Thomas Bennett House: Caitlin + Chris

Caitlin and Chris celebrated their spring wedding at The Governor Thomas Bennett House! Their vision was to turn the venue into an elegant, fairy tale, garden feel. A champagne wall was a must-have for the bride which awaited guests after the ceremony to greet their family and friends with a glass of bubbly. Blush, white, and hints of gold were the colors of this romantic affair- fairy lights and lots of chandeliers! Walking into the reception tent was like walking into a garden brimming with peonies (the bride’s favorite flower), custom linens, tufted lounge, and gorgeous lighting hanging from a sailcloth tent! If a surprise performance to Space Jam by the groom + groomsmen isn't a memorable way to end the night, we don't know what is! Wishing these two a lifetime of love and happiness!

Vendors: 

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride 

Ceremony & Reception | Thomas Bennett House

Catering | Mosaic

Bar | Squeeze

Cake | Wild Flour

Florist | On a Limb

Rentals | Event Works and Ooh!

Lighting | TEC

Entertainment | Palmetto Strings & Loose Chain

Photographer  | Bethany Smalls

Videographer | Arden Film Co

Hair  | Wedding Hair by Charlotte

Custom Linens | Nuage

Getaway Car | Lowcountry Valet

Makeup | Lindsey Burchfield

Wedding Dress | J.Majors in Charlotte NC

Late Night Dress | Muse by Berta

 

Fabulous Friday: Bridesmaid Gifts

If you’re struggling to find cute, personal gifts for your bridesmaids - that won’t break your bank account - we’ve got you covered! Today we are sharing some of our favorite pieces from Stoney Clover Lane…and we are wanting to buy them all for ourselves! Their line ranges from makeup bags, pouches, travel accessories, and so much more! They offer a variety of patch styles that you can customize however you like on the item of your choosing with lots of color options. We’ve picked a few of our favorites, check them out below:

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Fabulous Friday: Bridesmaid Fashion

While we know the neutral color palette and blush bridesmaids dresses are here to stay, we’re inspired by a more bold color palette for the wedding party attire! We are loving the mix and match look, so today we are sharing some of our favorite ways to style color! Don’t be afraid to mix and match color and patterns, or textures like velvet or satin. Different fabrics will photograph really well together, and can be so flattering! See our inspiration from the Jenny Yoo collection below!

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Boone Hall Plantation Wedding: Celia + Spencer

Celia + Spencer's vision for their Boone Hall Plantation Wedding was "black tie in a barn", which were the key words we used to transform this rustic venue into a glamorous celebration! After a breathtaking ceremony with the plantation home as their backdrop, the bride surprised the groom with a bagpiper to lead guests to the reception! Guests made their way to the Cotton Dock, which was decked out in blush and gold, and an intimate dinner took place under crystal chandeliers. Their sweet pup even made a special visit and the photos are adorable! Their cake design was inspired by the intricate lace detail of their custom linens. Outside on the dock there was a lounge area overlooking Shem Creek, and the bride and groom were able to sneak away to take some romantic pictures with the summer sunset. After dancing the night away, Celia + Spencer rode off in a white Bentley, best wishes to the new Mr + Mrs. Oliver!

Vendors

Wedding Planner + Draping | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Boone Hall Cotton Dock
Catering | Salthouse Catering
Bar | Spike
Cake | Sablee
Florist | Branch
Rentals | EventWorks
Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings + Lowcountry Bagpiper
Reception Music | DJ Jon
Photographer | Aaron + Jillian Photography
Hair + Makeup | Paper Dolls
Wedding Dress Designer | Paloma Blanca

Planning Tip Tuesday: The Groom's Details

We all know how important the bride’s details are, but don’t forget about the groom! For those moments when all eyes are on the groom, add some details that will make him standout. Try adding some customization or color accents on his bow tie, socks, watch, pocket square, or cufflinks. Make sure that all of the groom’s details are together in one place when the photographer arrives so they can be styled and capture all of the special details. Check out some of our favorite ideas below:

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by The Happy Bloom

Photo by The Happy Bloom

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Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

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Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

Photo by Dana Cubbage Weddings

The Gadsden House: Lauren + Andrew

The Gadsden House awaited Lauren and Andrew in Downtown Charleston, SC to host their intimate elopement. Standing three-floors high with a breathtaking double porch, stunning chandeliers in large gathering rooms, and a private courtyard, it was the perfect destination to celebrate with their closest friends, family, and their pup! Lauren chose a jewel tone palette for her winter “I Do’s” with hues of emerald, cream, merlot, and navy. Enjoy all the pretty photos captured by Dana Cubbage!


Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride
Venue | The Gadsden House
Photographer | Dana Cubbage
Cake | Sablée
Florist | Branch
Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

William Aiken House: Lauren + Dante

Lauren and Dante met at The College of Charleston, and one New Years Eve morning, Dante popped the question in The Cistern Yard! Lauren always walked by William Aiken House with dreams of one day getting married there, so selecting the destination and venue was an easy decision for them! From gold accents to pearly white radiance, this was a classic love story come to life. A palette of white, gold, and hints of sage with bounties of of white roses, hydrangeas, and gorgeous chandeliers. Lauren wore a Sareh Nouri dress with a beautiful bow detail on the back, and changed into a stunning beaded dress for the reception so she could dance all night long! The couple went back to The Cistern where they first met and where the groom proposed for their first portraits and moments as husband and wife. Browse all the pretty photos by Marni below!

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride
Venue | William Aiken House
Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties
Florist | On A Limb
Photographer | Marni Rothschild
Hair/makeup | Wedding by Charlotte
Reception Music | The Maxx
 Lighting + Lounge | Ooh! Events
Rentals | Event Works

 

Planning Tip Tuesday: Including Those Not in the Party

We know how difficult it can be to choose who will be in your wedding party but still wanting to honor those special people in your life. To make sure no one is left out, we’ve come up with some ideas to include those not in the party on your special day! There are still many roles that need to be filled in order to have a successful day!

Photo by Monika Gauthier

Photo by Monika Gauthier

 1.    Reserve one-two rows at the front of the ceremony for close friends and family. Being closer to you will make them feel valuable and loved.

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2.  See if they would be willing to help greet your guests or usher guests to their seats. 

3. Another way to involve your loved ones is by asking them to have a speaking part during the ceremony! If there are scriptures, see if they would be willing to read a passage for you. If they are musically inclined, ask them to play or sing a song.

4. If someone special in your life has children, ask for them to be a flower girl or ring bearer.

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5. Ask them to give a speech at the rehearsal dinner or wedding.

6. Include special guests in a family photo list to honor your relationship and make them feel important.

Regardless of where they sit, or what role they play, remember that everyone is here because they love you. And while it may be tough choosing who is in your party, there are ways to include all of those close friends and family! Today is your day and your guests are there for you, so don’t stress about a part for everyone, being a guest is an honor in itself!

Fabulous Friday: Infinity Roses

We know it can be hard to find that perfect gift for your bride-to-be. We’re here to talk about the gift that keeps on giving, the Infinity Rose Collection by Fleurs de Paris. The brand stands for timeless elegance, feminine charm, and luxury in its purest form. Fleurs de Paris has four collections in a wide color palette ranging from Pure Whites to Black Beauties arranged in beautiful hat boxes. The life span of the roses can last longer than one year if taken care of properly. The Infinity Rose allows you to gift your newlywed with a timeless piece from your special day that will last until your one year anniversary! A year later you can still see the radiant light that the charm of Infinity Roses brings. See more here.

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Photo by Aaron and Jillian

Photo by Aaron and Jillian

The Cedar Room: Megan + Reid

Megan + Reid were from New York and decided to host their summer wedding in Charleston at The Cedar Room. Beyond providing a safe haven from the rain’s unpredictability, the venue lies in history, featuring original wood columns and hardwood floors from the notable 1881 Cigar Factory. The urban venue complimented the wedding’s modern, chic, and clean design style. Following cocktail hour in the courtyard, guests were invited indoors for a reception—think tall, dramatic tree-like arrangements of branches and dark green foliage on the tables with gray, black , and gold accents. The head table featured planters overflowing with traditional ivory and white florals and foliage, and the gold candlestick holders with black tapers. Megan+Reid treated their guests to a late night happy hour of cinnamon sugar donut holes, cheeseburger sliders, and fries!

Fabulous Vendors:

Wedding Planning: Pure Luxe Bride

Venue: The Cedar Room

Florist: Petaloso

Rentals: Snyder

Linens: La Tavola

Reception Music: DJ Wade via Other Brother Ent.

Photographer: Catherine Ann

Hair/Makeup: Charlotte Belk