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.
I’ve been totally digging how brides and vendors have been incorporating garland into our beautiful Lowcountry weddings. It’s fun, whimsical and a different way to spice up your ceremony altar, dessert table or outdoor reception. Take a look at a few of our favorite, dreamy ways to add a touch of garland to your wedding day! I’m loving these balls of yarn…presh.
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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.
I knew we were in for a treat when Charleston wedding photographer Kayla Jones sent over Lindsay + MacCrae’s February wedding. The ceremony took place at the picturesque Isle of Palms Methodist Church (seriously, isn’t it gorgeous?) followed by quite the celebration at Mount Pleasant’s Dunes West. Not only did the adorable couple team up with an impressive team of vendors, their guests we’re ready to have a good time…and Lindsay + MacCrae gave them just that! Did I mention they did a flash style first dance?!? Impressive, eh?
So, I figured, what better way to celebrate our anniversary, then to share our gorgeous Charleston wedding day with images from Jack Whitsitt! The ladies kicked off the day with hair and make up at Elysium Salon before returning to the beautiful Meeting Street Inn to get all dolled up. The bridesmaids wore strapless, knee-length LulaKate dresses in a summery, apple green color. The boys spent the morning at the Francis Marion Hotel where they were dressed in classic, black tuxedos complete with bow ties, while they waited for an Absolutely Charleston trolley to transport them to the Citadel campus for pre-ceremony pics! A bagpiper escorted the bridal party down the aisle at the Summerall Chapel to begin our traditional, Catholic ceremony. After our ‘I do’s', we headed to the historic Hibernian Hall for an amazing evening of celebrating with our friends and family! Cru Catering served a smorgasbord of Lowcountry cuisine including shrimp and grits (which people are still raving about!), the Travis Allison Band kept everyone up and moving all night long, and for a late night snack, Brian treated our guests to McDonald’s double cheeseburgers! If we could do it over again, we would in a heartbeat…easily, the best night of our lives Emma, sorry for the dancing pic – I just had to do it!
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!