Meet The Vendors: Charleston Wedding Florist Heidi Inabinet of On A Limb Floral Studio
Legare Waring House Wedding by Caroline Ro + Mimi Nicole Events
You probably remember the amazing amelia + dan, a Charleston wedding photography team based in Charleston, from Katie + Frank's William Aiken wedding that we featured in the Fall issue of A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine. It was gorgeous to put it mildly. They recently teamed up with the talented Luke Wilson of WED and Sara York Grimshaw Designs for a Lowndes Grove wedding that is sure to set your Lowcountry hearts a-flutter!
Wedding Coordinator: Luke Wilson for WED / Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation / Dress: Monique Lhullier Scarlet from Nitsa’s / Makeup: Kori Mahoney / Bride’s Hair: Megan Atkinson / Bridesmaid’s Hair: Kim Williams from Article Five Salon / Flower Decor: Sara York Grimshaw Designs / Caterer: Fish / Cake: Jim Smeal / Lighting: TEC / Ceremony Music: Carolina Trio / Reception Band: Tru Sol / Getaway: Limos for Less / Invitations: Mallory Southern
You know who we love....Dana Cubbage Weddings. Dana's a seriously amazing Charleston wedding photographer and we love when we have the opportunity to share her beautiful Lowcountry weddings and gorgeous brides. Because one thing's always certain, they never disappoint! Today's lovely is a gorgeous Creek Club at I'On wedding with a pale pink color palette and rustic cotton accents. But our favorite part, Bride Sarah's timeless gown.
From Dana: "Sarah + David were married on March 7, 2014 at St Andrew's Church in Mt Pleasant, followed by their reception at the Creek Club at I'On. Although it rained all morning, it stopped right before their First Look at the Creek Club - which led to amazing overcast skies for their photos! One of the best details of the day was Sarah's heirloom vintage dress, which was worn by both her grandmother and mother prior to her. It was stunning and she plans on having it preserved so that someday, her daughter can wear it as well! It was really cool when her grandfather danced with her - just thinking that his man had danced with his wife, daughter + granddaughter, all in the same dress, was extremely touching. They left through a shower of lavender at the end of the night - the perfect ending to their beautiful day!"
We spent Sunday morning over on Botany Bay, and I'm still recovering from the super cute sunburn I acquired :) In honor of the gorgeous springtime weather and the countless weekends we'll be spending at the beach, I thought we'd enjoy a lovely Beaufort wedding engagement from the talented Lowcountry wedding photographer, Katherine Herndon Photography. We're obsessed with the perfect coastal setting, driftwood backdrop and Allison's adorable polka dot dress.
Photographer Katherine Herndon Photography
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Jennifer + Chis's Navy Honey Horn Plantation wedding from Amanda Joy Photography
You know we love us some Sally Watts Photography over here at ALW. I'm pretty sure she could snap a picture of my old, dirty tennis shoes and make it frame-worthy! Her timeless approach to photography makes her an obvious addition to any bride planning a Charleston wedding, something that Bride Anna knows oh-so-well. Sally captured Anna + Chad's gorgeous Alhambra Hall wedding just over the bridge in Mount Pleasant and we're in LOVE with the dreamy portraits she captured on that crisp December day.
Photographer: Sally Watts Photo // Band: David Higgins Band // Reception Venue: Alhambra Hall // Floral Designer: Forget Me Nots by Horst Flowers // Cake Designer: McKenzie's Bake Shop // Caterer: Sandlapper Events & Catering
A few weeks ago, we shared Hillary + Phil’s Charleston engagement session from our lovely friend and A Lowcountry Wedding Vendor, Sea Star Arts Photography. We were in love with the gorgeous scenery, romantic photography and adorable couple, so needless to say, we jumped for joy when we laid eyes on their wonderful Old Wide Awake Plantation wedding! Bride Hillary is a DIY Bride’s best friend. From the signage to the flowers and even the tables, her creativity oozes from every ounce of their charming Charleston affair. To top things off, the fabulous crew from Coastal Crust joined the party to spoil everyone with their mouthwatering cuisine!
Navy Myrtle Beach Wedding Inspiration by Mimi Nicole Events + Paula Player Photography
A little over a year ago, we shared Katie + TJ's sweet Downtown Charleston Engagement session captured by the talented Amy Prikazsky Photography. These two make for a seriously adorable couple, so, of course I was thrilled when Katie recently sent over their gorgeous Legare Waring House wedding. The couple had a lively Lowcountry celebration under the beautiful Avenue of Oaks where, once again, Amy Prikazsky joined them to capture all the details.
Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband…
I met my husband through a mutual friend in college. We all laugh about how he called me a “cutie patootie” after our initial meeting. He said he remembers everything about that moment, how my hair looked, what dress I had on and most of all my smile. I love hearing him tell the story !
How did he propose?
His proposal was nothing short of hilarious, just like him! On Friday, May 11, 2012 I was asleep in my bed when I awoke suddenly to TJ falling on top of me with a golf club in hand. After he explained that he wasn't trying to kill me, I noticed a collage of pictures on the ceiling with a message that said "will you marry me". He thought he could reach the ceiling on his own, but he had to bring a ladder in the room to get up there. He still wasn’t quite tall enough, so he grabbed a golf club in order to smooth out the poster collage. In the final moment, he lost his balance and fell on top of me. His hope was that I would wake up the next morning and see the collage, but that obviously did not go as planned. Since I was already awake, he flipped on the lights and proposed right there in bed. The collage he hung using the golf club is still on the ceiling (mostly because of the industrial strength adhesive he used to hang it) but more so because I like to wake up every morning to see all of our happy memoirs together. We were engaged for 14 months before the wedding.
What made you choose your venue?
I decided on the Legare Waring House because of the overall look and feel. I was looking for an outdoor venue, specifically a plantation, where I could have both the ceremony and reception. Being able to utilize the house really sold me. I loved how we had an indoor space to get ready and considering the wedding was in July, it provided a nice space to cool down during the reception. The Avenue of Oaks provided the perfect backdrop for our ceremony.
How many guests attended: 175
Color Palette: We used neutral linens and natural wood color chairs. The flowers were whites, pinks and greens. Our bridal party provided a splash of color. The bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo dresses in grapefruit, and the groomsmen wore grey suits with coral, blue and white striped ties.
Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment had to be the ceremony. My husband showed real emotion when he said his vows, and I will treasure that forever.
Tell us all about the details! Did any have special meaning?
I wanted to use neutral flowers and linens to play off of the natural feeling of Legare Waring House. Green is my favorite color, so lots of the details incorporated this color. I wanted the bridal party to be my pop of color, which is why I chose coral dresses and bowties.
What’s your favorite picture from your big day?
I would have to say my favorite picture is the shot of the wedding party under the Avenue of Oaks. We decided to have the girls hold parasols, and I love the way those pictures turned out.
Tell us a little bit about your menu…
We knew our guests were traveling from near and far, so we provided a variety of options. We had various stations set up including a carving station, mashed potato bar and shrimp and grits. We also had crab dip, teriyaki chicken, apricot and pecan brie and a variety of other dishes.
Something old: Grandmother’s Hankerchief
Something new: Wedding Dress
Something borrowed: Grandmothers’ Brooches (from both sides of the family)
Something blue: Monogrammed patch sewn inside of my dress
Most valuable piece of advice you’d give to a newly engaged bride:
Give yourself plenty of time to plan!! Wedding planning is a process, and you don’t want to rush things. Also, don’t spend too much of your budget in the beginning. There will be lots of surprised/unplanned costs in the final two months before the wedding.
I love when our photographers share a little insight about the sweet couples that we're blessed to share here on A Lowcountry Wedding. I always like hearing about their love and it's so fun to experience it through those who are able to capture it in person. The talented Whimsey Photography by Cana was blessed to hang out with the adorable Sharon + Tom at Magnolia Plantation for their truly beautiful Charleston wedding elopement. Thanks to Cana for sharing all the details...
" Sharon and Tom met in college, where Tom took a fancy to her pretty quickly. Sharon, on the other hand, was uninterested, thinking Tom was just another frat boy. Soon after giving in to hanging out with him one day, her heart began to melt and soften towards Tom, realizing he was a very humble soul who made her laugh and giggle (which is very important, ladies!). The two began dating and decided to get married just before Tom left for Afghanistan for a year. When he got back, they decided to experience the whole newlywed adventure – they went on their long-awaited honeymoon, and decided to get their wedding portraits taken, which they traveled to Charleston for. What an honor it was to take photos for this beautiful couple! Thank you, Sharon and Tom, for choosing me to capture the beauty of your marriage! And a special thank you to Tom for his service. What a sacrifice this couple has made to be together. That is true love, my friends."
Bride Lauren and her Groom Micah are huge Clemson fans, so when the began planning their beautiful Cooper River Room wedding, they knew incorporating their favorite team's colors were a must. The bridesmaids wore vibrant purple dresses that perfectly matched the pocket squares and ties the guys donned. Orange lilies and roses were paired with purple hydrangeas to finish off the cheery look. Lauren wore a GORGEOUS gown with capped sleeves and a full, ruffled skirt. Thanks to the wonderful crew at Richard Bell Photography for capturing all the details of this beautiful Charleston wedding!
From The Bride: "We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of all things that are important to us: family, friends, faith, food, fall, and football. We prefer simple and natural decorations and we tried to incorporate as many sustainable elements as possible. Even our wedding invitations can be planted and grown into wild flowers. We are big proponents of local businesses so everything from our food to our cake to our favors were all from local businesses. Our wedding colors are orange and purple. They remind us of our favorite time of the year- Fall and of our favorite football team- Clemson!"
Photographer: Richard Bell Photography // Ceremony Location: Cooper River Room // Event Venue:St. Luke's Chapel
A gorgeous Sarah Seven gown, hints of baby's breath and sweet Southern details make for a laid back (and gorgeous!) Magnolia Plantation wedding from our friends at Riverland Studios. With the help of Duvall Events, Rachele & Michael were married in a magical outdoor ceremony under the magnificent oak trees on the carriage house lawn. The bride chose a color palette of cream with turquoise accents, which was the perfect compliment to this romantic summer wedding. We love the elegant and chic decor placed against the rustic outdoor setting. The newlyweds celebrated their reception inside, which exuded an equal amount of sweet Lowcountry charm- complete with Spanish moss and mason jar chandeliers, twinkling strings of lights, and an assortment of vintage chinaware.
Photographer: Riverland Studios//Transportation: Absolutely Charleston//Hair Stylist: Ash & Co.//Transportation: CHARLESTON BLACK CAB COMPANY//Caterer: Duvall Catering//Event Planner: Duvall Events//Dress Designer: Lovely Bride LA//Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens//Dress Designer: Sarah Seven .
Dying to see more Lowcountry Wedding inspiration?
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
-Jennifer + Carl’s Grande Dunes Ocean Club Wedding
-Brian + Ashley’s Creek Club at I’On wedding
If you guys haven’t met the lovely Jeni Rone Becker of Sea Star Arts Photography, then I highly recommend setting up a guacamole-eating, margarita-drinking happy hour with her because it will be well worth every minute. Not only is Jeni a genuinely awesome person, but one look at her Facebook page and you’ll be hooked. She’s always on the move, enjoying, and capturing only like a talented photographer could, all the wonderful events and gorgeous details the Holy City has to offer. So, it’s no shock that when we’re fortunate enough to share some of her work we get super excited. What I love about Jeni (besides the laundry list I jotted down above!) is her ability to take make any backdrop or scenery strikingly beautiful. Give her a camera and an adorable couple, and girlfriend will make magic happen, which is exactly the case for Hillary + Phil’s Charming Charleston Engagement!