I may have taken an unannounced vacay late last week (sorry!), and while I know I may have let you guys hanging, I promised it was much needed! For starters, we wrapped up our first styled shoot at the SC Aquarium that went above and beyond my expectations. I literally cannot wait to share what we created. Then, we headed over to the Rice Mill Building to officially welcome the 1st ever NotWedding Charleston, and to say it was a blast is quite the understatement. I wrapped things up with a weekend on Kiawah and now am ready to get back at it and deliver some serious Lowcountry loveliness This first Charleston beauty comes to us from our friends Kristin Burke Photography and the gals at Ooh! Events. It took place on the grounds of Boone Hall Plantation and it included everything we love so dearly…starting with those unreal chandeliers! They incorporated a soft, feminine color palette with mason jar and burlap to create an effortless Southern evening!
Charleston wedding planner Ivory Designs by Mary Martha teamed up with the talented florists of Pretty Petals of Charleston to create Molly + Brad’s preppy Southern soiree that is bound to have you pinning details left and right! We’re a little smitten with their lovely color palette of navy and yellow, especially those adorable bridesmaids dresses and all of that yellow chevron. On the banks of the Ashley River, the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation is completely surrounded by ancient Live Oaks which made it the perfect venue for the couple’s outdoor Lowcountry ceremony. After saying ‘I do,’ the newlyweds joined their guests inside for an evening of celebration while they were treated to Lowcountry cuisine and a few s’mores by the fire! Thanks to Loren Routhier Photography for capturing all the details
We’ve got a big week on the horizon at A Lowcountry Wedding! For starters, we’ll be teaming up with a crew of crazy, talented Charleston wedding vendors for a nautical-inspired shoot at the South Carolina Aquarium that is going to knock. your. socks. off. On Thursday, you’ll find us at The NotWedding with some of South Carolina’s finest wedding vendors as we treat Lowcountry brides to an evening full of inspiration at the beautiful Rice Mill Building, but in the meantime, Blake is showering you with some easy, yet impactful, do-it-yourself centerpieces.
I just love the idea of using vintage bottles as flower centerpieces. You can use different sizes, shapes, and colors. There are so many things you can do with them and they just look so cute!
If you want to add a pop of color you can do it yourself! All you have to do is pour paint on the inside of the vase and swirl around to coat. So easy!
Thanks to good ol’ Tropical Storm Andrea, most of us will be locked up inside today, so we decided a vintage-inspired Charleston wedding with an eclectic color scheme was just what the doctor order! The sweet couple, Sarah & Ryan, met through mutual friends and within a week knew they had just met the person they were going to marry. They are both thankful for their supportive families and said, “Neither of us have very impulsive personalities, and I think they could tell that it was different than anything we had experienced before.” Ryan proposed to Sarah just five months later while floating in a canoe in a lake full of candles. How Can you say romantic? Their outdoor ceremony took place at Hampton Park before heading over to Upstairs at Midtown to celebrate. Thanks to Priscilla of Riverland Studios for capturing all the lovely details!
What would we do with out our friends at Destination Wedding Experts? Their years of experience combined with their excellent customer service make them the go-to experts for any Lowcountry couple planning their one-of-a-kind honeymoon. Today, they’ve joined us to give us a little insight on capturing wonderful honeymoon photos!
Your honeymoon is a once in a lifetime vacation, so fill your photo album with pictures that tell the story of your first getaway as husband and wife. Here are 4 tips for taking the best honeymoon (or any vacation) photos, and no you don’t have to be a professional or own thousands of dollars in equipment!
1. Establish the scene.
These images set the stage for your story to unfold. You’ll not only want to capture the resort and your honeymoon digs but, also the local scenery. And definitely don’t forget to capture all the breathtaking views, unforgettable sunsets, and beautiful landscapes these are the backdrop of your honeymoon story.
2. It’s all in the details.
Create a window into your experience by capturing all of the smallest details like, pictures of the food you ate, souvenirs you purchased, and all of the other “little” things throughout the day. This approach will also bring balance to your finished photo album.
3. Seize the moment.
Yes, we all enjoy taking our fair share of cheezy posed photographs and postcard pictures. Try capturing more random, candid moments like relaxing poolside with a good book or enjoying a good laugh! I promise these are the pictures that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
4. Edit, Organize & Share
Spending a little time adjusting lighting, cropping, and other basic editing can dramatically improve your photographs. There are great free or cheap photo editing websites and apps available, with some you can even apply filters.
Hopefully with these tips and a little advance planning you can capture all of those perfect shots to tell your honeymoon story! If you’d like a little photo inspiration, check out our board on Pinterest!
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The minute I saw these women all dolled up sporting goofy glasses and holding the sign that said ”That’s what she said,” I immediately knew I had to share it with ALW readers. Not only did the photobooth shot make me laugh out loud, but I also feel hard for every beautiful detail from this Citadel Beach House wedding. Clemson fans, Sara + Nick, enlisted the help of a talented crew of Charleston wedding vendors to pull off their big Southern bash starting with Lowcountry wedding planner, Elizabeth Grace Occasions. Blossoms Events spruced up their beachside bash by incorporating lovely topiaries and succulents for a fresh, modern look, while MOSAIC Catering wowed the guests with their Lowcountry cuisine. Thanks to Carmen Ash Photography for capturing all the charming details!
As we dive head first into June, get ready to be showered with posts and posts of Lowcountry loveliness beginning with this wonderful Charleston wedding engagment from Dana Cubbage Wedding Photography. Things got started on the grounds of dreamy Boone Hall Plantation where Ashley + Greg enjoyed the poppy fields, Spanish moss and lovely coastal views. Shortly after, they headed Downtown as they wrapped things up in the heart of the Holy City.