Charleston photographer Kelly Sauer of Girl in the White Dress must know me way too well. I’m pretty certain she knew the minute I saw this darling anniversary shoot that it would just set my heart a-flutter…and boy, did it! The couple, Rachel + Bruce, headed back to the place where they said ‘I do’, Bruce’s picturesque parent’s home, for this sweet inspiration shoot filled with adorable DIY details and loads of Lowcountry charm! I mean, there’s a joggling board and a dock…what more could you want? The whole afternoon was relaxed and effortless which was evident in Rachel’s picnic-esque selection of food (salmon and smoked turkey finger sandwiches, Barefoot Contessa lemon bars, and sweet tea), fresh fruit (pears, lemons, and muscadine grapes) and a little mint to brighten the feel of things. Kelly incorporated soft pops of red as she designed and created the jewelry, bouquets, favors and centerpieces full of happy-go-lucky daisies. I must say, Kelly’s adorable daughter Piper may have just stolen the show in her role as the flower girl…don’t ya think?
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Happy Wedding Wednesday to all of our fabulous ALW readers…and JUST because we love you, we’ve got quite a beauty to share with you today! This past Fall, one of Charleston’s own wedding planners, Lee, enlisted the help of her favorite Lowcountry photographer, Amy of Sweet Tea Imagery, to join her and her husband-to-be as they gallivanted throughout Downtown taking in all the sights. From oil lamps and alleyways to cobblestone and the coast, anything and everything that is quintessentially Charleston (along with some Clemson gear!) was captured in this adorable engagement session!
It’s no secret that mint is this wedding season’s ‘it’ color and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve always loved how this soft, sweet color pairs well with any Springtime pastel shade. If you’re planning a timeless, dainty affair then make sure to check out our darling round up of the perfect ways to keep your wedding minty fresh!
There are two things I really like: 1)Weddings (obvi!) and 2) The coast. So, when I get to combine both I’m a pretty happy gal and, luckily for me, that happens on a regular basis and today it’s no different! Our pal Brittani of Britt Croft Photography recently shot Lindsey + Chris’ Chesapeake Bay wedding and has ever-so graciously decided to share this gorgeous eye candy with us! The couple tied the knot on The Pier at North Beach this past October under a clear blue sky in front of all their friends and family. After, they kept the party going at a private residence with a tented reception decorated in a preppy yellow + blue color palette. If this doesn’t make you want to head to the water then I don’t know what will!
It’s Friiiiday and we’re wrapping up this week with an effortless Carolina Lowcountry wedding from the talented Emily Lapish Photography. The bride, Crystal, went with a preppy, Southern color palette of pink and green for her Fall affair. Her maids were outfitted in pink, strapless gowns that were accented with soft, green hydrangea bouquets. The couple tied the knot in a sweet outdoor ceremony in front of friends and family before continuing the celebration with fabulous music, food and adorable burlap details!
Crystal + Nat’s love story spans eleven years and includes many tales of missed chances and attempted introductions. Thanks to Crystal for filling us in on all the details: “2010: the year God changed my life forever. I had been on more dates that I could count with dismal results to say the least. I had cried myself to sleep more nights that I care to admit to anyone and I was slowly slipping into the abyss of despair. One Sunday morning at church something changed. I saw Nat. I knew who he was and I desperately wanted to go over and say something. I called a friend the next day and casually asked about him. She took it upon herself to give him my number, but I didn’t hold my breath that he would call…they never called. This time was different, he did call. He wanted to meet me for dinner. “At the end of the best date of my life – full of laughter, conversation and, to put it mildly, magic – he said the words I had always wanted to hear: “Can I see you again?” The next couple of months were like nothing I had ever experienced. He was what I had always dreamed of. Kind, attentive, fun. Everything I needed and had ever wanted. In November, after 6 months of bliss, my fairy tale came true. Nat Dinkins got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Through the tears and laughter I, of course, said yes!! In October 2011, I put on the white dress and veil that every girl dreams of wearing. I walked down the aisle to the man of my dreams. A man that loves me, protects my heart, and gave me the love I felt was out of my reach. In front of our family, friends and God, we began our life together. With God as center, we’ll embark on the journey we call life. Our happily ever after.”
Even though the weather has been overly fabulous the last few months (poor Winter barely got to say hi this year!), we officially welcomed Spring this week (along with loads of pollen!). While Spring has made itself nice and cozy, I have a feeling our hot, humid friend Summer we’ll be setting up shop in the Lowcountry before we know it. Which I’m okay with because you know what comes with Summer months?! Bright, spunky colors! Our friends over at Jeray and Kim Weddings teamed up a newlywed couple for a fun, vintage day-after session designed by Brier Rose Design. With a vivid red + teal color palette, the couple was able to relax for an easy going inspiration shoot filled with darling props and beautiful natural lighting!
Today, we’ve got a big, beautiful helping of wedding fabulousness from the talented team at Richard Bell Photography. Oh, and that’s not all! Today’s couple hand selected some of Charleston’s finest wedding vendors for their classic Middleton Place affair. Kimberly + Neil were blessed with picturesque weather as they said their ‘I do’s’ in an outdoor ceremony on the lawn of the grand estate. (Just wait until you see the images of Kimberly walking down the aisle…to die for!) The celebration continued in the Pavilion which was decorated to perfection with hanging wild smilax in the rafters and twinkle lights to soften the ceiling. Kimberly was hoping for a Southern, Fall wedding but wasn’t crazy about your typical Fall colors. So, with the help of Duvall Events and Tiger Lily Weddings, they went with a rich color palette of purple mixed with white hydrangeas, green hypericum berries and touches of soft white roses. The tables were adorned with natural greenery and hydrangeas to create a floral wreath around glowing silver lanterns that set the mood for the cozy, Fall affair. The team at Duvall Events did not disappoint as they treated the guests to a stunning array of Lowcountry cuisine and tasty caramel apples!