William Aiken House Wedding: Alex + John

Alex and John hosted their wedding at the William Aiken House, a seamless blend of 18th- century charm and modern sophistication. After getting ready, the couple met on the wrap-around porch for their ‘first-look” which was beautifully captured by Virgil Bunao. The couple was married on the front lawn with an English Garden setting that entailed an olive branch garland wrapping the seating and hanging lanterns in the oak to create a picturesque backdrop for the ceremony. Pink, peach, and white hued blooms with accents of airy greenery topped every table alongside many gold accents. The reception area was full of gorgeous details including the lush floral chandelier, lounge pieces, birchwood and white checkered dance floor, and custom linens from Nuage.  Alex + and John ended the evening with a dazzling sparkler departure as Mr. & Mrs. Kirkpatrick!

Photos by Virgil Buano 

 

 

Fabulous Vendors

Wedding Planner| Designer | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride
Photography + Videography | Virgil Buano
Ceremony/Reception Venue | William Aiken House
Catering & Bar Service | Patrick Properties Hospitality Group
Cake | Patrick Properties Hospitality Group
Florist | Branch Design Studio
Rentals | Eventworks 
Tent | Snyder
Lighting | Innovative Event Services
Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo
Reception Music | Darby Events
Hair & Make Up | Paper Dolls
Specialty Service | Cigar Row 
Specialty Service | Big Day Best Friends
Paper Items | Studio R
Specialty Linen | La Tavola
Wedding Dress designer | Modern Trousseau

 

Kiawah River Course Wedding: Jocey + Mark

It was a picture perfect summer day at the Kiawah River Course for Jocey + Mark's wedding!  The international couple met in London and invited their guests to join the celebration as they tie the knot on Kiawah Island. The bridesmaid's dresses complimented their colorful bouquets, coinciding with the patterned coral linens by La Tavola.  The couple opted out of a first look, which made for an exciting walk down the aisle with the golf course as their backdrop! The centerpieces were flawless; topaz coral napkins and cocktail table linens tied in the colors of the floral masterpieces created by Branch. Table settings were accompanied by mini bottles of olive oil as a favor for each guests as a thank you from the bride of groom.  The bride and groom stole away for gorgeous sunset photos before the cake cutting made by Sablee.  The energetic band, The Maxx got guests on their feet for the remainder of the night and the newlyweds had a fun flower petal toss as their exit as the rode off in their "Just Married" golf cart.  Best wishes, Jocey + Mark!

 

Thanks to all our fabulous vendors!

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Kiawah River Course

Catering & Bar Service | Kiawah River Course

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Kiawah River Course

Specialty Rentals | La Tavola

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | The Maxx

Photographer | Amelia + Dan

Officiant | Kevin Kuehmeier

Hair and Makeup | Lashes and Lace

Hotel Blocks | Andell Inn

Gadsden House Wedding: Cate + James

This white & green Gadsden House  wedding was our very first look at this amazing new venue downtown. This remodeled historical home looked better than ever, what a transformation! Stunning gold and crystal chandeliers hung from the ceilings, neutral palette, and the gorgeous bridal suite with a gold gilded mirror. Cate was the definition of a blushing bride, she took everyones breath away in her perfect fitted gown with sweet low back and bow. The reception area was filled with whites, lush greens and accents of gold. We were in love with this classic romantic design, and of course this wonderful couple! We are wishing Cate + James nothing but the absolute best!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Gadsden House

Catering | Salthouse Catering

Rentals | Snyder

Bar Service | King St. Beverage Co.

Cake | Wild Flour Pastry

Florist | Anna Bella Florals

Lighting IES Productions

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Photo Booth | Oh Snap!

Videographer | Gibson

Officiant | Family Member

Hair + Makeup | Lashes and Lace

Bride + Groom Transportation | Charleston Style

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Haley + Jeff

Haley + Jeff had a beautiful Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding. Haley was a true Pure Luxe Bride, incorporating sparkle into her wedding any chance she had. Her tent shimmered with blush pink and accents of silver. The poles were disguised in a soft pink drape, and glittering linens covered the cocktail tables. The floral combinations from Branch caught the attention of all the guests with a combination of white hydrangeas, silver dollar eucalyptus, roses, and dusty miller in a mercury glass vase stole the show. The bride carried a bouquet of white O'Hara garden roses and peonies tied with a ribbon to match her gown.She looked stunning in her uniquely beaded dress with a low cut back and bold red lips. Following the ceremony, a pink champagne tower provided by Polished awaited the guests for cocktail hour. This wedding had a ladies and gents tents set up on either side of the dock, and looked the part. The ladies tent was covered with pink draping and inside a beautiful crystal chandelier hung above the feminine lounge with lip gloss, perfume, and a fun framed quote from Coco Chanel for the girls to use.  On the other side was the gents tent; it had a brown leather sofa, drum coffee table, and iron wrought chandelier to create the masculine vibe. Cigars were offered inside the tent for the male guests to enjoy. The couple danced the night away to the awesome Calvin Taylor Band and the couple rode off in a vintage Rolls Royce provided by ACW!

 

Fabulous Vendors: 

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Classical Charleston

Reception Music | Calvin Taylor Band

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Specialty Linens | Nuage Linens

Lighting | IES

Other | Polished

Transportation | ACW

Dress | Gown Boutique of Charleston

Legare-Waring House Wedding: Liz + Kenny

Liz + Kenny's Legare-Waring House wedding was a detailed dream come true for these two LA love birds. Liz and Kenny met via mutual friends in 2011, on the same day her school, UNC, defeated his alma mater, UW, in a heartbreaker game during the March Madness Basketball Tournament. Luckily, she was able to mend his heart over cheap Chinese food and they’ve been together ever since. As a contributor to multiple wedding magazines, Liz had seen it all. She wanted a wedding that truly stood out from the crowd, and wowed her LA guests. Liz loved the idea of a bright and colorful wedding inspired by vibrant fall hues that accented the gorgeous property of the historical Legare Waring House. She had a clear vision for a whimsical wedding with beautiful wildflowers accented with watercolors. Wildflowers ran the lengths of the tables and tall pillar candles were scattered throughout to create a beautiful glow. Everyone could tell where the bride + groom were sitting, with vintage green arm chairs from 428 Main, gold chargers, and floral napkins saving their seats.   As the ceremony began, guests were able to see the stunning bridesmaids in their mismatched neutral gowns that complemented each maid perfectly. Of course, we can't forget the boys! Navy suits made a huge impact against all of the greenery and Kenny stood out with his unique Charleston favorite-Brackish bow tie. All heads turned, as Liz began down the aisle in her Jenny Packham dress. Her father walked with her down the colorfully petaled aisle, and she met Kenny underneath an arbor of wildflowers. After this sweet couple read their vows and did the traditional Jewish breaking of the glass, it was time to celebrate! Liz + Kenny met their other true love at the end of the aisle for some pictures, and their dog Whiskey, could not have been more excited for his parents.  Guests enjoyed small bites and cool cocktails with floral printed straws during this beautiful October night. After everyone had said a few sweet words, it was time for these guests to get a taste of some southern cooking. Salthouse catering provided a delicious station of country fried chicken and mac & cheese. For those foodies in the group, guests also enjoyed grilled fish tacos and a gorgeous best of season display. Liz added a special detail by getting her bar signs, station signs, and hashtag signs hand calligraphied on water color printed paper to match her invitation suite. Once dancing began, Liz changed from her simple flower crown into her "party crown."  Big and bold blooms let the crowd know that it was time to put on their dancing shoes!  Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without celebrating the tradition of the Jewish hoorah! Liz + Kenny departed with their guests to keep the party going in downtown Charleston!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Legare-Waring House

Catering | Salthouse Catering

Bar | Squeeze On Site

Cake | Sablee

Florist | WildFlowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES Productions

Specialty Rentals | 428 Main

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Hyer Images

Videographer | Re-Peet Productions

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair/Makeup | Ash & Co.

Guest Transportation | ACW Limo

Dress Designer | Jenny Packham

Wingate Plantation Elopement: Lindsey + Brandon

We absolutely love styling a sweet intimate elopement for a bride + groom. For couples who love swooning over detailed photos, a styled elopement is the way to go! This gorgeous elopement for Lindsey + Brandon took place at Wingate Plantation in Johns Island, and it was all about the little details! The wonderful Aaron + Jillian photography captured all of the pretty of Lindsay getting ready, from her beautiful lace BHLDN dress to her maroon colored MRS.BOX. The day started out with a bit of rain, and Lindsey used this to her advantage by getting to take adorable photos in her bright red Hunter rainboots. After the first look, these two lovebirds said their vows underneath a sparkling chandelier hanging from an old oak tree. Once the ceremony was over, it was photo time! The bride + groom toasted their new marriage on a hot pink loveseat from 428 Main. They held a sign that said "Surprise" to send out to family + friends. The cake was all gold with a bright red bloom that complemented Lindsey's bouquet. After moving around the plantation for some picture perfect sunset photos, the bride + groom were ready to say goodbye. They finished the perfect day with some photos under a shower of gold confetti. We watched as the new Mr. & Mrs. headed off to enjoy their first meal together as husband and wife.  Congratulations to Lindsey + Brandon!

 

 Thank you to our wonderful vendors:

Wedding Planning | Draping | Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Venue | Wingate Plantation

Photography | Aaron & Jillian Photography

Florist | Miele Events

Specialty Rentals | 428 Main Vintage Rentals

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Officiant | Justin Follmer

Folly Beach Wedding: Kelly + Bert

We could not have pictured a better way to end our busy fall season than with Kelly + Bert's perfect Folly Beach Wedding. This sweet couple rented out an enormous house right on the beach to house their family + friends for the weekend. The house also doubled as the perfect venue for their wedding! With high tide coming in right at 4PM, Kelly + Bert had an intimate standing ceremony on the porch of the house. The bridal party was able to have a long beautiful processional up the boardwalk, and Kelly had that sweet bridal moment that every bride wishes for. All eyes were on her as she walked the boardwalk with her dad and met Bert underneath the floral arbor that awaited her. Bert's father was able to officiate the wedding adding personal details and sweet remarks. The couple had written their own vows and the beautiful words brought tears to their loved ones. After the ceremony, the porch was transformed for cocktail hour! Guests were able to look out upon the beach while sipping on a cool beverage provided by Spike. After grabbing a plate of food, guests headed downstairs to the reception area. Kelly's vision of jewel tones came to life with plum napkins and over-spilling greenery. The tabletops were adorned with gold flatware and jewel toned votives. Kelly's cake was truly one of a kind, the purple ombre coat accented the reception space perfectly. This was such a fun crowd, and they danced in the sand till the night came to an end! Kelly + Bert could not have been more in love, and we wish them a lifetime of happiness!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Charisma by the Sea

Catering | Salthouse

Bar | Spike

Cake | Twenty Six Divine

Florist | Friend of the Bride

Rentals | EventWorks

Ceremony + Reception Music | The Travelin' Kine

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Officiant | Father of the Groom

Hair + Makeup | Paper Dolls

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Kiera + Brian

Kiera + Brian's Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding was an elegant day to remember! The day began with hair and makeup for Kiera and her bridesmaids in the Lowndes Grove Suite, while Brian and his groomsmen got ready at the French Quarter Inn. Both of these stunning locations made the perfect backdrop for getting ready photos. It's so special to capture the hours leading up to the ceremony! Kiera + Brian opted out of a first look and said "I do" at Saint Luke's Chapel. Kiera looked classic in a beautifully beaded Monique Lhuillier gown. As Kiera walked down the aisle to her handsome groom, she carried a spilling, textural bouquet of peach juliet garden roses, pink maria teresa garden roses, peach tree peonies, cafe au last dahlias, coral peach ranunculus, and more lush blooms. When Brian saw Kiera for the first time, he couldn't contain his excitement. The two said their vows with Brian's father as the officiant. As the newlyweds happily exited, guests made their way to Lowndes Grove Plantation for the reception! The tent was beautifully decorated with long ivory linened tables, mahogany chivari chairs, vintage China, majestic light blue napkins, and gorgeous pops of orange, coral pink, and pink ranunculus in thin clear glass bud vases. The cake was a beautiful shade of light blue with textured detail and vibrant pink maria teresa garden roses and majolica spray roses. The couple had specialty engraved cake forks that read "I do" and "Me too". Extra details we loved were the bride's custom Instagram signs with rose gold frames and place cards attached to vintage keys that doubled as bottle openers! Guests were treated to a plated dinner and a night of lively dancing to the sounds of Stephen Darby. Before the reception came to a close, Kiera + Brian departed under a sparkler archway into their vintage Rolls Royce getaway car. We adored this elegant, vintage design with shades of light blue and pops of vibrant blooms. Wishing this New York couple years of happiness to come!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | St. Luke's Chapel

Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | Stephen Darby

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Videographer | Film Anywhere

Officiant | Father of the Groom

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Transportation | ACW Limo

Photobooth | Oh Snap!

Wedding Dress Designer | Monique Lhuillier

Cottage on the Creek Wedding: Heather + Michael

Heather + Michael shared a stunning Cottage on the Creek Wedding on a beautiful day in September. Vibrant florals and personal details allowed the rustic ambiance of the Cottage to pop! Branch Design Studio made sure to reflect Heather's bubbly and bright personality in all of the florals. Eyes were drawn to her colorful bouquet filled with watermelon ripple garden roses, hot pink parrot tulips, coral ranunculus, and peach Juliet garden roses. Heather's father had officiated all of the weddings for his children, and Heather was no exception. They shared a sweet moment as he walked her down the aisle and began the ceremony. The bride + groom stood on a elegant handmade rug that was gifted to Heather by her best friend. The ceremony alter was softened by ivory fabric covering the shrimp boats, and tall galvanized buckets overflowing with coral spray roses, queen anne's lace, and coral ball dahlias. Once the couple said "I Do", guests enjoyed small bites and cold drinks overlooking Shem Creek. The bar was located underneath the stunning white gazebo which was adorned with a sparkling chandelier. After catching up with family and friends, guests moved inside to enjoy a plated dinner. The bright colors and arrangements on the tabletops were breathtaking. Long pieces of loose driftwood branches accompanied these florals on various tabletops. Heather placed a bag of Charleston shrimp and grit mix on each place setting for the guests to take home and enjoy a small piece of Charleston. After dinner, guests put on their dancing shoes and enjoyed the sunset overlooking Shem Creek. We loved working with Heather & Michael, and wish them everlasting happiness!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Cottage on the Creek

Catering + Bar | Cottage on the Creek

Cake | Cupcake DownSouth

Florist | Branch

Rentals | EventWorks

Ceremony + Reception Music | DJ Jon

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Officiant | Carey Bates, Father of the Bride

Hair + Makeup | Paper Dolls

William Aiken House Wedding: Megan + Keith

Megan + Keith's William Aiken House wedding  was nothing short of fabulous! The venue was the perfect setting for this white, black, and gold affair captured by Evan Laettner! Gold dipped roses, white modern lounge sets, black chandeliers, and metallic linens...need we say more!? Megan's bridesmaids looked stunning in their head to tow gold glitter Badgley Mischka gowns. One of our favorite details of the day were the place cards, gold horses labeled with guests names to help find their seat. You can never have too much gold in our opinion and this wedding did it just right! 

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | William Aiken House

Catering + Bar Service | Patrick Properties

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Snyder

Specialty Linens | Nuage

Lighting | IES

Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | DJ Rob Duren

Photographer | Evan Laettner

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls