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Classic Charleston Wedding with Shades of Pink

There is nothing I love more than a little Southern Charm, and this wedding is a timeless example of just that. From the heartfelt monograms to the peony filled bouquets by Branch Design StudioCaroline Ro was there to snap every striking detail and trust me when I say you won’t want to miss the swoon-worthy gallery here.

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From Caroline RoAshley and Jason’s wedding was one for the books! When I met them in Savannah at a private plantation months earlier in which they included their two dogs and bunny (a cat hs been added since), I knew their wedding would be a hit!

My favorite part about the day was how involved both sides of the family were. I met both Ashley and Jason’s mom at their engagement session and loved how you could tell they had already hit it off as friends.

Come the wedding, the two were just as involved and excited. Jason’s mom monogrammed everything you see and worked relentless to make sure it all looked perfect. Ashley’s mom had a huge hand over so many of the design elements, making sure everything came together perfectly as she was in Charleston while Ashley and Jason were in Savannah.

And when it came time for me to arrive on the wedding day, Ashley was beyond ready! She had all her details perfectly laid out and had sent items over to Jason’s for the same. And although the two and their families cared about details, I could tell they also cared about straight up having fun! Their first dance surprised everyone as a perfectly executed ball room dance (smooth, not stiff and practiced) and then when they both got on stage toward the end of the night to sing the night away. How can you ask for a better couple?

Photography: Caroline Ro | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Wedding Gown: Bleu Belle Bridal | Ceremony Venue: Trinity United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: Daniel Island Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bleu Belle Bridal | Hair & Makeup: JMK Studio | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Cocktail Hour Music: Classical Charleston | Reception Band: Soul Fish

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Summer Pastel Wedding at Daniel Island Club

If pretty gets your heart going the way it gets mine, I’m here to warn you to sit down. This Charleston wedding from Jennings King Photography is pretty embodied, with it’s pastel color palette, the rustic touches, and the ceremony moments after the rain stopped and the sun popped through the clouds.


After my husband Collin proposed to me, I visited a few venues in the Chicago land area even though I had a secret wish to be married in Charleston. When I didn’t fall in love with any of the venues in Chicago, I shared my secret with Collin and he was just as excited about the potential idea of being married in the Low Country! When I saw Daniel Island Club, it was love at first sight! I knew it had to be the place for our wedding.

Daniel Island Club was the perfect venue for an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. We planned for a ceremony on the back lawn overlooking the beautiful marsh. We also prepared for a sunny and hot summer day in late June with fans for ceremony programs, parasols, and groomsmen in shades. It turned out dark clouds followed by a lot of rain rolled in about an hour before the ceremony began. We moved the ceremony under a covered patio, which turned out to be just a wonderful. It was a smaller area, so everyone sat close together and it made the setting feel very intimate. In fact, the rain stopped and the sun peeked through the clouds right before I was about to walk down the aisle. My mom surprised us at the end of our ceremony with a release of a dozen butterflies – representing “new beginnings”. It was such a special surprise!

I knew I wanted our wedding to have a rustic-vintage feel to it. We incorporated this with touches of burlap, twine, and rustic signage. When I couldn’t decide on wedding colors, I had the wedding party wear neutrals and brought in many colors through the flowers. I was so happy with the flowers put together by Branch Design Studio. The variety of flowers used in the bouquets created bright pops of color and texture. The flowers on the tables were in mason jars and vintage bottles surrounded by mercury glass votives. It was exactly what I had hoped for!

The bridesmaids wore one of their gifts – robes from Plum Pretty Sugar while we enjoyed the day getting ready at Daniel Island Club. I couldn’t wait to put on my “something new” – my dress! Along with the dress, I wore a very special “something old” – my 95 year old grandmother’s opal ring. My mom and older sister also wore the ring on their wedding day. Due to health reasons, my grandmother couldn’t attend the wedding, so it meant a lot to have a piece of her with me that day.

Collin and I exchanged letters before we saw each other for our first look. It was our version of writing our own vows before we said traditional ones during the ceremony. Collin and I decided we wanted to do a first look and share time together before the ceremony. I’m so glad we did – it was one of my favorite moments of the day!

We celebrated and danced all night long! Guests drank “His & Her” cocktails served in mason jars and dressed up with silly props in the photo booth. We exited through a tunnel of sparklers to our golf cart “getaway car”. – it was the perfect end to a perfect day! We couldn’t have been happier!

Photography: Jennings King Photography | Videographer: Low Country Wedding Films | Event Planning: Sara Cavallon Celebrations | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Ashley Bakery | Invitations: William Arthur | Ceremony Venue: Daniel Island Club | Reception Venue: Daniel Island Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Coren Moore | Catering: Daniel Island Club | Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co. | DJ: Epic Charleston | Transportation: Low Country Valet And Shuttle | Rentals: Synder

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Elegant Charleston Wedding With Southern Charm at William Aiken House

I’m so obsessed with this wedding, I don’t even know where to begin. Tusk Events hit the ball out of the park with this one, and that’s no exaggeration. From the stylish invitations to the stunning florals by Stems - every single thing sitting pretty in this gallery from Tim Will is simply beyond, and you can see it all here

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From Tim WillThe wedding designed by Katie Poole and Rebecca Erickson at Tusk Events highlighted the “hunt is over” theme for the perfect Southern wedding. The grooms, John and Tyler, married at the William Aiken House in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The wedding was a perfect mix of both groom’s taste with elegant and rustic southern charm touches. The couple got in touch with their Southern roots through the use of bullet place cards and antler pieces placed amongst the reception area. Even the groom’s brackish bow ties were a play on the hunting theme- which are individually crafted with guinea fowl feathers, a very dapper touch for their big day! Stems of Charleston did an amazing job bringing in an array of feathers, flowers, and succulents to bring a rustic charm to the elegance of the William Aiken property.

Photography: Tim Will | Event Planning: Tusk Events | Catering: Fish | Venue: William Aiken House | Bowties: Brackish Bowties | Florals: Stems | Music: Classical Charleston | Rentals: Ooh Events | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals

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Elegant Ballroom Wedding in Charleston

Now I’m not positive on this, but I’d imagine exchanging vows under a chuppah full of florals and dripping in crystal just makes the “I Do” sound that much better. With bright petals leading the way down the aisle, and a reception equally as beautiful, this couple may have compromised on a destination, but Sara York Grimshaw did not compromise on style. See all the captures from Marni Rothschild here.

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From Marni RothschildMatt, originally from Tennessee and Marissa, from New Jersey, dated long distance for two years after meeting in college in Boulder. One weekend they decided to take a quick vacation and meet in Charleston, SC. Marissa had never been to Charleston before but Matt and his family would vacation in Charleston when he was younger. Over dinner one night they were talking about how much they were falling in love with the city and if they ever got married, it would be in Charleston. So four years later when Matt proposed there was no question. It turned out to be a great compromise between her family up north and his family in the south.

Both of Matt’s sisters brought a special touch to the wedding. Amanda made the bridesmaids necklaces and Lauren made the flowers for the cake out of recycled materials.

My favorite detail was the cufflinks Marissa gave her Uncle. Her mom (his sister) had passed away and Marissa had cufflinks made for him with lace from her wedding gown. There was also a piece of her mom’s gown sown into her own.

The bride and groom wanted to take advantage of both the city and the clubhouse on Daniel Island, so we staged a first look downtown. The Customs House was directly across the street from their hotel and a local hospice happened to be doing an outreach program that day. The steps of the building were covered in flower umbrellas that perfectly complemented the ballroom décor! The bright backdrop and onlookers made for a memorable first look. On Daniel Island, the ceremony was under a chuppah dripping with crystals, twigs and gobs of flowers on the Clubhouse lawn. Guests enjoyed sunset during the cocktail hour outdoors and then dined underneath a draped ceiling with a dozen crystal chandeliers hung at varying heights in the ballroom.

Photography: Marni Rothschild | Event Planning: Weddings Elegantly Designed | Floral Design: Sara York Grimshaw | Floral Design: Sara York Grimshaw | Wedding Gown: Lazaro | Ceremony Venue: Daniel Island Club | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Daniel Island Club | Make Up: Leslie Moore | Hair: Stuart Lawrence Salon | Lighting: Technical Event Company | Grooms Attire: Metroboom | Accomodations: Market Pavilion Hotel | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Box Of Pearls | Cake Flowers: Lauren Karnitz | Linens: Nuage Designs | Printed Materials: Studio R Design | Reception Music: US Beat | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals

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Southern Outdoor Plantation Wedding

Charleston, South Carolina is one of those spots that produces some of the loveliest weddings we see, and this plantation-set beauty is no exception. With classic sensibilities and a little vintage flavor, it has everything a wedding lover wants thanks to Ooh! Events, 428 Vintage Rentals and so many more. Hannah Colclazier snapped the gallery, and it’s all sitting happily right here.

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From Hannah Colclazier PhotographyThe stag and the fox, also known as Amy and Jeff, were married on March 1st 2014 in lovely Charleston, SC.

Amy drew a lot of inspiration from the Stag and the Fox which are incorporated throughout the wedding details. Invitations, Save the Dates, Cake Topper and antlers perfectly placed in the reception.

It was the perfect day! Amy and Jeff, both from South Carolina, now live in Alexandria, Virginia but wanted to go back home for their wedding day. The chose the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House as their venue for both the ceremony and reception.

Mustard yellow was one of the main focal colors throughout the day. Beautiful neutral flowers with pops of the bride’s favorite color, orange. The bride’s bouquet included pheasant feathers from her father’s home state of South Dakota.

The bride walked into the ceremony through two vintage doors to either side of the aisle and with chandeliers hanging from the trees above.

My favorite detail was the amazing “Guest Book” wall. Guests were invited to write their messages and hang their notes on antlers mounted on a wooden wall. At the top of the wall was a large bull skeleton…so cool!

Every last detail was placed by the Burlap Elephant and captured by Hannah Colclazier Photography.

Photography: Hannah Colclazier Photography | Cake: Wildflour | Catering: Butcher & Bee | Makeup: Makeup By Elana | Hair: Hair By Alise | Calligraphy: Properly Penned By Madeleine Shelton | Groom's Attire: Joseph A. Bank | Groomsmen's Attire: Joseph A. Bank | Ceremony Music: Micah Gangwer | Transportation: ACW Limo | Wedding Venue: Magnolia Plantation Carriage House | Bartending: Squeeze | Bridal Cocktail Dress: Phillip Lim 3.1 | Bridal Gown: Modern Trousseau | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Event Coordination: The Burlap Elephant | Floral: Out Of The Garden | Rehearsal Band: Root Doctors | Rentals: Polished Tabletop | Rentals: Ooh! Events | Rentals: 428 Vintage Rentals | Save The Dates: Mr And Mrs Party Pants

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Charleston Destination Wedding at Old Wide Awake Plantation

Charleston never fails to wow when it comes to weddings. With elegance and charm, they always seem to sweep me off my feet. Today, Loren Routhier is proving my point in the prettiest of ways, because this Charleston soiree is the definition of perfection, and you can see what I mean here.


From Loren RouthierThese Chicago-natives had a lovely destination soiree at Old Wide Awake Plantation. It was a classic black tie affair with southern style and charm. The bride wore a stunning gown with overflowing tulle, while the groom wore a classic black tux and black bow tie. They were married under the sweeping oaks of the plantation, just off the banks of the Ashley River.

Photography: Loren Routhier | Event Planner : Margaret McKenzie | Wedding Gown: Theia Couture | Gown Boutique : Solutions Bridal Designer House | Makeup : Elina Mille Of Bellelina | Hair: Alayna Sullivan Of Serendipity Salon | Catering: Cru Catering | Ceremony Music: Fox Music House | Event Rentals: Event DRS | Band: YeeHaw Junction | Cake : Sablee | Groom’s Tux: TopMan