Just in case you haven’t heard, our friends at The NotWedding are heading to Lowcountry in just a few weeks and, lucky for all you Charleston wedding vendors, you can still be involved. That’s right…it’s the last call for vendor applications! This bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding is coming to the Rice Mill Building June 13th, and they’d love to hear from any local wedding vendors interested in joining in on all the fun! They especially love hearing about new businesses, so don’t be shy! You can find out more and apply online at www.thenotwedding.com/apply.
I actually was lucky enough to recently mix and mingle with the crew of vendors involved in this season’s NotWedding Charleston just a few weeks ago, and I’ll tell you what…it is one talented group! We munched on delicious Lowcountry cuisine at Rue de Jean from Holy City Hospitality that included oysters, ham biscuits and mac and cheese as Angela Cox captured the entire evening. Can’t wait til June!
I’m just going to give you a heads up, this Charleston wedding makes my heart melt. The couple, Kari + Chris, hosted their closest friends and family for a dreamy, Lowcountry evening South of Broad filled with sweet glances and lots of love. The duo had an intimate outdoor ceremony before heading down to the Battery to spend some quality newlywed time together. Not only do I love those beautiful, natural bouquets from Compost in My Shoe, but I can’t get enough of all the swoon-worthy images Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay captured. I had a hard enough time figuring out which ones to post, I’m not sure how Kari + Chris decided which ones to frame. My guess..all of them!
If Anne + Justin’s Lowndes Grove wedding isn’t the quintessential, beautiful Lowcountry bash on the coast, then I don’t know what is. The sweet duo who hail from Virginia selected Charleston and a crazy, talented group of vendors to pull off their perfect destination affair. The ring leader, Chelsye Harp of Intrigue Design & Events, teamed up with Violet Floral Design to create a dreamy Carolina evening that is bound to have you pinning away! You’ll love all the gorgeous details, lovely bridesmaids attire, romantic flowers, customize cornhole board…oh, the list goes on and on! Thanks to Riverland Studios for this one-of-a-kind treat!
There’s been a whole lotta awesome-ness taking place at A Lowcountry Wedding the past few weeks, and with the help of Miss Kelsey, things will just keep getting better! Kelsey is joining the ALW crew this summer as our graphic design intern and we couldn’t be more excited to have her. She’s been tasked with the huge responsibility of designing/creating our brand, new online publication and I’ve got a feeling you’ll be blown away by what she’s got in store for us. So, give Kelsey a big ol’ Lowcountry welcome!
Tell us a little bit about yourself…and by a little, we mean a lot
Where do I begin? [Laughs…] Well, my name is Kelsey and I’m a glass half-full kind of girl. Ever since I could remember I’ve loved to draw. Once I learned that I could express myself that way, I’ve never stopped. I love romantic comedies, and I live on 90′s music. I was born on February 7, 1991 in Riverside, California to military parents Chris and Ena, with one older sister, Erin. During many years, my family and I were given the opportunity to live in the states of Hawaii and California. In 2006, my parents retired and settled down in the beautiful state of Columbia, South Carolina. In high school, I was undecided about what I wanted to do until one day, during my senior of high school, I stumbled upon an ad in the Seventeen Magazine. It read: If you’re interested in a creative career, The Art Institute of Charleston is just ahead. Soon after, I applied for the Graphic Design program and was accepted in 2009. That’s where I was further introduced to the design industry where I learned the importance of networking and creative problem solving. In 2012, I presented my portfolio as a graduate. I am now living the next chapter of my life and believe the BEST has yet to come!
Top Five All-time favorite TV Shows…
2) Cake Boss
3) Mysteries at the Museum
4 )Four Weddings
5 )Man Vs. Food
What are you excited to bring to the table this summer?
Vision. I hope to contribute with what makes A Lowcountry Wedding truly lowcountry. I am very thrilled to be a part of the team and to work beside the lovely Mrs. Erin Whitsitt.
What’s your favorite thing about weddings
The intimate moment when the bride and groom say “I do.” The venue and decor and how wonderfully different and personal they are!
It’s Friday and you just cashed your paycheck….what’s your first splurge?
Nothing starts off a great day at the mall than some good ol’ iced coffee! It’s the little things in life…
If you were a major league baseball player, what would be your ‘at-bat’ song?
“We Are The Champions” by Queen
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
BA in Fine Arts of Graphic Design
Favorite Item of Clothing
My favorite article of clothing is typically a blouse shirt. They’re versatile, and ladylike. You can dress them up or down.
Favorite Summer beverage
Without a doubt in my mind, it has to be raspberry ice tea.
Current favorite color palette
Anything that has cool blues and tans; I love the natural colors of the beach.
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” -E. E. Cummings
Welcome aboard, Kelsey! We’re so thrilled to have you!
Let me tell you what, I’m super obsessed with throwing in a pattern or two into your wedding day decor. It’s modern and stylish and brings a bit of sass to your Southern wedding reception. Since we’re all about the Pinterest around here, we’ve been collecting mounds of pattern inspiration and it’s time we share the loveliness. Whether it’s stripes, polka dots or even a little chevron, a touch of print makes a huge impact. So ladies, which one’s your fav?
Not only is Charleston home to countless Lowcountry weddings ever year, but it also takes the cake for elopements and beautiful vow renewals. Ashley + Anthony recently renewed their wedding vows in an intimate ceremony at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens with a cute, vintage picnic under the dreamy Oak trees. The couple and their sweet daughter enjoyed a beautiful styled picnic and cake from D’lish as the overlooked the charming grounds, and then took a romantic stroll about the plantation with Reese Moore! A few chickens even joined in the celebration!
This Lowcountry tale begins at the romantic Legare Waring House where stunning Oak trees create the perfect backdrop for a picturesque Southern wedding. With the help of Charleston Flower Market, Rory Metz of Jubilation designed an elegant outdoor affair with lovely pops of purple for Jodi + Brian’s Charleston wedding. Thankfully, the weather shaped up and gave way for an evening of delicious cuisine from Duvall and tunes from The Highballs. Thanks to amelia + dan photography for capturing another Lowcountry beauty!