Sometimes I wonder if swooning over beautiful Charleston weddings and dreamy inspiration shoots will ever get old…and lucky for me (and you!), I just don’t see that ever happening! Tiger Lily recently teamed up with Taylor Rae Photography at one of Charleston’s most beloved wedding venues, The Thomas Bennett House, to inspire Lowcountry brides with a dose of Southern charm and plenty of stunning tablescapes!
Ohhh, ladies! We’re diving right into this week with a big dose of Lowcountry wedding heaven that is sure to knock your socks off. Captured by our friend Brooke Roberts Photography, this fabulous inspiration shoot highlights everything we love about this time of the year. Getting hitched by the coast lends itself well to beautiful outdoor event, whether it’s your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or an intimate shower…you just can’t go wrong. With the help of Judi Watson Florals and Dutchman Designs, the team matched soft furnishings with pops of colorful accent pieces to achieve a cozy, laid back setting at The St. Simons Lighthouse and A.J. Jones Heritage Center. Aren’t you loving the summery color palette of turquoise and pink? The models were outfitted in dresses from Lady in White and Snippety Do Da’s topped them off with the perfect hair and make up. Possibly my favorite part? That food! Tasteful Temptations whipped up some delicious Lowcountry cuisine (and a tasty specialty drink!) perfect for a garden affair.
Oh, my! Never before have I wanted to don gorgeous red locks so badly until I laid my eyes on this garden themed inspiration shoot from Chris Cornwell Photography. This natural shoot is full of wedding day inspiration and includes a soft, whimsical color palette of blush pink and creams with an irresistible vintage ease. So, as I pick my jaw up off the ground, please feel free to get your swoon on with these stunning images…
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PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Cornwell Photography / SHOES: Feather Your Nest / HANKY: PJ’s Attic / BEADED NECKLACE, SALT SHAKER, MUSICALFIGURINES: Feather Your Nest / BRIDE ART:Feather Your Nest / DISHES: Casafina from Home & Garden Store / SILVERWARE: Something Borrowed / LINENS, DISHES & BIRD VASES: Home and Garden Store / VENUE: Private residence / FLORALS: Fresh cut hydrangeas from the garden & pale pink lilies MODEL/ BRIDE/MAKEUP ARTIST: Jemma Merrifield Gayheart / HAIR: Kayla Holbrook of Karma Spa and Salon, / DRESS: Alfred Angelo / EVENT STYLIST: Davida Patrick
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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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!
Well, my holiday vacation officially started last night…which meant I had to sleep in this morning So, sorry for the delayed post! But, since we’re in the Christmas ‘home stretch’, I just had to share this rustic winter wedding shoot from the talented twosome of McGowan Images and MegB Designs. I know it’s been unseasonable warm in our neck of the woods, but these images may just help put you in the holiday spirit!
“My idea for this shoot was really simple – I wanted to convey a beautiful winter wedding scene, without being overtly Christmas or using any holiday cliches. I tried to stick with a few basics – neutral colored china and linens, antiqued silver and mercury glass, various sizes of pinecones, and just a few touches of bright red. We were so lucky to be granted the use of a local Christmas tree farm, which was the perfect backdrop for this scene. When I’m designing, it’s helpful for me to think of what I what I already own, what I can probably borrow, and what I might be able to source cheap, or second-hand. That’s pretty much the basis for my philosophy: beg, borrow, or thrift. I guess my point is, you don’t need a lot of money to set up a fabulous-looking event, or table-scape. We did two table settings, a desert station, and styled a bride and groom, and did it for cheap – my final total for this shoot was less than a hundred bucks: $20 for the whoopie pies ingredients, $20 for the florals/materials, $15 for 5 yards of cotton muslin to recover the chairs cushions/cloth napkins, $10 for a few well-priced Goodwill finds, and about $20 for the candles, peppermints, cranberries, and rock salt. As I did on my own wedding day, I trusted McGowan Images to capture this shoot the way I imagined it. We talked about wanting it to feel wintery, but at the same time, warm and sun-drenched. That’s the kind of Christmas you get in Central Texas. I think the images turned out even better than we were hoping for, and I hope they help inspire a cash-strapped bride to think outside the box for winter wedding design.”
Don’t you just love the bride and groom’s accessories? That red jacket and scarf are just perfect.
I’m starting to get really sad that summer is over But I do have to admit I am LOVING this weather. I was in Atlanta last weekend for the UGA game and it was a steamy 95 degrees on Saturday. Twenty-four hours later and it’s a refreshing 75. So, I can’t really complain about that. Thanks to my good friend Pinterest, I’m able to hang on to all these gorgeous images until I find the perfect time to use them. I’ve really been diggin’ the color peach over the past few months and recently I’ve taken a liking to pairing it with a beautiful coastal blue. It’s a very classic, relaxing…and almost even a neutral palette. It is a perfect combo for A Lowcountry Wedding…