It’s Friiiiday and we’re wrapping up this week with an effortless Carolina Lowcountry wedding from the talented Emily Lapish Photography. The bride, Crystal, went with a preppy, Southern color palette of pink and green for her Fall affair. Her maids were outfitted in pink, strapless gowns that were accented with soft, green hydrangea bouquets. The couple tied the knot in a sweet outdoor ceremony in front of friends and family before continuing the celebration with fabulous music, food and adorable burlap details!
Crystal + Nat’s love story spans eleven years and includes many tales of missed chances and attempted introductions. Thanks to Crystal for filling us in on all the details: “2010: the year God changed my life forever. I had been on more dates that I could count with dismal results to say the least. I had cried myself to sleep more nights that I care to admit to anyone and I was slowly slipping into the abyss of despair. One Sunday morning at church something changed. I saw Nat. I knew who he was and I desperately wanted to go over and say something. I called a friend the next day and casually asked about him. She took it upon herself to give him my number, but I didn’t hold my breath that he would call…they never called. This time was different, he did call. He wanted to meet me for dinner. “At the end of the best date of my life – full of laughter, conversation and, to put it mildly, magic – he said the words I had always wanted to hear: “Can I see you again?” The next couple of months were like nothing I had ever experienced. He was what I had always dreamed of. Kind, attentive, fun. Everything I needed and had ever wanted. In November, after 6 months of bliss, my fairy tale came true. Nat Dinkins got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife. Through the tears and laughter I, of course, said yes!! In October 2011, I put on the white dress and veil that every girl dreams of wearing. I walked down the aisle to the man of my dreams. A man that loves me, protects my heart, and gave me the love I felt was out of my reach. In front of our family, friends and God, we began our life together. With God as center, we’ll embark on the journey we call life. Our happily ever after.”
My inbox has been dripping with Lowcountry wedding fabulousness, and I’ll tell you what…this girl is not complaining! South Carolina photographer, Angela Cox, sent over this knockout and I couldn’t wait to share these stunning images and darling DIY details. Meredith + Keith tied the knot in the laid back town of Beaufort this past Fall under dreamy Oak trees in Meredith’s parent’s backyard. Meredith’s girls were dressed in gorgeous green Dessy dresses that they complimented with vibrant bouquets. All the maids arranged their own bouquets and the Bride’s aunt tackled the boys boutonnieres….pretty impressive, huh? After the ceremony they moved into the Lucy Creek Dock house where guests were treated with Lowcountry cuisine from Wren’s, grandma’s pound cake and tunes from A Sound Celebration!
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Photographer: Angela Cox Photography / Venue: Parent’s Backyard, Lucy Creek Dock house (Beaufort, SC) / Event and Floral Designer: Bride, Mother of the Bride / Hair: Vanity Box / Caterer: Wren / Officiant: Keith’s Grandpa Alastair Walker, and Steve Keeler / CeremonyMusician: David Walker / DJ: A Sound Celebration (Bluffton, SC) / WeddingDress: David’s Bridal / Bridesmaid‘sDresses: Dessy / Groom‘sSuit: Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s Shoes: Banana Republic / Groomsmens’ Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Stationery: Designed by Keith’s Sister, Lauren Walker
Before we get to today’s Southern wedding, I just wanted to remind all of our Lowcountry vendors to check back later this afternoon for our big giveaway! Catherine + Michael wed this past June at the charming Mackey House in the Savannah Lowcountry. Photographed by the talented Chris Isham, this effortless wedding boasted a classic Southern color palette of pink, green and white that the team at Kiwi Fleur translated perfectly into some stunning florals…just check out Catherine’s bouquet! Peonies and orchids? Yes, please! Catherine looked timeless in her lace wedding gown with hair swept up. In her shoe she carried a silver sixpence to complete the “Something Old, Something New…” poem. The duo opted to see each other prior to the ceremony and the combination of the adorable pair and the picturesque backdrop made for some seriously frame-able images.
Oh, and just in case you’re wondering, that’s Dave from Lady A, it’s Michael’s brother…
For Round Two, we’ve got another beautiful Texas affair. Amy + Casey’s got married this past August in Palestine, Texas (just outside of Dallas) and one of our favorites, AlexM Photography, was their capture all the details. Their wedding was held at the enchanting Elmwood Gardens and was planned to a T by Perfect Plans. Their stunning outdoor ceremony had a Southern glam vibe that included some amazing draping and a gorgeous chandeliers. While the bridal party rocked all black, Amy incorporated pops of purple and green throughout the evening.