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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.


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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Traditional Spring Wedding

Add a sophisticated color palette like black and white to a traditional day simply overflowing with gorgeous details and the results are this: a rainy/romantic day that can only be described as breathtaking. From the stunning gown from White Lace And Promises to the yummy ice cream bar (YES) to the elegant Bridgemore setting.  See it all captured beautifully by JoPhoto in the full gallery.


From JoPhoto… Lauren and Jeff are two of our favorite people. Not only are they super perfect for each other, but they planned the most amazing Knoxville wedding and had a blast together doing it! Their black and white classy wedding was perfect for the clubhouse at Bridgemore, and Lauren and Jeff chose a fun alternative to having a traditional wedding cake – they had an ice cream bar for wedding guests instead of cake!

The day of their wedding it rained off and on, but the rain slacked off to a light sprinkle during their wedding ceremony and portraits. Moments after we were done taking photos outside, the rain started back up again. It was just enough time, and worked out perfectly!

Lauren said about her wedding gown, “I saw it at a bridal show up on a mannequin all in lights and HAD to have it! I knew before I even tried it on! It totally fits me and my old horse showing days since it’s covered with Swarovski crystals.”

Photography: JoPhoto | Floral Design: Lisa Foster Floral Design | Wedding Dress: White Lace And Promises | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Catering: Bradford Catered Events | Hair: Natural Alternatives | DJ: Ogle Entertainment | Mens Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Makeup: Angela R Makeup Artist | Rentals: Event Rentals By Rothchild | Wedding Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero | Wedding Venue: Bridgemore

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Key West Coral Wedding

Key West and pretty weddings go together like two peas in a pod. With stunning scenery and plenty o’ sunshine, all you really need is a punch of color and happy couple to pull off a dream day. Sweet Tea Photography knocked the photos of this pink and coral love fest straight out of the park and you can get your hands on every capture right over here.


From Sweet Tea Photography… Colleen Layman and Seric Fallon met during their brief experiment with online dating. The two met at a dive bar in South Beach called The Abbey, where they quickly realized that they both suffered from wanderlust….spending hours upon hours sharing their favorite places and adventures.

After two years of dating, Seric proposed. “It was New Year’s Eve and we went to a restaurant in Coral Gables. It was, of course, packed, and our table was very close to a few other couples. Just after the main course, he couldn’t wait any more, and took out the ring and asked me right there at the table. It was so loud in the restaurant that only a few people noticed, but we felt like we were the only people in the place. I said Yes and he put the ring on my finger… and then dessert arrived! It was a great way to ring in the New Year (pun intended!),” Colleen recalled.

Key West was the first place they talked about getting married and it was the first place they thought of for the reception. During the beginning of the planning process, Colleen and Seric were living in Washington, DC. Fortunately they both found new job opportunities back in Miami, and made the big move back to the city where they first fell in love.

With the help of a talented wedding planner, Kelly Fowler of Save the Date, they were able to make the big move and get settled back into Miami while planning their special day. They couldn’t have gotten it all done without her guidance.

When searching for the perfect venue, Colleen and Seric traveled down to Key West with Colleen’s parents to check out the variety of venues. They instantly fell in love with the Southernmost House for it’s colors, style, and history. They loved that they could fill all of the rooms with their friends and family. Colleen said “It was like having a mansion all to ourselves in the middle of Key West. We felt like we were welcoming people into our home.”

The look and wedding style was inspired by Key West’s breathtaking sunset of soft peaches and teal tones. They liked to describe the look as being romantic, vintage, with an unfussy prettiness. Colleen’s favorite detail was the menu and table assignment display. They found a font that fit their theme and bought some brown craft paper to print it on. It was so simple but elegant.

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography | Floral Design: Love In Bloom Florist | Wedding Dress: J. Del Olmo | Cake: Blue Heaven | Reception Venue: Southernmost House | Catering: Great Events Catering | DJ: Visualize Entertainment | Officiant: Steve Torrence | Hair & Make-up: Beauty Boutique | Planning: Just Save The Date | Wedding Dress Designer : La Sposa

Romantic Seaside Wedding Inspiration

Styled to seaside perfection by Flutter Fete, this shoot is the beautiful result of a beyond talented team coming together to make inspiration magic happen. With drool-worthy calligraphy by the lovely Laura Hooper, florals that will inspire by Anthology Co., delicious (and pretty) desserts by Earth And Sugar and absolutely perfect vintage rentals from The Salvage Snob - every image from Daniel Lateulade sitting in this gallery is chock full of inspiration.

From Laura Hooper Calligraphy …In every way, this styled shoot was inspired by the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. Salty air, blues and nudes, the tide touching your toes—Danielle of Flutter Fete imagined an organic, washed up design concept with vintage treasures, nautical details, and bohemian sensibility. From the handmade crochet wedding dress to the driftwood place cards, we approached the beach wedding in a more moody and eclectic way. Our bride and groom exchanged vows in front of a gorgeous backdrop beautifully executed by Veronica of Anthology Co. The draping and detail of the vintage fishing net on this piece is jaw-dropping incredible, as it quite literally looks like it washed up onto shore. Veronica built and styled the entire structure from scratch, complete with a stray branch she found on the beach. The Salvage Snob set the tone for the tablescape with a weathered vintage table that we fearlessly placed right by the water. Winding rope and candlelit vases formed the centerpiece while our driftwood place cards hand lettered by Laura Hooper Calligaphy sat atop a romantic combination of ruffled plates from Anthropologie and glittering gold flatware. Chesapeake Pointe created a custom figure 9 knot to adorn the back of the bride and groom’s chairs. This detail is a great DIY project for brides to try and we love it even more because of its similar appearance to the infinity symbol. Earth and Sugar crafted a gilded pale blue cake that looked right at home poised against the ocean hues. We used vintage trinkets, including an old balance scale and books, to style the ruffled cake pops and macarons.

Photography: Daniel Lateulade Photography | Floral Design: Anthology Co. | Hair & Makeup: Marz Makeup & Hair | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Beach: Dania Beach Ocean Park | Cake & Confections: Earth And Sugar | Custom Figure 9 Knot: Cheseapeake Pointe | Invitation & Paper Goods: Llorente Design | Planning & Design: Flutter Fete | Vintage Rentals: The Salvage Snob

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