You know we never tire of a fabulous Lowcountry wedding around here, especially when the crazy-talented duo of Landon Jacob Productions is on-hand to capture every, single, jaw-dropping moment. When I saw this stunning Hilton Head wedding, I just knew I had to share it with our Lowcountry brides. We've got palmetto trees, a soft, blush color palette, a classic, coastal vibe and an adorable couple. Not a bad combination, eh? The twosome, Celia + Jeff, wed in a beautiful ceremony at the Church of Cross before a lively evening of dinner and dancing (and maybe a few glow sticks!) at the Hampton Hall Club. Celia is an absolute doll (a gorgeous doll, at that). She looked amazing in a dreamy, strapless gown that went perfectly with a smile that she sported throughout the entire event...and who could blame her!
Good evening to all of our Lowcountry Ladies! Just in case you missed it yesterday, we shared some huge news! Along with the help of some crazy, talented vendors, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is giving (yes, I said GIVING!) away a fabulous Charleston wedding! So, check out all the details here and make sure to get crackin' on your video. It's no secret there are wayyyy to many decisions that need to be made while planning your wedding and while this topic may not apply to everyone, many stylish brides are in need of a little inspiration on how to jazz up your wedding ceremony and/or reception chairs. Well, per usual, we've got you covered and I'm positive you'll be over-the-moon with the oodles of seating decor you'll find below.
It's no secret that we love some Southern, burlap details up in here, and for that reason alone (oh, and some seriously gorgeous photography), we're field trippin' it up to Tennessee for this one-of-a-kind Southern stunner. I did a little happy dance when Amber, of Amber Davis Photography, sent over this wedding because I just KNEW you Lowcountry ladies would go crazy over it. Bailey + Chris tied the knot this past October in an outdoor ceremony followed by a tented reception on the grounds of Cheval Manor Farms. The whole event is laced with simple, yet beautiful, burlap details that give the entire day a rustic and relaxed feel. They even treated their guests to a Lowcountry-esque boil, a Smores station and even sent them packing with sweet, honey favors! Oh, and how adorable are those Toms? Love!
You've got to admit that our Lowcountry brides have an impeccably elegant Southern style...I think they're just born with it :) So it's no surprise they make sure their maids are dressed to the nines, as well. They keep it sophisticated with a sweet pastel color palette for a classic plantation reception or they'll spice it up with bright, trendy patterns for an oceanside, Myrtle Beach affair. They'll dress their Lowcountry gals in flowy, long gowns that are perfect for a relaxed Hilton Head wedding or they'll keep it short with a sassy cocktail dress fitting of a Downtown Charleston soiree. Bottom line, stick with your oh-so-fabulous taste when choosing your bridesmaids dresses, I promise they'll thank you for it later!
I will tell you what...I love seeing the little ones all dolled up as they stroll down the aisle, introducing their beautiful bride. They're so sweet and innocent and always look adorable which is why the flower girls and ring bearers attire is so clutch. Recently, I've spotted some seriously precious outfits that I just had to share with yall. P.S. I think I've developed a serious tutu obsession. Don't even play, you know they're darling!
As you all know, it's Tuesday, which means it's detail day around here...and today, it's all about boutonnieres! While the rules are flexible, most couples tend to accessorize any important person that is not part of the bridal party which a big, beautiful bout. Normally, this tends to include parents, grandparents, ushers and readers. While most leading ladies tend to stress over the style and look of the flowers they will carry down the aisle, few give much thought as to what their husband-to-be will be sporting. Our best advice is to let the your personal style, location and season lead the way and don't be scared to utilize non-floral materials such as feathers, cotton, fabric and even buttons. Hopefully, this round up will get your creative juices flowing..
Oh yes, Stephen Gosling has done it again with this irresistible Southern wedding he shot this past September in the beautiful state of Virginia. The couple, Sarah + Tyler, went with a natural color palette that complimented their outdoor, rustic setting. Sarah looked like a sweet Southern Belle in her dainty strapless gown while Tyler looked handsome in his classic black tuxedo. While I may have been drooling over the simple, yet stunning, decor in this wedding, I'm really in love with the images of the couple. The weather and sunlight was perfect and I don't think they could have asked for a more beautiful backdrop. Can we say frame-able!?
I've been soaking up loads of wedding inspiration today and thought who better to share the fruits of my labor with then my favorite Lowcountry brides and I have a sneaky suspicion you won't be disappointed. While I'll always love a gorgeous Fall or Winter wedding, truth be told, I'm more of a Spring/Summer gal...and I think it has a lot to do with the seasonal blooms. It's no secret I'm a big fan of Pinterest and over the past few weeks it's provided me with a wealth of soft Spring and Summer bouquets that I couldn't wait to share with you!
Tuesday is always ‘detail day’ around A Lowcountry Wedding and rather than jumping right into our normal post, I thought we’d mix it up a little bit and share a Nashville affair that’s just as sweet as pie! Ashley + Quinn were wed in an intimate, outdoor ceremony atop the soft, rolling hills of Music’s City’s most sought after wedding venue, Front Porch Farms (Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood got married there this past weekend!) and Wedlock Images was there to capture it all! This antebellum house and its picturesque scenery was the perfect backdrop for this Spring-y Southern soiree. What I love most is Ashley’s exquisite attention to detail on a small budget. She tackled the bouquets, centerpieces, homemade sweets and jams and, even designed and constructed her bridesmaids’ dresses! Impressive, eh? As you can imagine, the combination of the one-of-a-kind venue, the fabulous details and Mrs. J’s Baking and Catering the guests were raving and craving for more!
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Oh, my! Never before have I wanted to don gorgeous red locks so badly until I laid my eyes on this garden themed inspiration shoot from Chris Cornwell Photography. This natural shoot is full of wedding day inspiration and includes a soft, whimsical color palette of blush pink and creams with an irresistible vintage ease. So, as I pick my jaw up off the ground, please feel free to get your swoon on with these stunning images...
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PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Cornwell Photography / SHOES: Feather Your Nest / HANKY: PJ’s Attic / BEADED NECKLACE, SALT SHAKER, MUSICAL FIGURINES: Feather Your Nest / BRIDE ART: Feather Your Nest / DISHES: Casafina from Home & Garden Store / SILVERWARE: Something Borrowed / LINENS, DISHES & BIRD VASES: Home and Garden Store / VENUE: Private residence / FLORALS: Fresh cut hydrangeas from the garden & pale pink lilies MODEL/ BRIDE/MAKEUP ARTIST: Jemma Merrifield Gayheart / HAIR: Kayla Holbrook of Karma Spa and Salon, / DRESS: Alfred Angelo / EVENT STYLIST: Davida Patrick
Brianna & Bob's Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Wedding via Scott Hopkins Photography
I've always been a big fan of cocktail hour (and not just because I enjoy a good specialty drink), but it sets the stage for the entire evening. Cocktail hour typically begins as guests start to file into the reception venue and are anxiously awaiting the bride and groom's arrival. As they wait for the celebration to kick off, it's always nice to treat your guests to a preview of the menu to come. Wedding hors d'oeuvres are a great way to get the party started and, let's face it, who doesn't love being greeted by servers with trays full of delicious appetizers! I've rounded up some of my recent favorites that are very fitting for a spring/summer affair!
While I tend to be a big fan of flip flops, I sure do love a good pair of heels...especially with a wedding dress. I'm not sure what it is but when you throw on a fun pair of heels it automatically gives you a little sass in your step. So, I've rounded up a few of my favs to spark a little inspiration in your wedding day attire. I've got dainty and neutral to swanky and colorful. I've got buttons and bows, ruffles and sparkles...a little something for everyone! Which ones are you favorite wedding shoes?!
It's no secret that mint is this wedding season's 'it' color and I couldn't be more excited. We're kind of obsess with mint wedding inspiration. I've always loved how this soft, sweet color pairs well with any Springtime pastel shade. If you're planning a timeless, dainty affair then make sure to check out our darling round up of the perfect ways to keep your wedding minty fresh!
It's no secret that I'm a little obsessed with Pinterest and once a week I like to share some of my favorite finds with all of you beautiful Lowcountry brides! We're pretty blessed with a slew of talented hair designers who regularly create soft, elegant wedding do's that are always very fitting of our brides and with all the buzz around Charleston Fashion Week, I can't help but daydream about all the stunning hairstyles we'll see this Saturday at the Charleston Weddings Bridal Show. So to prepare everyone for what's to come this weekend, have fun drooling over this fabulous round up!
My inbox has been dripping with Lowcountry wedding fabulousness, and I'll tell you what...this girl is not complaining! South Carolina photographer, Angela Cox, sent over this knockout and I couldn't wait to share these stunning images and darling DIY details. Meredith + Keith tied the knot in the laid back town of Beaufort this past Fall under dreamy Oak trees in Meredith's parent's backyard. Meredith's girls were dressed in gorgeous green Dessy dresses that they complimented with vibrant bouquets. All the maids arranged their own bouquets and the Bride's aunt tackled the boys boutonnieres....pretty impressive, huh? After the ceremony they moved into the Lucy Creek Dock house where guests were treated with Lowcountry cuisine from Wren's, grandma's pound cake and tunes from A Sound Celebration!
Photographer: Angela Cox Photography / Venue: Parent's Backyard, Lucy Creek Dock house (Beaufort, SC) / Event and Floral Designer: Bride, Mother of the Bride / Hair: Vanity Box / Caterer: Wren / Officiant: Keith's Grandpa Alastair Walker, and Steve Keeler / Ceremony Musician: David Walker / DJ: A Sound Celebration (Bluffton, SC) / Wedding Dress: David's Bridal / Bridesmaid's Dresses: Dessy / Groom's Suit: Men's Wearhouse / Groom's Shoes: Banana Republic / Groomsmens' Suits: Men's Wearhouse / Stationery: Designed by Keith's Sister, Lauren Walker
I think it's the warm weather, or maybe it's the fact I tend to get lost in a sea of Pinterest pinning amazing one-of-a-kind centerpieces like a crazy person. Either way, now that Spring wedding season is upon us, I just had to share some of these beauties with yall,
Wedding season is upon us and for all of you Spring and Summer brides looking for the perfect tasty libation to welcome your guests, look no further! We've rounded up plenty of options. Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach are blessed with the beautiful Lowcountry landscape that lends itself way to jaw dropping wedding venues that offer one-of-a-kind views on the water. These coastal spots will naturally put wedding guest into a celebratory mood, so your choice of food and beverage needs to share the same spirit. Welcoming your guests with a killer specialty drink will get the party started!
Blood Orange Margarita
The Brooklyn Beauty
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Pineapple Mint Rum Punch
Meyer Lemonade with Rosemary
Blackberry Sage Cooler
...and who could forget our favorite Lowcountry specialty?
A John Daly - Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade
Kam & Jason's Windows on the Waterway Wedding in Hilton Head Island, SC by Scott HOpkins Photography
I've said it before, but one of my biggest wedding regrets is not having bridal portraits taken. It's just so necessary. You get one good run thru of how you're going to look the day of. You can test out your hair, your shoes and get a feel for your photographer. It also gives you the time to capture some really beautiful (and frame-able) images and will free up precious wedding day minutes. So, when my baby sister gets engaged one of these days, girlfriend's getting bridal portraits taken whether she likes it or not (Sorry, Emma, but it's happening!). Jacque teamed up with destination wedding photographer, Kristin Vanzant for a gorgeous coastal bridal session at one of the Lowcountry's most stunning venues, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. The Inn's located in Bluffton, South Carolina which is just south of Charleston and right outside of Hilton Head Island and Savannah...and it is a sight! It's the definition of the word 'Lowcountry' and is the perfect retreat for a destination bride looking for joyous weekend long wedding celebration. On this low-key day in March, darling bride-to-be Jacque and Kristin Vanzant toured the expansive property from the tides to the Waterside Chapel for a timeless afternoon of photographs.