I’ve always been a big fan of cocktail hour (and not just because I enjoy a good specialty drink), but it sets the stage for the entire evening. Cocktail hour typically begins as guests start to file into the reception venue and are anxiously awaiting the bride and groom’s arrival. As they wait for the celebration to kick off, it’s always nice to treat your guests to a preview of the menu to come. Wedding hors d’oeuvres are a great way to get the party started and, let’s face it, who doesn’t love being greeted by servers with trays full of delicious appetizers! I’ve rounded up some of my recent favorites that are very fitting for a spring/summer affair!
Image by Serena Grace
Fish and Chips via Adeline and Grace Photography
Lasagna Cupcakes via Quick Dish
Mini Wine + Cheese by Peter Callahan
Mini BLT Bites by Sunday Supper
Antipasta Kebobs by The Hungry Housewife
Chili Lime Shrimp Cups by Inspired Taste
Okra Cornmeal Cakes by Annie’s Eats
Mini Grilled Cheese with Avocado and Bacon by Jana Laurene
So, things have really taken off over here at A Lowcountry Wedding! Our readership grows every week and on a daily basis we’re receiving emails, tweets and facebook messages from Lowcountry brides who are in search of their perfect vendors…well not to worry, your wish is our command! We’re currently in the process of adding a vendor section for each region of the Lowcountry to assist with your wedding day needs! Until then, continue to shoot us emails and we’ll make sure to point you in the right direction
Now, to the good stuff! One of our favorites, Brooke Christl Photography, kindly sent over this gorgeous Myrtle Beach wedding and we just couldn’t wait to share it with our brides-to-be. Katie + Rob tied the knot last May in an outdoor ceremony on the grounds of Pine Lakes Country Club. The bride strolled down the aisle in a stunning strapless gown by Justin Alexander Bridal while her maids looked charming in Navy dresses. After saying ‘I do’, they continued the celebration in the ballroom where Bright and Beautiful Flowers adorned the space with beautiful, natural floral arrangements that complimented the blue, yellow, green and white color palette. Guests enjoyed tasty Lowcountry cuisine before the bride and groom departed in a classic, old school ride! We’re in love with this elegant Pine Lakes Country Club wedding!
While I tend to be a big fan of flip flops, I sure do love a good pair of heels…especially with a wedding dress. I’m not sure what it is but when you throw on a fun pair of heels it automatically gives you a little sass in your step. So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favs to spark a little inspiration in your wedding day attire. I’ve got dainty and neutral to swanky and colorful. I’ve got buttons and bows, ruffles and sparkles…a little something for everyone! Which ones are you favorite wedding shoes?!
It’s no secret that mint is this wedding season’s ‘it’ color and I couldn’t be more excited. We’re kind of obsess with mint wedding inspiration. 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!
It’s no secret that I’m a little obsessed with Pinterest and once a week I like to share some of my favorite finds with all of you beautiful Lowcountry brides! We’re pretty blessed with a slew of talented hair designers who regularly create soft, elegant wedding do’s that are always very fitting of our brides and with all the buzz around Charleston Fashion Week, I can’t help but daydream about all the stunning hairstyles we’ll see this Saturday at the Charleston Weddings Bridal Show. So to prepare everyone for what’s to come this weekend, have fun drooling over this fabulous round up!
My husband is known around these parts for his rendition of, ‘I Hope You Dance.” To be honest, the boy gives Ms. Lee Ann Womack a run for her money. Just kidding but boy, does he like to belt it out! So, needless to say, I was totally over-the-moon when Lee Ann’s face showed up in this gorgeous Myrtle Beach affair from Paula Player Photography! The country singer was on hand to see her darling cousin say ‘I do’ and, of course, sing a few notes! The adorable couple, Fanci + Carl, tied the knot this past Fall at one of our favorite Lowcountry venues, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club, in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. In addition to the talented Paula Player, the newlyweds enlisted the help of Myrtle Beach’s finest wedding vendors to pull off their Big Day. The team at Stunning & Brilliant Events designed and executed the entire evening to a tee while the amazing crew from Blossoms Events was behind the jaw dropping floral arrangements. All and all it was the perfect Lowcountry wedding!
Check out their wedding trailer from Hart to Hart Media here!
I think it’s the warm weather, or maybe it’s the fact I tend to get lost in a sea of Pinterest pinning amazing one-of-a-kind centerpieces like a crazy person. Either way, now that Spring wedding season is upon us, I just had to share some of these beauties with yall,
Wedding season is upon us and for all of you Spring and Summer brides looking for the perfect tasty libation to welcome your guests, look no further! We’ve rounded up plenty of options. Charleston, Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach are blessed with the beautiful Lowcountry landscape that lends itself way to jaw dropping wedding venues that offer one-of-a-kind views on the water. These coastal spots will naturally put wedding guest into a celebratory mood, so your choice of food and beverage needs to share the same spirit. Welcoming your guests with a killer specialty drink will get the party started!
Blood Orange Margarita
Recipe via Creative Culinary
The Brooklyn Beauty
Recipe via Crepes of Wrath
Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Recipe via A cup of Mai
Pineapple Mint Rum Punch
Recipe via Love Food Eat
Recipe via White On Rice Couple
Meyer Lemonade with Rosemary
Recipe via White on Rice Couple
Blackberry Sage Cooler
Recipe via Scaling Back
…and who could forget our favorite Lowcountry specialty?
A John Daly – Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and Lemonade
I’m sure most of you guys thought this day would never come for A Lowcountry Wedding (and sometimes neither did I)! But, it’s finally here! Our brand, spanking new site has gone live and I couldn’t be happier. It looks better than I could have ever imagined and it’s all thanks to a few truly talented individuals and I just have to sing their praises…
First up, Mrs. Emily Ley. Emily is the creative mind behind A Lowcountry Wedding’s fabulous branding. Emily hit it out of the park with the perfect color palette and spot-on logo and for that I have to give a HUGE, HUGE thank you!
Then, we have Sarah Kate Snyder, owner of Studio Snyder who, to put it mildly…nailed it. Sarah Kate took our perfect branding and translated it into a killer new website. It’s got that laid-back, Lowcountry ease we were missing before. I’m so over-the-moon with how everything has turned out that I just can’t say thank you enough!
I hope y’all love it as much as I do! We appreciate everyone’s kind words and are excited about all the big surprises we have in store for you this year! Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS feed here.
Just up the road from Charleston, on the South Carolina coast, there’s a little gem of town called Pawleys Island. It’s the epitome of a Lowcountry lifestyle…fresh seafood, laidback locals, Southern charm and the perfect mix of the ocean and marsh. It’s those qualites that Northeastern natives Samantha + Scott wanted to share with their wedding guests. The couple had recently relocated to Myrtle Beach and wanted their wedding to reflect their love for their new Lowcountry home. Samantha looked like the perfect Southern bride thanks to her gorgeous strapless gown from The Little White Dress and her fabulous up-do from R. Lozier Signature Salon. They selected the Reserve Harbor Yacht Club to host their ceremony and reception and this new wedding venue did not disappoint. One of our favorite photographers, Carolina Studios by Gillian Reinhardt, did her usual fabulous job capturing the Lowcountry entire affair. Their elegant poolside reception looked stunning with the help of a talented team of vendors, Greenskeeper Florist and The Trestle while Steve & Company kept the guests up and moving all night long!