Real Luxe Wedding: Amy + Craig

This New York City couple had a beautiful southern wedding here in Charleston! Her vision was to have an elegant, glam, and tropical wedding with a palette of gold, blush, white and ivory. The couple fell in love with the avenue of oaks at the Legare-Waring House so they chose to take advantage of that space for their ceremony, and then utilizing the modern,spacious inside of Founders Hall for the reception. The couple was one step ahead of the summer heat by providing their guests with a portable fan that plugs into your cell phone!  Amy's Galia Lahav gown was accessorized with a bouquet of gorgeous naturally hanging orchids by Fox Events. Founders Hall was elaborately decorated with soft draping, lush centerpieces, tons of candlelight, and one luxurious head table with hanging greenery and florals! To take a break from dancing, guests stopped at the slow motion photobooth, grabbed a gourmet popsicle,  and enjoyed a fine cigar. At the end of the night, guests left with mini boxes of Baklavah that were made by the bride's mother, perfect way to end the evening. Congratulations, Amy and Craig!

Photos by Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay 

Thanks to all our fabulous vendors!

Ceremony Venue | Lagare Waring House

Reception Venue | Founders Hall

Catering | Cru

Bar Service | Mix

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Fox Events

Rentals | Event Works

Specialty Rentals | Nuage

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings Quartet

Cocktail Hour Music | Chris Crosby

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

Hair | Charlotte Belk

Makeup | Johnny Cosmetics

Draping | InventivEnvironments

Guest transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Hotel Blocks | Mills House

Photo Booth | Charleston Booth Company

 

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

Harborside East Wedding: Sarah + Mike

Each detail at Sarah + Mike's Harborside East Wedding contributed to making the evening such an exciting celebration!  The happy couple said "I do" under a simple yet stunning floral arbor backdrop decorated by Branch.  A glamorous gold mirrored seating chart led guests to their seats, where they found their names written on mussel shells in gold calligraphy.  Guests helped themselves to Mosaic's delicious hors d oeuvres and stations that satisfied each guest's palate.  There was a southern comfort, flatbread, and slider station - all which were a huge hit!  Dinner was topped off by a mouth watering red velvet and vanilla tiered cake from Sablee.  Guests enjoyed the rest of the night dancing to the musical talents of DJ Wade, who had just as much fun as the crowd!  Sarah + Mike were showered with love by all of their friends and family, which made the showers happening outside insignificant to the couple and their guests.  Charleston Style Limo shuttled guests from the venue to the hotel as the night drew to an end.  Best wishes to the newlyweds!

 

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Harborside East

Catering | Mosaic

Bar Service | Creek Club at I'On

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Priscilla Thomas Photography

Hair and Makeup | Paper Dolls

Guest Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Middleton Place Wedding: Shelby + Nick

To say that Shelby + Nick's Middleton Place Wedding was a night to remember would be an understatement. As guests arrived at the venue, they were greeted with passed champagne to quench their thirst as they took a stroll through the beautiful gardens to arrive at the Octagonal Garden for the ceremony. The bridesmaids looked totally chic in mismatched black dresses and even the flower girl looked adorable in her custom-made black tutu dress and pearl necklace. As Shelby + her father began their walk down the aisle, Nick looked at his bride with awe and soon after, the couple said their "I Do's" in front of a historic tree with the shimmering lake in the backdrop. After their first kiss, the newlyweds were sent off by their guests waving pom-poms and were picked up by a horse-drawn carriage to finish taking pictures. Cocktail hour was held in the garden overlooking the Butterfly Lakes with a strings duo to set the mood. The bride + groom's signature cocktails, Southern Sweetness served in a mason jar and a Yankee Mule in a copper mug, were a hit and the couple joined cocktail hour just in time to have their first dance at sunset. At the end of their first dance, guests were surprised with a fireworks show over the lake to kick off dinner and the reception. Dinner was served in the Greensward under café lighting with beautiful red and black florals and candelabras with Ferrero Rocher place cards. After dinner, everyone got ready to dance the night away under the reception tent with black and white lounge, mini desserts, and a cigar roller! When the night was over, Shelby + Nick were sent off with a sparkler tunnel and were whisked away in a vintage white Rolls Royce.

 

Fabulous Vendors:

Wedding Planning + Event Design + Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony | Octagonal Garden - Middleton Place

Cocktail Hour | Butterfly Lakes - Middleton Place

Reception | Greensward - Middleton Place

Cake | Delicious Desserts

Mini Desserts | Gala Desserts

Florist | Branch

Photography | Hyer Images

Lighting | TEC

Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music | Bob Williams Duo

Dinner + First Dance Music | David Gillease

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Videography | Film Anywhere Productions

Hair + Makeup | Paper Dolls

Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Fireworks | Pyrotecho

Tent Rental | Sperry

Rentals | EventWorks

Officiant | Justin Follmer

Specialty | Cigar Row

Daniel Island Club Wedding: Jordan + Henry

It was the perfect July day for a Daniel Island Club wedding for Jordan and Henry! The sun was shining and there was a nice cool breeze coming off the marsh, we couldn't have asked for better July weather for these two! The couple said their "I Do's"  at The Church of the Holy Cross on Sullivan's Island. After the ceremony was over, guests headed over to the Daniel Island Club for cocktails, dinner, and dancing with stunning marsh views. The club had a romantic, garden design full of gorgeous flowers and chandeliers draped in greenery! The tablescapes were full of pink and ivory floral arrangements and  taper candles. Guests could rest their feet and enjoy their cocktails in a fun lounge area. Delicious meals were prepared with family recipes provided by the father of the bride. The couple was sent through a tunnel of sparklers into a vintage Rolls Royce and drove off into the night! 

 

Thanks to all the vendors:

Wedding Planning | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | The Church of the Holy Cross

Catering/Bar/Cake | Daniel Island Club

Florist | Lauren Fox Events

Rentals | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Organists at Church + Brides Cousin

Reception Music | Creativity

Photographer | Amelia + Dan

Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls

Guest Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Bride + Groom Transportation | ACW Limo

Specialty Linen | Connie Duglin

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Anita + Shawn

Anita and Shawn came all the way from New Jersey to have their destination wedding at Magnolia Plantation Carriage House. This couple traveled the world together, got engaged in Africa, and decided to say their "I Do's" in Charleston, SC. Their ceremony was held in front of the oak tree overlooking the Ashley river. PEW's provided vintage church pews for their guests seating with picture frames lining the aisle of the bride + groom as babies growing into their adult life. The bridesmaids looked stylish in their floral printed dressed with astilbe bouquets, we love the print in their outfits! The Carriage House was draped in soft ivory accented with pearls for a feminine touch. Bright blooms filled the table tops in hues of blush, mint, peach, and turquoise. Wooden centerpieces were filled with ranunculus,  hydrangeas, peach lisianthus, coral ranunculus and mint succulents. Mosaic Catering provided delicious eats and fun specialty cocktails for cocktail hour and the reception! The Little White Box, a 1974 Vintage Volkswagen bus, is a traveling photobooth that arrived later in the night for guests to enjoy! See all of the amazing photos captured by Monika Gauthier Photography! 

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House

Catering | Mosaic

Bar Service | Squeeze On Site

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES

Specialty Rentals | PEWS

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams

Reception Music | Stephen Darby

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Officiant | Len Ripley

Hair & Makeup | Ash & Co.

Transportation| Charleston Style Limo

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

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

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jennifer + Cole

It doesn't get better than a beautiful Lowndes Grove wedding in the Spring! We're reminiscing  over Jen and Cole's classic blush and white wedding  from last May. It's full of gorgeous blooms, fun details and a fabulous party! Thank you Jennifer Bearden for these gorgeous photos!

 

Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning and Coordination | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering /Bar Service | Patrick Properties

Photographer | Jennifer Bearden

DJ | Ascend Entertainment

Rentals | Event Works

Cake | Wild Flour

Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls

Florists | Wild Flowers Inc.

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Specialty Sign | 428 Main

Transportation for Bride + Groom | Charleston Style Limo

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jessica + Will

It was a beautiful sunny day for Jessica + Will's Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding. They had their ceremony between the Oak trees with a gorgeous backdrop of the Ashley River. Will walked down the aisle with their handsome dog, and Jessica walked down the aisle with both her Father and her Grandfather. Jessica had incorporated the cutest details that were special to her and Will. For table numbers, they used personal numbers that represented the couple such as; the day they met, how many miles apart their hometowns are, and their first apartment number. Their pillows for the lounge were of their home states of New York and Virginia with a heart where their hometowns were, a great keepsake to bring back home! They also had cute cookies made of their home states as favors for their guests! The groom planned a special surprise for their first dance.  He had arranged an acoustic guitar player to come in and play their first dance to the bride's favorite song "Hey Pretty Girl". How sweet! The couple and their guests danced the night away! 

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner and Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony + Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Bar/Cake/Catering | Patrick Properties
Florists/Lighting | Wild Flower
Rentals | Event Works
Ceremony/Reception Music | DJ Ascend
Photographer | Magnolia Photography
Officiant | Uncle - John Morgans
Makeup & Hair | Paper Dolls
Transportation | Charleston Style Limo