SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
Elegant Charleston Plantation Wedding

This Bride deserves a round of applause, for not only creating an elegant, romantic affair not soon to be forgotten, but doing it all in only four months! That takes talent, and it was on full display as guest enjoyed every minute of this Southern celebration, captured completely by Virgil Bunao and Life In Rewind for us to enjoy. See all the pics in the Vault right here and don’t miss the film below!

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Styles
Elegant

From the Bride… We planned our destination wedding in four months because, having been together for almost five years, we didn’t want to wait and we knew that springtime in Charleston would be beautiful. Our wedding planner made the planning process exciting and enjoyable; she understood our vision and executed it perfectly. From a “Bacon Bar” filled with late night treats to an outdoor Gentlemen’s section with cigars, scotch, darts, leather couches and even deer antlers, it was a true Southern wedding on a historic plantation.

The wedding day was—not to sound trite—the best day of our lives! We wrote our own ceremony and vows, dined on amazing food and danced like there was no tomorrow. We were sent off under sparklers to our hotel in a vintage Bentley with bacon mac-n-cheese waiting for us in the trunk. It was such an amazing day, and there was no moment of dullness at all. It was all that we wanted: our sweet family and friends gathered to celebrate our new beginning as husband and wife under classic Southern oaks.

Photography: Virgil Bunao | Cinematography: Life In Rewind | Event Planning: Haley Harper Kelly, A Charleston Bride | Floral Design: A Charleston Bride | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander Bridal | Cake: Connie Ryan, Bride's Aunt | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Catering: Cru Catering | Makeup: Paper Dolls | Hair: Paper Dolls | Groom's Attire: Hamilton Douglass Clothiers | Wedding Venue: Middleton Place Plantation | Ceremony Musician: Nikolai Duo | Cocktail Hour Musician: Charleston Virtuosi | Flower Girl Dress: Pink Princess | Reception Musician: DJ Wade | Veil: Justin Alexander Bridal

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in Charleston

Fox Events
View Portfolio
Ooh! Events
View Portfolio
Posh Petals and Pearls
View Portfolio
Michael Moss Photography
View Portfolio
La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
View Portfolio
Faith Teasley Photography
View Portfolio
Rustic Elegant Spring Wedding at Boone Hall Plantation

Oh golly, it can be hard to not have favorites but Boone Hall Plantation? Yeah, you really can’t beat it (Ryan and BlakeNoah and Allie, they knew it) – and Virgil Bunao’s pics show exactly why I go gaga over this venue. It played host to this romantic celebration that reinforces my belief that Charleston knows how to throw a proper party. See all the goodness in the gorgeous gallery and Cinema 843’s film below!

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Plantation
Styles
Rustic

From the Bride… When you get engaged, everyone talks about how stressful it is to plan a wedding but in my experience, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If I wasn’t already counting my blessings in finding Graham, I certainly did so during the planning process. He took charge of all of the integral pieces: booking the venue and band (before he even popped the question!), arranging for transportation for our guests, reviewing contracts, and coordinating all of our vendors. Taking these not-so-fun aspects off my plate let me focus on the parts that I enjoyed: design, florals, and food!

When we envisioned our wedding, we wanted it to feel natural, relaxed and celebratory – of our marriage, our family and our friendships. Ooh Events! executed our vision perfectly with rentals that complemented the rustic space and an abundance of greenery with subtle pops of florals. Cru Catering provided a family-style BBQ dinner that our guests are still raving about. And my favorite piece of decor was the signage provided by Paper Tangent: hand-painted watercolor programs and menus that lent a personal touch to the evening.

We were so fortunate to work with vendors who are not only perfectionists at their craft, but also wonderful individuals whose personalities made our wedding day all that much better. As one who does not crave being in front of the camera or the center of attention, Virgil was a blessing and made me feel at-ease instantly. We were also incredibly lucky to stumble across our ceremony musicians in a café in Savannah, and are thankful that Isaac and Ethan made the trip up to Charleston to serenade us. I’d be remiss not to mention Louisa Jacobs, our planner, whose professionalism, execution and care far exceeded our expectations.

There are two moments from our wedding that stick out most in my mind. First and foremost, the private dance at sunset on the dock with my groom – I will be forever grateful to Virgil for creating and capturing that moment for us. And secondly, the moment I paused to take in the scene during dinner – the candlelight, beautiful marsh sunset, and most importantly, the conversations and laughter of friends and family who had traveled from all over the world to celebrate with us. I hope all brides are as lucky as I am to have these memories.

Photography: Virgil Bunao | Videography: Richard Esposito, Cinema 843 | Event Planning: Louisa Jacobs, A Charleston Bride | Floral Design: Out Of The Garden | Wedding Dress: Mikaella Bridal | Cake: cakes by kasarda | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Catering: Cru Catering | Makeup: Lindsay Skog | Hair: Lindsay Skog | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Groom's Shoes: Gucci | Wedding Venue: Boone Hall Plantation | Ceremony Musician: Isaac Smith and Ethan Stewart, Magnolia Bloom Music | Invitations/Paper: Paper Tangent | Reception Musician: Pure Party Band | Rentals: Ooh! Events | Veil: Bride's Head Revisited

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
Elegant Navy + Blush Charleston Wedding

If you’re a sucker for romance, then boy are you in for a treat! This darling duo spent their first weekend together at a friend’s wedding in Costa Rica, got engaged during a surprise trip to Paris (he proposed in front of the Eiffel Tower!), and then brought it home for a proper Southern wedding in Charleston. SMP-fave Sarah Kate captured all the magic in the gallery here, and you won’t want to miss a single bit!

Colors
Seasons
Winter
Settings
ChurchEatery

From The Bride…Ty and I “met” in NYC on several different occasions- first time we met was during a big group dinner (he sat on one end, I sat all the way on the other) and I ended up leaving afterwards because I was so exhausted. The second time we saw each other – well – let’s just say there was a bit of a road block by way of a guy I was dating. Nonetheless, both times, we caught each other’s eye. I found myself talking to Ty more than I was talking to the guy I was dating! Fast forward to several months later, our mutual friends Lauren & Adam, plan a wedding in Costa Rica. We both end up going (I was living in Virginia at the time & Ty came from NYC). The whole group met at the airport once we landed in CR & I think it is safe to say that Ty and I were together from that moment on. I will always remember seeing him again in the airport (11/2/2013 to be exact) and the very first thing he said to me. We ended up riding together to the wedding destination – a long car ride broken up by a ferry ride in the middle. During the ferry ride, without me knowing, Ty decided it would be funny to sign me up for karaoke (yes, they had karaoke on the ferry). So, next thing I know the DJ is calling my name and the first song I happened to see in the book & ended up picking was Beyonce’s “Single Ladies – If you like it, then you should put a ring on it.”

I thought we were going to Maine for a long weekend. But, little did I know Ty had different plans. Ty SURPRISED me with a trip to Paris (which is also where we ended up meeting our photographers Sarah Kate & Josh)!!!!! He planned the WHOLE THING without me knowing, even getting his hands on my passport. It was so perfect! Ty and I travel very similarly where we don’t really have much of an agenda, we just like to get out and go. We ended up at the Eiffel Tower several days into the trip after walking around the city most of the day. We packed a picnic & a bottle of wine and right as we picked the perfect spot to relax, Ty got down on one knee and all I remember is the tears started to come!

We are both from the South, so I knew we wanted a wedding somewhere in that region. We chose Charleston for its beautiful southern charm, amazing cuisine & gorgeous architecture. We thought what better idea than to have our wedding the weekend following New Year’s so we could keep the holiday going! I wanted a winter type feel to our wedding even though I knew the weather would be nothing like true winter weather! I envisioned simplicity with lots of greenery, natural elements and candles. I also wanted to incorporate as many personal touches as I could – we used my mom’s veil as the drape at the front of the church, I wore my grandmother’s cocktail ring from the 1940’s, my best friend’s veil and also Ty’s grandmother’s vintage stole! We discussed early on that the 3 most important things for us were good music, good food & good photography. I would say we nailed all 3! We hired Seth G for the ceremony & cocktail hour & DJ Smiles Davis from The Flashdance for the reception, had the most delicious cuisine & cocktails hosted by Cannon Green, and of course got to use our beloved friends, Sarah Kate & Josh, as our amazing photographers. I would definitely say that was a top personal touch as well! Our signature drink was a Manhattan to pay homage to the city where our romance blossomed & where we currently live.

It’s all brides favorite day, but we can honestly say that we took everyone’s advice and WE had so much fun! I think you can easily get caught up in making sure that everyone else is having a good time that you forget about yourselves, but if the bride & groom are having fun, everyone else is guaranteed to as well!

Photography: Sarah Kate | Coordination: Mac & B Events | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Church: St Luke's Chapel | Reception Venue: Cannon Green | Bridemaids Skirt: Dillards | Bridesmaids Shirt: Shopbop | Floral: Sweet Grass Events | Getting Ready Hotel: Zero George | Photo Lab: PhotoVision Prints

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Romantic Charleston Elopement Inspiration at Middleton Place

This next lovely marks the end of a day filled with beauty, so you better bet it’s got grande finale written all over it. Capturing an array of exquisite moments, Lucy Cuneo has done it again. From the Bride’s elegantly windswept TEAM Hair & Makeup updo, to the super sweet sparkler sendoff, it’s all waiting for you in the masterly crafted gallery!

From Lucy Cuneo PhotographyBursts of Azalea pink and white magnolia dominate the scenic gardens of beautiful Middleton Place Plantation, Charleston’s most striking historical gardens. We follow Robert & Amberley on a scenic stroll down winding paths and among the ancient boughs, pausing just to celebrate each other. After a quick change they exit in front of the historic home, all smiles in a vintage Bentley. The wide brim hat a nod to the Southern traditions that inspired the shoot.

Photography: Lucy Cuneo Photography | Styling : Sophie Goodhew | Floral Design: Sweet Grass Events | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Croghans | Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup | Bridal Boutique: Carine's Bridal Atelier | Event Styling Assistance: Richard Wheeler Designs | Hair Extensions: Team Bridal Extensions | Hat: Goorin Brothers | Models: The Block Agency | Plantation: Middleton Place | Tuxedo Rental: The Black Tux

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
Charleston Engagement Inspiration Full of Southern Charm

This, my dears, is how you do a Southern e-sesh. One part sweetness, one part elegance, sprinkled with a whole lotta charm. And it so happens to be the second slice of goodness in our trio of pretty from Lucy Cuneo today. From the stunning setting of Lowndes Grove to that beauty of a top knot perfected by TEAM Hair & Makeup, it’s easy to lose yourself in this gallery.

From Lucy Cuneo PhotographyRobert & Amberley enjoy a private dinner at Historic Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston. After strolling among the live oaks, they share a glass of bubbles on the piazza overlooking the river at sunset. Reveling in one another’s company, they grab a quick dance to Sinatra before their private dining experience in the glass porch begins.

See the dreamy boudoir inspiration from this morning right here!

Photography: Lucy Cuneo Photography | Event Design: Richard Wheeler Designs | Event Styling: Sophie Goodhew | Floral Design: Sweetgrass Events | Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg | Dress: Valentino | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: Croghans | Hair & Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup | Clothes: Ralph Lauren | Glassware: Williams Sonoma | Location: Lowndes Grove | Models: The Block Agency | Plates & Vase: Acquisitions

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here