Today, we’re hooking you up with not one, but TWO gorgeous Holy City bridal sessions from two wonderfully talented Charleston weddingphotographers. First up, a beauty at the Palmer House from Jeanne Mitchum Photography! Bride Megan stunned in a strapless gown with a lovely bouquet from Wildflowers Inc.!
Bride Tiffany is just adorable. She was the epitome of a Southern Belle as she strolled down the aisle in her pearls, perfect smile and big, beautiful ballgown where she met her husband, Preston, to say “I do”. Tiffany’s bridesmaids donned navy dresses, nude heels and light pink bouquets of roses while the gentlemen were dressed in grey. After an intimate, outdoor ceremony, the couple made their way over to McCrady’s for a lovely reception with their closest friends and family members. Thanks to CM Photography for capturing their beautiful Charleston Wedding day!
So, I know we’ve taken a bit of a blog hiatus, but I promise it’s been for a great cause! Over the past few months, we’ve been slaving away over the premiere issue of A Lowcountry Wedding mag. It’s been quite the process, we’ve been planning shoots, selecting real weddings and attempting to figure out the world of InDesign. We’ve had a few hang ups with some things behind the scenes, so we thank you for your patience! With it being our first issue, everything has taken a little longer than expected, but we’d rather have it perfect then send out something we’re not 100% proud of…and we promise you’re it’s going to be well worth the wait! So, to hold you over until the end of the week, we thought you’d give you a sneak peek of the beautiful cover shot by the talented Angela Cox Photography at the stunning RiverOaks. Ash and Co. Bridal killed it with model Katie Cockman hair and makeup, as she rocked a gorgeous LulaKate gown and that beautiful Moon and Lola necklace….Do you like!?!
I have a few favorites on Instagram that I’ve never met before but love everything about them. I love where they go, what they say, and am always envious of their amateur photography skills and their spot-on filter selections (it’s so hard to choose sometimes!), so needless to say, I was beyond thrilled when I was introduced to Miss Jennifer at a recent Social Media meeting. It was so exciting to finally meet the face behind the French Quarter Inn’s (@fqicharlestonsc) wonderful Instagram feed. Take my word for it, it’s awesome. Not only is she simply wonderful in person, but she’s a Georgia grad (bonus points) and engaged (yay!). After hearing all of this good news, I told her it only made perfect sense for us to share her lovely Downtown engagement session from the talented crew at Richard Bell Photography! Luckily, she obliged and I’m super excited to welcome Jennifer and her fiancé Cory to A Lowcountry Wedding. Thank you for sharing you’re adorable Charleston wedding engagement, we can’t wait for your big day!
Okay, so I know it’s late on Friday, but I couldn’t not send you off into the weekend with a little Lowcountry wedding loveliness, especially when it was created by that dream team over at Pure Luxe Bride! Jackie + Matt tied the knot this August in a traditional ceremony before heading over to the gorgeous Lowndes Grove Plantation for a real Charleston wedding celebration! The crew at Fish cooked up a delicious seated dinner where guests had the option of chicken, ravioli or swordfish. After, they enjoyed an evening under the Lowcountry stars where they indulged in a cigar station and the tunes of Permanent Vacation. Thanks to Red Shutter Studio for capturing the entire day! Oh, and how could I forget! Happy Anniversary to my new neighbors and friends, Francesca and Justin, on their 5 year wedding anniversary! I hope you two have a wonderful weekend!
Normally, I try to set the tone for a charming Charleston wedding, but I think it sounds better coming from today’s beautiful Bride Jenn. So, I hope everyone has a lovely Lowcountry weekend and until we get there, let’s kick off this Friday morning with a gorgeous Society Hall wedding from the fab photography team at Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay…
From the bride:Why Charleston? Well aside from the obvious answers – we love the city, my family is there, it is easy to get to – we thought, and have always thought, that Charleston embodies in one place the things we hold dear, the things we have in common, and the way we want our lives together to be. Elegant and deeply Southern, with just a hint of adorable quirkiness and cool vibes; passionate about history and heritage while always striving to move forward; wonderful food and shopping wrapped in a gracious welcome – this is Charleston for us. So it was the perfect place to have what we ultimately wanted – am intimate, traditional affair that highlighted our beloved South, family and friends.We are both very traditional romantics.
As such, we knew we wanted all of the elements of a traditional wedding (church ceremony, music and dress, reception), but we also wanted to imbibe it with our personality. Hence the bagpipes for the processional…I am very Irish on “one side!” We are both what people call “old souls” who long for the elegance and glamour of a different age, and we are both very proud of our Southern heritage. We love being Southern, and since most of our guest list was from parts outside the South, we wanted our guests to feel the warmth and hospitality at every turn. So we kept things formal, but chose a buffet style reception to keep the feel of being invited to a big party.
I think at one point I explained it to the caterer as “black tie meets Sunday supper,” or something of the sort. Our old souls took the music from jazz during the cocktail hour to Motown for the dance party. White tablecloths, silver candle sticks (all collected on Etsy or “borrowed” from family collections), southern flowers (hydrangeas, roses, gardenia, magnolias) and a buffet highlighting barbecue, shrimp and grits, biscuits, she crab soup, and fried green tomatoes combined with the stately elegance of Society Hall to create the exact vibe we were hoping for.
From the open house cocktail party on Thursday to the gentlemen’s skeet shoot and ladies luncheon (complete with sundresses and hats) to the seafood rehearsal dinner to the signature cocktail (with Firefly vodka), to the last song, to the farewell brunch, our guests were welcomed into our comfort zone with all the Southern elegance and hospitality we, and Charleston, could muster.
All good things come to those who wait, it seems. We’ve known each other for 22 years. We had one disastrous date in 1993, but decided the timing was bad. Through businesses, career changes, other relationships, tragedies, and everything else you could throw at someone in life, we stayed friends. Best friends. And then one day, when all the debris clears, you look around and realize that the person you want to be with forever is the person who has always been there for you…that the “forever” you’d always imagined is waiting there for you with someone you’ve known “forever” already…that true love isn’t always found down the road you have been on, but it is exactly what you have. And you want to keep it in your heart and by your side.
Y’all, these two are ca-ute! I just feel like a warning is in order before you get to scrollin’. I’m not sure about you, but I can’t stop staring at bride Erica’s smile. Talk about beaming! The newlyweds spent the day after their Daniel Island wedding gallivanting around the streets of the Holy City to cap off their magical weekend. Thanks to fabulous Charleston wedding vendor, Dana Cubbage Wedding Photography, for capturing all of this happiness!