You probably remember Jenna Marie Weddings from one of my favorite engagement sessions of all-time, so much so, that we just HAD to publish it in the premier issue of A Lowcountry Wedding Magazine. It was that good! So head on over a see it for yourself. Well, the talented Jenna Marie has done it yet again, but this time it took place at one of Charleston’s most sought after beachfront venues, the beautiful Wild Dunes Resort. Maggi + Chuck were married in the perfect coastal ceremony in front of their closest family and friends as the sounds of the Atlantic Ocean crashed along the shore. Maggi was STUNNING in a flow-y, strapless gown that she paired with royal blue heels. After they said ‘I do’, they joined their guests for an evening under the Lowcountry stars where guests enjoyed quite the spread of Southern cuisine and yummy candy bar. Thanks to Jenna Marie for sharing this lovely Wild Dunes Wedding with us!
From Fia Forever Photography: “Kellie and Nick met on a cold, snowy afternoon near Burlington, VT. The small New England town was a perfect place for Kellie to advance her TV News reporting career and for Nick to take his first job in the US Coast Guard. Kellie traveled upper New England investigating, covering breaking news stories. While Nick patrolled the surrounding international waters protecting our country. It was 11.12.11 on Kiawah Beach, South Carolina– the day Nick proposed his love and asked for her hand in marriage! There, at sunset, with the waves crashing and with her two best friends by her side (Nick and the couple’s black lab), Nick proposed and the engaged couple toasted to a lifetime together. They exchanged vows in front of family and friends in an outdoor intimate ceremony on April 26, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, SC. Soul mates, and best friends, the happily married couple enjoy traveling and spending time with their two black labs. With every day brings more love, happiness and eternal bliss for each other!”
To our sweet friends and readers who are just as head-over-heels with Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Charleston weddings as we are, then we couldn’t be happier to introduce you to the premier issue of A Lowcountry Wedding Mag Each page is filled with Southern wedding details that we’re positive will inspire you to add a little coastal, Lowcountry flair to your big day! So take our word for it, and head on over to check out what the Fall/Winter edition has to offer. To keep this party moving, we can’t wait for you to feast your eyes Chris + Amanda’s beautiful Savannah wedding engagement from the talented Gagan Dhiman Photography! The afternoon started as the couple gallivanted throughout Forsyth Park before making their way Downtown to River Street. This adorable couple is tying the knot in what is sure to be a stunning Lowcountry wedding later this year right outside of Savannah in Tybee Island.
I count my lucky wedding blogging stars each and every day for the opportunity to share such a special time in a couple’s life. I love every moment of it. The details, the back story and the emotional shots…all of it, and Katrina + Paul’s Planters Inn wedding delivered every aspect of it. Thanks to Riverland Studios for capturing all the moments!
Tell us a little bit about how you met your husband…
We met through friends. We were actually at the same place with our friends multiple times but never actually spoke for several months. We were eventually introduced and started dating shortly there after.
How did he propose?
We were living apart for 2 years, I was living in Texas and he was still in Charleston. We would take weekend trips and meet eachother at Virginia Highlands in Atlanta. We adored the area and went back a couple of times. On the last trip there he took me back to our favorite restuarant, which we took a trip to every visit we made, and proposed. It was our first night of the trip so we had the rest of the weekend to celebrate together! He proposed in November and we were married the following September. 10 months. We dated for 6 years.
What made you choose your venue? What elements drew you to it?
We chose the Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill because it quaint and the perfect size for an intimate wedding. We wanted to be surrounded by our closest family and friends but still feel like we had a full house. The Planters Inn was perfect! We liked the idea of getting married in a courtyard and then having an onsite reception to make it easy for our guests. I liked how I could keep the decorations simple since the location was already so charming.
How many guests attended?
Color Palette: Plum, cream and black
Tell us about the details! Did any have special meaning? What was your favorite? We love to be tourists in our own town and have always been drawn to spending our day or night dates wandering Market Street. We loved the idea of getting married in the same area that we always pick for our date nights! We enjoy being able to go right back to our wedding spot whenever we want.
Something old: My great grandmother’s engagement diamond was set into the center of a gold cross on a necklace which I carried on my flowers.
Something new: My dress!
Something borrowed: I borrowed perfume from my Maid of Honor, Mi Corazon by Oscar de la Renta
Something blue: I had a small blue bow sewn onto the inside of my dress. The bottom side of my heels were also blue.
Tell us a little bit about your menu….
The reception was catered by Peninsula Grill and the food was absolutely amazing! They did such a great job! We chose to do a heavy hors d’oeuvres reception. We chose this because one of our favorite dinners is just to have appeziters. A few of our menu items were Baed brie en croute with raspberry-toasted almond jam, Yellowfin tuna tartare with blac sesame crisp, tomato & olive salad with fresh mozzarella on a crostini and shaved beef tenderloin on crispy crouton with asiago cheese. There was a grilled garden vegetable station. We also had three chef stations with Roast Bershire Pork Loin with rosemary Gravy, Lowcountry crabcakes and roasted red pepper, spinach, garlic and lemon penne pasta.
What’s your favorite picture from your wedding and why?
By far, my favorite picture is one where we are standing at the entry way of the market. There is one where we are kissing and another where we are looking at eachother. Like I said earlier, our absolute favorites dates involve market street. Now everytime we go down there it has even more meaning to us and brings back great memories. There is also a picture of Paul and I crossing Market street with my maid of honor holding the back of my dress that is one of my favorites as well. We were walking back from the Daughter’s of Confederacy building and It has the Planters Inn in the background.
Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment?
It was after we left our reception, we walked down market street together and it was our first moment alone! We were so happy and could not stop laughing because of how excited we were to be married!
Most valuable piece of advice you’d give to a newly engaged bride:
Make your decisions based upon what means the most to the two of you together! Relax and have fun! The day will come and go so fast. Paul and I still look back and can’t believe how much fun we had together that day.
This weekend was kind of epic. Not only did the weather finally shape up, but we had the honor of attending the 1st Draft a Celebrity Tournament at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. It was a BLAST, and we may have even met Bill Murray! So, as we attempt to leave the weekend behind and dive into Monday morning, we have a feeling this lovely William Aiken House wedding will be just what the doctor order to slap a smile on your face. Sarah + Steven’s romantic Fall bash was dressed up with beautiful white flowers and dusty millers from the talented ladies of Out of Hand. Fish treated guests to delicious cuisine while Cupcake topped things of with tasty treats. Thanks to White Wave Photography for capturing all the details!
I love a winter wedding, especially when some of Charleston’s most sought after vendors are involved! Francesca from Pure Luxe Bride took the lead for Rebecca + Jarrett’s Founders Hall wedding while Monika Gauthier was on hand to capture all the details. We love their romantic red, black and white color palette and our favorite addition, the bagpipes!
From Pure Luxe Bride: “This brides dream was to have a winter wedding, and that is exactly what she got. Rebecca + Jarrett had their wedding at Founder’s Hall on a cool December day. Their colors were red and black with a custom black and white print incorporated into the decor. This winter classic was a great way to end the year!
Let’s start with the dress…Rebecca looked absolutely beautiful in her ball gown dress. We couldn’t picture her in anything more perfect. She entered into the ceremony to the sounds of Jimmy Ryan, the bagpiper, that certainly made an entrance.
After this sweet couple said “I Do” cocktail hour took place on the patio and inside the great hall. Dinner was a true southern meal provided by Home Team BBQ complete with pork, chicken, and delicious mac and cheese. Guests enjoyed spending time outside standing around the roaring fire pit. After dinner, the couple cut their cake which was a three tiered white cake with cranberry garnish.
As true South Carolina fans that they are, they had their mascot “Cocky” make an appearance at the reception. The guests had a blast dancing and taking pictures with Cocky and the bride + groom were in gamecock heaven. It was certainly a great ending to a wonderful evening that Pure Luxe Bride was so happy to be apart of.”
Last, but certainly not least, I’m excited to share the beautiful styled shoot Megan of Mingle created this past summer at Marion’s in the French Quarter which was included in our premier issue of A Lowcountry Wedding Mag! Megan was kind enough to invite us a long to enjoy the styling of the great Mingle minds, photography from Paige Winn Photo and dreamy gowns from Maddison Row! Thanks to Paperdolls Hair & Makeup transforming model Katie into the picture-perfect Charleston Bride. First Bloom of Charleston whipped vibrant bouquets and centerpieces while Limos for Less let us ride in style! Even though we wanted to (and we sure did try!), we couldn’t include everything in the magazine, so to see all the details you can head on over and check out the complete Mag here!
Good morning, my lovelies! As we begin the daunting task of planning for A Lowcountry Wedding Mag – Volume 2, we wanted to remind you that you can find your guide to all things Lowcountry weddings right here. In Volume 1, you’ll be inspired by 13, that’s right 13, our the most jaw-dropping Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach and Charleston weddings from some of our favorite Southern vendors. So, join in on all the fun and head on over to check out all the Fall/Winter edition has to offer. While we get cracking on round 2, it’s time we share this dreamy coastal wedding from Amy-Marie Kay Photography. The couple tied the knot along the marsh at the Groom’s grandparents house in Awendaw, South Carolina. Before celebrating with Southern cuisine from Hamby Catering, a gorgeous cake from Connie’s Bakery and music from Other Brothers Entertainment!
We love when brides choose to host their weddings in Charleston SC! The beauty in the Lowcountry is unmatched and they always make for a great time! Ashley and Michael first laid eyes on each other while at a work conference in Cancun and quickly were inseparable. So, when it was time say “I do”, they wanted it to be something their friends and family could enjoy. The obvious enjoyable answer… a Charleston wedding at the beautiful Creek Club at I’On. They wanted something small, unique and classy and with the help of Wildflowers Inc, they got just that! The couple selected an ocean blue, and soft, mint green as their color palette. The food was fantastic, the decor was perfection and the tunes were on point. Thanks to Wanda Cavazos of Richard Bell Photography for capturing all the details!