William Aiken House Wedding: Megan + Tim

Megan + Tim's shabby chic William Aiken House wedding was a beautiful sea of purples and greens illuminating the W. And who says short wedding dresses don't steal the show? The bride was wearing a beautiful short lace wedding dress that showed off her unique style and fabulous wedding shoes! And who better to capture the evening than Hyer Images, take a look at these stunning photos! 019047099189

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This sweet couple exchanged vows right before sunset under a stunning floral arbor done by Branch Design Studio. Their smiles and laugh were truly contagious and radiated throughout the night. They danced together for the first time ever as Mr. and Mrs. Vogler to " In My Life " by The Beatles. Rather than the typical band or DJ as entertainment, they couple had a string quartet play throughout the night. It was a romantic and classic addition to the evening.

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No guest left this party hungry! They had a late night snack of chicken and waffles, a true southern staple! To top it all off, they had a fried sweets dessert station complete with donut holes, cheesecake rangoon, and cinnamon apple pie eggrolls, yum! The newlyweds left under a tunnel of sparklers held by the people who love them most.

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13001312 Thank you to our fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning and Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony and Reception Venue | The William Aiken House
Bar/Catering/Cake | Patrick Properties
Rentals | Event Works
Music | Classical Charleston
Florists | Branch Design Studio
Photography | Hyer Images
Lighting | Loluma
Officiant | Christy Loftin
Hair | Ash & Co.

Fabulous Friday: Wedding Registry Trends to Watch!

Attention all Pure Luxe Brides! These hot wedding registry trends definitely have our attention and we think you'll love them too. It's Fabulous Friday here and we encourage you to celebrate by choosing which of these fabulous items you'd love to add to your registry! Thanks to The Knot's Lauren Kay for the inspiration! Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 4.57.41 PM

Classic China

Register for a timeless and classic china pattern that will remain in style for as long as you are married.. forever! It's easy to mix and match classic china with fun accent plates and colors so why not plan for the long haul with a classic set? Timeless does NOT have to mean boring though, people! Look for metallic and neutral colors - you know we love anything gold! We suggest you register for twelve place settings; that way, you have enough for a dinner party and if your pattern happens to get discontinued, at least you'll have a full set plus more!

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Gold Flatware

Gold, gold and more gold! Register for some gold flatware to accompany your new beautifully, patterned gold china. Add a little glamor to your dining room table! Nowadays, many gold flatware sets are dishwasher safe so they don't just have to be for dinner parties. You can use them every morning to glam up that bowl of Cheerios!

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Cocktail Essentials

Whether you love to host or prefer cuddling up on the couch with a martini, cocktail essentials should be added to your registry! Glasses are at the top of any cocktail essentials list, follow by a bar set. Bar sets typically contain items such as shakers, jiggers, bottle openers and tongs. Appetizer plates, linens and even a bar cart would complete any cocktail essentials set! Oh, and don't forget to fully stock the bar!

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Hobby Items

Due to online registries, our grooms are getting more in on the registration action. Barbeques, appliances and more are at the top of every groom's list. However, what better way to make both the groom and bride happy than with hobby items? Register for things you two can do together outside of your home - tents and fitness equipment are perfect for this! Get matching tennis rackets so you can dominate the court together, or buy climate-controlled sleeping bags for that snuggly camping trip you've been planning next fall.

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Luggage

Not only should couples register for the wedding, but let's not forget the honeymoon! Luggage sets are the perfect item for every couple, for any honeymoon, to anywhere. Luggage lasts a lot time too so you know you'll get very good use out of it not only now, but also in the future. Look for lightweight pieces, carry-ons and duffles, as well as garment bags depending on your needs. Only register for the pieces you know you'll use!

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Charity Registry

This day in age, a lot of couples are already living together before they tie the knot. If you already have everything you need, create a charity registry where guests can make donations in lieu of gifts. Check out sites like CrowdRise where you can even set a fundraising goal for you and your guests to reach. Another option includes Just Give  that helps couples create charitable wedding favors supporting an organization close to both your hearts.