Middleton Place Wedding: Helen + Aaron

Helen + Aaron's romantic glam Middleton Place wedding was absolutely stunning! The day began with excitement as Helen and her bridesmaids got their hair + makeup done at the Francis Marion Hotel while Aaron and his groomsmen suited up for the big day on Daniel Island. Then, the wedding party all met at Middleton Place for the bride + groom's highly anticipated first look! Aaron was awestruck when he laid eyes on his beautiful bride for the very first time, and the entire wedding party had so much fun photographing on Middleton's gorgeous, lush grounds pre-ceremony. After the signing of the Ketubah and a toast to the soon-to-be Mr. + Mrs., it was time to tie the knot! Luckily, the rain came to a stop just in time for the Helen + Aaron's nuptials in the picturesque Octagonal Gardens. Standing beneath a custom-built huppa by Wild Flowers Inc., the bride + groom said "I do." In traditional Jewish fashion, Aaron smashed the glass and the guests yelled "Mazeltov!" as the new Mr. + Mrs. happily walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. Helen + Aaron departed the ceremony via carriage ride to arrive for cocktail hour at the pavilion where they sipped and mingled with guests before it was time to be announced into the reception! Mr. + Mrs. Aaron and Helen Bernie were announced onto the dance floor to the sounds of "Sweet Home Alabama" before sharing their first dance to "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by Sleeping at Last. Lyrics from this song were incorporated into wedding details such as lounge pillows and custom frames that displayed sweet sayings for the couple. Guests enjoyed a stationed meal by Cru Catering, a special hookah area by Tabbuli, and vintage lounge furniture by Snyder. Shades of blush and ivory gave the pavilion a soft ambiance, while the tent outside had an elegant feel complete with platinum drape by Pure Luxe Bride, silver chivari chairs, and a white plantation bar, complete with a custom light-up bar sign. This design was beautiful, and perfect for the occasion! Guests then enjoyed a dessert bar and dancing, including a very special dance to "HORA", where all of Helen +Aaron's family got up into the chair! As the last song of the night approached, everyone got out onto the dance floor for Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" before Mr. + Mrs. Bernie departed through a sparkler archway to their downtown after party! Wishing Helen + Aaron all the best and a big thank you to Trent Bailey for capturing this gorgeous celebration!

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony | Middleton Place Octagonal Gardens

Reception Venue | Middleton Place Pavilion

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Caterer | Cru Catering

Lounge Rentals | Snyder

Tent Rental | Sperry Tent

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Epic Charleston

Photographer | Trent Bailey

Videographer | Hart to Heart

Officiant | Rabbi Jane + Reverend Samuel Picard 

Hair | Stuart Laurence Salon

Makeup | Friend of Bride - Melina Cavalieri

Hookah | Tabbuli

Guest Transportation | ACW Limo

South Carolina Aquarium Wedding: Cecelia + Michael

Cecelia + Michael decided to share their vows on a terrace overlooking the famous Arthur Ravanel Jr. Bridge just across the water from the ceremony site. This wedding was especially unique because family + friends were not the only guests attending. This adorable couple said "I Do" at the SC Aquarium! Even though fish were a unique addition to the reception site, nothing could distract the guests from the beautiful décor. Two huge sparkling chandeliers, provided by IES, surrounded the couple during the ceremony. They were married outside overlooking the Charleston Harbor. Cecelia wore a white fur shawl to keep warm during this chilly November night. Entering the reception space, guests were overwhelmed by the romantic ambiance of the blues and purples. The tables were covered with a teal crinkle linen, complimenting the great ocean tank that sat in the middle of the room. On top of the tables were a beautiful layout of white hydrangeas, white garden roses, and touches of purple sweet peas. Instead of the usual place cards, this couple decided to share a welcome beverage with each of their guests. When walking in the doors, there was a table filled with champagne glasses, where each guest would find their name. Once they had retrieved their glass, they would be informed of the table in which they were sitting. A specific design element that could not go unnoticed were the four stunning chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. During cocktail hour, guests entered the usual room where aquarium guests view the Great Tank. However, PLB transformed this space and made it glam! There was a dance floor set up in front of the tank, with DJ Wade elevated on the risers. A white leather lounge, provided by Eventworks, was set up on either side of the dance floor. Guests just couldn't help taking a peek at the artist in the corner who was live painting the event! Wed on Canvas provides an artist who depicts your wedding day through a painting. This is such a unique and worthwhile idea! After a fun-filled night of dancing, Cecelia + Michael strutted through a sparkler tunnel and took off in their vintage Rolls Royce, provided by ACW. 

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Fabulous Vendors: 
Wedding Planner + Designer | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | SC Aquarium 
Catering/Bar Service | Brick Lane Catering 
Cake | WildFlour
Florist | Branch
Rentals | Event Works 
Ceremony Music | Friend of Bride 
Live Painting | Wed on Canvas
Reception Music | DJ Wade
Photographer | Reese Moore
Specialty Linen Rental | Nuage
Officiant | Friend of the Bride
Photobooth | Charleston Party Booth LLC
Transportation | ACW 

 

 

Dunes West Wedding: Meg + Nick

Meg + Nick chose a traditional ceremony at the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, followed by their reception at Dunes West Golf and River Club. This couples wedding was full of navy and white, preppy details at every turn.

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The dinner tables had a combination of  hydrangea centerpieces with lanterns and a smaller variety of flower arrangements on the patio. This couple had pattern done right with their custom navy and white pattern in just the right places. Cocktail sashes, table runners, invitation, and can't forget the favors! Each guests was given a homemade jam made from the grooms family farm in California, what a great favor! This couple thought of everything, they even had custom Hershey Kisses with their names and wedding dates, how cute! Lastly, the adorable navy and white stirrers tied everything together and added a little nautical touch.

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Meg + Nick were joined by their guests downstairs  after dinner for the cake cutting and then it was time to dance! Their guests had such a fun time singing and dancing the night away. Later in the evening, guests lined up outside for a sparkler departure and the couple left the wedding in style, in a classy white Rolls Royce.

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors:
Wedding Planning and Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony Venue | Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue | Dunes West Golf and River Club
Catering | Dunes West
Cake | DeClare Cakes
Florist | Tiger Lily
Rentals | Event Works
Ceremony Music | Julie Diamond Ensembles
Reception Music | DJ B Mahanes
Photographer | Dana Cubbage
Hair and Makeup | Vanity Salon
Bride + Groom Transportation | ACW Limo
Wedding Dress: Gown Boutique of Charleston (Augusta Jones)
Bridesmaid Dress: Gown Boutique of Charleston (Jenny Yoo)

 

Middleton Place Wedding: Katy and Phil

Who doesn’t enjoy a beautiful wedding at Middleton Place? If you haven’t visited this venue, allow us to show you just how gorgeous of a venue it truly is. Pure Luxe Bride recently had the pleasure of working with bride and groom Katy and Phil to create a dream wedding at Butterfly Lakes, located on the Middleton Place grounds. This romantic and elegant affair was the perfect celebration of this quirky and fun couples love for each other. We are so pleased that we were able to get to know this couple and celebrate with them at Middleton Place. We hope that you will enjoy taking a peek at their special day as much as we enjoyed being a part of it.

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What beautiful shades of ivory, blush, and mint! These neutrals were accented with a gold sparkle, what an elegant touch by our design team.

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The tent used for the reception was truly gorgeous. With cafe lighting placed inside the tent, in addition to the light color palette, this set-up looked stunning among the beautiful scenery of Middleton Place.

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Once again, Duvall Catering and Events provided a delicious plated dinner for Katy and Phil’s reception. Guests enjoyed entree’s of either braised beef short ribs, roasted seasonal catch, or seasonal vegetable strudel. What delicious entree choices that guests were able to choose from.

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No wedding reception is complete without some form of great entertainment! For Katy and Phil’s celebration, FingerSnappin' Entertainment provided tunes from the DJ station.

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In the south, we sure do love our sweets! Katy and Phil treated guests to home-made pralines. Copper Pot Confections created delicious, hot pralines on site during the reception. What a hit these southern treats were with guests!

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Birds were incorporated into the decor by having bird names, instead of table numbers, used for locating your table during the reception. There were also bird vases used as vignettes on tables and song birds were used as the toppers on the cake. What a sweet touch!

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This summer stunner was also featured in Southern Bride Magazine's Winter/Spring issue! See the spread below:

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Pure Luxe Bride loved planning and designing this Middleton Place wedding.

Fabulous Vendors:
Venue: Middleton Place
Catering: Duvall Catering and Events
DJ: FingerSnappin' Entertainment
Florist: Branch Design Studio
Photography: Amelia + Dan Photography
Pralines: Copper Pot Confections
Hair & Make Up: Stella Nova
Transportation: ACW - Limo Service
Ceremony Music: Nathan Koci
Dog Nanny Service: Dawg Tired
Rentals: Event DRS & Haus
Planning & Design: Pure Luxe Bride