I doesn’t happen too often, but we’re dishing out a little Saturday morning wedding loveliness that we hope you love as much as we do! Carmen + Mack tied the knot just South of Hilton Head in beautiful Savannah, Georgia at The Westin at the Savannah Harbor. The couple took full advantage of their surroundings by having an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Riverfront. Carmen stunned in a strapless lace gown from Priscilla of Boston while her maids rocked floor length gowns in shades of brown. Kreative Kreations designed a beautiful reception with a Fall inspired color palette as Carmen + Mack celebrated the night away with their guests in the Westin’s stunning ballroom. Thanks to Mark Williams Studio for capturing all the lovely details!
I’ll tell you what, it’s been a crazy week over here! It still can’t believe it’s already August. This summer has just flown by! As I head out to Dayton, Ohio this weekend for my sister’s bridal shower, I thought I’d share a little dose of what we all love the most…a lovely South Carolina wedding with a preppy green and navy color filled with adorable Southern wedding details. This beauty took place in Aiken, South Carolina at Woodside Plantation Country Club and was shot by our friend Britt Croft Photography. Happy Friday, y’all!
Sarah + Matt’s beautiful Southern wedding took place in Salem, South Carolina at the Reserve at Lake Keowee and was, to say the least, stunning. With the help of Katie Crain Weddings, the couple were able to bring their formal black and white color palette to life as their guests were treated to a lovely evening under the stars. The long tables were dressed with burlap runners, tons of candlelight and small bud vases of white flowers. Thanks to Liv Collins Photography for capturing all the details!
Hey ladies! Later today, we’ll be giving all of our A Lowcountry Wedding readers the opportunity to participate in our first e-glossy coming out later this Summer, so don’t miss it! In the meantime, Blake is joining us this morning with one of our favorite Southern wedding details that is PERFECT to incorporate into your Charleston, Hilton Head or Myrtle Beach wedding!
Ribbon is a fun recent trend in the wedding world and it is so whimsical and fun! You can use it on your stationery, as a backdrop, as a centerpiece, or simply as decoration! Look at all the different ways you can use it!
While we’re still recovering from all that glittery goodness we delivered yesterday, we’re moving on to a Georgetown, South Carolina wedding that is sure to suit your fancy. Georgetown is a cozy, coastal town located north of Charleston and just south of Myrtle Beach. It is home to the beautiful DeBordieu Club which recently hosted Bevin + Casey’s lively Lowcountry wedding. The beautiful couple brought on the talented crew at Blossoms Events to dazzle their guest with dreamy peony and tulip arrangements, while the bridesmaids were dressed in fabulous LulaKate gowns. As always, thanks to the wonderful Carmen Ash Photography for capturing this one-of-a-kind Southern wedding!
We’re gearing up for another BEE-utiful week here at A Lowcountry Wedding! We’re wrapping up our last round of interviews this week as we prepare to bringing on what’s looking like one talented group of interns to assist with our first online publication…and we are SO excited. We’re on the lookout for the best Lowcountry affairs from the Carolina coast, so send over Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Charleston weddings for consideration! To wrap up this Sunday, we’re sharing a lovely Savannah wedding from Lone Pine Photography. This Georgia Dream was orchestrated by Re Defining Moments Weddings & Special Events as the couple said ‘I do’ at the Davenport House Museum and Gardens.
There are a few things that make my heart skip-a-beat quite like a Southern wedding venue paired with an oh-so lovely tent. Now add our friends at Sperry Tents to that mix and you’ve got a little slice of Lowcountry wedding heaven. Sperry Tents is the end all, be all when it comes to breathtaking Southern tents and, lucky for us, they’ve stopped by today to share a few tips to assist in planning your outdoor reception…
Considering an outdoor reception under the classic, Lowcountry backdrop of Spanish moss-covered live oaks? Here is our quick guide to what you need to know as you begin to plan your outdoor wedding reception.
Using a tent isn’t just about keeping your family and friends out of the elements (they can be heated and cooled!), but also about creating your own unique venue, customized for your celebration. The exact same tent can lend itself to a modern-style aesthetic featuring clean lines and crisp colors or be transformed into a romantic haven with draped fabrics and crystal chandeliers.
Our Sperry Sailcloth tents are undeniably special. Any bride-to-be who has spent time clicking around on wedding blogs or Pinterest has surely come across these tents. The tents are round or oval-shaped, installed on custom milled wooden poles and topped with pennant flags on each peak. They’re reminiscent of a great old teak sailboat you might see gliding through Charleston Harbor.
Okay, you’re sold on hosting a tented reception. Now what?
While I always recommend hiring a wedding planner, if your reception venue is outdoors, your first call should be to the tent company. What you may not realize is that the tent provider usually offers a range of services including flooring (dancefloor and stage or even custom-built decking), lighting, custom draping, and furniture rental. In fact, our company also provides power distribution equipment, restroom trailers, and onsite event service. We also create scaled layout drawings for every event—from a 50 person cocktail reception to a 5,000 person seated dinner. We will become fast friends as we help you navigate through some fun decisions (Customized pennant flags! Bistro lights! Hanging lanterns!) and some not-so-glamorous ones (fire permits and restroom trailers, anyone?).
Before picking up the phone, pull together a few details to have on hand during our conversation. Here’s a quick list of questions to help you prepare:
When is your wedding?
What is the reception location and how many guests will you have?
Do you plan on hiring a DJ or a band?
Have you picked a service style for the reception (seated dinner, standing reception, etc.)?
What is the terrain surface and topography of the site?
Is there any power available to the area or will you need to have this provided?
Where will the guests use the restroom?
Should any specific décor / style details be included in the proposal?
What is your budget range?
Don’t stress if some of these details are still up in the air—we’ll help you work through your numbers and prioritizing equipment based on your location and budget. A site visit will also ensure all of the planning comes together seamlessly.
What else should you expect before saying “yes!” to the Sperry Tent?
Many clients mistakenly assume that a home wedding will be more cost effective than a traditional wedding venue. While the word “savings” and “wedding” should never coexist in the same sentence, consider the extra money you’re spending to host the wedding at your home as an investment in the venue that holds the most meaning for you. Parts of the ‘outdoor equipment package’ are not always the most exciting, but are necessary to make everything function. Generators are not as beautiful as hand-engraved invitations; however, walking down the aisle in your grandmother’s garden might land higher on the priority list.
Finally, make sure to bury the bourbon. We can’t control the weather, but we can control how to manage it on your wedding day. Hire a company you trust, one that provides emergency numbers and holds weekend hours. Weddings are truly a team sport— leave covering home plate to us.