Usually, when I feature a wedding…I get to chat all about it from an editor’s perspective. Well, with today’s affair, I was lucky enough to be a guest so I am able to give a little bit of a different perspective. The ceremony was beautiful, the photographs of the bridal party were ridiculously lovely, but it was the reception…oh the reception…that really stole my heart.

As you walked into the cotton dock at Boone Hall, you saw a really rustic old space totally and completely transformed with huge swaths of flowy, white fabric (and since it was windy, each was blowing perfectly in the breeze), pops of yellow Japanese lanterns, perfect adirondack chairs with pillows that Laura made placed on each one.It was straight out of a magazine so obviously, I was in wedding heaven.

laura and brad real wedding

photographs by the hugely talented Kelli Nixon

Laura swapped out her veil for a PERFECT Lo Boheme hairpiece and they had their first dance overlooking the water on the beautiful dock. It was the epitome of perfection and honestly made me want to sell my house and jump on the first moving truck I could find heading to Charleston.

laura and brad real wedding

Brad and Laura are one of those couples that you just envy. Aside from being MADLY in love, they are also fun, adventurous and incredibly loving. They are my daughter’s godparents and two of our closest friends. We are so lucky to also call them family.

More details on the way including some pretty awesome DIY projects!