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Elegant Gold and Blush Southern Wedding

From the second I saw those killer metallic heels, this wedding had my heart in a serious way. And with fashion moments that take your breath away plus impeccable design by Spencer Special Events, it’s going down an a SMP fave – no doubt about it. The ever-talented Landon Jacob Productions told the story through their lens, and you can watch it unfold right here in the gallery.

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From Landon Jacob ProductionsRachael & Jeff were married Saturday, May 24th, 2014 in beautiful Bluffton, South Carolina at the United Methodist Church and reception at Colleton River. A destination wedding for most guests, it was a special Memorial Day Wedding Weekend that was very family oriented. The wedding was full of glamour and still had a bohemian flair. Rachael’s stunning wedding gown was very avante garde. Her shoes and jewelry were very fashion forward. The open back and slit on the side was a bit sexy, but the beautiful lace detail and sleeves kept this extremely tasteful. The bridesmaids were wore beautiful halos. Blondes did white blooms and pink, the brunettes had lighter pink and white. They were married in the church that they always wanted to be married in and were so happy it became available for the day of their wedding.

Immediately after they were pronounced husband and wife, the Voices of El Shaddai Gullah Choir was a surprise to everyone and there was not a dry eye in the house! Singing Oh Happy Day and a variety of other Gullah choir favorites, all the guests truly enjoyed this surprise. Colleton River is a very special place for Rachael and Jeff – they quite simply adore the natural beauty of Colleton River – so with the world class service and dining, it was a natural fit. Gold was reflected in all the aspects of the wedding design, from the linens to the chargers, to touches in the flowers.

Custom made bars with mirrors were built, gold gilded screens sat on the lawn with living room furniture for the cocktail hour. Family is very important the couple, a lot of children at the wedding, they had a kids room with kids buffet and Ninetendo Wii.

Escort card display was on the entryway chandelier, guests names dangled from beautiful ribbon. Head table was a dramatic display of stemmed glass with submerged florals. The chandiliers in the ballroom were covered with baby’s breath and gold seeded eucalyptus. A large “W” monogram was adorned in all white florals that hung above the fireplace.

Food for the wedding – Chef Robert Wysong did not disappoint with beautiful and delicious tasting food. Beautiful chilled seafood display, crab claws, marinated mussels, poached shrimp, buttler passed pot stickers, blue cheese stuffed mushrooms, mini lump crab cakes. Plated dinner was exquisite, choice entrée – local grouper, Meditterian roasted chicken, filet.
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Rachael’s bouquet all white florals with a touch of pink, and included peonies, roses, lilac, freesia, hyacinth, ranunculus. Bridesmaids wore blush dress and carried mono botanical white flowers accented by gold seeded eucalyptus. Gold wedding cake by Custom Cakes, Minette Rushing. The cake wanted to reflect. Monogram above the fireplace, custom drapery by Party Tables.

Photography: Landon Jacob Productions | Event Planning: Spencer Special Events | Floral Design: A Floral Affair | Wedding Dress: Berta | Cake: Minette Rushing | Reception: Colleton River Plantation Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Lighting: JLJ Events | Band: East Coast Entertainment | Linen: Party Tables | Makeup And Hair: Christine Stephens | Rentals: Savannah Special Events

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Squarespace Custom Wedding Websites + A Discount!

Kind of like a save the date, your wedding website is one of the first glimpses your guests will have of the look + feel of your big day. So, obviously, you want that sneak peek to be totally stunning. And that, my dears, is where Squarespace comes in!  With a newly-launched portal devoted to weddings and six brand new wedding templates boasting helpful tools + features, Squarespace makes it easy to keep your guests beautifully informed.

Designed with weddings in mind, these six new Squarespace templates are as functional as they are beautiful. We’re especially loving the Alex, which offers full-screen imagery and parallex scrolling to tell your story in an engaging way and the Charlotte, which is perfect for fun-loving couples as it tells a story with gorgeous photo galleries and scroll-based navigation! Aside from the breathtaking templates, Squarespace makes engaged life oh-so-much easier with features such as address collection, RSVP forms, custom gift registries, weather widgets, song requests and even private pages for the bridal party only! Keeping your guests informed has never been so easy.

And get this SMPers, just for you all, Squarespace is offering 10% off with coupon code SMP14! Coupon good until December 31, 2014. To get started on your very own wedding webiste, head over here!


Social Hour with SMP

It’s official. Friday at 6pm is fast becoming our happiest hour, and not because of the cheap cocktails. Not only is it when we announce awesome giveaways, crazy discounts and lucky winners, but it’s that most awaited time when we give you the week’s recap of your favorites from Instagram and Pinterest. So sit back and scroll to see which pics you picked!

This Week's Most Loved Pics
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Boyfriend Shirts from Plum Pretty Sugar
Something Blue Prize pack from La Marca Prosecco

This week’s DISCOUNTS…

For our California brides… Discounts from Love and Lace Bridal and check out the Wedding Open House at The Nixon Library on October 12th!

For Our Midwest brides… Discounts from a&bé bridal shop and WASIO Photography.

For our Tri-State brides… A special engagement session offer from Twah Dougherty.

Congratulations to Kathrine and Laura P who each won a $200 gift card to Target!