I’m so glad I finally get to share this amazing rustic wedding with yall. When Alex, of AlexM Photography, recently sent over these images, I couldn’t get enough of all the character and awesome details the bride + groom incorporated. The darling couple, Kim + Chris, wed this past June in Hooks, Texas on the grounds of Ramage Farms. The picturesque North East Texas venue was the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and reception and made for gorgeous images. Kim donned a vintage layered gown for her big day that she paired perfectly with silver and turquoise jewelry. As she made her way down the aisle towards Chris, she carried a bright colored bouquet of calla lilies and roses made by the fabulous Twisted Vines. Enjoy!
Story time! I grew up outside of Atlanta and after graduation attended the University of Georgia. One summer during college I moved to Charleston and met a studly Citadel cadet who hailed from the Sunshine State. As our relationship blossomed, it quickly became very apparent we had a serious issue on our hands…he was a huge University of Florida fan (insert Gator Chomp here). Uh-oh.
A few years ago, bets were made on the Georgia/Florida game (which, if you’ve never been it’s a fantastic time) and I lost. As punishment, I was suppose to sport orange and blue at the following year’s game. Well, being the poor sport (and Georgia grad) that I am…I pouted and didn’t do it Since I politely declined, my now-husband has decided I need to make up for it by attending a game at “The Swamp” and at this point we just haven’t made it down. So, I figured, until we’re able to plan a fall weekend to Gainesville, I’ll just live vicariously through Sarah + Patric as the spend an afternoon trouncing around the UF stadium with the lovely ladies of Stay Forever Photography for a killer Engagement Session.
Does this not make you excited for football season or what?
Does this not make you excited for football season or what?
You may remember that at the beginning of the summer we started our Lowcountry Plantations series (Check out Part I and Part II) to assist you ladies in finding your perfect wedding venue. Well, today we’re back with three more of our favorites that are capable of hosting both your ceremony and reception on-site…
Honey Horn Plantation
Situated on the Jarvis Creek, Honey Horn Plantation is 68-acre property full of Lowcountry allure. (Check out Jennifer + Rob’s Honey Horn Plantation Wedding. Isn’t it gorgeous?) It has both indoor and outdoor locations for private events. So if you’re looking for a Hilton Head venue with a lot of Spanish moss, salt marsh and a beautiful sunset, I’d push Honey Horn Plantation to the top of your list.
If you’re looking to incorporate the Old South into your wedding day, look no further than Drayton Hall. It was once used as a staging ground by both Colonial and British forces, has withstood numerous hurricanes (and even an earthquake!) and still stands in much the same way it did in the 18th century. Simply put, it’s just fantastic. The plantation home ranks as one of America’s finest examples of Pre-Revolutionary War architecture and will provide a truly stunning backdrop for your Lowcountry Wedding. Oh, and just wait til you see the inside.
The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a gorgeous venue just north of Charleston in Awendaw, South Carollina. The Pavilion itself can accommodate up to 300 guests but make sure you take into consideration the season because it is not air conditioned. With breathtaking views, a spacious porch (4,000 square feet of outdoor covered space!) and a serene surrounding, the Pavilion is the perfect space for a Lowcountry Affair.
Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. I can’t believe it’s already Monday morning again I swear these summer weekends just keep flying by. I wanted to kick off this week with one of the coolest engagement sessions I’ve ever seen. The gorgeous couple, Aubrey + Jeff, share a love of collecting random things (Jeff may jokingly refers to his bride-to-be as a hoarder) and they plan to incorporate many of the treasures they’ve acquired into their upcoming wedding. Jeff compares Aubrey’s hobby to their five-year relationship saying, “If you keep something around long enough, you end up never wanting to let it go.” So, it made perfect sense they chose the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, Texas as the backdrop for their eclectic engagement session. From the natural light and beautiful couple to the mounds of vintage finds and mustaches, photographer Caryn Wood of Love Caryn Photography, did an AH-mazing job capturing these two in their element. I still can’t get over how Aubrey’s dress pops in every picture? Love it.
Hey everyone! My name is Brit and I’m abloggerand wedding stylist. I was thrilled when Erin invited me to guest post while she’s off on vacation. I have been itching to share this latest color board with readers. Yellow and gray are two colors I never tire of. There is just something modern, yet classic and antique about them together that I really love. With this palette I added a splash of olive green, for added freshness, and a touch of white gives it a great backdrop. This is one of those versatile palettes that can carry from Spring to Summer to early Fall.
So, I’ve been waiting for quite awhile to share Jennifer + Rob’s Honey Horn Plantation Wedding. From the moment I first saw these images I couldn’t stop gushing over this color palette…and can you blame me? Those bouquets are ridiculous! The fabulous Jenny Evelyn was on hand to capture the gorgeous bride and her dapper groom tie the knot at this perfect Lowcountry Wedding. I’m so in love with this wedding that I just had to know more, so I asked Jennifer to fill us in on some additional details about their big day…
So give us a little background on you and Rob…
I first met Rob at a church I visited with a few of my friends. We all went out for lunch after the service and he sat beside me. We had casual conversation at that point, but I had no idea he was even interested in me. I remember he was in a hurry to leave when we finished lunch because he was looking forward to watching a Clemsonbasketball game! We didn’t keep in touch until we became friends on Facebook. We began chatting and exchanged numbers after some time. He claims he asked me out to dinner while we were chatting on Facebook, but I didn’t think it was very obvious and I turned him down! Thankfully, he pursued me and eventually called me to ask me out for our first date.
Tell us about the proposal…
Rob planned the best proposal ever on December 19, 2009! He sent a package to my apartment filled with a beautiful dress and fancy shoes. The package also contained a letter telling me that I was in for an evening I wouldn’t forget! He explained that I was not to contact him and that someone would be there at 3:45 sharp to pick me up. Well, as I am reading this letter, I panicked because I hadn’t showered and it was already 2:45. Rob’s best friend picked me up promptly at 3:45 and handed me anotherletter that gave me clues to our first destination. We stopped at three places and, at each place; a note was waiting for me. Each one was romantically written, rhymed, and reminiscent of our relationship and the experiences we’ve had together. At the final location, Rob was waiting for me on the beach. He read the final letter and it was then and there that he asked me to be his wife. Obviously, I said yes! The surprises didn’t stop there – we picked up my dad from the airport then met the rest of our family and friends for dinner to celebrate!
Why did you choose to haveA Lowcountry Wedding?
We chose to have a lowcountry wedding because we live here – it’s where we met, where began our relationship and we share so many memories here. Hilton Head Island also offers beautiful scenery for a wedding.
Out of the entire day, what was the most memorable moment?
The most memorable moment was the firsttime I saw Rob as I walked down the aisle with my dad. I couldn’t stop smiling! I also loved walking back down the aisle with Rob after we had been declared husband and wife!
Rob would say his favorite momentwas the same and add that he loved the sound of the bagpipes playing as I walked toward him. The bagpiper was a surprise from me to him!
So, how did Honey Horn Plantation win you over?
We attended a wedding there together about a year before our wedding and it was extremely beautiful and very practical for a wedding. The large oak trees, the Spanish moss, the palm trees, and the dock by the water offered all the scenery you expect in the lowcountry. We also liked the ability to have the ceremony, social hour, and reception all in the same place but at different locations within walking distance on the plantation.
Tell us a little bit about your menu…
Our menu was all Lowcountry – pulled pork and chicken barbecue, macaroni and cheese, potatoes, green beans, salad, fruit and served sweet tea, lemonade, and water in small mason jars.
One of my favorite questions to ask brides is what was their favorite ________. I especially like to know, out of all their gorgeous photographs, which takes the cake. Obviously, you can tell Jennifer had plenty of gorgeous options thanks to Jenny Evelyn Photography but below was her ultimate favorite….don’t you agree?
Looking back on your engagement and wedding, isthere any advice you would give to brides in the planning process?
My advice would be:
If you have a budget, do your absolute best to stick to it. Work backwards starting with how many people you are going to have attend the wedding.
Enjoy the wedding and the wedding planning process – do your best not to get caught up on every little detail, especially as the wedding day gets closer.
Remember this is your day as a couple – you cannot please everybody!
The most important advice is to keep your focus on the marriage and commitment you are about to make instead of just the planning of one day.