Real Luxe Wedding: Amy + Craig

This New York City couple had a beautiful southern wedding here in Charleston! Her vision was to have an elegant, glam, and tropical wedding with a palette of gold, blush, white and ivory. The couple fell in love with the avenue of oaks at the Legare-Waring House so they chose to take advantage of that space for their ceremony, and then utilizing the modern,spacious inside of Founders Hall for the reception. The couple was one step ahead of the summer heat by providing their guests with a portable fan that plugs into your cell phone!  Amy's Galia Lahav gown was accessorized with a bouquet of gorgeous naturally hanging orchids by Fox Events. Founders Hall was elaborately decorated with soft draping, lush centerpieces, tons of candlelight, and one luxurious head table with hanging greenery and florals! To take a break from dancing, guests stopped at the slow motion photobooth, grabbed a gourmet popsicle,  and enjoyed a fine cigar. At the end of the night, guests left with mini boxes of Baklavah that were made by the bride's mother, perfect way to end the evening. Congratulations, Amy and Craig!

Photos by Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay 

Thanks to all our fabulous vendors!

Ceremony Venue | Lagare Waring House

Reception Venue | Founders Hall

Catering | Cru

Bar Service | Mix

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Fox Events

Rentals | Event Works

Specialty Rentals | Nuage

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings Quartet

Cocktail Hour Music | Chris Crosby

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

Hair | Charlotte Belk

Makeup | Johnny Cosmetics

Draping | InventivEnvironments

Guest transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Hotel Blocks | Mills House

Photo Booth | Charleston Booth Company

 

Harborside East Wedding: Sarah + Mike

Each detail at Sarah + Mike's Harborside East Wedding contributed to making the evening such an exciting celebration!  The happy couple said "I do" under a simple yet stunning floral arbor backdrop decorated by Branch.  A glamorous gold mirrored seating chart led guests to their seats, where they found their names written on mussel shells in gold calligraphy.  Guests helped themselves to Mosaic's delicious hors d oeuvres and stations that satisfied each guest's palate.  There was a southern comfort, flatbread, and slider station - all which were a huge hit!  Dinner was topped off by a mouth watering red velvet and vanilla tiered cake from Sablee.  Guests enjoyed the rest of the night dancing to the musical talents of DJ Wade, who had just as much fun as the crowd!  Sarah + Mike were showered with love by all of their friends and family, which made the showers happening outside insignificant to the couple and their guests.  Charleston Style Limo shuttled guests from the venue to the hotel as the night drew to an end.  Best wishes to the newlyweds!

 

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Harborside East

Catering | Mosaic

Bar Service | Creek Club at I'On

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Priscilla Thomas Photography

Hair and Makeup | Paper Dolls

Guest Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Middleton Place Wedding: Shelby + Nick

To say that Shelby + Nick's Middleton Place Wedding was a night to remember would be an understatement. As guests arrived at the venue, they were greeted with passed champagne to quench their thirst as they took a stroll through the beautiful gardens to arrive at the Octagonal Garden for the ceremony. The bridesmaids looked totally chic in mismatched black dresses and even the flower girl looked adorable in her custom-made black tutu dress and pearl necklace. As Shelby + her father began their walk down the aisle, Nick looked at his bride with awe and soon after, the couple said their "I Do's" in front of a historic tree with the shimmering lake in the backdrop. After their first kiss, the newlyweds were sent off by their guests waving pom-poms and were picked up by a horse-drawn carriage to finish taking pictures. Cocktail hour was held in the garden overlooking the Butterfly Lakes with a strings duo to set the mood. The bride + groom's signature cocktails, Southern Sweetness served in a mason jar and a Yankee Mule in a copper mug, were a hit and the couple joined cocktail hour just in time to have their first dance at sunset. At the end of their first dance, guests were surprised with a fireworks show over the lake to kick off dinner and the reception. Dinner was served in the Greensward under café lighting with beautiful red and black florals and candelabras with Ferrero Rocher place cards. After dinner, everyone got ready to dance the night away under the reception tent with black and white lounge, mini desserts, and a cigar roller! When the night was over, Shelby + Nick were sent off with a sparkler tunnel and were whisked away in a vintage white Rolls Royce.

 

Fabulous Vendors:

Wedding Planning + Event Design + Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony | Octagonal Garden - Middleton Place

Cocktail Hour | Butterfly Lakes - Middleton Place

Reception | Greensward - Middleton Place

Cake | Delicious Desserts

Mini Desserts | Gala Desserts

Florist | Branch

Photography | Hyer Images

Lighting | TEC

Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music | Bob Williams Duo

Dinner + First Dance Music | David Gillease

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Videography | Film Anywhere Productions

Hair + Makeup | Paper Dolls

Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Fireworks | Pyrotecho

Tent Rental | Sperry

Rentals | EventWorks

Officiant | Justin Follmer

Specialty | Cigar Row

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

Creek Club Wedding: Sara + Jerad

It was a beautiful Creek Club wedding  for Sara + Jerad! Their wedding had tons of color, with pops of peach, coral, pinks and navy blue. Sara and Jerad had a beautiful ceremony outside over looking the water. The Bride had a gorgeous hand tied bouquet of white, blush and hot pink peonies and garden roses along with sweet peas and lisitanthus. Their reception was held inside of the Creek Club, and had gorgeous flower arrangements. The table centerpieces had a low, lush arrangement in a mercury glass bowl of astilbe, ranunculus, hydrangea, garden roses, peonies, majolica spray roses, sweet pea, and lisitanthus. Other floral arrangements varied in the wedding flowers but where ingold glitter glass bud vases. After a delicious stationed dinner, it was time for a family tradition of cookies for dessert! Family members had hand made different assortments of cookies and brought them down to Charleston for the wedding. Yum! Afternight full of dancing, it was time for guests to send the Bride + Groom off with a sparkler departure!

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Creek Club at I'On

Caterer & Bar Service | Creek Cub at I'On

Cake | Sablee

Rentals | Event Works

Florist | Wildflowers

Photographer | Richard Bell

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair & Makeup | Vanity Salon

Transportation | ACW Limo

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

William Aiken House Wedding: Zoe + JP

We absolutely loved Zoe + JP's romantic glam wedding at the William Aiken House in downtown Charleston! Their design included textured silver linens, a white tent complete with silver swagged drape, and accents of chandeliers throughout, giving the space a romantic feel.  The lounge area was complete with ivory studded couches and silver accent pillows. Upstairs, the tables were fully set for the stationed dinner with a light pink menu card atop a silver napkin, tying in the color scheme throughout the space. The bride carried a lush bouquet of peonies, garden roses, dusty miller, and white sweet peas. During this sweet couple's first look, the groom's mouth dropped wide open when he saw his bride for the first time. We loved all of their first look shots! The ceremony took place under the pergola on the lawn, with a chandelier hanging over Zoe + JP as they said their vows. The couple's two dogs joined the wedding party on their walk down the aisle, adorned with bowties and flower wreaths around their necks. After cocktail hour, there were many happy tears as Zoe and her father danced to "Gracie Girl" by Ben Folds Five.  DJ Wade kept the crowd (especially the bride + groom) on the dance floor all night long with his upbeat jams. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited under a picturesque sparkler archway onto King Street. Thank you so much to Hyer Images for capturing these amazing shots!

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 Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride 
Ceremony/Reception Venue | William Aiken House
Caterer/Bar Service | Patrick Properties
Rentals | Eventworks
Specialty Rentals | Snyder
Ceremony Music | Classical Charleston
Reception Music | DJ Wade
Florist | Branch
Lighting | Innovative Event Services 
Photographer | Hyer Images
Officiant | Justin Follmer
Hair and Makeup | Ash & Co.
Cake | Publix
Videographer | Re-Peet
Paper | The Silver Starfish
Sticky Bun Favors | Wild Flour
Dog Tired Nanny Service