Bride Avery’s Old Wide Awake Plantation Bridal Portraits by Priscilla Thomas Photography in Charleston, SC
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!"
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.