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Rustic Elegant Wedding Inspiration at RiverOaks Charleston

Lauren Peele caught my eye with this gem a while back and Beargrass Gardens Florals & Events are basically my new floral crush (can you blame me!?) but this shoot stands for itself. Lauren describes RiverOaks Charleston as both elegant and earthy, and that description couldn’t be more on point, and that combo, along with a color palette I can’t get enough of, is what’s causing me to pin perfect pic after perfect pic from our Vault today – join me right this way!

From Lauren Peele… I find nature and environment so very inspiring. The location of the wedding can play such a huge role in the overall mood of the wedding day, which ultimately determines the experience guests have. Darci, of Beargrass Gardens, and I wanted to create a shoot that would inspire brides to use the environment to help influence the overall design and feel of their big day.

We decided to shoot at RiverOaks, in Charleston, South Carolina. RiverOaks Charleston is both elegant and earthy, which made for the perfect backdrop for the overall story of our shoot. Darci incorporated hues of pale pinks, crimsons, caramels with accents of blue which all complemented the environment. Our models gorgeous auburn hair and the copper used on the tabletop also help tie together the overall aesthetic. All of the elements used in the design of the shoot helped to enhance, not overpower, the natural beauty of RiverOaks Charleston which is what we would love to inspire real brides to do.

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Photography: Lauren Peele | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: Greenwood Events | Wedding Dress: Ru De Seine | Hair + Makeup: Dannon K. Collard | Venue: RiverOaks Charleston | Bridal Boutique: Alice In Ivory | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Model Agency: Tout Talent | Paper Products: Birdwalk Press | Ribbon: Tono & Co | Tabletop Rentals: Greenwood Events

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Vintage Chic Charleston Wedding

I have such a love affair with Charleston. And Charleston weddings? Some of the very best. They just know how to combine tradition with sweet southern style in a way that always makes me swoon, and this beauty captured by Dana Cubbage Weddings with florals from Branch Design Studio is the perfect example of why. And you can see just what I’m talking about right here in the VAULT.

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From Dana Cubbage WeddingsThe Legare Waring House at Charlestowne Landing is just one of those venues that is so quintessentially Charleston and so naturally beautiful. It’s no wonder that Lara + Ed fell in love with it’s beauty and used it as the inspiration for their wedding design! They wanted to utilize as many areas of the property as possible, so they planned their ceremony beneath the majestic Wedding Tree, cocktail hour on the patio in front of the main house, and an open air reception in the Avenue of Oaks! It was stunning!In an effort to incorporate even more of the property into their photos, we did their First Look, portraits, and bridal party photos in the Wedding Garden… one of my favorite spots at Legare. The lighting was absolutely PERFECT, streaming through the trees + Spanish Moss. That’s the kind of stuff that gets me really excited as a photographer!After a beautiful ceremony under one of the most majestic oak trees I’ve ever seen, Lara + Ed enjoyed a seated dinner with their family + friends before hitting the dance floor. Lauren of ELM Events helped bring Lara’s wedding vision to life and their rustic-inspired design featured a mix of family-style long tables and smaller rounds, wooden chairs, lanterns, candles, and plenty of beautiful floral arrangements by Branch Design Studio. Chandeliers hung from the Avenue of Oaks, adding a touch of glam to this beautiful soiree. Beneath the glowing lights and stars, Lara + Ed dined al fresco and danced the night away with their closest family + friends while Charleston Groove Factory rocked the house. It was another beautiful fall evening in Charleston and such an amazing day all around.

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Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Essense | Cake: cakes by kasarda | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: Rent The Runway | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Catering: Mosaic Unique Events | Hair + Makeup: Paper Dolls | Band: Charleston Groove Factory | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Charlestowne Landing | Bridal Boutique: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Event Planning + Coordination: Lauren Miller At ELM Events | Rentals: Event Haus Rentals

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Destination Charleston Wedding with a Contemporary Vibe

If you have yet to see the engagement session that precedes this pretty day, take a second to check it out. And once you’ve fallen in love with this insanely chic duo, I promise you’ll love their wedding all the more. Photographed by Kyle John, I’m calling it “Southern Charm with a Modern Edge,” and if minimalist design makes your heart sing? This gallery is for you. Believe me, your Friday just got so much better.

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From The Bride…Living and working in weddings in Chicago, we decided we wanted to get away from the midwest, and find a place where our family and friends would be excited to spend a long weekend. Evan had spent some time in South Carolina in college, so we started looking in Charleston. The beautiful mossy trees, charming city, and beach oasis completely drew us in. We spent many, many hours looking up venues, caterers and flower shops before we took our first trip down, and arrived with a short list of vendors to visit. We ended up only visiting Magnolia Plantation while we were there, and it was like paradise. We knew it would be a dream for Kyle to work there, and the intimacy of the conservatory was perfect for my vision of a lush, overgrown garden wedding.

With both of us being in creative fields, it was important for us to find vendors who had a strong vision, and we could let them run wild with our ideas. Kyle was the first vendor we found- we completely fell in love with his photographs, and laid back attitude. We knew he would be a perfect fit for our wedding. We really wanted tacos for our dinner, but we found a lot of caterers only offered low country food, or typical wedding options. We were so happy to find B. Gourmet- they took the menus from our favorite taco spots and created something that reflected our tastes and creativity. To this day, we still get compliments on the food!

Even though planning a destination wedding was sometimes difficult, we were so happy with how everything turned out. More than the wedding day itself, it was so fun to have our family and friends on vacation with us for the weekend, enjoy the city, and join us for the best dance party we could ask for!

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Photography: Kyle John Photography | Coordination: Lauren Miller At ELM Events | Floral Design: Mixson Flower Shop | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Whole Foods | Invitations: Perregeaux Wedding Photography | Bride's Shoes: Madewell | Jewelry: BHLDN | Rings: Satomi Kawakita | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Various | Catering: B. Gourmet Catering | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Magnolia Plantation Carriage House

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