Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Colleen + Freddy

Colleen + Freddy's rustic Magnolia Plantation Wedding at the Carriage House was full of DIY details and fun favors that perfectly complimented the couple's style! Their big day began with hair & makeup by Paper Dolls for the girls and a relaxing afternoon for the guys pre-nuptials. Everyone then gathered under the oaks at Magnolia Plantation for the "I do's".  We loved Freddy's reaction when he saw his beautiful bride for the very first time! Post-ceremony, it was time for cocktail hour! Guests enjoyed appetizers by Crazy Dutchman Catering including pimento cheese spread on garlic crostinis, mini crab cakes with creole remoudlade, and more, plus the newlywed's signature cocktail, the Palmetto Mule! As guests began to make their way inside for the start of the reception, Mr. + Mrs. Paternostro were announced in to "Home" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. Guests were swooning over the wedding design: moss-covered chandeliers, soft candlelight, accents of navy and greens, touches of burlap, lush white hydrangeas, and gourmet favors! Charleston street names were printed on signs and placed into vintage wine bottles to mark each table for the guests to find with their custom mason jar glasses. Colleen + Freddy, along with the bridal party and groomsmen, sat at wooden handmade farm tables, a wedding gift for the new Mr. + Mrs.! Their head tables were adorned with burlap table runners, monogrammed napkins, and elegant china. After a buffet-style dinner of sautéed shrimp & grits, cider pulled pork BBQ sliders, and a mashed potato bar, it was time to dance! DJ Wade kept everyone on the dance floor all night long, with a special appearance by the University of South Carolina's mascot, Cocky! Colleen + Freddy, recent USC grads, were thrilled with this sweet surprise by Colleen's mother. To end this perfect night, the newlyweds were sent out through a picturesque sparkler archway by their guests, wishing them love and happiness! Thanks so much to Richard Bell Photography for capturing this amazing celebration! 


Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House

Catering/Bar | Crazy Dutchmen

Cakes | Cakes by Kasarda

Florist | Charleston Flower Market

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Richard Bell Photography

Officiant | Friend of couple

Bride's Hair and Makeup | Friend of bride - Olga

Bridal Party Hair and Makeup | Paper Dolls

Transportation | ACW Limo