Today’s bride, Colleen had the brilliant idea to select the grounds of Boone Hall Plantation as the backdrop for her bridal portraits…and boy, did it pay off! Located just over the bridge in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, this stunning Lowcountry venue is a must-see when location scouting. Once home to the 2004 movie, The Notebook, Boone Hall offers a picturesque setting for bridals, engagement sessions, rehearsal dinners and weddings.
Photographed by talented Charleston photographer, Carmen Ash, Colleen spent the day touring the property and taking advantage of the beautiful scenery. How beautiful is this Southern bride and her perfectly Lowcountry portraits?
Hopefully, you caught Kylene + Adam’s fun Isle of Wight County Fair engagement session yesterday (It was a good one!). I’m glad to say the sweet duo is back today with some seriously beautiful scenic shots from their wedding. The couple partied the night away at Bay Creek Resort in Cape Charles, Virginia and spent the following day gallivanting around the resort with Grant & Deb Photographers in this jaw-dropping day after session. Bay Creek played host as the coastal backdrop to an afternoon of fun as Kylene + Adam enjoyed the stunning water views and perfect scenery. I have a feeling the newlyweds have already filled their house with all these images…if not, they better be working on it!
This one is my favorite. Would it be weird if framed this?
Hope everyone was able to soak up the last few days of summer this weekend! Now that cooler weather is right around the corner, I can’t help but get a teensy-bit excited that it’s almost Fair season I LOVE when the fair comes to town, and let’s be honest…who doesn’t. I’m a big fan of the lights, cotton candy, the games and, of course, anything deep-fried (preferably Snickers or Oreos but I’m not picky). Last year, my husband and I went to the SC State Fair in Columbia and had a fabulous time at the Boyz II Men concert (don’t judge, it was a blast!). So, to build up some anticipation for when the Fair comes rolling thru your town, we wanted to kick off this week with Kylene + Adam’s fun engagement session from the talented Virginia Beach team of Grant & Deb.
The great thing about planning your wedding is if you can dream it, your vendors can make it happen. Luckily for Lowcountry brides, we’re blessed with some of the most talented vendors in the industry and rental companies full of beautiful goodies you can’t find anywhere else. There are SO many options when it comes to every aspect of the planning process (which can almost be bad if you’re indecisive like moi) and the possibilities are endless. Just make sure you keep an open mind!
It’s no different when it comes to finding seating for your guests. The days of chair covers and ties are loooong gone! Now, you can feel free to mix and match chairs of different sizes and colors to match the mood of your wedding at a relatively similar cost. We’ve managed to compiled some of our favorite seating options for you to peruse. Check out how each one brings a whole new element to the overall appeal of the wedding. They all bring so much character to these weddings. Not only can you go for a different chair option, but don’t forget that you can spice up any old chair with a patterned cushion or a beautiful floral adornment.
I’m so glad I finally get to share this amazing rustic wedding with yall. When Alex, of AlexM Photography, recently sent over these images, I couldn’t get enough of all the character and awesome details the bride + groom incorporated. The darling couple, Kim + Chris, wed this past June in Hooks, Texas on the grounds of Ramage Farms. The picturesque North East Texas venue was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception and made for gorgeous images. Kim donned a vintage layered gown for her big day that she paired perfectly with silver and turquoise jewelry. As she made her way down the aisle towards Chris, she carried a bright colored bouquet of calla lilies and roses made by the fabulous Twisted Vines. Enjoy!
Story time! I grew up outside of Atlanta and after graduation attended the University of Georgia. One summer during college I moved to Charleston and met a studly Citadel cadet who hailed from the Sunshine State. As our relationship blossomed, it quickly became very apparent we had a serious issue on our hands…he was a huge University of Florida fan (insert Gator Chomp here). Uh-oh.
A few years ago, bets were made on the Georgia/Florida game (which, if you’ve never been it’s a fantastic time) and I lost. As punishment, I was suppose to sport orange and blue at the following year’s game. Well, being the poor sport (and Georgia grad) that I am…I pouted and didn’t do it Since I politely declined, my now-husband has decided I need to make up for it by attending a game at “The Swamp” and at this point we just haven’t made it down. So, I figured, until we’re able to plan a fall weekend to Gainesville, I’ll just live vicariously through Sarah + Patric as the spend an afternoon trouncing around the UF stadium with the lovely ladies of Stay Forever Photography for a killer Engagement Session.
Does this not make you excited for football season or what?
Does this not make you excited for football season or what?
You may remember that at the beginning of the summer we started our Lowcountry Plantations series (Check out Part I and Part II) to assist you ladies in finding your perfect wedding venue. Well, today we’re back with three more of our favorites that are capable of hosting both your ceremony and reception on-site…
Honey Horn Plantation
Situated on the Jarvis Creek, Honey Horn Plantation is 68-acre property full of Lowcountry allure. (Check out Jennifer + Rob’s Honey Horn Plantation Wedding. Isn’t it gorgeous?) It has both indoor and outdoor locations for private events. So if you’re looking for a Hilton Head venue with a lot of Spanish moss, salt marsh and a beautiful sunset, I’d push Honey Horn Plantation to the top of your list.
If you’re looking to incorporate the Old South into your wedding day, look no further than Drayton Hall. It was once used as a staging ground by both Colonial and British forces, has withstood numerous hurricanes (and even an earthquake!) and still stands in much the same way it did in the 18th century. Simply put, it’s just fantastic. The plantation home ranks as one of America’s finest examples of Pre-Revolutionary War architecture and will provide a truly stunning backdrop for your Lowcountry Wedding. Oh, and just wait til you see the inside.
The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a gorgeous venue just north of Charleston in Awendaw, South Carollina. The Pavilion itself can accommodate up to 300 guests but make sure you take into consideration the season because it is not air conditioned. With breathtaking views, a spacious porch (4,000 square feet of outdoor covered space!) and a serene surrounding, the Pavilion is the perfect space for a Lowcountry Affair.