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Enchanting Elegance at Legare Waring House

This al fresco soiree from Ooh! Events and Clay Austin has just the right amount of elegance with a touch of enchantment that will send you into a fit of sweet daydreaming. I mean, this tree? Gah. And following that captivating ceremony was this reception, complete with tree-suspended chandeliers and passed plates of mini margs and tacos that I would devour. It’s fun and chic and it’s all sitting pretty over here.

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From Ooh! EventsMegan and Chris came into each other’s lives at just the right time. They tied the knot on her sister and brother in law’s anniversary, because Megan felt like it would be “good luck.” And it was clear that no two better friends ever shared their vows at the Wedding Oak at the Legare Waring House. Megan had the date in mind, and found the venue around the day. She enlisted Ooh! Events to help with the whole event from finding the date and vendors to executing the show. It was a family effort and it was evident what these two meant to their friends and family as many of the services for the day were donated. And the cross and signs were made by the bride’s brother in law, who also wrote a special song he played acoustically for her to walk down the aisle. We hope the pictures enchant you as much as they do us!

Photography: Clay Austin | Videography: Palmetto Coast Media | Floral Design: Out Of The Garden | Wedding Dress: Sophia And Camilla | Cake: Ashley Bakery | Invitations: Fancy Creative | Catering: Fresh Foods Market Catering | Grooms Suit: Express | Officiant: Dr. Donald Clendaniel | Ceremony Music: Bob William Duo | Transportation: Absolutely Charleston | Venue: Legare Waring House | Bar Servoce: Squeeze On Site | Dishware And Catering Rentals: Polished Tabletop | Rentals And Design: Ooh! Events

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Traditional Charleston Plantation Wedding

Dressed in a palette of cool neutrals, Easton Events created one picturesque Lowndes Grove affair. From the ivory Sara York Grimshaw Designs blooms, to the exquisite Inbal Dror Bride, to the chic La Tavola linens, every detail is the definition of glamour. Filled with warm laughter and loving glances, the talented Virgil Bunao captured every moment here!

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From Virgil Bunao… I had the pleasure and honor of taking Alice and Forrest’s engagement pictures and I had so much fun in the process. Their October wedding day rolled around and I was in a state of awe with the way their vision of Lowndes Grove completely dressed up the place. I definitely have to give Easton Events a loud shout-out for this design! It was very chic, very timeless, and very eye-catching. Lowndes Grove was dressed up in a palette of cool neutrals; grays, tans, beiges–and it looked so picturesque against the landscape Lowndes Grove was blessed with. When the sun was finally setting on the dinner Alice and Forrest planned, the scene was once again transformed. A soft light cast itself on the gorgeous canopy setup where the guests ate, and the candles glowed brightly. I’ve never seen a more romantic wedding reception.

I always say that the decor or the venue itself really rounds off the wedding, but this time I’m going to have to give it to Alice and Forrest themselves. She was dressed in an exquisite Inbal Dror piece and Forrest rocked Burberry, and they looked perfect. Their attire was superb and topping it off were their reactions and emotions to the entire day. They lit it up with laughter and smiles and happy tears, and there’s nothing better than those three things to top off a beautiful October wedding. I can’t thank Easton Events enough for sending Alice and Forrest my way!

Photography: Virgil Bunao | Event Planning: Easton Events | Floral Design: Sara York Grimshaw Designs | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Fish Restaurant | Invitations: 42 Pressed | Ceremony Venue: Lowndes Grove | Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG | Catering: Fish Restaurant | Hair And Makeup: Charlotte Belk | Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew | Transportation: Absolutely Charleston | Bar Service: Fish Restaurant | Gown Boutique: Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier | Lighting & Structure: Technical Event Company | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Rentals: Ooh! Events | Socks: Happy Socks

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Romantic Charleston Fall Wedding

I really try not to pick favorites, but today I just can’t help it. Gathering Floral & Event Design and Kristin Newman Designs created an absolutely stunning Southern affair, and I’d be lying if I said that my eyes were dry watching the film by East West. Tim Willoughby captured every beautiful moment and this gallery pretty much just made my day.

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From East West… Jodi (the bride) & John (the groom) decided to plan a destination wedding to Charleston after the groom planned a proposal in Charleston. During their first trip to the city, they fell absolutely in love with the atmosphere and romance of the city and decided it would be the perfect location to bring their closest family and friends to celebrate their marriage.

The bride is in the wedding business herself and launch her newest venue in Raleigh, NC: http://merrimonwynne.com

From The Bride… We were engaged in Charleston and it immediately became one of the most important pieces of our love story. The city’s beauty, hospitality, and charm won our hearts and we decided that since it was a place that wasn’t mine or his, but ours, it was the perfect setting to celebrate our wedding.

What we wanted most was to have a big celebration and to give our guests a wonderful experience. We hosted 3 events that we hoped would allow everyone to get to know Charleston and feel how important they are to us at the same time. Live music was a big part of each event. At our Thursday night beach party, we had music on the back porch overlooking the ocean, which led to dancing and singing, and was followed by everyone setting off Thai wish lanterns that symbolized our love for travel and our hope that everyone there would make a wish that was special to them. For Friday night, we took our guests from the beach to the historic district, where we dined alfresco under market lights and listened to live jazz music at our favorite Italian restaurant. We knew right away that we wanted to have a traditional church wedding, but we wanted it to feel intimate and full, so we chose the French Huguenot Church because of its setting, history, and warmth. Our reception was at the gorgeous Lowndes Grove Plantation, where we had dinner under the stars beside the river and a canopy of live oak trees. We wanted the meal to feel elegant but inviting, and to give our guests the sense that they were at a beautiful family dinner. We knew the reception had to be capped off with a rocking band and a giant party on the dance floor, and we followed our reception with an afterparty complete with a french fry bar, where the dancing continued until the early hours of the morning.

It was truly a weekend beyond our wildest dreams, made possible by an amazingly talented team. Each moment was captured perfectly on film by East West and in beautiful images by Tim Willoughby. Kristin Newman Designs took our vision for our guests experience and made it a reality, and Gathering Events + Designs created a backdrop for the experience that was perfect in every way. To this day the thing that we hear the most from our guests is that it was magical, which is all we could have asked for.

Photography: Tim Willoughby | Cinematography: East West | Event Planning: Kristin Newman Designs | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang Georgina | Cake: Jim Smeal | Invitations: Oscar And Emma Custom Design | Church: French Huguenot Church | Shoes: Kate Spade | Caterer: Fish Restaurant | Lighting: Technical Event | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Event & Floral Design: Gathering Floral & Event Design | Live Band: Groovetown | Make Up & Hair: Meg Workman | Plantation: Lowndes Grove | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Pane E Vino | Rentals: Snyder Events

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Elegant Charleston Wedding at Gibbes Museum of Art

If I could relocate to anywhere in the United States, it would be Charleston. I adore its perfect mix of Southern charm and chic city life, and this wedding captured that vibe to a T. With beautiful florals by Branch Design Studio, and a couple who look like they had one fabulous time at their celebration. Amelia + Dan snapped up every moment and I’ll be living vicariously through this gallery for the rest of today.

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From The Bride… Our story is perhaps a quintessential Washington, D.C. love story. Although we had been living in D.C. for many years, and had some friends in common, our paths did not cross until the fall of 2008. We had great conversations and felt a spark the night we met, but I became consumed with working on the Presidential campaign and we did not see each other again until an inauguration party in January. We went on our first date the following month, and the rest is history…

A shared appreciation for travel led to our decision to do a destination wedding away from our base of Washington, D.C. Charleston immediately came to mind, because I spent several childhood vacations at Kiawah. We selected the Gibbes Museum early on, with its gorgeous blank canvas of a courtyard and interior art galleries. Both of us are detail-oriented and experienced in events, and were very hands-on throughout the process of creating our dream event, with the assistance of Sweetgrass Social.

I had not given much thought to my wedding dress until I started shopping for one, but quickly discovered I wanted something unique, which posed a bit of a challenge in a sea of traditional dresses. After trying on some Vera Wang gowns, the saleswoman showed me the Mira dress. They only happened to have the dress for an upcoming runway show and had not even received their sample, but it fit close to perfectly and I knew instantly that it was the one. It was the last dress I tried on. 

As soon as we saw the incredible wedding photography of Amelia + Dan, we knew we wanted them to capture our wedding. They have an ability to render moments and details in an artistic and beautiful manner, and are unobtrusive in their style of shooting. They also are a lovely couple and true pleasure to work with. The bouquets and floral arrangements, created by Branch Design Studio, were thoughtfully decided upon given the significance of flowers and gardening for us as a couple. The color palette for the wedding was ultimately inspired by the flowers, blush, light sage, and ivory, along with gold and charcoal. We worked closely with family friend and stationer extraordinaire, Rachael Blessinger of R Studio, on all stationary for the wedding weekend. I drew by hand and painted with watercolor a map that we enclosed with the invitation.

We chose the Unitarian Church on Archdale for the ceremony due to our respect and appreciation for Unitarianism, and the gorgeous architectural details. After the ceremony, guests took pedicabs or strolled along Gateway Walk, the garden path beside the Church, to reach the Gibbes Museum, where servers greeted guests with Airmail cocktails, and an assortment of hors d’oeuvres.

We danced our first dance to Sade, Kiss of Life, and rarely left the dance floor for the remainder of the evening and were constantly surrounded by guests enjoying the fun dancefloor vibe. We chose a smaller two-tiered wedding cake, made of yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. The Bride loves to bake and has a serious sweet tooth, and the Groom grew up among bakers, so the couple also chose an assortment of mini-desserts.

One DIY detail entailed a Polaroid camera area for guests in lieu of a photo booth (we used the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8). By the end of the evening, guests had taken almost one hundred polaroids for the couple, and took the same number of shots for themselves. Guests also enjoyed late night passers of Southern Fried Chicken and Waffle Sliders and Parmesan Truffle Fries, before a sparkler-filled sendoff for the happy couple, and more dancing at the after-party location, Leaf Café, a short walk or pedicab away from the Gibbes Museum.

There was a shared feeling of joy and festiveness in the air, and many guests commented on how moved they felt by the wedding, that it was the “best wedding they had ever been to!” and that it looked like it was “out of a magazine.” It was the happiest day for the couple, and the euphoria of being surrounded by loved ones, and joining in matrimony their lives and their families,’ lasted for weeks. Pulling off this wedding was a labor of love for the couple and their families. We are so grateful for our parents’ support.

Photography: Amelia + Dan Photography | Coordination: Sweetgrass Social Event + Design | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Wedding Dress: Saks Jandel | Cake: Wildflour Pastry | Stationary: Studio R | Ceremony Venue: The Unitarian Church In Charleston | Reception Venue: Gibbes Museum Of Art | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Catering: Cru Catering | Lighting: TEC | DJ: DJ Dirty Hands | Transportation: Tri-County Transportation | Hair And Make-up: Paper Dolls Makeup | Rentals: Snyder | Rentals: Event Works | Rentals: 428 Main

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Rustic Summer Wedding at Magnolia Plantation

I visited Magnolia Plantation years ago and going through these photos of this classic Carolina affair, I was reminded of how beautiful it is. Riverland Studios captured every bit of Southern charm, from the Spanish moss to peony bouquets that leave you speechless. With plans for another Charleston trip soon, I’m soaking up this gallery and taking notes for a revisit to see where this love story came to life.

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From Riverland Studios… Take a peek at this gorgeous Magnolia Plantation wedding! Jessica & Andrew were married on the Carriage House lawn surrounded by the grounds’ lush gardens and towering oak trees. After exchanging vows, the newlyweds and guests made their way to the Carriage House for drinks and traditional southern fare. The reception site was decorated in the bride’s choice of pale pinks, peaches, and ivories and was flush with plenty of freshly-cut and fragrant blooms – a perfect compliment to the plantation’s rustic southern charm! The rest of the night was filled with lots of dancing, laughter, and love. We’re so thankful to have been a part of their wedding celebration – capturing the big day’s main events and all of the special little moments in between.

Photography: Riverland Studios | Event Design: Breeze | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Cake: Caking Charleston | Ceremony Venue: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens | Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens | Caterer: Duvall Catering And Events | Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co. | Band: Charleston Groove Factory | Officiant: Rev. Kristin Barner | "Get-Away" Transportation: Low Country Valet & Shuttle Company | Wedding Gown Designer: Sarah Seven

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Romantic Charleston Plantation Wedding

From the moments of anticipation leading up to the ceremony, to the first kiss, to the touching toasts, this southern soiree captured by Light Cannon Films wasn’t the least bit dampened by the stormy weather. The smiles shine bright and a palpable kind of love fills every corner. There’s even more in the gallery from Jennifer Bearden!

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From Light Cannon FilmsApril and Tyler Roberts’ Charleston wedding was filled with laughter and tears. The day began with torrential downpours and rolling thunder. As the girls got ready inside Old Wide Awake Plantation, April was reminding everyone that the day will be beautiful no matter what, and that she would still be married, rain or shine.

As luck would have it, the sun came through just in time for their breathtaking ceremony under the historic oak trees. A small drizzle during their photo hour made for adorable umbrella pictures with the newly married Roberts’, and the weather the rest of the day was incredible. The lighting was in our favor, a filmmaker’s dream. It was a fairytale.

April and Tyler didn’t stop smiling the whole day, even when they were wiping away their tears. Their friends and family gave beautiful speeches, supportive prayers, and celebrated joyfully at the reception. Their wedding was a dream-come-true for everyone who went, including Light Cannon Films.

Photography: Jennifer Bearden | Videography: Light Cannon Films | Coordination: Margaret Mckenzie | Wedding Dress: Wtoo By Watters | Cake: Elaine's Events | Invitations: Charlotte's | Bridesmaids Dresses: Lula Kate | Catering: Hamby Catering | Hair And Makeup: Lashes And Lace | Lighting: AV Connections | Band: Coastrunner | Ceremony & Reception: Old Wide Awake Plantation | Fabrics: Lula Kate | Florals: Wildflowers

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