It totally slipped my mind that yesterday was Veterans’ Day (which might explain why I showed up at the County Treasurer’s Office to pay my car taxes and no one was there. Whoopsies!). Had I remembered, I absolutely would have shared Robyn + Andy’s quaint Heritage Plantation wedding from Dana Cubbage Wedding Photography but instead, we’ll just share it today! Since the lovely Dana Cubbage was there to capture all the details, it’s only fitting we let her tell their love story…
”Andy is in the Air Force and based in Louisiana, while Robyn lives and works in Missouri. These two have spent so much time apart, but their love for each other – and Robyn’s 10 year old son, Drake – is evident. One of my absolute favorite moments of their day was immediately after the ceremony, Drake came up and hugged both Robyn + Andy. It was an extremely special moment.
Robyn planned the entire wedding herself. She even did her own hair and created her own bouquet! Talk about talented! She chose Heritage Golf Club after seeing photos of it online. She absolutely fell in love with the location, the large oaks, the marina, and the Spanish Moss. Oh, the Spanish Moss! Although it rained in the morning, the skies cleared in time for their outdoor ceremony beneath an oak tree. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, and the sunset at the marina was stunning. Robyn, Andy + their guests released wish lanterns from the dock at the end of the evening. Although the wind made it tricky, they were able to successfully launch a few. It was a beautiful sight and onlookers cheered as they took flight.”
Bride Tiffany is just adorable. She was the epitome of a Southern Belle as she strolled down the aisle in her pearls, perfect smile and big, beautiful ballgown where she met her husband, Preston, to say “I do”. Tiffany’s bridesmaids donned navy dresses, nude heels and light pink bouquets of roses while the gentlemen were dressed in grey. After an intimate, outdoor ceremony, the couple made their way over to McCrady’s for a lovely reception with their closest friends and family members. Thanks to CM Photography for capturing their beautiful Charleston Wedding day!
Normally, I try to set the tone for a charming Charleston wedding, but I think it sounds better coming from today’s beautiful Bride Jenn. So, I hope everyone has a lovely Lowcountry weekend and until we get there, let’s kick off this Friday morning with a gorgeous Society Hall wedding from the fab photography team at Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay…
From the bride:Why Charleston? Well aside from the obvious answers – we love the city, my family is there, it is easy to get to – we thought, and have always thought, that Charleston embodies in one place the things we hold dear, the things we have in common, and the way we want our lives together to be. Elegant and deeply Southern, with just a hint of adorable quirkiness and cool vibes; passionate about history and heritage while always striving to move forward; wonderful food and shopping wrapped in a gracious welcome – this is Charleston for us. So it was the perfect place to have what we ultimately wanted – am intimate, traditional affair that highlighted our beloved South, family and friends.We are both very traditional romantics.
As such, we knew we wanted all of the elements of a traditional wedding (church ceremony, music and dress, reception), but we also wanted to imbibe it with our personality. Hence the bagpipes for the processional…I am very Irish on “one side!” We are both what people call “old souls” who long for the elegance and glamour of a different age, and we are both very proud of our Southern heritage. We love being Southern, and since most of our guest list was from parts outside the South, we wanted our guests to feel the warmth and hospitality at every turn. So we kept things formal, but chose a buffet style reception to keep the feel of being invited to a big party.
I think at one point I explained it to the caterer as “black tie meets Sunday supper,” or something of the sort. Our old souls took the music from jazz during the cocktail hour to Motown for the dance party. White tablecloths, silver candle sticks (all collected on Etsy or “borrowed” from family collections), southern flowers (hydrangeas, roses, gardenia, magnolias) and a buffet highlighting barbecue, shrimp and grits, biscuits, she crab soup, and fried green tomatoes combined with the stately elegance of Society Hall to create the exact vibe we were hoping for.
From the open house cocktail party on Thursday to the gentlemen’s skeet shoot and ladies luncheon (complete with sundresses and hats) to the seafood rehearsal dinner to the signature cocktail (with Firefly vodka), to the last song, to the farewell brunch, our guests were welcomed into our comfort zone with all the Southern elegance and hospitality we, and Charleston, could muster.
All good things come to those who wait, it seems. We’ve known each other for 22 years. We had one disastrous date in 1993, but decided the timing was bad. Through businesses, career changes, other relationships, tragedies, and everything else you could throw at someone in life, we stayed friends. Best friends. And then one day, when all the debris clears, you look around and realize that the person you want to be with forever is the person who has always been there for you…that the “forever” you’d always imagined is waiting there for you with someone you’ve known “forever” already…that true love isn’t always found down the road you have been on, but it is exactly what you have. And you want to keep it in your heart and by your side.
Y’all, I am so thrilled to tell you guys we’re just weeks away from launching our first EVER A Lowcountry Wedding Lookbook….and it is awesome. It’s been a complete labor of love and while it’s taken a little longer to finish up than expected, it has been so much fun to create, super crazy and difficult, and, at times, has made me want to throw in the towel, but it’s finally in the last stages and I can’t wait until we get to share it. There are pages and pages of AMAZING Lowcountry weddings from the most-sought after vendors along the Carolina coast and it will have you ooohhhhing and aaahhhing the whole way through! In the meantime, we thought we would hold you over with this beauty from the Capitol City captured by Richard Ellis Photography at 701 Whaley. We’re in love with all of these beautiful pops of purple!
I went to the University of Georgia, so I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for the color red (actually, I’m obsessed.). It’s such a sassy color and, at times, it can be difficult to properly integrate into your wedding color palette, but I’ll tell you what, Bride Mandy nailed it as she gave it a chic, Lowcountry flair! Mandy looked STUNNING in a fitted mermaid gown, while her gals rocked fabulous, one-shoulder red dresses. The couple wed on lawn of the Daniel Island Club before enjoying a lovely evening with family and friends. Thanks to Bri McDaniel Photography for capturing this amazing Charleston wedding!
Margaret & Jesus married on June 22, 2013 under large majestic oaks on the coast of South Carolina. The couple lives in DC and wanted an intimate southern destination wedding, and Lord knows that’s exactly what they got when they ventured to the Lowcountry! The overall vibe was natural, beautiful and elegant.
Margaret was breathtaking in a stunning Vera Wang wedding gown and gold sparkly Kate Spade flats. She carried loose stems of white and yellow seasonal flowers with a pop of pink. The ceremony was lined with tin bails of sweet baby’s breath flowers. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed the cocktail hour on custom built wooden tables draped with lace and beautiful flowers.
For the reception, Margaret & Jesus joined their guests in a large tent draped with cafe lighting and enjoyed local southern flair foods and seafood paella. The couple loves hot sauce so, naturally, they had to have a hot sauce bar. The Tao Reed band played well into the night. Everyone lit paper lanterns in the end and were whisked away in a vintage green car. It was an celebration with impeccable style in a natural and elegant setting and we’re so glad Donna Von Bruening was there to capture all the details!
I’m over-the-moon that I get to send you off into the weekend with this adorable Charleston wedding from amelia + dan photography. These two lovebirds are so sweet and genuine, and just from the images I can tell they’re two peas in one adorable pod! Megan + Mike started the day in downtown Charleston at the Vendue Inn with a first look dual (love it!) at Philadelphia Alley, followed by some bridal party photos at Waterfront Park. They hopped on a trolley to ride out to Magnolia Plantation, where they held their ceremony and reception at the Carriage House. With Loluma behind the floral wheel and Intrigue Designs & Events getting her design hat on, the duo tagged teamed this Magnolia Plantation and Gardens stunner as they created a romantic evening celebration with lovely rustic details and pops of sunny yellow. Let the pinning begin!