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

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

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

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

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jaclyn + Oliver

Jaclyn + Oliver's Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding was a gorgeous Southern celebration full of coral, gold, and seafoam green accents! This local couple decided to pay homage to their city and tie the knot in beautiful Charleston with the Ashley River as their backdrop. The day began in the Lowndes Grove suite where Jaclyn and her girls got their hair and makeup done by Paper Dolls while sipping mimosas and relaxing pre-nuptials. When the girls were all glammed up, Jaclyn and her father Don shared a very special father and daughter first look. This is a great alternative if you and your groom opt out of the first look! Once Oliver and his groomsmen arrived on site, Jaclyn was tucked away while everyone lined up for the ceremony. Jaclyn carried a lush bouquet filled with green succulents and coral blooms, tied together with lace and seafoam green ribbons. Oliver's mouth dropped wide open when he saw his stunning bride gracefully walk down the aisle. The soon-to-be newlyweds stood beneath a beautiful floral arbor of garden roses, lisiantus, and succulents as they said their vows in front of their closest friends and family. After Jaclyn + Oliver tied the knot, cocktail hour kicked off under the tent! Elegant long tables filled the room with mahogany chivari chairs. The tablescape was complete with gold rimmed chargers, gold silverware, coral napkins, custom menus, lush blooms and greenery, gold lanterns, and custom gold pineapples! These gold spray-painted pineapples were a hit. A symbol of Southern hospitality and welcome, these gold pineapples were incorporated throughout the wedding on the couple's koozies, as small cake toppers, and as garnishes on the passed hors d'oeuvres. The seafoam green cake was another focal point in the room, complete with gold flecks and Jaclyn + Oliver's initials. Guests were treated to a delicious stationed meal, a custom gelato bar at request of the groom, and dancing the night away to the sounds of Charleston Groove Factory. This band kept guests on their feet all night long! Friends, family, and the elated newlyweds danced to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" before Jaclyn + Oliver departed under an archway of sparklers into their getaway vintage Rolls Royce. We so enjoyed working with this couple on their gorgeous Southern design, and we're not soon to forget those gold pineapples! Wishing Jaclyn + Oliver years of health, happiness, and love.

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Anna Bella Florals

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Classical Charleston

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer/Videographer | Once Like a Spark

Officiant | Family Member

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride + Groom Getaway Transportation | ACW Limo

Custom Paper Products | Dodeline Design

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Stephanie + Chad

Stephanie + Chad's classic  Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding couldn't have been more perfect! These out-of-owners traveled from North Carolina to have their dream wedding in Charleston at the picturesque Lowndes Grove Plantation. Stephanie looked breathtaking in her Modern Trousseau gown as she walked down the aisle of St.Lukes chapel with her father to "Rondeau" by Mouret. Her lush bouquet was full of white peonies and white ranunculus with accents of dusty miller, lavender sweet peas, white fringe tulips, white patience garden roses, and more!  As guests began to arrive at Lowndes Grove for the reception, Stephanie + Chad warmly welcomed them into the house for cocktail hour while guests enjoyed delicious sips and bites. The clear tent was gracefully draped in ivory with chandeliers glistening from the top.  At each place setting, guests found their names written in gold calligraphy on Magnolia leaves with sprigs of rosemary, olive, and lavender accenting each napkin. Long table garlands full of magnolia leaves, olive branch, and seeded eucalyptus filled the tables, with colorful pops of white fringe tulips, white ranunculus, and lavender sweet peas. Gold silverware, gold rimmed glasses, and custom menus by Silver Starfish completed this elegant table setting.  Guests enjoyed a delicious 3 course plated dinner while the sounds of big band music by Joe Clarke Big Band flooded the tent.  This fantastic night had to come to an end, but not before guests enjoyed a variety of mini desserts and one more song by the band before departing in the vintage Rolls Royce!  Thanks so much to Aaron and Jillian for capturing all this pretty and best wishes to the sweetest couple, Stephanie + Chad!

 

Fabulous Vendors:

Wedding Planner + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | St. Lukes (Barbara: 843.792.6775)

Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Event Works

Specialty Lounge | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Tom Bailey (Cell: 819.3752)

Lighting | IES

Reception Music | Joe Clarke Big Band

Photographer | Aaron and Jillian Photography

Officiant | Len Ripley

Hair | Friend of Bride - Susan Stallings from Illuminate Salon, Erin Thomes from 8 The Salon

Make-up | Paper Dolls

Guest/Bride + Groom Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Invites | Silver Starfish

Wedding Dress Designer | Modern Trousseau

Legare Waring House Wedding: Rosie + Daniel

Rosie and Daniel chose the historic and beautiful Legare-Waring House for their rustic spring wedding! The couple wanted to accent their alma-mater in their decorations, with peach and lavender florals from Branch Design Studio throughout their entire ceremony and reception, Go Clemson!! With details like wooden wine barrels and vintage  lounge furniture, this upscale rustic wedding was one for the books! This Legare Waring House wedding was complete with cafe lighting over the entire reception space, and gorgeous crystal chandeliers amongst the oak trees, this reception was absolutely stunning as the sun began to set over the water.  Our bride and groom both spent the morning at the Legare -Waring House getting ready before their intimate first look amongst the oak trees. After their pre-wedding photo shoot with Courtney Dox, the bridal party made their way to the lawn of the house, and down the isle! After a beautiful evening ceremony, it was time to celebrate! Our newest Mr. and Mrs. shared their first dance to "Crazy Love", played live for them by The Root Doctors, and then joined their family and friends for a night filled with love and celebration. After an incredible meal from Cru Catering, and a delicious cake from DeClare, Rosie and Daniel spent their night dancing with friends and family and enjoying their stunning open air reception. We're so happy Rosie and Daniel chose to go through their planning process with us, and we loved watching them begin their new and exciting future together! 

 

Thank you to our fabulous vendors!

Planning & Custom Pole Covers: Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Legare-Waring House

Catering: Cru Catering

Cake: DeClare

Florist: Branch

Rentals: Snyder Events

Lighting: IES

Specialty Rentals: 428 Main

Ceremony Music: Other Brother Entertainment

Reception Music: The Root Doctors

Photographer: Courtney Dox Photography

Videographer: Siegel Films

Hair and Makeup: Paper Dolls

Transportation: ACW Limo + Lowcountry Valet

William Aiken House Wedding: Erin + Gibb

We are still swooning over Erin + Gibb's glam wedding at the William Aiken House! These South Carolina natives chose downtown Charleston to host their dream wedding, and it was truly a day to remember. After getting ready at IOP, The couple met at William Aiken House for their first look where Gibb could not take his eyes off of Erin! As guests began to arrive for the ceremony, the wedding party was tucked away for last minute laughs and sips before Erin's father walked her down the aisle to the sounds of Seth G playing "A Thousand Years". Erin's lush bouquet by Branch was full of white patience garden roses, blush Japanese ranunculus, white sweet peas, jasmine vine, all tied together with an ivory ribbon. Cocktail hour began shortly post-ceremony with drinks and passed hors d'oeuvres of pear & almond brie, duck confit, bacon wrapped scallops, and tuna tartar.  Happy tears then filled the room when Erin and her father danced to "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw, and Gibb and his mother to "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. Following dances, stations were open and ready for guests to enjoy!  Guests tables were decorated with tall, fluted glass vases full of lush white larkspur, stemmed candleholders with floating candles, and textural gold mercury glass. After guests enjoyed dinner, it was time to cut the cake, drink champagne, and dance! This red velvet and lemon cake was in beautiful shades of pink, gold, and ivory, tying in the wedding colors. Then, it was time to dance Quiana Parler's and friends! Special details included custom pink and taupe cozies for drinks, a wedding piñata guest book, "Drunk on Love" cocktail napkins with gold foilg,  and light-up sunglasses and glow sticks for late night! The couple was then sent off via rickshaw through a sparkler departure into downtown Charleston! 

 

 Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue | William Aiken House

Catering |Bar |Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | EventWorks

Tent | Snyder

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Seth G

Reception Music | Quiana Parler

Photography | Sally Freshour

Hair | Patrick Navarro

Makeup | Lashes and Lace

Bridal Party Transportation | Lowcountry Valet

Bride + Groom Getaway Transportation | Rickshaw 

Historic Rice Mill Wedding: Lacey + Joey

We absolutely adored this romantic glam brunch wedding for Lacey + Joey, a couple from Florida who chose the Historic Rice Mill to serve as the perfect backdrop for their wedding on the water! The day began with hair and makeup by Paper Dolls (and plenty of Starbucks) for the bridal party at the Charleston Place suite. The bridal party + groomsmen then made their way over to the Rice Mill for an outdoor ceremony under a clear tent on the back patio. Who says rain is bad luck on your wedding day?! Pure Luxe Bride rocked the rain plan with swagged light pink drape from the top of the tent and ivory drape at the altar, held back by lush floral tie backs full of white hydrangeas and blush garden roses, creating an intimate ceremony space. Rows of gold chivari chairs lined the aisle that was covered with pink, blush, and white rose petals. Joey's smile was contagious as Lacey gracefully walked down the aisle beside her father. After the ceremony, guests made their way inside for the start of the reception! The room was filled with shades of taupe, peach, blush, ivory, and champagne, as two long tables ran down the center of the space. Clear candle votives were scattered along the length of the table with tall crystal candelabras topped with a spilling arrangement of white hydrangeas, blush sweet peas, blush ranunculus, white amaryllis, and more. Another gorgeous floral arrangement was an elegant hanging garland over the bride + groom's cake, brimming with white majolica spray roses, blush garden roses, white lilac, and more! Branch did an absolutely beautiful job with these flowers. Textured linens and taupe loveseats completed the lounge's chic look. Guests enjoyed a delicious brunch, complete with a juice and coffee bar, by Good Food CateringChucktown Sound kept the guests on their feet as they danced the day away before it was time to send off the happy couple through a cloud of bubbles! Thanks so much to Aaron and Jillian for capturing this gorgeous Historic Rice Mill Wedding!

 

Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Historic Rice Mill

Catering | Good Food Catering

Cake | Delicious Desserts

Florist | Branch

Rentals | EventWorks

Lounge | Snyder

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Ceremony Music | Classical Charleston

Reception Music | Chucktown Sound

Photographer | Aaron and Jillian

Videographer | Film Anywhere

Hair and Makeup | Paper Dolls

Guest Transportation | Charleston Style 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