Bohemian Inspired Elopement on a family farm in Portland, Oregon with a grey, green, blue, blush and marsala color palette by Myrtle Beach vendor Corina Silva
If there's one thing we love, it's Charleston weddings and when Richard Bell Photography is behind the lens it just makes us love them even more! Kirsten + John tied the knot this summer in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina at the now famous (thanks to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds!) Boone Hall Plantation. The couple met while both active in the military. Even though the twosome were stationed in different states, the active duty duo chose Charleston to host their destination affair. We adore the rustic blue color palette they chose to complement the burlap details. Thanks for sharing your darling Boone Hall Plantation wedding with us!
Casey & Matt's Black Ankle Vineyard wedding by Carmen Wang Photography
It's been an exciting first week on our new site! We love our new look and can't wait to show you what we've got in store! Think even more gorgeous Southern wedding loveliness, wonderful southern vendors and inspiration for days. Thanks to everyone for their kind words about our fabulous new design and all the love about this week's real weddings. To get a jump start on the weekend, we're going to wrap things up with a lovely Southern wedding from Georgia photographer Liz Yeakle. The couple, Whitney + Brian, tied the knot in laid back outdoor ceremony at Crystal Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia. Their rustic yellow color palette was accented with lots of sunflowers and cowboy boots!
Well, my holiday vacation officially started last night...which meant I had to sleep in this morning :) So, sorry for the delayed post! But, since we're in the Christmas 'home stretch', I just had to share this rustic winter wedding shoot from the talented twosome of McGowan Images and MegB Designs. I know it's been unseasonable warm in our neck of the woods, but these images may just help put you in the holiday spirit! From the designer, Meagan Bechtel of MegB Designs:
"My idea for this shoot was really simple – I wanted to convey a beautiful winter wedding scene, without being overtly Christmas or using any holiday cliches. I tried to stick with a few basics – neutral colored china and linens, antiqued silver and mercury glass, various sizes of pinecones, and just a few touches of bright red. We were so lucky to be granted the use of a local Christmas tree farm, which was the perfect backdrop for this scene. When I’m designing, it’s helpful for me to think of what I what I already own, what I can probably borrow, and what I might be able to source cheap, or second-hand. That’s pretty much the basis for my philosophy: beg, borrow, or thrift. I guess my point is, you don’t need a lot of money to set up a fabulous-looking event, or table-scape. We did two table settings, a desert station, and styled a bride and groom, and did it for cheap - my final total for this shoot was less than a hundred bucks: $20 for the whoopie pies ingredients, $20 for the florals/materials, $15 for 5 yards of cotton muslin to recover the chairs cushions/cloth napkins, $10 for a few well-priced Goodwill finds, and about $20 for the candles, peppermints, cranberries, and rock salt. As I did on my own wedding day, I trusted McGowan Images to capture this shoot the way I imagined it. We talked about wanting it to feel wintery, but at the same time, warm and sun-drenched. That's the kind of Christmas you get in Central Texas. I think the images turned out even better than we were hoping for, and I hope they help inspire a cash-strapped bride to think outside the box for winter wedding design."
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.