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Charleston Bridal Inspiration

My secret obsession as of late? Bridal shoots. And when they’re set amongst the swaying Southern trees adorned with Spanish Moss like this one from Lauren Jonas, I could gaze at the gallery for days. Filled to the brim with dreamy dresses from the Gown Boutique Of Charleston and gorgeous hair pieces from Treats For Tresses, there’s so much pretty to peruse.

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Summer
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Mansion
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Whimsical

From Lauren Jones PhotographyThis styled shoot at Legare Waring House in Charles Towne Landing was captured by Lauren Jonas and is nothing short of stunning. Hair pieces are representing a growing trend in 2014. This team was inspired by Treats for Tresses, a local hair piece designer based out of Charleston. With dresses provided by Gown Boutique of Charleston, the ladies at Fabulous Fête decided on four looks: earthy, whimsical, modern, and trendy. Each of the four looks feature a gorgeous handmade hair piece that will just knock you off your feet.

Photography: Lauren Jonas | Event Planning: Fabulous Fete | Floral Design: Keepsakes Florist | Wedding Dress: Gown Boutique Of Charleston | Cake Stand: Anthropologie | Hair : Tamsyn Rickards | Hair Pieces: Treats For Tresses | Makeup: Sabra Mizzell | Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals | Venue: Legare Waring House

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Classic, Laid-Back Beach Wedding in Charleston

There are few places better suited for a classy beachfront wedding than Charleston, SC — great weather, architecture, cuisine, and a high dose of Southern charm. It’s perfect! And these nuptials, designed with help from MOD Events, are enough to make the heart swell. Just take a peek at the video from Low Country Wedding Films and the gallery full of loveliness from Lindsey A. Miller.

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Fall
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Beach Resort
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Elegance

From The Bride…Since the day we met at a local Irish Pub, Aaron and I have been having fun and making each other laugh. We got engaged, just over a year and a half from our first date, in the middle of a beautiful Christmas lit courtyard in Carmel, Indiana!

I’ve always dreamed of having a destination wedding on the beach and Aaron agreed, so now the question was where. After browsing through our many options, we ended up choosing to get married in October, on the harbor, in Charleston, South Carolina. We knew it would be perfect since we both admire its architecture, delicious cuisine, nautical feel, and southern hospitality (it was also within a reasonable driving distance for our guests).

Once we decided on the final destination, choosing the venue was easy. We got married at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. I grew up in a small lake town so I loved all the sailboats in the harbor, the long pier, and the marina on site. All of our guests stayed at the resort while we stayed at the Cottages on Charleston Harbor right next door. The charming cottage gave us our own secluded, special space while still being close to everything. This venue was so perfect for our out-of-town guests because the resort, beach ceremony/reception, cottage, golf course, naval museum and rehearsal dinner at Fish House were all within walking distance of each other. The resort also had a water taxi that could take guests to downtown Charleston to do some exploring of the enchanting city!

Aaron and I are both very relaxed, laid back people so with the help of Kala at MOD Events (and Pinterest) our wedding began to take shape! With getting married on a Friday and lots of DIY, we were able to create our dream wedding within our budget. Our colors were dusty shale (J.Crew), gray, and muted corals. I wanted a sweet, relaxing beach affair (nothing over-the-top). We added rustic chic touches with DIY cupcake stands (made from antique glass plates and candle sticks), mason jars, chevron paper straws, DIY scrapbook paper and twine wrapped vintage glass bottles (as vases), driftwood, beach bonfire with s’mores, DIY chevron-detailed signs, and a dance floor under the stars lit with café lighting!

I was so excited to see my wedding Pinterest board (that I may or may not have had completed before my engagement) come to life. The weather was perfect and we were so thankful to have so many friends and family travel to be with us on our special day.

Our wedding day was beyond perfect and we couldn’t have imagined it any better! We danced the night away with all of our guests and we are still hearing not only what a fun evening it was for everyone, but also an unforgettable vacation!

Photography: Lindsey A. Miller Photography | Videography: Low Country Wedding Films | Event Planning: MOD Events | Floral Design: Charleston Flower Market | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Cupcakes: D'lish Dessert | Invitations: Invitations By Dawn | Ceremony Venue: The Beach At Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina | Reception Venue: Sunrise Terrace At Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Caterer: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina | DJ: EPIC Charleston, LLC | Officiant: Peter Edward Lanzillotta | Ceremony Music: Michael Peifer | Bride's Belt: J. Crew | Bride/Bridesmaid Sandals: DSW | Getting Ready Venue: The Cottages On Charleston Harbor | Groomsmen Attire: Alfani From Macy's | Hair/Makeup: Vanity Salon | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: The Fish House | Tent Rentals: Snyder Rentals

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Sweet and Sunny Lakeside Engagement

There’s nothing sweeter than an engagement session, especially when its filled with this much laughter. We’re also digging the bride to be’s bold green skirt and the future groom’s gingham shirt. Perfect for a shoot on the ever glorious shores of Lake Murray, right? We think so. And there’s a whole gallery of lovely moments captured from Katie Purnell Photography‘s lens for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!


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Fall
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Lakeside
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Romantic

From Katie PurnellVaughn asked Elizabeth to marry him on New Year’s Eve, at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. He presented to her a spoon ring, remembering years before she once told him she had a strange dream where he proposed with a spoon. He then let her pick out the real engagement ring he knew only she could choose that is a stunning sapphire set in diamonds.

We photographed their engagement where the wedding will be held; at her father’s lake house with many childhood memories. I gave her simple baby’s breath to hold since she plans to carry a bouquet of it for the wedding, and held on tight to Vaughn as he made her laugh and laugh.

Photography: Katie Purnell | Venue: Lake Murray