Magnolia Plantation Elopement: Juliette + Travis

The rain didn't stop this Mr. and Mrs. from having a beautiful and intimate mangnolia plantation elopement ceremony beneath the oak trees! This international couple came all the way from Australia to say their I Do's in Charleston! The couple spent the morning at Zero George getting ready, and then arrived at the plantationrelaxed and excited to get married! The backdrop for the ceremony was a gorgeous floral arbor, complete with white poppies, blush garden roses, and whimsical flairs of greenery. Juliette's bouquet was a perfect compliment to the arbor, with a mix of blush peonies, sweet peas, and trailing silk ribbon. Instead of fighting the rain, Juliette completely accepted the unpredictable Charleston weather, adding adorable rain boots and clear bubble umbrellas. Juliette and Travis had an intimate and personal ceremony with their closest friends having the chance to include classic traditions, and even make some of their own! Instead of having a traditional sand ceremony, the couple chose to use a Polish vodka and an Irish lacquer, reflecting both their heritages, and symbolizing the creation of their new family.  The finishing touch to the day was a vintage couch from 428 Main which created the perfect backdrop for their photos. With champagne in tow, the newlyweds rode in style in their black Mercedes to their dinner reception at McCrady's Restaurant. This adorable elopement ceremony was such a success, and we're so happy for our newest Pure Luxe Couple! When you embrace the rain, you can get amazing photos like these from Aaron + Jillian photography


Fabulous Vendors:

Planning + Design: Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Reception Venue: McCrady's Restaurant

Cake: Sablee Patisserie and Chocolatier

Florist: Stems

Specialty Rentals: 428 Main

Photographer: Aaron and Jillian Photography

Hair & Make Up: Paper Dolls

Transportation: Charleston Style Limo

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.