Gadsden House Wedding: Cate + James

This white & green Gadsden House  wedding was our very first look at this amazing new venue downtown. This remodeled historical home looked better than ever, what a transformation! Stunning gold and crystal chandeliers hung from the ceilings, neutral palette, and the gorgeous bridal suite with a gold gilded mirror. Cate was the definition of a blushing bride, she took everyones breath away in her perfect fitted gown with sweet low back and bow. The reception area was filled with whites, lush greens and accents of gold. We were in love with this classic romantic design, and of course this wonderful couple! We are wishing Cate + James nothing but the absolute best!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Gadsden House

Catering | Salthouse Catering

Rentals | Snyder

Bar Service | King St. Beverage Co.

Cake | Wild Flour Pastry

Florist | Anna Bella Florals

Lighting IES Productions

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Photo Booth | Oh Snap!

Videographer | Gibson

Officiant | Family Member

Hair + Makeup | Lashes and Lace

Bride + Groom Transportation | Charleston Style

Thomas Bennett House Wedding: Andria + Matt

Andria + Matt came from Ohio to have their Thomas Bennett House Wedding in Charleston, SC. The brides design inspiration came from the colors of a peacock, and the love for all things emerald. It was the most beautiful fall October day, with dining al fresco, a delicious meal served by Salthouse Catering, followed by sweets by Gala Desserts. The bouquet by Branch Design Studio was full of white calla lilies, peacock feathers, and greenery. Clusters of hydrangeas, tulips, and garden roses filled the tables with a of gold and candlelight. Sparkly linens, lounge under a gorgeous chandelier, and a DIY photobooth are just a few of the fun details! The bride and groom and their guests rode off in a rickshaw at the end of the night to continue the party! 

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Thomas Bennett House

Catering | Salthouse Catering

Bar Service | Squeeze on Site

Cake | Gala Desserts

Florist | Branch Design Studio

Rentals | EventWorks

Lounge | Snyder

Specialty Linen | Nuage

Lighting | IES Productions

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Officiant | Justin Follmer

Hair + Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride + Groom Transportation | Charleston Rickshaw

Wedding Dress | Brides by Demetrios

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

William Aiken House Wedding: Kristy + Zach

Kristy and Zach's William Aiken House wedding was certainly one to remember! Complete with a personal cigar roller, caricature artists for favors, and  late night dessert stations. The ceremony was picturesque, with garden flowers lining the aisle, and greenery draped over the pergola with a chandelier to top it all off. The bridesmaids looked impeccable in various mix- matched metallic dresses, complementing the classic black and white tuxes. A gorgeous tent with lounge and lighting provided by Loluma created the perfect ambiance for the night. After the delicious meal provided by Fish Catering guests came downstairs to dance the night away to the tunes of Charleston Groove Factory. Last but not least, that cake!  We will let the pictures speak for itself on this one, but wow! Sit back and enjoy all the images captured by Amelia and Dan.

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | The William Aiken House

Caterer/Bar Service | Patrick Properties

Rentals | Event Works

Band | Charleston Grove Factory

Cake | Gala Desserts

Ceremony Musicians | Classical Charleston + Palmetto Vocal Project

Florals/Lighting | Loluma

Photographer | Amelia + Dan

Videographer | Hart to Hart Media

Specialty Linen | Nuage Design

Caricature Artists | About Faces Entertainment

Other | Cigar Row

Makeup | Gibson Salon

Hair | Joe - Friend of Bride

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Carolyn + Blake

Carolyn + Blake's colorful Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding was simply stunning! The tent was draped in a beautiful tiffany blue with pops of pink and gorgeous chandeliers. Sit back and take in all the pretty details; the perfect pair of pink Valentino's, personalized koozies, heart shaped ceremony fans, lanterns, specialty cocktails, custom bar pannels and much much more! The floral centerpieces created by Branch Design Studio were full of white hydrangeas, coral peonies, garden roses, astilbe, dusty miller, and ranunculus. White lounge groupings were set up on both sides of the bar with pillows of the couples new monogram. There was a specialty "Love" sign above the bar provided by 428 Main that lit up the night. The bride was a huge lover of champagne so they had mini champagne favors for their guests, how cute! Everything from the bright blooms, teal draping, gold sparkle, and lots of details made for the perfect romantic day! In the brides words, "Best Day Ever!"

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Draping | Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering, Cake & Bar Service | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Snyder

Specialty Rentals | 428 Main

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer | Hyer Images

Videographer | Dock House Digital

Officiant | Phil Brannon

Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride's Gown | Gown Boutique of Charleston

Transportation | ACW Limo

Photo Booth | Oh Snap!

Paper | The Silver Starfish

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Tori + Ryan

An elegant simplicity was emitted all around Magnolia Plantation wedding of Tori+Ryan. The lingering rain in the morning gave the day a nice cool breeze making the July heat bearable. You could see the love these two shared by the way they looked at one another. Happy tears came from the grooms eyes as he saw his beautiful bride for the first time walking down the aisle. This wedding was filled with details galore! Personalized matches, water bottles, koozies, and sunglasses made the perfect touch.  The bridesmaids were dressed in a mixed array of lovely navy dresses accompanied with DIY bouquets made by one of the bridesmaids. The bridal party entered into the reception space with their sunglasses on ready to party. Shrimp and grits, Pork Loin, and a Mac and Cheese bar were a huge hit with the guests! This crowd couldn't wait to get out on the dance floor, and Charleston Grove Factory helped them shake it all night long! 
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Thank you to the fabulous vendors!
Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House
Bar | Carolina Cocktails
Rentals | Snyder
Caterer | B. Gourmet
Cake | Publix
Florist | Wild Flowers
Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo
Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory
Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls
Officiant | Chris Barrineau
Photographer | Richard Bell Photography
Bride + Groom Transportation | Tri-County Transportation
Videographer | Videobean Media

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Carissa + Tom

The rainy spring weather didn't stop Carissa and Tom's day from being anything but perfect. This sweet couple hailed from Canada and chose Charleston for a small affair with their closest friends and family. We loved designing this intimate garden style wedding at the Magnolia Plantation Veranda. The lush florals by Branch Design Studio made a dreary day pop! The couple did their first look at Zero George Street which made for the prefect setting with sunlight shining through the window panes. The color palette for the decor was a mixture of pastels-  blush, peach, robin egg blue and spring greens with a touch of gold. The table tops were set with floral vignettes of peonies, garden roses, sweet peas, and light blue delphinium. The head table had a beautiful floral table runner, the vintage charger and gold rimmed glassware were the perfect touch. The Magnolia Veranda provided the perfect backdrop with its large mossy oak trees creating an unspoken breathtaking charm.

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors:
Wedding Planning and Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Magnolia Plantation Veranda
Catering | Gourmet Bay
Bar Service | MIX
Cake | Twenty Six Divine
Florist | Branch Design Studio
Rentals | Event Works
Ceremony Musicians | Trey Eddy + Erin Norton
Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory
Photographer | Juliet Elizabeth
Videographer | KLC Video
Officiant | Christy Loftin
Hair & Makeup | Ash & Co
Bride + Groom Transportation | Lowcountry Valet

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Christine + Drew

This “Lilly” inspired wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation could not have been any more perfect for  this beautiful July day! The decor was bold and bright; the hot pink and  bright greens really made the venue pop! The bride made her own custom ikat pink and green table runners that helped pull together the look with the bold and beautifully done flowers by WildFlowers.

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The couple tied in fun, creative details through out their celebration. In lieu of the traditional guest book, the bride came up with something totally unique! The book was a big puzzle of Charleston with different pieces cut out. The guests were told to pick a piece, sign the back, and replace it back into the puzzle.  The bride also had a special swing made for the wedding engraved with her and Drew's initials. It was a creative touch to add to the big Oak Trees at Lowndes Grove.

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The bride looked gorgeous in her v-neck silk gown covered in beading, and the guys looked adorable in their pink and white striped bow ties! The excitement was building all day for the groom as he waited for the first look of his bride. The ceremony was made extra special when a bouquet was placed on an empty chair in the front row, in memory of Drew's Mom. This is such a great way to keep loved ones close!

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Guests enjoyed cocktail hour with the amazing strings of Seth G. His upbeat vibe got everyone in the mood to party! Christine and her dad shagged to “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison for their Father/Daughter dance. The bride and groom ended their reception with their first dance to “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole. The party never stopped with this group as they departed by trolley to enjoy the wonderful adventures of Downtown Charleston.

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Thanks to the fabulous vendors!

Wedding Planning | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove
Catering/Bar | Patrick Properties
Florists | Wild Flowers
Rentals | Snyder
Ceremony Musicians | Charleston Virtuosi + Seth G
Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory
Photographer | Dana Cubbage
Cake | Tiffany Bakery
Officiant | Ben Konopa
Hair & Makeup | Ash & Co.
Transportation | Absolutely Charleston
Lounge/Lighting | Ooh! Events

Legare Waring House Wedding: Felicia + Sean

There was no better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with the beautiful union of Felicia and Sean at Legare Waring House. This couple was joined together in an official army ceremony, complete with uniforms and a saber arch. A beautiful chandelier hung in the middle of the avenue of oaks above the couple as they exchanged vows with a pretty arrangement of petals lining the aisle.

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This DIY bride  brought her own creativity to the table with a combination of burlap and turquoise. Their place cards were individual sea shells placed in sand for guests to keep at the end of the night. The ivory lanterns on every table gave the space an elegant feel throughout the nigh with twinkle lights hanging from the trees. To honor those soldiers that could not be there to witness the wedding, Felicia + Sean set up a POW table to remind everyone the true meaning of memorial day.

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Of course the night was not complete without dessert! A turquoise and white cake by Declare Cakes stole the show, especially when it was cut by the grooms sword!  However, it didn't stop there, the brides favorite homemade pies were brought by family members to accompany the cake.

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Charleston Groove Factory brought down the house, especially with their rendition of “Faithfully” by Journey, that the couple shared their first dance too.  They said goodbye as they walked through a tunnel of glowsticks and departed in a 1950 white Bentley.

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors:
Wedding Planning and Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Venue | Legare Waring House
Caterer | Hamby Catering
Photographer | McBee Photography
Bar Service | Mix
Rentals | Event Works
Cake | DeClare Cakes
Ceremony Musicians | Entertainment Charleston
Band | Charleston Groove Factory
Florist | First Bloom
Lighting | TEC
Hair and Makeup | Blush Air
Videographer | East West Production
Chaplain | John Painter
Getaway Vehicle | Limos for Less

Island House Wedding: Jessica + Kris

Jessica + Kris's colorful and preppy wedding at The Island House was the perfect start to our busy May. The bright pinks and yellows with a dust of gold gave the wedding a fun southern feel, perfect for a waterside celebration! One of our favorite things to incorporate into design is pattern, and this bride did it right! Table runners, bar panels, and pole ties all bound together beautifully.

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As the ceremony ended, guests were treated with colorful specialty cocktails provided by Squeeze with adorable names like "Martial Bliss" and "Cranberry Crush".  The brides favors were precious jams homemade by the mother of the bride. She used unique mad libs as her guest book that were placed throughout the reception for guests to fill out, so fun! With B.Gourmet in charge of the eats and Charleston Groove Factory playing the tunes, this reception was quite the party!
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Just looking at the sweets table made our mouths water! The adorable strawberry and lemon cupcakes made by Sugar bakeshop were the perfect light dessert for Jessica + Kris's summer affair.

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Before the bride + groom departed they ran through a tunnel of colorful glow sticks, a great way to end the night!

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The fabulous vendors at Jessica + Kris's wedding:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride Ceremony/Reception Venue | The Island House Bar | Squeeze Cake | Sugar Bakeshop Ceremony Musicians | Bob Willam Duo Photographer | Jennifer Bearden Entertainment | Charleston Groove Factory Caterer | B. Gourmet Rentals | Event Works Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls Officiant | Sandy Fowler