Liz + Wilson's Elegant Charlseton wedding at Yeaman's Hall Club by Captured by Kate Photography, Oscar de la Renta and Party on the Moon
Happy Monday to all of our lovelies! We’re in the midst of cranking out our first print magazine, so Brides + Vendors, keep those submissions coming! You know I always love a Legare Waring House wedding. The romantic Spanish moss, the grand oak trees and the gorgeous house as the backdrop. I mean, you just can't go wrong, especially when the ladies of Ooh! Events are the masterminds behind the planning and decor. Bride Carolyn wore an amazing lace gown with her hair swept softly off of her face thanks to the crew at Stella Nova. Her bridesmaids wore dresses in shades of blush. The ceremony took place outdoors under the majestic oak trees and the aisle was lined with rustic lanterns and mason jars filled with flowers in shades of white and green. Palmetto Strings was on hand to perform throughout the ceremony and cocktail hour. Guests enjoyed an evening under the Lowcountry stars thanks to a beautiful clear tent. Farm tables with burlap runners and mason jar centerpieces set the stage for a delicious meal from Fresh Foods Market Catering. Polished Tabletop provided a slew of their signature pieces while Squeeze On Site kept the drinks flowing from the bar. Thanks to Charleston Groove Factory for keeping the celebration going on the dance floor and Red Shutter Studios for capturing all of the memories.
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We sure do love South Carolina Aquarium weddings! So much so that we were lucky enough to feature it in our most recent issue. You may remember our gorgeous Southern Sparkle shoot we shared in our premier issue of A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine. It was outside on the Deck with gorgeous views of the Charleston Harbor. Pretty breathtaking if you ask me! Well, this gorgeous ocean-inspired wedding from Ashley Nicole Events and Richard Bell Photography incorporated everything we love about the South Carolina Aquarium. A stunning evening ceremony overlooking the Harbor and the Cooper River Bridge, a festive octopus cake and whimsical fish-filled aquariums at every turn.
From the Bride: "Brian and I love aquariums, sea life and conservation, so the aquarium was a no-brainer choice for us. Every place we visit, we make a point to visit the aquariums too- it's our tradition. Plus, my sister works as the PR director for the Aquarium, so she really sold us on the venue! We wanted to incorporate aspects of ourselves and our loves into our wedding and reception, which is a mix of art deco and the ocean. Interesting combo, I know! My dress is a Jenny Packham and screamed art deco to me. I paired it with a vintage Eduardian pin from the 1920's which is being made into a pendant. Brian and his groomsmen (and one groomswoman!) wore a Vineyard Vines cummerbund set with their tuxes (and a flower accent for the groomswoman) that featured little blue crabs (Brian's favorite!) on a coral background. Brian's boutonniere is held by an electroplated crab claw in silver. The bridesmaids wore a one-shouldered After Six gown in jade that has ruching that went hand-in-hand with my dress. Our colors were jade, coral and a deep blue...mirroring the colors of Mother Ocean. We wanted nature to play a large part in our celebration, so we decided to wed under the stars on the Aquarium's veranda. In addition to our love of fish, we also love Phish, the band. We incorporated small, subtle tokens featuring Phish throughout, including our first dance (Show of Life), lyrics from Phish songs on each table and our favors: donations to both the waterwheel foundation (Phish's charity that gives back to various programs throughout the nation) and the sea turtle hospital (of the SC aquarium)"
Photographer: Richard Bell Photography // Bakery: Abbie's Bakery // Event Designer: Ashley Nicole Events // Transportation:Classic Carriage Works // Event Planner: Duvall Events // Floral Designer: Pretty Petals of Charleston // Event Venue: South Carolina Aquarium // Makeup Artist: Stella Nova
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Check out the premier issue of A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine featuring 13 of our favorite coastal celebrations including:
-Christine + Derek’s Elegant Omni Hilton Head Wedding
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-Brian + Ashley’s Creek Club at I’On wedding
I count my lucky wedding blogging stars each and every day for the opportunity to share such a special time in a couple's life. I love every moment of it. The details, the back story and the emotional shots...all of it, and Katrina + Paul's Planters Inn wedding delivered every aspect of it. Thanks to Riverland Studios for capturing all the moments!
Tell us about the details! Did any have special meaning? What was your favorite? We love to be tourists in our own town and have always been drawn to spending our day or night dates wandering Market Street. We loved the idea of getting married in the same area that we always pick for our date nights! We enjoy being able to go right back to our wedding spot whenever we want.
Photographer: Riverland Studios // Dress Designer: Allure Bridals // Dress Store: Brickhouse Bridal // Restaurant: Peninsula Grill // Event Venue: Planters Inn // Floral Designer: sara york grimshaw designs // Hair Stylist: Stella Nova // Reception Band: Joe Clarke Trio // Ceremony Music: String Trio provided by Joe Clarke // Wedding Favors: Tyler Candle Company Candles // Officiant: Brad Boyles (Paul's Brother- In- Law)
Ashley & Drew were married in the beautiful First Scots Presbyterian church in downtown Charleston. The day’s celebrations continued at The Island House on John’s Island under twinkling strands of lights hung from their airy reception tent. Upon their arrival, guests were asked to sign river rocks as a nod to the bride and groom’s first anniversary. We're loving how the Lowcountry views were complimented by the modern outdoor décor. The bride chose a deep navy and soft ivory color scheme for her flowers designed by The Flower Cottage, guests’ favors, and table settings....and that gown, that gown from Gown Boutique of Charleston is stunning! An exit under a shower of rice made for a perfect ending to their enchanting Charleston wedding night. Thanks to Riverland Studios for capturing all the details!
Photographer: Riverland Studios // DJ: East Coast Entertainment // Transportation: Extreme Limousine // Dress Store: Gown Boutique of Charleston // Caterer: Hamby Catering & Events // Cake Designer: Michaelangelo's Kitchen // Hair Stylist: Stella Nova // Floral Designer: The Flower Cottage // Event Venue: The Island House
You know we love some Charleston weddings, especially when killer photographers are involved. This past April, the Lowcountry was graced with a visit from the talented destination duo of Kate Botwinski Photography. The husband and wife team traveled all the way to the Holy City to capture the fabulous Spring wedding of Nikki + Shane. The ladies spent the morning getting all dolled up thanks to the crew at Stella Nova and the magical brushes of Andrew C. Petersen. Nikki looked flawless in her stunning Monique Lhullier gown while her husband-to-be looked dapper in his dress blues. They kicked off the perfect Saturday afternoon with a traditional Catholic ceremony at the grand Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. After saying 'I do', the couple hopped in a carriage for a gorgeous photo session at The Battery & White Point Gardens with their bridal party. The evening continued with a jaw-dropping reception at Downtown's lavish Francis Marion Hotel where the newlyweds revealed a showstopping first dance that got the party started!
Photographer: Kate Botwinski Photography / Ceremony Venue: The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist / Reception Venue: The Francis Marion Hotel / Dress Designer: Monique Lhuiller / Shoes: Zappos / Hair Designer: Stella Nova / Makeup: Andrew C. Petersen / Stationery: Dee Ruel / Bridesmaids Dresses:After Six by Dessy / Floral Designer: OK Florist / Videographer: That Frank Guy / Cake Designer: Artistic Cakes by Linda / Linens: Covers by Nicole / Entertainment: Super Deluxe