Who doesn’t love kicking their Monday morning off with a cheery Charleston Wedding! With the help of that talented team over at Breeze, Michelle + Jeremy tied the knot at one of our favorite venues, Lowndes Grove Plantation, where they were married outdoors on the banks of the Ashley River. Branch Design Studio whipped lovely arrangements with punches of pink and orange, while Fish treated the guests to their signature cuisine! As always, we thank STUDIO 1250 Photography for capturing all the lovely details!
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!
Amy + Carson both grew up in the Charleston area, Summerville to be exact, so when planning their big Southern bash, they drew inspiration from the Lowcountry to spice up their Old Wide Awake Plantation wedding. They incorporated navy and white for a nautical twist and then added pops of preppy pink. One of the couple’s favorite details was arranging their ceremony chairs in a circle around the bride and groom. It was a symbolic way to unite their families and everyone coming together for their big day! Thanks to Mell Bell of Richard Bell Photography for capturing this beautiful Charleston wedding!
You’ve got to admit that our Lowcountry brides have an impeccably elegant Southern style…I think they’re just born with it So it’s no surprise they make sure their maids are dressed to the nines, as well. They keep it sophisticated with a sweet pastel color palette for a classic plantation reception or they’ll spice it up with bright, trendy patterns for an oceanside, Myrtle Beach affair. They’ll dress their Lowcountry gals in flowy, long gowns that are perfect for a relaxed Hilton Head wedding or they’ll keep it short with a sassy cocktail dress fitting of a Downtown Charleston soiree. Bottom line, stick with your oh-so-fabulous taste when choosing your bridesmaids dresses, I promise they’ll thank you for it later!
Pastel Bridesmaids Dresses via Jessica Monnich Photography
Yellow Bridesmaids Dresses via Jeff Sampson Photography
Blush Bridesmaids Dresses via Blumenthal Photography
Bridesmaids Dresses via Katie Day Photography
Mixed Bridesmaids Dresses via Ga Canali Photography
Lula Kate Bridesmaids Dresses via Southern Weddings
Maxi Bridesmaids Dresses via Postcards and Pretties
While I tend to be a big fan of flip flops, I sure do love a good pair of heels…especially with a wedding dress. I’m not sure what it is but when you throw on a fun pair of heels it automatically gives you a little sass in your step. So, I’ve rounded up a few of my favs to spark a little inspiration in your wedding day attire. I’ve got dainty and neutral to swanky and colorful. I’ve got buttons and bows, ruffles and sparkles…a little something for everyone!
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.”
The Charleston area is home to countless destination weddings every year. Couples are drawn to the city’s rich history, timeless beauty, heavenly food and the indescribable Lowcountry ease. A certain excitement and build up comes with a destination wedding, not just from the bride and groom, but the guests as well. From the save-the-dates and weather to the local cuisine and stunning scenery, a destination wedding is a memorable occasion for all involved!
Destination photographers Luminaire Foto sent over Terrilyn + Scott’s fabulous destination affair at the swanky Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida and we just couldn’t wait to post it. Terrilyn was glowing in her strapless gown and makeup from Hope Henderson Artistry that she accessorized with pearl jewelry and a gorgeous bouquet. They used a vibrant palette of pinks and oranges that seemed very fitting of their palm tree rich venue. Guests were treated to a sweet outdoor ceremony followed by a dazzling reception with amazing decor, lively entertainment from RW Music and a killer cake!