It’s a question on every bride’s mind…what on earth am I going to give as favors? OR should I even going to spend money on favors? Now let’s be serious, we’ve all chunked many-a cheesy wedding favors in trash (and rightfully so!) but with all the inspiration the Lowcountry offers, there must be a handful of memorable (and useable) surcees your wedding guests can appreciate. For instance, maybe our Hilton Head brides can send their guests home with a little sweet tea for the road (Firefly, anyone?), or maybe your Charleston folks would enjoy some classic benne wafers or sweet pralines (I know I would!). What about some grits with your favorite shrimp and grits recipe for your Myrtle Beach affair? Take a look at a few of our favorites and leave us a note if you’ve got a local favorite we forgot!
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Good morning, my little Southern Belles! We’re going to get right to it this Monday morning with a sweet, farm engagement session from South Carolina based D’Attoma Studios.
Sherry and Jonathan met several years ago when she was a manager at Abercrombie. Jonathan was genuine and funny and was always asking her to join him at parties or out with friends. He would tease her at work, picking her up over his shoulders and carrying her around the store. She laughed with him, but mainly “stuck him the dressing room” where he couldn’t cause trouble. She chose to not join him outside of work, blaming it on the companies strict policy of not fraternizing with employees.
Jonathan stopped working at Abercrombie, and Sherry moved on to work in marketing and advertising. Time passed and she didn’t hear from him for awhile. Both were pursing lives and careers with different groups of people, and their paths didn’t really cross. Until one night. The phone rang, and it was him. He invited her out to eat with friends and to go watch a fight. Sherry used to do martial arts and instantly asked who was fighting. It happened to be someone she knew… and so she decided to join him that night. They didn’t skip a beat. They reminisced like long lost friends and connected as never before. From then on, they were inseparable.
Ohhh, ladies! We’re diving right into this week with a big dose of Lowcountry wedding heaven that is sure to knock your socks off. Captured by our friend Brooke Roberts Photography, this fabulous inspiration shoot highlights everything we love about this time of the year. Getting hitched by the coast lends itself well to beautiful outdoor event, whether it’s your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or an intimate shower…you just can’t go wrong. With the help of Judi Watson Florals and Dutchman Designs, the team matched soft furnishings with pops of colorful accent pieces to achieve a cozy, laid back setting at The St. Simons Lighthouse and A.J. Jones Heritage Center. Aren’t you loving the summery color palette of turquoise and pink? The models were outfitted in dresses from Lady in White and Snippety Do Da’s topped them off with the perfect hair and make up. Possibly my favorite part? That food! Tasteful Temptations whipped up some delicious Lowcountry cuisine (and a tasty specialty drink!) perfect for a garden affair.
Well, you’re in luck. Nathan Peel Photography has rounded up a group of truly talented vendors to offer you the destination wedding of your dreams and all you have to do is enter (check out the rules below). That’s it. But don’t wait, the deadline is this Friday, February 17th. So, get crackin’to win your free Lowcountry wedding!
I’m sure most of you guys thought this day would never come (and sometimes neither did I)! But, it’s finally here! Our brand, spanking new site has gone live and I couldn’t be happier. It looks better than I could have ever imagined and it’s all thanks to a few truly talented individuals and I just have to sing their praises…
First up, Mrs. Emily Ley. Emily is the creative mind behind A Lowcountry Wedding’s fabulous branding. Emily hit it out of the park with the perfect color palette and spot-on logo and for that I have to give a HUGE, HUGE thank you!
Then, we have Sarah Kate Snyder, owner of Studio Snyder who, to put it mildly…nailed it. Sarah Kate took our perfect branding and translated it into a killer new website. It’s got that laid-back, Lowcountry ease we were missing before. I’m so over-the-moon with how everything has turned out that I just can’t say thank you enough!
I hope y’all love it as much as I do! We appreciate everyone’s kind words and are excited about all the big surprises we have in store for you this year! Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS feed here.
Yesterday, my sister Emma called me to tell her boyfriend had finally proposed! Yay! I’m so excited and happy for them. Being engaged is such a fun, memorable time and I, personally, can’t wait for the wedding planning to begin So, now all I have to do is plan a trip out to Houston to see that shiny, new rock! Congrats, you two!
Since the newly engaged couple resides in Texas, I thought what better way to kick off the week then with a vintage-inspired engagement session from one of my favorite Texas photographers, Love Caryn Photography. This darling couple wanted their quirky, off-beat style to shine through and with the help of Love Caryn Photography, they were able to achieved some stunningly beautiful images.
Oh, and make sure to check out their adorable video…
Before we jump right in today fabulous Southern affair, we had to tell you about a new resource for all things travel in Charleston. Our friends over at the uber-luxurious Charleston Place Hotel have started up a new blog, Hidden Charleston. Whether you’re a lifetime local or Lowcountry newbie, this is your guide to the most talked about dining establishments, favorite watering holes, one-of-a-kind events and all the historic hotspots.
Normally, I like to write a little somethin’ somethin’ about the weddings that we post but I just love what Louisiana photographer Claire Elyse had to say about Kristen + Jonathan’s destination wedding that I thought I’d let her share today. So, from Miss Claire Elyse herself…
“Kristen and Jonathan’s wedding was one of those where I found myself counting down the days ‘til show time! It may have been because the wedding took place in the mountains of North Carolina, or perhaps because the bride and groom brought all the best of Louisiana to meet those mountains. It was all that and more. The details of this wedding were stunning, and even the vendors were the perfect mix of fun-loving South Louisiana meets breath taking North Carolina mountain highs. Jonathan proposed to Kristen in Andrews, North Carolina, so it was only appropriate to pack up the dress, cake, family, and bar and make a vacation out of it. The Hawkesdene House was one of my favorite venues to work with. The owners matched elegance with comfort. From the flowers, to one of Zoe’s Bakery’s masterpieces, to Abita Blues playing the requests of the bride and groom mixed with their own style. Kristen dreamt an amazing day into reality.”