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Classic Blush + Gold Wedding in Charleston

I’ve always wished I could get away with throwing around “y’all” in conversation, but to a Midwest girl it just feels off. So today I’m abandoning my roots to live vicariously through this Charleston bride who’s a Southern girl all the way. Along with her handsome beau and Ivy Robinson Events, she planned a classic-as-can-be celebration at the Lowndes Grove Plantation and Corbin Gurkin captured behind the camera. See more in The Vault and don’t miss Heart Stone Films’ highlight below!

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From Ivy Robinson Events… Jordan and Schuyler met at a friend’s wedding (who were also in their wedding!) They dated  for 3.5 years and were engaged May 16th, 2014 at Litchfield Beach. They took their dog, Lolly, on walk down the beach and he dropped the ring (on purpose) in the sand.

Charleston was always one of their favorite cities and close to her family and friends in Charlotte and his in South Carolina. Their style was “classic with an edge” and their wedding monogram was blend of both personalities. He is a big hunter so horns were branded into the logo.

Also, since all the groomsmen are hunters the guys wore Brackish Pins in lieu of traditional bouts, which are made locally in Charleston. Boho Ink out of Charlotte custom painted every bridesmaid’ initials on hangers and they were packaged with custom designed jewelry from Kristin Hayes.

At the reception, the Photo Booth backdrop was designed with horns coming out of it as a hunting nod. And to add a lil laugh we had a 6 ft cutouts of Jordan and Schuyler highlighting their rivalries of Clemson/USC + Canada/USA and Lolly the dog was wearing a jersey of the Groom’s grandfather’s that played for a Canadian Hockey Team

Photography: Corbin Gurkin Photography | Cinematography: Heart Stone Films | Event Planning: Ivy Robinson Events | Floral Design: John Lupton Events | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Wedding Cakes By Jim Smeal | Invitations: Emily McCarthy | Ceremony Venue: French Protestant Huguenot Church | Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation | Shoes: Harriet Wilde | Jewelry: Kristin Hayes Jewelry | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Lowndes Grove Plantation | Hair And Makeup: Charleston Events Hair & Makeup | Entertainment: Party Crashers | Transportation: Absolutely Charleston | Bridal Shop: Nitsa's | Custom Drawn Map + Signs: Boho Ink | Linen Rentals + Tent Valence: Party Tables | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Welcome Bags: Ivy Robinson Events

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Elegant Autumn Plantation Wedding Inspiration in Charleston

Perks of this pretty lil’ inspo? Glamour that goes for days thanks to Theo Milo Photography and Loluma. For not only is this the type of gallery that is as alluring as it is inspiring, but it’s also seasonally immaculate. A grandiose vision brought to life, and we’ve got it waiting for you in THE VAULT!

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From LolumaThe style shoot entitled “Entangled” was inspired by our selected venue, Runnymede Plantation. The property’s rich history is apparent through the remains of a house burned and rebuilt three times since the early 1700’s, as well as the more than one thousand year old Angel Oak in the center of the property. This iconic tree seemed the perfect haven to embrace a post nuptial, intimate gathering and dinner. It’s grandiose and twisted branches creating the perfect environment for both the enchanting dining table and the opulent groom’s lounge and bourbon bar.

To set off the style, a collection of textures and materials were utilized, ranging from light drift wood tables and Marie Antoinette chairs, mixed with luminescent crystal and light grey/lavender laces, bronze metallics and white washed iron. Adding pops of deep burgandy discernible in the bride’s dramatic make up, flowers and lounge area rug. We utilized the grand oak to its fullest, hanging focal points over each area surrounding the massive trunk on all sides.

The long dining table, set perfectly under the canopy of branches so long, they fall to the ground, was set under crystal bird cages and a sweeping drape of lace. The twisted bronze and silver flatware, cut work ceramic chargers and lavender lace napkins accented with vintage style brooches, set up each place setting perfectly. The centrescapes in vintage silver, depict a garden whimsy of kale, ivy, and confederate jasmine vines accented with maiden hair fern. Entwined in the greens flowers in creams and deep reds included stock, kangaroo paw, agapanthus, green cymbidium orchids and complimenting garden roses.

Additional areas housed around the perimeter of the tree included unique industrial style lighted letters spelling out LOVE and a glass top for displaying the bronze tiered cake. Accenting this area hung a lace drum shade chandelier and a floating gold framed mirror. Walking further around guests discovered the groom’s lounge and bourbon bar, featuring stylized flax colored, tufted lounge pieces set atop a deep red, ornate area rug.

The bride and groom’s attire pulled everything together perfectly. The bride wore a Sarah Janks gown that was a natural flowing, drop waist fit with shimmering beaded silk chiffon and pin tuck. A gathering of delicate appliqué flowers set off the natural surroundings and punctuated the deep V-neckline. The groom complimented with a Brooks Brothers Suit tuxedo in classic black and a modern, clean fit. The bride carrying a lush petite bouquet of tricolor gerberas, bouvardia, spray roses and a center of hydrangea accent with bupleurum, while the groom complimented her with a boutonniere of a single rose, veronica and wax flower.

The romance and mystery of the property became even more apparent as the night fell and the decorative lighting took effect.

See even more fall inspirations in THE VAULT! 

Photography: Theo Milo Photography | Cinematography: Philip James Films | Wedding Dress: Sarah Janks | Cake: Delicious Desserts | Makeup: Bellelina | Hair: Hannah Lynne | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Venue: Runnymede Plantation | China And Glassware: Polished Tabletop | Event Design, Floral Design, Lounge And Lighting: Loluma | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Snyder | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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Elegant Charleston Wedding

This wedding right here?  It’s everything.  It’s romantic and classic, elegant and sophisticated and filled with sooo many breathtaking details from the talented RLE Charleston, it’s almost too pretty to believe. (Truly.)  Head to THE VAULT for every magical moment captured by Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay, including pretty paper goods from Paper Moss and lush florals from Tiger Lily Weddings.

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From The Bride… Alan and I live in Washington, D.C., where we met, but we knew for our wedding that we wanted to welcome our friends and family to my home state of South Carolina. Hospitality is important to us, and downtown Charleston was the perfect place to host the weekend festivities.

Our palette featured gold and ivory, along with shades of peach and pops of light blue. Our paper products had touches of lace to mimic my gown. We opted not to have a wedding party, but we got ready on the big day surrounded by our close friends.

We had a traditional church wedding, complete with liturgy that we helped craft. We loved the sanctuary’s vaulted blue and white ceiling and the churchyard’s garden walkway. Our friend Taylor, who was a seminary classmate of mine, officiated. Alan’s mother and father escorted him down the aisle, and my mom walked with me—a poignant moment for us since both my father and stepfather are deceased.

We had a fall wedding, but it was unusually cold the day we got married—the earliest snow on record in the state! Thankfully, the sun started shining through the clouds as we left the church and walked around the corner to our reception at Hibernian Hall. Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the rotunda before joining us upstairs in the ballroom.

We wanted our reception to be one big dinner party, followed by lots of dancing. Our guests sat at long farm tables and the Lowcountry meal was served family-style. One must-have on the menu: pulled-pork barbecue with Carolina mustard sauce, which was a staple at family gatherings when I was growing up. For dessert, we served assorted pies alongside Berger cookies—a chocolate specialty from Baltimore, near when Alan grew up.

Alan plays percussion in a bluegrass band with a few friends. They have played at weddings in the D.C. area, so it was special to have them perform during dinner at our wedding. Alan joined them for a few songs before our first dance. Then our friend Jordan worked his DJ skills to keep the dancing going the rest of the night. In honor of Alan’s drumming talent, we exited to the sounds of our guests playing noisemakers, bells, and maracas.

See more Charleston weddings in THE VAULT!

Photography: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay | Cinematography: Siegel Films | Floral Design: Tiger Lily Weddings | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Ceremony Venue: Unitarian Church On Archdale | Reception Venue: Hibernian Hall | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Salthouse Catering | DJ: Jordan Wilson | Band: The Mudpatch Family Band | Groom's Attire: Ring Jacket From The Armoury New York | Officiant: Taylor Lewis Guthrie Hartman | Ceremony Music: Entertainment Charleston | Bar: Icebox | Day-of Paper Products: Studio R Design | Event Planning/Coordination: RLE Charleston | Getting Ready Venue: Mills House | Invitations & Save The Dates: Paper Moss | Photo Booth: Charleston Party Booth | Pies: Wildflour | Rentals: EventHaus | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother

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