Now, there’s something about Buffie + Jay’s wedding, in the heart of the Holy City, that just sets my heart a-flutter. I’m guessing it’s the backdrop of charming carriage houses, historic churches and the cobblestone streets, captured by the talented Krista Lee Photography, that makes me go weak in the knees, but I’ll let you be the judge. Buffie looked stunning in a breathtaking gown with sheer cap sleeves from White, while her bridesmaids sported floor-length, one shoulder LulaKate gowns in a vibrant, spring blue. The ceremony took place at the First Baptist Church of Charleston where the choir sang as Buffy and her father made their way down the aisle. After saying ‘I do,’ the newlyweds took an intimate carriage ride through downtown before heading to the Daniel Island Country Club to celebrate with family and friends!
We’re road trippin’ down to Savannah today to share a beautiful wedding from the Georgia Lowcountry, captured by Lacey of Scobey Photography. When I first laid my eyes on this Savannah affair, I couldn’t (and still can’t!) get over Ashley’s natural beauty. With the help of Spa Bleu (make-up) and Salon Twenty-Ten (hair), Ashley looked truly timeless…just how every bride should look on her wedding day! To top off her ensemble, she sported an adorable (and comfy) pair of TOMS with a dreamy, Southern bouquet from Kiwi Fleur. The couple had hoped for an outdoor ceremony at the historic Harper Fowlkes House but an April shower foiled their plans. Despite the rain, the most important thing to Eric and Ashley hadn’t changed. They would still be married, with just a little bit of extra good luck in the form of rain, to count among their many, many blessings. Friends and family gathered in a cozy room inside the beautiful Harper Fowlkes House and they exchanged their vows in front of the people that meant the most to them; surrounded by nothing but love.
Y’all, I go weak in the knees for a good wedding Polaroid. They’re sweet, endearing and will always evoke a sense of nostalgia and I’m just positive that after you take a peek, you’ll have to have them on your big day. Just wait til you scroll through our round-up of these lovelies from some of the Lowcountry’s favorite (and wedding industry’s most-sought after!) photographers…you’ll just die.
Girls, you know I love to blog about a fabulous bridal session, especially one with a stunning bride! Today’s Southern Belle, Empi, went with a country, vintage-inspired look for her bridal portraits, and with the talented CivicPhotos on hands, that look was easy to achieve. Things got started at the timeless Lancaster Hotel before heading out to the countryside so she could show off her boots…oh, and ride a horse!
I’ve been slaving away this week as I work on adding a whole new vendor section to A Lowcountry Wedding (keep your eyes peeled, it will be launching at the beginning of July!), so needless to say, I’m really looking forward to taking it easy this weekend! So, to kick off this gorgeous Lowcountry weekend, we’re sharing a touching, Charleston National Golf Club affair from the crew at Richard Bell Photography, that was coordinated by Charleston Wedding Design. The beautiful Bride, Erica, walked down the aisle to the sounds of Charleston Virtuosi before meeting her Groom at the altar to say ‘I do’ in front of their closest friends and family. Thanks to the sweet couple for giving us a peek inside their fairytale wedding…
“We feel our story is unique and our relationship has transcended an ocean, time zones and united two cultures. This has been a huge commitment of love, time, patience and unswerving determination to be together. The trials and tribulations of our relationship together with our faith have been a stern test, which we’re certain will help our marriage stand the test of time. Erica and I have become passionate travelers (we’ve had to because we are from different countries!) and we’ve weaved our love of travel into the fabric of our wedding. Each table is personalized to represent an important milestone in our relationship. Bahamas – our first holiday together, London, England and Westerville, Ohio – our hometowns, Las Vegas – where we met and our journey together began, San Francisco – our future home and of course Charleston – where we fell in love and will be married. We have a vision for our wedding which is to make it feel personal and each small detail is important to us. We will have strings to play Vivaldi four seasons, which we listened to in an outdoor concert in Somerset, England on Erica’s first visit to the UK. Our Wedding colors of purple and green are inspired by Wimbledon (Toby’s town of birth), where we were fortunate enough to spend a day at the Championships in 2011. We will be sipping on PIMM’S at our cocktail hour, which is a popular English cocktail filled with fresh fruits perfect for a springtime affair. At the end of the night a black cab will be driving us from the reception, which we think is fitting because we currently live in London and regularly use these cabs to get around. Charleston National Golf course is a fitting location for our Wedding as Erica’s father, Ken, who sadly passed away in February 2011 was a keen golfer. He would of been delighted to have known that the happiest day of his daughters life would be spent in the beautiful setting, one which brought him so much joy in his life.”
Ladies, we’ve got another new, Lowcountry venue on our hands, so let’s get started gawking over it’s coastal charm! The Sewee Preserve opened its doors this year and is already booking weddings for 2012 and beyond. Located just outside of Charleston, in Awendaw, South Carolina, this breathtaking wedding venue consists of a 500-acre conservation development dedicated to preserving the serenity and natural beauty of our beloved Lowcountry…so you know what that means, gorgeous saltwater marshes, jaw-dropping Oak trees and that soft, coastal breeze that we’ve come to love at a Charleston wedding.
The property offers an array of ceremony and receptions options that will be available to you from 10am until midnight on the day of your event. It includes 1,000 square feet of covered area, an over-sized brick fireplace, Southern-style porches, bocce ball court and horseshoe pit and a 50-acre freshwater lake with dock. Sounds like heaven, right? Well lucky for us, Virgil Bunao Photography and Ooh! Events teamed up to show us what the Sewee Preserve’s all about (and Lord knows we love when these two talents collaborate!) So, check out this fabulous, new Charleston wedding venue…