Tuesday is always ‘detail day’ around A Lowcountry Wedding and rather than jumping right into our normal post, I thought we’d mix it up a little bit and share a Nashville affair that’s just as sweet as pie! Ashley + Quinn were wed in an intimate, outdoor ceremony atop the soft, rolling hills of Music’s City’s most sought after wedding venue, Front Porch Farms (Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood got married there this past weekend!) and Wedlock Images was there to capture it all! This antebellum house and its picturesque scenery was the perfect backdrop for this Spring-y Southern soiree. What I love most is Ashley’s exquisite attention to detail on a small budget. She tackled the bouquets, centerpieces, homemade sweets and jams and, even designed and constructed her bridesmaids’ dresses! Impressive, eh? As you can imagine, the combination of the one-of-a-kind venue, the fabulous details and Mrs. J’s Baking and Catering the guests were raving and craving for more!
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…
Southern Wedding Vendors
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
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. It’s 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!
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!
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!
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 Bridal Show. So to prepare everyone for what’s to come this weekend, have fun drooling over this fabulous round up!