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Ideas for a Casual, Coastal Bachelorette Weekend

We’re still on cloud nine from our Charleston Weddings Magazine collab and the fun continues as we deep dive into one of the shoots you’ll find inside the latest issue. It’s a coastal bachelorette weekend perfect for the bride who wants a low-key getaway with her favorite girls. Planned by Ooh Events and Vail Duggan at Rockville Retreat, you’ll find everything from cozy wraps, to yummy bites, to champagne toasts in the mix. See all the pretty pics by Marni Rothschild and Justin Nathanson’s films below.

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From Out of HandWho says your bachelorette weekend has to be in Vegas or in Florida? Ooh Events of Charleston, SC worked with future bride Kate Francis to help her plan a ladies weekend leading up to her Spring 2017 wedding to Alister Williams. Where the country road meets the coast is where you will find this Rockville Retreat!

Rockville, SC is located just south of Charleston and roughly 25 miles from the premier wedding city. With light winds and huge oaks, this area is ideal for a summer afternoon with friends and family.

The girls were greeted with champagne and macaroons by the future bride, followed by a relaxing day of catching up and wedding preparations. Waking up with coffee on the dock and ending the day with a cannonball sounds like a perfect weekend to me!

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Photography: Marni Rothschild Pictures | Videography: Justin Nathanson | Event Planning: Ooh! Events | Event Styling: Candice Lorraine | Floral Design: Out Of The Garden | Engagement Ring: Croghans | Catering: Harvest Catering | Makeup: Ooh! Events | Hair: Tabula Rasa | Venue: Ooh! Events | Event Producer: Vail Duggan | Fashion Styling: Ooh! Events | Macaroons: ABCD Cakes | Paper Suite: Olive Juice Press | Rentals: Ooh! Events

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See SMP in the Latest ‘Charleston Weddings’ Issue!

We’ve had a longtime love affair with the pretty happening over at Charleston Weddings, so when an opportunity to collaborate on their latest Fall-Winter 2016 magazine came about, we jumped on it. Inside the issue, you’ll find an exclusive Style Me Pretty section that we’ve custom-designed for the Charleston bride including a real elopement, inspo for your bachelorette weekend, stationery trends, and a Q&A with Abby Larson. In celebration of this exciting partnership, we’re sharing a glimpse of the issue’s must-see fashion shoot photographed by Corbin Gurkin. Pop the bubbly and let’s celebrate!

 

 

 

 

 

“We brought the season’s most timeless gowns here to

harken the era where colorful laces, layered luxe fabrics,

hand-embroidered veils, and jewels upon jewels reigned.”

-Charleston Weddings

 

 

 

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From Charleston Weddings… When we first visited the newly restored and redressed Gibbes Museum of Art, we were blown away by the majestic architecture, grand sense of space inside and out, and fabulous art collection. The Campbell Rotunda (so named for the stained glass dome that tops it) sculpture gallery particularly struck us and we know brides and grooms hosting weddings there were in for epic memories. Taking a cue from the Edwardian period when the museum first opened its stylish doors to patrons, we brought the season’s most timeless gowns here to harken the era where colorful laces, layered luxe fabrics, hand- embroidered veils, and jewels upon jewels reigned. Looking for a major Big Day statement in a storied location? Look no further.

For full fashion and style credits, head on over to Charleston Weddings Magazine now!

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Photography: Corbin Gurkin Photography | Styling: Lindsey Nowak | Hair + Makeup: Ashley Brook Perryman | Venue: The Gibbes Museum of Art | Chairs, Sofa, Pillows: Ooh! Events | Original Source: Charleston Weddings Magazine

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A Wedding Every Southern Bride Needs to See

Simply put, this wedding is the epitome of Southern elegance. It’s a day steeped in faith, family, and tradition with details like a custom crest designed by Lemontree Calligraphy & Illustration and a live painter at the ceremony to capture the scene. A Charleston Bride planned Morgan and Daniel’s celebration and the incredible Simply Sarah Photography is to thank for every last photo.

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From the Bride…I transferred schools my sophomore year of high school, and as I was walking out to the carpool line the first day, I saw the most handsome boy standing outside waiting on his mom. I hopped straight in the car and told my mom I had just seen “THE cutest boy alive,” and searched for him all night on Facebook and found nothing. The next day, I told my only friend at school I had at the time about the boy I had seen the day before but I didn’t have enough details for her to know exactly who it was. Embarrassingly I have to admit we decided his nickname would just be “baby” (he had a baby face) until I could figure out his name. She finally figured out who I was talking about and she told me that “baby” was Daniel Fields and he was a freshman.

I sent the text and he responded and really from that point forward the conversation never stopped. We talked all summer long and would ask each other every question in the book. I finally mustered up the courage to ask him to go out to eat with my family and our best family friends and he agreed. After that first night of hanging out we practically hung out every single day after and were absolutely obsessed with each other. We became each other’s best friend and truly were a part of one another’s families.

We dated for two years, and then it was time for me to go off to college. Much to my dismay, we decided that we needed to break up and have time to really mature and take advantage of all the opportunities we could without always basing our decisions on one another. It absolutely crushed me, but I knew if it was meant to be the Lord would find even the craziest way to bring us back together and He most certainly did. We decided to start dating again and it honestly felt like nothing had ever changed. Of course we were much more mature than we were in high school, but it was just like it was always meant to be. Immediately, we were one another’s best friend again and we didn’t do anything without the other. Our families were overjoyed and we were one big happy family all over again.

Really, our wedding day was everything I could have ever dreamed of and more. All of the details we planned beforehand made me so incredibly anxious for the big day and when I saw them in person it was like a real-life fairy tale come true.

As special as all of the moments were, nothing was sweeter than standing at the top of the aisle, connecting eyes for the first time that day with my groom, and seeing all of our family and closest friends standing there to witness our marriage. Knowing that each of our guests traveled all the way to Charleston to celebrate with us was overwhelmingly touching, but even more so knowing that each of those people has greatly encouraged, supported, prayed for, loved, and mentored Daniel and me was an indescribable feeling. From the start of the planning process, we committed to making our wedding day a gift for our guests as much as it was a celebration for us, so to see the smiles on their faces the whole night was absolutely priceless!

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Cinematography: Life In Rewind | Event Planning + Design: A Charleston Bride | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: DeClare Cakes | Invitations: Studio R | Bride's Shoes: Gucci | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Cru Catering | Hair + Makeup: Ash & Co. | Calligraphy: Penned By Palmer | Lighting: Innovative Event Services | Band: Big Night Dynamite | Bow Tie: Brackish Bowties | Groomsmen's Attire: Guffey's | Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston | Venue: Boone Hall Plantation | Custom Crest: Lemontree Calligraphy & Illustration | Getaway Car: Lowcountry Valet | Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Eventworks | Rentals: Ooh! Events | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Veil + Sash: Vera Wang

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