The South Carolina coastline has this mystical quality about it that, let’s be honest, holds the key to all of our hearts. One of our favorite coastal spots for stunning, Lowcountry wedding imagery, is the dreamy, coastal town of Edisto Island, just an hour south of Charleston. Thanks to lenses of Sarah C Photography, today we get to share Ali + Josh’s whimsical, Just Married session along the shores of Edisto. The afternoon started with an abundance of romantic, Spanish moss at Trinity Episcopal Church of Edisto before heading to beach to finish up at sunset. Talk about Lowcountry heaven, right?
It’s no secret that we love some Southern, burlap details up in here, and for that reason alone (oh, and some seriously gorgeous photography), we’re field trippin’ it up to Tennessee for this one-of-a-kind Southern stunner. I did a little happy dance when Amber, of Amber Davis Photography, sent over this wedding because I just KNEW you Lowcountry ladies would go crazy over it. Bailey + Chris tied the knot this past October in an outdoor ceremony followed by a tented reception on the grounds of Cheval Manor Farms. The whole event is laced with simple, yet beautiful, burlap details that give the entire day a rustic and relaxed feel. They even treated their guests to a Lowcountry-esque boil, a Smores station and even sent them packing with sweet, honey favors! Oh, and how adorable are those Toms? Love!
As you all know, it’s Tuesday, which means it’s detail day around here…and today, it’s all about boutonnieres! While the rules are flexible, most couples tend to accessorize any important person that is not part of the bridal party which a big, beautiful bout. Normally, this tends to include parents, grandparents, ushers and readers. While most leading ladies tend to stress over the style and look of the flowers they will carry down the aisle, few give much thought as to what their husband-to-be will be sporting. Our best advice is to let the your personal style, location and season lead the way and don’t be scared to utilize non-floral materials such as feathers, cotton, fabric and even buttons. Hopefully, this round up will get your creative juices flowing..
If you’ve ever stepped foot in the Lowcountry, there’s a good chance you’ve developed a soft spot in your heart for the region and I can always see that adoration when checking out a couple’s engagement session. Arizona couple Laura + Cory are currently planning their destination wedding in Charleston and they recently teamed up with Shannon of Riverland Studios for this dreamy engagement session at two of my favorite locations; the classic Legare-Waring House and the laid back shores of Folly Beach. From their comfortable demeanor and flawless clothing selections to the stunning venues and romantic photography, every detail was pure perfection. Oh, I forgot to mention that Laura even decorated one of the abandoned boats of Folly Road to create a personalized backdrop!
Oh yes, Stephen Gosling has done it again with this irresistible Southern wedding he shot this past September in the beautiful state of Virginia. The couple, Sarah + Tyler, went with a natural color palette that complimented their outdoor, rustic setting. Sarah looked like a sweet Southern Belle in her dainty strapless gown while Tyler looked handsome in his classic black tuxedo. While I may have been drooling over the simple, yet stunning, decor in this wedding, I’m really in love with the images of the couple. The weather and sunlight was perfect and I don’t think they could have asked for a more beautiful backdrop. Can we say frame-able!?
I just love any Lowcountry venue that truly lets the landscape do the talking and I’ve always been a fan of reception sites that offers outdoor options. I mean, who doesn’t want to be soaking up the scenery when they’re in town! Today’s beauty comes from Kayla Jones Photography at one of our favorite spots just outside of Charleston, The beautiful Island House…and y’all are going to love every minute of it Sissy + James took full advantage of The Island House’s breathtaking spot along the banks of the Stono River and combined it with adorable rustic decor and a natural white, green and brown color palette. Sissy glowed in a strapless gown from White that she perfectly paired with her cowboy boots while her ladies looked lovely in gowns from Bella Bridesmaid. After their traditional ceremony, guests were welcomed to an evening under the stars with a gorgeous tented reception where Tom Smith Catering treated the crowd to fabulous Lowcountry cuisine, Country & Lace nailed the flowers and Ashley Bakery created the amazing cake!
I’ve been soaking up loads of wedding inspiration today and thought who better to share the fruits of my labor with then my favorite Lowcountry brides and I have a sneaky suspicion you won’t be disappointed. While I’ll always love a gorgeous Fall or Winter wedding, truth be told, I’m more of a Spring/Summer gal…and I think it has a lot to do with the seasonal blooms. It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Pinterest and over the past few weeks it’s provided me with a wealth of soft Spring and Summer bouquets that I couldn’t wait to share with you!
Image via Jen Huang Photography
Image via First Comes Love Photo via Style Me Pretty