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Gold + Navy Island House Wedding by Engaging Events

Gold + Navy Island House Wedding by Engaging Events

Hannah + Andy's Navy + Gold wedding at The Island House in Charleston, South Carolina.  Designed by Lowcountry planner Engaging Events, Rebecca Keeling Studios, Eventworks, Vanity Salon, Mosaic Catering, Pawleys Island Bakery and more

Pink Magnolia Plantation Wedding by JoPhoto + MOD Events

Pink Magnolia Plantation Wedding by JoPhoto + MOD Events

Morgan + Dustin's Pink Magnolia Plantation wedding in Charleston, SC by MOD Events Charleston, JoPhoto, Snyder Event Rentals, The Cake Stand

Navy Kiawah Island Golf Resort Wedding by Engaging Events

Navy Kiawah Island Golf Resort Wedding by Engaging Events

James + Ashley's Navy Kiawah Island Golf Resort Wedding by Charleston wedding vendors Engaging Events, MCG Photography, Carolina Style Limo

Pink Middleton Place Wedding by Engaging Events

Pink Middleton Place Wedding by Engaging Events

Steven & Rachael's Pink Middleton Place Wedding in Charleston, SC with romantic details and elegant draping from Engaging Events and MCG Photography

Rustic Glam Pepper Plantation wedding by Alyona Photography

Rustic Glam Pepper Plantation wedding by Alyona Photography

Katie & Hasson's Rustic Pepper Plantation wedding by Alyona Photography and Vanity Salon with burlap, rhinestone and baby's breath details by Keepsakes Florist

Coastal Island House Wedding from Juliet Elizabeth Photography

You may remember Megan's Downtown Charleston bridal portraits that we featured a few months ago, easily one of my favorite's ever!  Well today, we get to share her amazing Island House wedding from Juliet Elizabeth Photography.  Y'all it's stunning.  The epitome of everything you'd want your Lowcountry wedding to include.  A beautiful bride in an effortless lace gown, a coastal breeze and a man in a tux!  These two tied the knot along the banks of the Stono River in a simple, yet breathtaking ceremony before joining their guest for one heck of a celebration designed by Sweet Grass Events.  We're obsessed with the blush colored bridesmaids dresses, that amazing cake and the beautiful flowers from First Bloom of Charleston! charleston weddings, hilton head weddings, myrtle beach weddings

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 Charleston Wedding Vendors

Ceremony and Reception Venue - The Island House, Johns Island  /  Photographer - Juliet Elizabeth Photography  /  Day of Coordination - Stephanie Gibbs of Sweet Grass Events  /  Videographer - My Memories Film  /  Caterer - Duvall Events  /  Ceremony Musician - Chris Teves  /  Band - Quiana Parler & Friends  /  Cake - Elisabeth Hanckel  /  Florist - First Bloom of Charleston  /  Hair and Make Up - Vanity Salon  /  Invitations - Delphine Press  /  Calligraphy - Shea Tankersly  /  Rentals - Snyder and Stage Presence  /  Transportation - Compass Transportation  /  Dress - Allure from Bridals by Jodi  /  Bridesmaid Dresses - Dessy from Condon's Bridal Boutique  /  Tuxedos - Vera Wang from Men's Wearhouse

 

 

Boone Hall Plantation Wedding Inspiration {JoPhoto} LB Floral

Last week I had a hankering to feature a styled shoot, so I put it out there on twitter and my little heart couldn't have been happier with what rolled into my inbox.  Southern wedding photographer, JoPhoto, made my day and is about to make your week with this stunning Boone Hall Plantation wedding inspiration shoot.  With the help of LB Floral and Vanity Salon, the group created one magical Lowcountry afternoon.  We adore this lovely floral bridal halo, a blooming cotton field, and two dreamy gowns (lace wedding gown, and a flowy bridesmaid gown).   Along with the amazing natural light, The Avenue of Oaks lining the drive of Boone Hall Plantation was the perfect Charleston wedding backdrop and we have a feeling your Pinterest boards will agree.

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Charleston Wedding {Ashley + Brian} Creek Club at I'On

I adore Ashley + Brian's Creek Club at I'On bash.  Not only did it take place at one my favorite Charleston wedding venues, but the navy color palette with pops of emerald is bound to make any seafaring lady swoon!  The Burlap Elephant designed an effortless Lowcountry evening complete with farm tables, patterned table runners and vibrant arrangements from Charleston Flower Market that set the tone for one helluva evening as The Boomers took the stage!  Even though we tried, we couldn’t include everything in the magazine, so to find out a little more about Ashley’s big day you can read her answers below, but to see ALL the details you can purchase a digital edition of the Mag here!

charleston weddings, hilton head weddings, myrtle beach weddingsTell us a little bit about how you met your husband…

Brian and I met in an alley behind a pizza place in Washington, DC. (Explaining that one to my mother was fun!) We were in a running club that met up around the city.

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How did he propose?  How long were you engaged for?
Last summer I traveled to Costa Rica to become a yoga teacher. Brian surprised me in the jungle on my 30th birthday and proposed 2 days later on our favorite beach, right where the ocean crashes into the rocks to create a stunning spray. We were engaged for 8 months.

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Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment?

 

For me, it was walking down the aisle with my dad towards Brian. The sun was shining, I had my dad supporting me and I was walking towards my best friend.
When the band announced last song, I wasn't quite ready for the party to end. But our guests started chanting for "one more song," formed a dance circle, and the band obliged--it was exactly what I needed. One more all out crazy moment to celebrate. And then I was ready to get on the boat and start our married life...

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What made you choose your venue? What elements drew you to it?

We loved the Creek Club because it felt rustic yet refined. We knew we wanted our wedding to be outside, and the lawn offered a beautiful space right on the water. I fell in love with the big, wide porch on the Club and the exposed beams inside. It was an intimate space that connected our guests to us and each other. It was so naturally elegant.

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Tell us all about the details!  Did any have special meaning? What was your favorite?

I included special details for my grandmothers. On my bouquet, I pinned a brooch from my dad's mother, Mary, of two swans, which partner for life. I also borrowed a fur stole from my mother's mother, Betty (my Grammy!), which was embroidered inside with her initials. 
For the Groom's cake, I had The Cake Stand recreate the Patagonia logo. Brian and I love being outdoors and have collected more than our share of rock climbing, camping, hiking, rain, etc. gear. Brian has at least 4 different brown fleeces from Patagonia, so it was a nod to our adventures. 
We left the reception in boat, headed out towards to the Charleston harbor because we decided to move to Charleston after the wedding. It was a stunning way to end the night and start our new life here in Charleston!
At the Creek Club, we displayed pictures of our grandparents' and parent's weddings. It was important to us to share our family, especially those who are no longer with us, with our guests (and fun to see how wedding styles have changed!)

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What’s your favorite picture from your wedding and why?

Our first kiss. The wind caught my veil as Brian kissed me--the image captures the joy we both felt on our wedding day. We were thrilled to be married, surrounded by our best friends and family and blessed with a bright blue sky and sunshine.

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Tell us a little bit about your menu…

Lowcountry flavors and favorites (Cheddar Biscuit with Caramelized Onion Jam!) The best part was the amouse bouche-shrimp and grits! It was two bites of seared local shrimp and andouille sausage over stone ground grits with tasso cream.

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How many guests attended: 120

Color Palette:Classic Navy Blue and White, accented with Bright Emerald Green

Something old: Grandmother's Swan Pin

Something new: Handkerchief with my new initials

Something borrowed: Grandmother's fur stole

Something blue: Kate Spade Shoes

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Most valuable piece of advice you’d give to a newly engaged bride...
Brian reminded me throughout the planning process: "Keep the main thing the main thing." It didn't matter if we had the right flowers or the best band, at the end of the day, we would be married. That perspective helped me remember what I was really planning and kept me sane when I ran into struggle.

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 Charleston Wedding Vendors

Vendors: Event Planner:  The Burlap Elephant  /  Floral Designer:  Charleston Flower Market  /  Reception Venue:  The Creek Club At I'on  /  Rentals & Decor: Ooh! Events  /  Photographer: Jennings King Photography  /  Ceremony Music: The Palmetto Strings  /  Reception Music: The Boomers  /   Dress: Jim Hjelm From Hayden Olivia Bridal  /  Bridesmaids: J. Crew  /  Groomsmen Ties: Collard Greens  /  Invitations: My Personal Artist  /  Cake: Publix  /  Groom's Cake: The Cake Stand Charleston  /  Hair & Makeup: Vanity Salon

 

 

 

 

Mills House Wedding {Haley + Greg}

Haley + Greg got hitched this past Fall in a formal, Southern affair in downtown Charleston.  Haley went with a chic black and pink color palette while she donned a classic ivory gown.  Their intimate ceremony took place at the First Baptist Church of Charleston before heading to the historic Mills House Hotel to celebrate the night away to the tunes of Finger Snappin' Entertainment!  Thanks to Mell Bell of Richard Bell Photography for capturing this fabulous Charleston Wedding! charleston wedding photography from richard bell photography at the mills house hotelcharleston wedding venuesrichard bell photographyweddings in charlestonabsolutely charleston trolleymyrtle beach weddingsfirst baptist church of charleston weddingsouth carolina weddingscharleston wedding photographyhart to hart medialowcountry weddingshilton head weddingscharleston wedding cakemills house hotel weddingscharleston weddingscharleston wedding vendorscharleston wedding blogs

 

 

Charleston Wedding Vendors

Photographer:  Richard Bell Photography  /  Hair Stylist:  Vanity Salon  /  Floral Designer:  Wedding Flowers by Lisa Ferguson  /  Cinema and Video:  Hart to Heart Media  /  Dress Store:  Dimitra Designs  /  Cake Designer:  Ashley Bakery  /  DJ:  FingerSnappin' Entertainment Transportation:  Charleston Coach, Absolutely Charleston  /  Event Venue:  Mills House Hotel  /  Ceremony:  First Baptist Church of Charleston