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Sunny Seaside Engagement Session + WIUP

We’ve closed the book on another week, lovelies! But before you head out for some summertime happiness, we wanted to put you in the right head space for frolicking with this bright and sunny engagement session. There’s a whole gallery of bliss-filled photos from Julie Livingston Photography for you to soak in. So keep scrolling, enjoy your weekend, and don’t miss the discounts and giveaways at the end!


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From Julie Livingston Photography After their wedding, Sarah and Eddie dream of one day living in the beautiful Old Village of Mount Pleasant, SC, just over the Cooper River from Charleston. I have to admit its my dream too. With its old Oak trees creating tunnels over the roads and the warm ocean breeze in the air, its a neighborhood that anyone would be thrilled to call home. We both share a love for a few spots in the area including where Middle Street intersects Center Street and the endless beach at Station 18 on Sullivan’s Island. On a gorgeous and sunny Spring day, I met them in the Old Village and we started our “dream day” photo shoot.

We started out where Center St. meets Middle St. in the lovely Old Village and walked and laughed through the winding streets of picket fences and gorgeous light. The azaleas were in bloom so Eddie was quick to make a small bouquet for his bride. We then traveled to our favorite beach about 3 miles away on Sullivan’s Island where they danced in the soft waves. Eddie’s dad owns a vintage prop plane that has a special place in his heart so we ended the shoot on an airfield across town. I loved watching the love and laughter between these two. They are playful and fun and totally in love with one another. Their family and friends shared with me that the session captured their true love for one another. Sarah is a 5th grade teacher while Eddie is in medical device sales. But if you ask me…I think modeling could be their side job. They were a breeze to work with and I look forward to their December wedding in Pinehurst, NC among the greens of the golf courses and the black ties of the formal affair.

Men's Clothing: J Crew | Mens Suit: Brooks Brothers | Photography : Julie Livingston Photography | Plane: 1946 Globe Swift | Sunglasses: Persol | Women's Clothing: Nordstrom | Women's Shoes: Tory Burch

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS
Dream destination wedding from Escapes.CA
Something Blue Nile Pinterest Contest
$250 gift certificate from Bridal Reflections

This week’s DISCOUNTS…
Vino Backyard Designs
Squarespace
Zola
Diamond Mansion

For our California brides… Discounts from Paperwhites Photography.

For our Mid Atlantic brides… Discounts from Femina Photo + Design and Uber.

For our Midwest brides… Discounts from Bliss Weddings & Events.

For our Tri-State brides… Mark your calendars for the Galia Lahav Trunk Show at Bridal Reflections August 6-10th.

And WINNERS…

Congratulations to Cristina who won a Willa robe from Doie Lounge!

And Congrats to Anne Elyse! You’ve won a set of three tiered maxi dresses from Plum Pretty Sugar!

J.Crew is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.

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Classic Romantic Wedding In Charleston Harbor

It’s super satisfying to see your vision come to a reality and, lucky us, this Bride’s vision of a romantic Southern wedding is available for the viewing (thanks to Remedy Wedding Films and Marni Rothschild, of course). And there’s plenty to swoon over with her Modern Trousseau gown and lush bouquets from Ohh Events, all against the seaside backdrop of Patriot’s Point . See it all here!

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From The Bride…Brandon and I met on the school bus when I was in sixth grade (he was in eighth). I always hoped he would sit next to me, but it rarely happened. A couple of years later, I finally caught his eye. We dated throughout high school and also through college, although it was long distance. In November 2011, Brandon proposed to me in front of a gorgeous fall sunset along the Beaufort, SC waterfront. Little did I know, both of our families were hiding off in the distance! We are both incredibly close with our families and he knew how much I’d want to share that moment with them, as well. We enjoyed the evening toasting and eating at one of our favorite restaurants in Beaufort.

As soon as we got engaged, I could close my eyes and envision exactly what I wanted our wedding to look like – a regal church, a reception near the water, stately black tuxedos, gold décor, and a crowd that never leaves the classic black and white dance floor. And that’s exactly the wedding we planned.

Brandon and I wanted to reflect our classic taste with a timeless wedding full of crisp lines and elegant touches. I was inspired by an old-fashioned formal affair, but softened the overall look with soft tones of blush, ivory, and gold.

We were married at St. Mary of the Annunciation, the first Catholic church in the Carolinas and Georgia, by my childhood priest. The ceremony was my favorite part of the planning and its special details are what stick out in my mind most when I think about our wedding day. Our mothers were seated to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” the wedding party processed in to Bach’s “Jesu, Joy Man of Man’s Desiring,” and my father walked me down the aisle to Clarke’s “Trumpet Voluntary.” One of our dear friends sang “Surely the Presence,” a song that always makes me smile and think of my precious grandmother who passed a few years ago.

Our wedding party took a trolley across the Cooper River to Mount Pleasant, where we celebrated at our reception overlooking the Charleston harbor. Brandon and I danced to one of our favorite songs, “Let’s Stay Together,” by Al Green. We wanted our guests to have a great selection of food. We had various stations set up serving Lowcountry shrimp and grits, sirloin, roasted turkey, mixed greens salad, crab cakes, fried green tomato BLTs, and delicious gouda tortellini pasta. For a late night snack, we served hamburger sliders with mini french fry cones.

My favorite flowers are blush garden roses and white hydrangeas, so we had both of those in various size arrangements throughout the reception tent. Three vintage chandeliers were cascaded above the classic black and white dance floor. Alongside our cake, we displayed wedding photos of our parents and grandparents with the quote “We are but a reflection of those who have come before us.”

The Mighty Kicks kept our guests dancing all night. I don’t know if I’ve ever had more fun! One of my favorite moments was during the classic wedding reception song, “Shout,” which happened to be the last dance of the night. While everyone was shimmying to the ground during the “little bit softer now” part, Brandon asked me to stand up with him and look at how many people were on the dance floor. At that moment, we both had this magical feeling. All of our friends and family were together in one place at the same time with happiness abounding. That’s so special. I hope I never forget that moment.

Photography: Marni Rothschild | Videography: Remedy Wedding Films | Flowers: Ooh Events | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Wildflour Pastry | Invitations: Scotti Cline Designs | Reception Venue: Patriot's Point On Charleston Harbor | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale/Bella Bridesmaid | Catering: Relish Distinctive Catering | Hair: Charlotte Belk | Grooms Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Accomodations: The Wentworth Mansion | Day Of Planner: Ooh Events | Makeup: Charlotte Belk | Music: The Mighty Kicks | Rentals: Group Dynamics | Veil: Modern Trousseau | Wedding Venue: St Mary Of The Annunciation

Amsale and Modern Trousseau are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Ooh! Events and Marni Rothschild Pictures are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Sweet South Carolina Wedding at Charlestowne Landing

Sweet and South Carolina weddings seem to just go hand in hand. Like peanut butter and jelly or glitter with, well, anything. And this beauty sitting below, it’s about as sweet as they come. From the priceless first look, to the darling first dance (and everything in between) this gallery from Paige Winn Photography is smile inducing to say the very least.

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From Paige Winn PhotographyThere were so many wonderful things about this wedding. First and foremost, an amazing couple. Sweet, creative, and funny. Willing to do Wes Anderson-esque silly poses. Danielle designed everything herself from Panama and had her wedding planner friends and family make it all happen. They incorporated some details from Juan’s Panamanian heritage, the gold coins exchanged during the ceremony, amazing desserts made by Juan’s mother and readings during the ceremony were done in both English & Spanish. It was really a very magical day!

Photography: Paige Winn Photography | Planner: Mac & B Events | Invitations: Somsara | Beauty: Ash & Co | Hart to Hart Media: Thomas Hart | Legare Waring House: Charlestowne Landing

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