My new favorite Southern wedding detail is incorporating vintage china into your Lowcountry wedding decor. I just love the look of mismatched vintage plates and tableware at weddings. It’s so charming, whimsical- and elegant and perfect for our gals marrying in Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach or Charleston. You know what’s even better, you can keep the plates after your wedding to remind you of your special day. Another option, let your guests take their plates home as a favor. Here are some pictures to inspire you!
I know, I know!Sorry doesn’t quite make up for the complete lack of blogging that’s taken place on ALW over the past week.I was off in Boston enjoying a business-related vacay, and while I had every intention of getting a few posts in, faulty hotel internet and the pure joy of being semi-unplugged (minus instagram, you know I can’t give that up!) was kind of awesome So, I apologize for the abrupt pause in your daily dose of Lowcountry wedding inspiration and email response, but I’m now officially back and kicking off this week with a gorgeous Charleston wedding from the talented, Richard Bell Photography.This Bride + Groom combined a lovely pink and purple color palette with some mouthwatering ham biscuits, sweet potato fries and even some Firefly vodka for a one-of-a-kind celebration at the Creek Club at I’On!
This week, the crew at A Lowcountry Wedding will be feverishly reviewing all the beautiful real wedding submissions we’ve received from up and down the Carolina coast. I’ll be honest, I’ve taken a peek at a few and you’re going to go crazy at what’s in store for our first online magazine! These big ol’ Southern weddings are IN-sane! So, while get cracking on these submissions, we thought you might to swoon over this dreamy Charleston wedding from Loren Routhier Photography. Loren is an amazing photography who, not only captures every lovely detail, she also has knack for capturing each and every couple at their finest. Gorgeous bride Elizabeth and her dapper husband Justin looked oh-so happy at their Middleton Place affair where Duvall Events was on hand to treat guests to a fabulous celebration!
Balloons! Balloons! Balloons! They are so much fun and are always a great touch to a Lowcountry wedding. Releasing balloons when the bride and groom exit would make an awesome picture for a day wedding! Or tape the strings of balloons at various heights to create a wall; instant backdrop! Use different sizes and shapes, guests will love it! What’s a party without balloons anyway!?
You’ve exchanged vows, cut the cake, and danced the night away with family and friends on the dance floor. Now its time to say goodbye to all of your wedding guests that helped to celebrate your wedding day. As the reception comes to an end, family and friends will gather around to send off the bride and groom. Why not get creative and have a unique departure from your wedding reception? Not only is a creative send off a fun way to end the celebration, but it leaves a lasting impression. To help make this moment perfect, and to get the creativity flowing, Pure Luxe Bride has identified several ideas for the bride and groom looking to depart their reception in style.
- Ditch the birdseed for a handful of colorful confetti! This fun and colorful send off provides a modern twist to the traditional birdseed toss. Not only will this departure be colorful and fun for wedding guests of all ages but, it will photograph nicely. (Most venues will require a bio-degradable confetti which can be found here )
- Looking for another way to make a bright and colorful exit from you wedding? Decorate your wedding guests with neon glow sticks and neon plastic sunglasses. This retro and colorful exit is the perfect departure for the playful and fun bride and groom.
- For the traditional couple having a romantic inspired wedding, have wedding guests toss handfuls of lavender upon departure. This sweet and romantic inspired departure is timeless, and will smell lovely as well.
- Sparkler send offs are always a favorite with Pure Luxe Bride! Who wouldn’t want to depart through a tunnel of beautiful sparklers?! This idea is perfect for any theme that the couple is incorporating in their wedding day. For elegant and romantic themed weddings, have a vintage car waiting at the end of the sparkler tunnel. We especially love the 36 inch sparklers from Sparklers Online -they burn for about 4 minutes!
- Incorporating transportation for departure that is unique to Charleston is another great idea. For the lowcountry bride and groom getting married and celebrating by the water, depart by boat for a true Charleston exit. If you are marrying downtown, exit by bike taxi or find a fun pair of wheels like this Boss Hog from Shuttle Hogs.
Amanda + Nick’s story began when the couple met at the Air Force Academy, so naturally, a ceremony at the Chapel on Base was the obvious decision when planning their dream Charleston wedding! With the help of CiBi Events, they went with a fusion of Victorian style and country rustic for their big Lowcountry day. Tables draped in rose linen were adorned with eclectic centerpieces featuring combinations of porcelain teapots, silver platters, wood rounds, and fresh floral arrangements from Lotus Flower. Hamby Catering treated guests to appetizers like crab cake bites, mini corn bread muffins topped with shredded sweet & sour pork, and fried green tomato bites before a buffet styled dinner. The celebration’s signature drink, a John Daly, was a mixture of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade. The couple opted for non-traditional dessert options, while they shared a miniature cake decorated in a pale pink, soft blue, and gold then crowned with fresh flowers. A s’mores station served as a tasty palette cleanser for friends and family with an assortment of chocolates, graham crackers and marshmallows. Rustic accents appeared in wood rounds, the dark wood and coffee bean setup of the s’mores station, and the cowboy boots the bridemaids and bride wore. Thanks to Priscilla Thomas Photography for capturing all the details!