Rhett House Inn Wedding Inspiration in Beaufort, SC by Hilton Head Island wedding vendors Andre Brown Photography and Larger Than Life Event Design
The minute I laid eyes on this South Carolina wedding engagement I KNEW that my ALW ladies had to have it. It's charming and eye-catching and makes me wish I could Photoshop my husband and I right into Leah + Jeff's shoes. Not because the engaged duo doesn't look adorable (because they do!) but because I love this shoot so much I wish I could frame each picture and hang them all around my house. I'm obsessed...and who wouldn't be with all of those vibrant hot air balloons in the background! So, I asked the photographer who captured the loveliness, the talented Jenna Marie Weddings, if she would be so kind as to let us share it with our readers in the premier issue of A Lowcountry Wedding and she was more than happy to oblige! Catch a glimpse at few shots below and if you're dying to see more...check out all the details in our complete digital edition of A Lowcountry Wedding Mag which you can purchase here!
Lauren's James Island Bridal Portraits in Charleston, SC by Lowcountry vendors Jennings King Photography, Pamela Lesch Makeup
This charming, Charleston wedding boasts an adorable color palette of red, white and blue, breathtaking views of the South Carolina Lowcountry and a Southern bride with impeccable taste. Everything you could possibly ask for, right? The sweet couple were married on a family friend’s plantation in Awendaw, where Bride Chelsea dazzled in a beautiful gown that featured a flattering, ruffled neckline. The bridesmaids donned blue gowns and sassy, red shoes, while the dapper gentleman rocked tan suits and bowties. Combining the classic, Southern attire of the bridal party with the picturesque backdrop of this stunning South Carolina plantation, and you’re bound to fall in love with every detail of this Charleston wedding from Diana Deaver Photography!
Hopefully, everyone enjoyed their Lowcountry weekend, and for those of you in Charleston, hope you made a trip out to Kiawah for the PGA Championship! We're kicking off this sleepy Monday with a sweet, Southern wedding in Clemson, South Carolina from Charleston-based wedding photographer, Lauren Jonas. Emily looked effortless in a romantic lace gown with a soft up-do and white hydrangea bouquet. Will and the rest of the guys rocked tan suits accented with purple ties and bouts.
I know this is a totally biased comment, but I just can't help but love beautiful South Carolina weddings. Lowcountry brides always do a swoon-worthy job of tying together their appreciation of friends and family with their timeless style and ability to have a good time. Their weddings always make for a memorable Southern affair...and Kristen + Taylor's classic Providence, South Carolina bash was no different! Photographed by the one-and-only, Virgil Bunao, the couple treated guests to a gorgeous tented reception with an open bar, an amazing spread from Creative Catering and lively tunes from DJ Master G that kept the party going til the wee hours of the morning!
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What’s your favorite picture from your wedding?
Corrie and James of MCG Photography are such amazing photographers, it’s difficult to choose just one favorite. One that certainly is at the very top of our list, however, is the one of our first kiss as wife and husband. It really was such a magical moment.
Looking back on your engagement and wedding, is there any advice you would give to brides in the planning process?
Absolutely- It’s so easy to get caught up in what can seem like the million and a half details. With so many elements to choose and try to perfect, it’s really no wonder that there are countless programs, books, and magazines dedicated to planning a wedding. When planning gets stressful, it’s important to remind yourself what the day is really about. It’s not details like your shoes, the table drapes, and the design on the napkins that matter most, but the love that you and your fiancé share and are there to celebrate. The day is about that celebration and your devotion to one another, not how elaborately you can throw a party to please the guests. What you, and even your guests, will remember most are the moments that help express just how much you and your fiancé love each other. Keeping these thoughts in mind can help immensely when you and your fiancé are working your way through the stress of planning and after the wedding as well. No one, I imagine, wants to look back on her wedding day and remember it as the most stressful day of her life, but instead one of the happiest. Keep your focus on the love and happiness you and your fiancé share, and your wedding day will be one of the happiest days of your life, regardless of how any of the details unfold.
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.