Normally, I try to set the tone for a charming Charleston wedding, but I think it sounds better coming from today’s beautiful Bride Jenn. So, I hope everyone has a lovely Lowcountry weekend and until we get there, let’s kick off this Friday morning with a gorgeous Society Hall wedding from the fab photography team at Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay…
From the bride:Why Charleston? Well aside from the obvious answers – we love the city, my family is there, it is easy to get to – we thought, and have always thought, that Charleston embodies in one place the things we hold dear, the things we have in common, and the way we want our lives together to be. Elegant and deeply Southern, with just a hint of adorable quirkiness and cool vibes; passionate about history and heritage while always striving to move forward; wonderful food and shopping wrapped in a gracious welcome – this is Charleston for us. So it was the perfect place to have what we ultimately wanted – am intimate, traditional affair that highlighted our beloved South, family and friends.We are both very traditional romantics.
As such, we knew we wanted all of the elements of a traditional wedding (church ceremony, music and dress, reception), but we also wanted to imbibe it with our personality. Hence the bagpipes for the processional…I am very Irish on “one side!” We are both what people call “old souls” who long for the elegance and glamour of a different age, and we are both very proud of our Southern heritage. We love being Southern, and since most of our guest list was from parts outside the South, we wanted our guests to feel the warmth and hospitality at every turn. So we kept things formal, but chose a buffet style reception to keep the feel of being invited to a big party.
I think at one point I explained it to the caterer as “black tie meets Sunday supper,” or something of the sort. Our old souls took the music from jazz during the cocktail hour to Motown for the dance party. White tablecloths, silver candle sticks (all collected on Etsy or “borrowed” from family collections), southern flowers (hydrangeas, roses, gardenia, magnolias) and a buffet highlighting barbecue, shrimp and grits, biscuits, she crab soup, and fried green tomatoes combined with the stately elegance of Society Hall to create the exact vibe we were hoping for.
From the open house cocktail party on Thursday to the gentlemen’s skeet shoot and ladies luncheon (complete with sundresses and hats) to the seafood rehearsal dinner to the signature cocktail (with Firefly vodka), to the last song, to the farewell brunch, our guests were welcomed into our comfort zone with all the Southern elegance and hospitality we, and Charleston, could muster.
All good things come to those who wait, it seems. We’ve known each other for 22 years. We had one disastrous date in 1993, but decided the timing was bad. Through businesses, career changes, other relationships, tragedies, and everything else you could throw at someone in life, we stayed friends. Best friends. And then one day, when all the debris clears, you look around and realize that the person you want to be with forever is the person who has always been there for you…that the “forever” you’d always imagined is waiting there for you with someone you’ve known “forever” already…that true love isn’t always found down the road you have been on, but it is exactly what you have. And you want to keep it in your heart and by your side.
Y’all, these two are ca-ute! I just feel like a warning is in order before you get to scrollin’. I’m not sure about you, but I can’t stop staring at bride Erica’s smile. Talk about beaming! The newlyweds spent the day after their Daniel Island wedding gallivanting around the streets of the Holy City to cap off their magical weekend. Thanks to fabulous Charleston wedding vendor, Dana Cubbage Wedding Photography, for capturing all of this happiness!
Oh, Sally Watts! The magic you make with a veil just makes my heart skip-a-beat. I guess it’s that wonderful combination of an awesome Charleston wedding photographer, a gorgeous bride and killer natural light that has me swooning over this breathtaking Southern wedding. Not to mention, the entire Daniel Island affair was planned and designed by the fabulous Megan of Mingle! It’s a combination of talent that is bound to deliver oohs and ahhs every single time! Amanda + Jay were blessed with a beautiful Lowcountry day where they wed along the marsh (heaven!) in front of their family and friends. The bridesmaids were dressed in floor-length navy gowns while the men looked handsome in classic black tuxedos. The festivities continued at the Pierce Park Pavilion where guests were treated to a seated dinner from Good Food Catering (don’t those Shrimp and Grits look amazing!?), an array of desserts and a celebration that last way after the sun went down! We’re in love with the effortless décor, pops shimmering gold and perfect evening lighting.
The past two weeks we’ve been semi-MIA (sorry!), but thanks to big move, internet was hard to come by #movingproblems Now, they we’re back at it, we promise to shower you with love, lots and lots of Charleston wedding love! This Greek Orthodox beauty was captured in the heart of Downtown Charleston by the talented Amy-Marie Kay Photography. The duo said ‘I do’ in a traditional ceremony before heading over to the luxurious Charleston Place Hotel where they celebrated the night away with loads of Greek dancing!
If you call the Lowcountry home, then I’m sure you were in heaven this weekend with this beautiful weather we had. It was so lovely that plenty of people grabbed their towels and sunscreen and headed straight to the beach! In honor of the pretty skies, I thought we could get Monday crackin’ with this beautiful Folly Beach wedding from Red Fly Studios. These two Bostonians met at a Easter Sunday barbecue where almost everyone there was Irish (including John!) and Lauren had a hard time following conversions, but John was patient with her as the two chatted about their dogs and Lauren was immediately smitten with the kindhearted Irishman and soon the two became inseparable. While planning their coastal Charleston wedding, the couple quickly selected a rental house on the beach to house their outdoor ceremony and lively reception under the stars. Aren’t you diggin’ Lauren’s amazing bouquet?
I think we might have a winner folks! I’m pretty sure this is the cutest ring bearer I’ve ever laid my eyes on and I love how he announced his mommy coming down the aisle. Darci + Mike had an intimate, outdoor wedding ceremony in Downtown Charleston where they emotionally recited their vows in front of those who mattered most to them. After the couple enjoyed a few sweet treats (who doesn’t love wedding cake and Krispy Kreme donuts!) with their guests, the newlyweds spent some alone time n the Holy City with the wonderful Sara Bee Photography! Thanks to Darci + Mike for sharing their beautiful Charleston wedding and best of luck with their little one on the way!
We’ll don’t we have the perfect little Charleston wedding treat for you this morning! Courtney + Adam enjoyed a gorgeous Lowcountry day along the water at the beautiful Charleston Yacht Club where they celebrated with family and friends. Thanks to Richard Bell Photography for capturing the memorable coastal afternoon and to Bride Courtney for filling us in on all the details! From the bride: ” Adam and I have been best friends for years now, so this wedding is a long time coming. We are both outgoing people who love being on or near the water, being the beach or a lake. We are simple people as well, but we have our unique hints of creativity as a couple. We wanted to portray that in the details of our wedding when it came to our colors, chocolate brown and Tiffany blue, and our individual decorations. Mason jars are a central decoration piece of our wedding whether they be painted silver or decorated with ribbon with candles. Mason jars remind us of our Southern roots, giving our guests a feeling of comfort and relaxation. Burlap and twine are also other decoration choices that we couldn’t do without. They both complement our simple style with a rustic edge thanks to Pinterest. From our window arrangements to our choices of foods, our wedding is what we would call “Savannah meets Charleston” as our love has for the past 3 and a half years.”