Magnolia Plantation Wedding: April + Nick

Meet the ultimate Southern Wedding. Seriously. April + Nick out-did themselves with this seersucker, pink and grey stunner at  Magnolia Plantation and Carriage House this past April. The wedding was full of details galore and accents of the lowcountry. It was recently published in Southern Weddings Magazine Blog- you can read the full post here. But lucky for you, we have the inside scoop on all of their wedding day deets as well as extra pictures of this stunning dress and decor!

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The ceremony was complete with two of our favorite southern accents one a bell-ringer that announced " The Wedding Has Begun" and the other, monogram attendants each which walked with the monogram of the bride and groom followed by their couple's monogram at the end of the ceremony.

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And we know you've been eyeing up this seersucker stunner by Ian Stuart, it's incredible, isn't it?

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The father of the bride built this incredible arbor that all walked through. It included hearts with pictures of those closest to the couple.

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"Some Things Just Go Together" was the theme of the bride and groom's departure snacks for their guests. You can't get through a ball game without a coke and peanuts!

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We loved the surprise favors for the groom! The groom loves cookies, so the bride and her mother had these custom state cookies made as favors for their guests- each state represents where each is from, where they were engaged and where they married.

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We've found a bride that loves paper as much as we do! From the custom silhouettes to thank you notes and programs, Angela Claxton did a fantastic job!

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Pure Luxe Bride loved planning and designing this Magnolia Plantation Wedding.

Catering: B. Gourmet Catering

Rental Company: Event Works Rentals

Flowers: Wild Flowers Inc.

Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal

Photography: Pasha Belman Photography

Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings Trio

Videographer: Hart to Heart Media

Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Carriage House

Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company

Paper/Graphic Designer: Angela Claxton

Wedding Dress: Ian Stuart

Top 3 Budget Busters

As a bride looking to wed in the Charleston area, there are 3 costs that every bride and groom should keep in mind when determining their wedding budget. These costs are often forgotten but important to consider. They include the following:

  1. Rentals: Many Charleston rental companies are not all inclusive. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that each item that a bride and groom wish to rent from a rental company will be individually priced. This includes items such as tents, catering equipment, chairs, flooring, glassware, flatware, china and much more. One of the perks of working with us is that we handle this for you! We coordinate with the caterer and venue to make sure we have every single item covered for the big day!





  2. Hotels: Charleston is a beautiful city with many attractions. Keeping that in mind, Charleston is a huge tourist location and draws tons of people from all over. Therefore, hotel prices can be high. Also, hotels can become booked quickly, especially for the spring and summer seasons. Brides should remember to make hotel reservations in advance and be prepared to pay higher prices due to location and demand for hotel accommodations in the area. Here are a few hotels that Pure Luxe Bride recommends that wedding parties check out: French Quarter Inn, The Society House, Andrew Pinckney Inn, and Zero George.





  3. Photography: There are plenty of photographers in the Charleston area that do amazing work. Although prices may be high for the photographer that you wish to use, paying a higher price will ultimately pay off in the end when you have amazing images. Keep in mind these tips when booking your photographer:
    • Make sure you receive access to the disk and rights of the images.
    • Make sure the photographer has a second shooter at your wedding. This will allow you to have more photos from different angles.
    • Make sure that your photographer will provide at least 8 hours of coverage.