleston Flower Market Equipment Rentals:  EVENT DRS  /  Transportation:  Charleston Private Car  /  Bakery:  Bakehouse Charleston  /  Event Venue:  Old Wideawake Plantation

 

 

Old Wide Awake Plantation {Lauren + Garrett}

Lauren + Garrett tied the knot this June, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, at the beautiful, Old Wide Awake Plantation.  While creating their Lowcountry wedding, the couple wanted to reflect their Southern roots, strong family bonds and modern vintage style...and thanks to Richard Bell Photography, we get to see every last detail!  Lauren prepped for the day in a monogrammed button up, before her and her maids threw on their cowboy boots and gowns.   As an ode to the bride and groom, guests were gifted navy croakies to honor their Tennessee and South Carolina heritage.  The rustic reception was accented to perfection with navy and burlap decor, while guests dined on shrimp and grits and a slew of other Lowcountry treats.

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Meghan + Jon {Charleston Wedding}

 This past Labor Day weekend, Meghan + Jon invited 60 of their closest friends and family to the Lowcountry to join them in a big celebration.  After much research, the destination couple selected Old Wide Awake Plantation to host their laid back Southern affair.  This stunning Antebellum plantation sits on the banks of the Stono River and offers a picturesque backdrop for a classic Charleston wedding.  Kristie of Say LULLOW Creative was on hand to capture all of the details and some emotional moments between the bride and groom.  Meghan's sister is the talent behind Local Root Wildflower and designed a gorgeous array of Fall flowers to compliment the bride's rustic color palette.
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 Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband. How long have you known each other?  
Where did you meet? I met my husband, Jon, through a mutual friend. My girlfriend told me that she had this guy in my mind for me and he was going to be at this party that weekend. She had sent out a group email on the details for the upcoming party. There was some group banter going around and then he started just emailing me. We emailed each other back and forth over the next couple of days. When I first saw the tall green eyed, blonde hair boy – I was super nervous which I don’t normally get. Since we were in a group setting there wasn’t much alone time but we managed to get in some small talk. He was a little shy at first but, my outgoing personality helped break the ice and ever since then we’ve been attached at the hip. We’ve known each other for a little over two years.
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What was your color palette
Purple, yellow, brown, green (I really didn’t have a set color palette; I let my flowers speak for my color palette and used more natural colors throughout the décor. I had burlap pieces on the table and they were also used as ties for the taller tables. Mason jars and old kraft wooden cheese boxes were used to hold the flower centerpieces. )
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 How did he propose? How long were you engaged for? 
It kind of worked out for him because I did all the planning. Ha. I planned a winter weekend getaway in small town called, Hocking Hills. Once we got to the cabin, we went on hike and then decided to try out the hot tub. I was pulling clothes out of our suitcase and he sat me down on the bed and started to tell me how much he loved me. I had no clue what he was doing. I replied, “I love you too.” Jon dropped to one knee and I started freaking out. He popped the question and I screamed, “YES! YES!” We were engaged for 8 months before our big day.

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Why did you choose to have A Lowcountry Wedding?  

I knew I wanted to get married in South Carolina but it was going to take some convincing with our parents. I knew that Charleston would get a great spot for family and friends to vacation and hopefully find a very southern venue.

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 How did you choose your venue?
One of my sisters lives on Wadalmaw Island so she was able to do all the leg work in finding a venue. There were a couple of venues that she had visited for me but they didn’t leave a lasting impression. I was talking to a couple of vendors for the wedding and one had mentioned Old Wide Awake Plantation. Just from the photos on the website – I was sold. My sister went to visit the venue and she fell in love with the place. The venue had a great dance area, interesting bar area and just a beautiful backdrop for a wedding.
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What’s your favorite picture from your wedding?

I have a ton of favorites. My photographer was amazing and caught some really great moments. One of my favorites is our first kiss as husband and wife and our bridal party celebrating us in the background. My other favorite would be us with the Thank you sign. I love the fact that we were both laughing (not sure at what) and it’s such a natural photo of us. 

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Your wedding was filled with gorgeous details. Did any have special meaning? What was your favorite?  
One of my favorite details were the flowers – my sister, Erin, started her own flower business (Local Roots Wildflowers) and she grew the flowers herself. Erin and her boyfriend also made the guest book table which was AMAZING! I had one of my talented musician friends play the ceremony music. A neighbor created card holders for our food cards and photos that we were displayed throughout the tables. They were made out of wine corks and stained glass. They added just a bit more color to the simply center pieces. Last but not least, my dad had brought with him the cake topper that was used at his mom’s wedding. I could go on and on about the little touches. Throughout the planning process, I wanted to include family and friends with certain details of the wedding. I would have an idea and I would call on a family or friend to see if they would be able to create my vision. It worked out so organically.
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 Tell us a little bit about your menu. Did you add any Lowcountry elements? 
The menu was heavy appetizers. I’m a vegetarian so I wanted to incorporate that into our menu but make sure that the meat-eaters weren’t starving. Some of the menu items were: tomato bruschetta
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Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment? 
During the reception, Jon and I snuck off to take a breather. We just told each other how happy we were and how excited we were about spending the rest of our lives together. I will always remember that moment.
Looking back on your engagement and wedding, is there any advice you would give to brides in the planning process? 
If you aren’t going to be at the wedding venue getting ready – go and take 30 minutes in the morning to make sure everything is set. Also, make sure you give yourself enough time to take photos. Our transportation was late and we missed out on hour and half of taking photos which ate into our time for the reception.
 Vendors
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Old Wide Awake Plantation  /  Photographer: Say LULLOW Creative  /  Invitations: Tiny Prints  /  Cake: Three Little Birds  /  Flowers: Local Roots Wildflowers  /  Hair & Makeup: Urban Nirvana  /  DJ /Band : Other Brother EntertainmentDJ josh  /  

Part I: Lowcountry Plantations

We've received numerous emails and tweets from newly engaged brides asking for our recommendations for local, Lowcountry plantations.  From Hilton Head to Charleston and  up to Myrtle Beach, we're blessed with a wealth unforgettable wedding venues.  So to assist our darling brides in the wedding venue selection process, we'll be compiling a list and highlighting a handful of properties on a weekly basis until the round up is complete!  Let's get started...
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Middleton Place

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Built in 1755, this picturesque estate is the perfect backdrop to include in your wedding weekend. Sitting on 65-acres of immaculately landscaped gardens, Middleton Place offers multiple venue options, luscious scenery and a glimpse into Lowcountry history.

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Middleton Place

4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
843.556.6020
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Rose Hill Mansion
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Tucked away, deep in the Lowcountry, construction on the Rose Hill Mansion dates back to pre-Civil War days.  Located in Bluffton, South Carolina (just outside of Hilton Head), this charming Gothic Revival home combines an abundance of live oaks dripping with Spanish moss to provide a breathtaking site for  one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies and receptions.

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199 Rose Hill Way
Bluffton, South Carolina
843.757.6046
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Charleston Tea Plantation
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In the heart of our beloved Lowcountry, on South Carolina's own Wadmalaw Island, you will find the home of America's only Tea Plantation.  With it's enchanting atmosphere and tranquil setting, the fields, front porch and "wedding tree" of Charleston Tea Plantation can accommodate groups of all size for a magical Charleston wedding evening.

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6617 Maybank Highway
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina 29487
843.559.0383
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For Wedding information contact:
 Jane Knight
 843.559.0383 Ext. 207
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Old Wide Awake Plantation
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Nestled near the Stono River, this inviting wedding venue lends itself to a relaxing evening in the Lowcountry.  With rolling hills, polo fields, spacious porch and live oaks, Charleston's Old Wide Awake Plantation allows for a variety of on-site ceremony options and a memorable reception.

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5149 Trexlor Avenue
Hollywood, SC 29449
843.577.7129 Dennis Jarvis info@oldwideawakeplantation.com