Ashley of Live. Laugh. PHOTOGRAPH sent over this perfectly charming Southern wedding, complete with cowboys boots and live country music…Texas style! The couple, Katy + Jason, were wed June 11, 2011 just outside of Dallas at Loma Linda in beautiful Rockett, Texas. Doesn’t Katy just look flawless in her strapless gown, pearls and cowboy boots? I love it. The rustic venue allowed for a touching outdoor ceremony under the trees. After, the guest made their way to the reception where the dined on Randy’s BBQ’s signature cuisine and later indulged in their choice of two fabulous desserts by Dallas Affaires Cake Co. To top of the evening, the guests danced the night away to the tunes of Chad McBride and The Drifters.
All in all, I’d have to say it was a perfect Texas Wedding…
I’ve been developing quite a fancy for the color peach recently, especially when it’s used in a Spring or Summer Wedding. It’s such a soft, sophisticated color and it works well in a classic Lowcountry Wedding…and I’m really loving that chic floral arrangement and understated cake!
Is it just me or does mini food taste better? Bite sized hors d’Oeuvres are the perfect sized morsel to serve your guests during cocktail hour. They’ll leave your guests with a taste of Lowcountry cuisine and have them begging for more by the time the main course rolls around. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite appetizers to kick off your wedding reception and even a few late night snacks. Jazz up your menu by adding a few of these options and your guests will be raving about it for years to come!
Open faced Roast Beef Sandwiches via Jai Girard Photography
Sliders and Fries via Pizzazzerie
Milk and Cookies via Audrey Magazine
Image via Bridal Bar
Key Lime Pies via My Sweet and Saucy
Spinach Dip in Mini Bread Bowls via Picky Palate
Miniature Pies via Project Wedding
BBQ Sandwiches via Martha Stewart Weddings
Fish Tacos and Tequila via The Knot
Ham and Cheese Sandwiches via The Girl Who Ate Everything
Doughnuts via Think Splendid!
French Toast via Creative Party Place
Veggie Crudite via Simple Bites
Miniature Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup via Fresh Tart
I’m a big fan of specialty drinks. If done right, they’re the perfect welcome to your reception, especially on a hot, Lowcountry evening. The key is to find an appealing beverage that both women and men can enjoy but also something that won’t scare off who usually aren’t big drinkers. Go for a cool drink with a little color (not to matchy-matchy) and something that is easy to produce in large quantities. Take a look at some of our favorite Lowcountry concoctions from Charleston and Hilton Head and all the way to Myrtle Beach…
Carolina Peach Sangria via Southern Living
Ice Box Bar’s Ginger Apple Mojito image via Reese Moore
Spiked Arnold Palmers from Calder Clark via A Bryan Photo
Watermelon Basil Margaritas via Martha Stewart
Blackberry Cocktail via Southern Living
Maverick’s Southern Kitchen’s Huckleberry Finn
Granville’s Catering’s Blueberry Mojito via Leigh Webber Photography
Lavendar Martini from Cypress image via Making Lemonade
Mint Julep via Leigh Webber Photography
Red Wine Sangria via the Kitchn
For those that may want to skip the alcohol, try one of these oh-so refreshing bevs…
Cucumber Mint Water via Revenge of the Calories
A Lowcountry Wedding and this awesome guy want to wish you and your family a happy and safe Fourth of July! Whether you’re spending the weekend in Hilton Head, Charleston or Myrtle Beach, enjoy the water, have a fruitty beverage (or two!) and stay safe. We’ll see yall on Tuesday!
Image via Glamour
After a featuring some gorgeous Charleston weddings this week, we are looking forward to a beautiful weekend here in the Lowcountry. Take a look at some of our favorite posts on our weekly blog round-up…
Todd and Cyndi’s gorg wedding via Love and Lavendar. Loving the bridal party’s attire and this soft color palette. Check out more here.
Image via Love and Lavendar
Image via Love and Lavendar
Over on Ruffled, this inspiration shoot was featured full of homegrown wedding ideas. I can’t get enough of these rustic paper goods by Magpie Paper Works. They would be perfect for a Hilton Head wedding, don’t ya think?
Image by Magpie Papers via Ruffled
Image by Magpie Paper Works via Ruffled
Our friends over at One Stylish Bride featured Beth and Dan’s Australian Peacock Farm wedding. I love the girls’ brightly colored dresses and the guys’ casual but stylish attire…perfect for a coastal, Myrtle Beach wedding! Besides being gorgeous, this wedding seemed so effortlessly cool.
Image by Vanessa Voth Photography via One Stylish Bride
Image via One Stylish Bride by Vanessa Voth Photography
Image via Postcards and Pretties