I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break. Can you believe it’s already December? We spent holiday weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where I quickly learned that I’m the worst skiier ever. Trust me, I’ve got the bruises to prove it. To kick off December, I thought I’d share this beautiful Savannah wedding from Donna Von Bruening at the Westin Savannah. I have a soft spot for gorgeous Savannah Weddings and this beauty is no different! I love how Ashley incorporated her newly married last name, King, into all of their details and I’m especially digging their elegant purple color palette. Enjoy!
Who doesn’t love kicking their Monday morning off with a cheery Charleston Wedding! With the help of that talented team over at Breeze, Michelle + Jeremy tied the knot at one of our favorite venues, Lowndes Grove Plantation, where they were married outdoors on the banks of the Ashley River. Branch Design Studio whipped lovely arrangements with punches of pink and orange, while Fish treated the guests to their signature cuisine! As always, we thank STUDIO 1250 Photography for capturing all the lovely details!
It totally slipped my mind that yesterday was Veterans’ Day (which might explain why I showed up at the County Treasurer’s Office to pay my car taxes and no one was there. Whoopsies!). Had I remembered, I absolutely would have shared Robyn + Andy’s quaint Heritage Plantation wedding from Dana Cubbage Wedding Photography but instead, we’ll just share it today! Since the lovely Dana Cubbage was there to capture all the details, it’s only fitting we let her tell their love story…
”Andy is in the Air Force and based in Louisiana, while Robyn lives and works in Missouri. These two have spent so much time apart, but their love for each other – and Robyn’s 10 year old son, Drake – is evident. One of my absolute favorite moments of their day was immediately after the ceremony, Drake came up and hugged both Robyn + Andy. It was an extremely special moment.
Robyn planned the entire wedding herself. She even did her own hair and created her own bouquet! Talk about talented! She chose Heritage Golf Club after seeing photos of it online. She absolutely fell in love with the location, the large oaks, the marina, and the Spanish Moss. Oh, the Spanish Moss! Although it rained in the morning, the skies cleared in time for their outdoor ceremony beneath an oak tree. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the sunset at the marina was stunning. Robyn, Andy + their guests released wish lanterns from the dock at the end of the evening. Although the wind made it tricky, they were able to successfully launch a few. It was a beautiful sight and onlookers cheered as they took flight.”
If you’re in the mood for a dreamy garden wedding (and don’t lie, I know you always are!), then you need to feast your eyes on this beauty captured by Pasha Belman Photography. It’s fairytale-style perfection. While Stephanie + Benjamin’s wedding didn’t take place in the Lowcountry, or even in the South for that matter, this little ol’ wedding blogger couldn’t resist when all of this pin-able heaven rolled across her inbox. But don’t you worry my little Lowcountry ladies, the fabulous Pasha Belman is not only available for destination weddings, but he’s also your guy if you’re in need of a Myrtle Beach or Charleston wedding photographer. I adore every detail of this Michigan affair from Stephanie’s show-stopping Vera gown to this swoon-worthy venue.
You know I love when I get to take my ALW faithful for a little day trip down to my home state of Georgia, especially when we make a beeline right for the magical Sea Island. With Events by Caroline behind the wedding wheel, Catherine + Josh tied the knot in elegant, outdoor ceremony overlooking the water, in what appears to be a Lowcountry afternoon that most gals dream of. To celebrate, the couple joined their wedding guests for a tented evening under the stars where the gals at Garden on the Square created superbly Southern floral arrangements of hydrangeas and baby’s breath to grace the tabletops. With a welcoming ocean breeze, Guest relaxed in a lovely outdoor lounge area and dined on a feast of Southern cuisine, including roasted quail, before kicking off their shoes and hopping on the dance floor to enjoy the sounds of The Swinging Medallions. Thanks to the wonderful Donna Von Bruening for capturing this swoon-worthy Sea Island Wedding! Oh, and yes, that is a real fish cake!
Do you mind if we take stroll down to Savannah today for a little wedding loveliness off the Georgia coast? Because our Georgia friends sure do know how to make a Lowcountry bride smile and this beauty from Diana Daley has our heads spinning! Bride Ashley was dressed in a flowing strapless Vera Wang gown and jeweled sandals that perfectly complemented her effortless style. The sweet couple became husband and wife in a lovely outdoor ceremony in Forsyth Park that is surely a daydream for any Savannah bride-to-be. After, the newlyweds celebrated their new life together with family and friends at Churchill’s Pub in the heart of Downtown Savannah.
Y’all, I am so thrilled to tell you guys we’re just weeks away from launching our first EVER A Lowcountry Wedding Lookbook….and it is awesome. It’s been a complete labor of love and while it’s taken a little longer to finish up than expected, it has been so much fun to create, super crazy and difficult, and, at times, has made me want to throw in the towel, but it’s finally in the last stages and I can’t wait until we get to share it. There are pages and pages of AMAZING Lowcountry weddings from the most-sought after vendors along the Carolina coast and it will have you ooohhhhing and aaahhhing the whole way through! In the meantime, we thought we would hold you over with this beauty from the Capitol City captured by Richard Ellis Photography at 701 Whaley. We’re in love with all of these beautiful pops of purple!