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

 

Legare Waring House: Katie + Adam

It was a gorgeous July summer day for this sweet couple to become husband and wife!  Katie + Adam wed at The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul before returning via ACW Trolley to the Legare Waring House for the reception.  The couple chose vibrant colors of coral, orange, pink and yellow floral arrangements, which looked stunning against the bridesmaid's aqua floor length dresses, yet no one upstaged Katie who looked absolutely stunning in her Hayley Paige wedding gown.  Guests enjoyed drinks and dinner from CruCatering while mingling under the reception tent or taking in the many scenic views of the historic southern home.  Gold IES chandeliers hung from the tent to set the mood for the celebration.  King of Pops arrived to provide guests with a late night snack to cool them off from the Charleston summer heat.  The glow stick straws that guests could put in their drinks were a huge hit and such a fun detail! The night ended with a glow stick departure while Katie + Adam drove away in a 1957Chevrolet Bel Air to spend their first night as husband and wife before heading to Costa Rica for their honeymoon.  We wish you the best, Katie + Adam!

 

Thanks to our fabulous vendors!

Wedding Planning | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | The Cathedral of St. Luke + St. Paul

Reception Venue | Legare Waring House

Catering | Cru

Bar Service | Cru

Florist | Branch

Cake | Ashley Bakery

Lighting | IES

Specialty Dessert | King of Pops

Rentals | Eventworks

Reception Music | Plane Jane Scott Sain

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Officiant | Peet Dickenson at The Cathedral

Hair and Makeup | Vanity Salon

Guest Transportation | ACW Trolley

Bride + Groom Getaway Transportation | Lowcountry Valet

Specialty Rentals | All-Mist

Wedding Dress Designer | Hayley Paige

Middleton Place Wedding: Helen + Aaron

Helen + Aaron's romantic glam Middleton Place wedding was absolutely stunning! The day began with excitement as Helen and her bridesmaids got their hair + makeup done at the Francis Marion Hotel while Aaron and his groomsmen suited up for the big day on Daniel Island. Then, the wedding party all met at Middleton Place for the bride + groom's highly anticipated first look! Aaron was awestruck when he laid eyes on his beautiful bride for the very first time, and the entire wedding party had so much fun photographing on Middleton's gorgeous, lush grounds pre-ceremony. After the signing of the Ketubah and a toast to the soon-to-be Mr. + Mrs., it was time to tie the knot! Luckily, the rain came to a stop just in time for the Helen + Aaron's nuptials in the picturesque Octagonal Gardens. Standing beneath a custom-built huppa by Wild Flowers Inc., the bride + groom said "I do." In traditional Jewish fashion, Aaron smashed the glass and the guests yelled "Mazeltov!" as the new Mr. + Mrs. happily walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. Helen + Aaron departed the ceremony via carriage ride to arrive for cocktail hour at the pavilion where they sipped and mingled with guests before it was time to be announced into the reception! Mr. + Mrs. Aaron and Helen Bernie were announced onto the dance floor to the sounds of "Sweet Home Alabama" before sharing their first dance to "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by Sleeping at Last. Lyrics from this song were incorporated into wedding details such as lounge pillows and custom frames that displayed sweet sayings for the couple. Guests enjoyed a stationed meal by Cru Catering, a special hookah area by Tabbuli, and vintage lounge furniture by Snyder. Shades of blush and ivory gave the pavilion a soft ambiance, while the tent outside had an elegant feel complete with platinum drape by Pure Luxe Bride, silver chivari chairs, and a white plantation bar, complete with a custom light-up bar sign. This design was beautiful, and perfect for the occasion! Guests then enjoyed a dessert bar and dancing, including a very special dance to "HORA", where all of Helen +Aaron's family got up into the chair! As the last song of the night approached, everyone got out onto the dance floor for Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" before Mr. + Mrs. Bernie departed through a sparkler archway to their downtown after party! Wishing Helen + Aaron all the best and a big thank you to Trent Bailey for capturing this gorgeous celebration!

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony | Middleton Place Octagonal Gardens

Reception Venue | Middleton Place Pavilion

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Caterer | Cru Catering

Lounge Rentals | Snyder

Tent Rental | Sperry Tent

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Epic Charleston

Photographer | Trent Bailey

Videographer | Hart to Heart

Officiant | Rabbi Jane + Reverend Samuel Picard 

Hair | Stuart Laurence Salon

Makeup | Friend of Bride - Melina Cavalieri

Hookah | Tabbuli

Guest Transportation | ACW Limo

Middleton Place Wedding: Caroline + Rob

This couple came all the way from England to Charleston for their Middleton Place wedding joined by family and friends. We transformed the pavilion with soft romantic hues, mini gold chandeliers, blush draping, and a gorgeous cake creating the elegant space they dreamed of. The brides bouquet was full of dahlias, lisianthus, roses, peonies and a trailing gold ribbon. The couple said their vows at the octagonal gardens, and then moved to the crane pool to enjoy delicious southern h'ordeuvres including Shepards pie, a British staple! After cocktail hour, guests moved inside the pavilion as the couple shared their first dance as husband and wife preformed acoustically by a close friend. Tasteful stations were provided by Cru catering and pralines were treated to guests as their favor and late night sweet! It was the perfect day for Caroline + Rob, thank you for letting us be a part of it! 

 

Thank you to all the vendors:

Wedding Planning and Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue/Bar | Middleton Place

Cake | Wild Flour

Catering | Cru Catering

Rentals | Event Works

Specialty Rentals | Nuage Designs

Lighting | IES

Florist | Branch

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | Rob Duren

Photographer | Hyer Images

Officiant | Friend of the Bride + Groom

Hair & Make Up | Paper Dolls

Guest Transportation | ACW

Legare Waring House Wedding: Rosie + Daniel

Rosie and Daniel chose the historic and beautiful Legare-Waring House for their rustic spring wedding! The couple wanted to accent their alma-mater in their decorations, with peach and lavender florals from Branch Design Studio throughout their entire ceremony and reception, Go Clemson!! With details like wooden wine barrels and vintage  lounge furniture, this upscale rustic wedding was one for the books! This Legare Waring House wedding was complete with cafe lighting over the entire reception space, and gorgeous crystal chandeliers amongst the oak trees, this reception was absolutely stunning as the sun began to set over the water.  Our bride and groom both spent the morning at the Legare -Waring House getting ready before their intimate first look amongst the oak trees. After their pre-wedding photo shoot with Courtney Dox, the bridal party made their way to the lawn of the house, and down the isle! After a beautiful evening ceremony, it was time to celebrate! Our newest Mr. and Mrs. shared their first dance to "Crazy Love", played live for them by The Root Doctors, and then joined their family and friends for a night filled with love and celebration. After an incredible meal from Cru Catering, and a delicious cake from DeClare, Rosie and Daniel spent their night dancing with friends and family and enjoying their stunning open air reception. We're so happy Rosie and Daniel chose to go through their planning process with us, and we loved watching them begin their new and exciting future together! 

 

Thank you to our fabulous vendors!

Planning & Custom Pole Covers: Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Legare-Waring House

Catering: Cru Catering

Cake: DeClare

Florist: Branch

Rentals: Snyder Events

Lighting: IES

Specialty Rentals: 428 Main

Ceremony Music: Other Brother Entertainment

Reception Music: The Root Doctors

Photographer: Courtney Dox Photography

Videographer: Siegel Films

Hair and Makeup: Paper Dolls

Transportation: ACW Limo + Lowcountry Valet

Boone Hall Wedding at The Cotton Dock: Megan + Blake

We still can't get enough of Megan + Blake's rustic chic Boone Hall Wedding at the Cotton Dock! This wedding was full of thoughtful details that made for a beautiful night to remember! The day began with hair and makeup for Megan and the girls by Paper Dolls on Isle of Palms, while Blake and the boys suited up at Wild Dunes. Everyone met at Boone Hall Plantation for the bride + groom's long-awaited first look! With the combination of this couple's style + the natural beauty of the plantation grounds, these pictures came out utterly perfect. When it came time for the ceremony, dark skies were on the horizon, but Pure Luxe Bride quickly rocked the rain plan and held a standing ceremony for guests on the dock under the overhang. Wine barrel cocktail tables served as impromptu aisle markers and the lounge furniture was used to seat the immediate family of the bride + groom. The bride was a vision of elegance as she walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of "Something in the Way She Moves" by James Taylor. Her organic bouquet by Branch was blooming with white astilbe, white ranunculus, white sweet peas, dusty miller leaves, Queen Anne's lace, pale yellow poppies, soft blush ranunculus, and more, tied together with an ivory lace ribbon. Megan also wore a flower crown with loose stems of baby's breath, spirea, and white majolica spray roses. Post-nuptials, cocktail hour kicked off with the wedding's signature drink, local Firefly sweet tea vodka + lemonade in a mason jar, and passed hors d'oeuvres by Cru Catering. Guests then made their way to their seats at dark-wood farm tables decorated with white lace runners, wooden boxes filled with a spilling arrangement of soft yellow ranunculus, white lilac, apricot parrot tulips, and more, vintage blue mason jars filled with candles, and milk glass bud vases with peachy blush sweet peas. Vintage books with hand-painted gold numbers served as the table markers and mahogany stained wooden wine crates filled with sheet moss and queen annes lace housed the guest's place cards. A mouth-watering plated dinner was served to guests while Megan's matron of honor gave a heartfelt speech to the newlyweds. After dinner, it was time to cut the three-tiered cake by Sablee made up of champagne cake with wild strawberry and champagne filling, coconut cake with coconut cream filling, and vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling. Guests enjoyed cake and mingling while dancing to the sounds of Epic Charleston all night long! A few of our other favorite details from this elegant reception included the chandelier above the dance floor covered in a lush, organic arrangement of flowers and the vintage, distressed mirrors hanging on one of the back walls. As the night came to an end, the new Mr. + Mrs. danced to "Is This Love" by Bob Marley before happily departing through a sparkler archway! Thanks so much to Hyer Images for capturing this gorgeous wedding!

 

 Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner/Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Boone Hall Cotton Dock

Catering/Bar | Cru Catering

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Event Works

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | Epic Charleston

Photographer | Hyer Images

Officiant | Kevin Kuehmeier

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride + Groom Transportation | Lowcountry Valet

Boone Hall Plantation Wedding: Liz + Greg

The rain did not stop Liz + Greg's wedding at Boone Hall Plantation from being anything short of perfect. The bright and cheery-colored flowers throughout the Cotton Dock gave an extra pop of color to this rustic space. Two mason jar chandeliers hung between the main doorways and were complimented by gorgeous light pink and yellow peonies along with candles to complete this southern romantic look. Liz + Greg's head table was lined with a detailed floral runner, along with cotton strings draped along the wall behind them.

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The bride + groom began their festivities by having their "first look" beneath a tall, Southern Oak. Despite the heat, the guests arrived to Boone Hall and were greeted with adorably petite paper fans as they took their seats for the ceremony overlooking the water. liz greg boone hall wedding web -0378Liz PRebish and Greg Zinsmeister's wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comliz greg boone hall wedding web -0081Liz PRebish and Greg Zinsmeister's wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comLiz PRebish and Greg Zinsmeister's wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Pleasantly complimented by light yellow, pink, and warm gray accent pieces, Liz + Greg said their "I do's" on the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation, with an absolutely stunning marsh backdrop.

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Following the ceremony, the guests enjoyed a fabulous cocktail hour in front of the classic home, which was accompanied by large Oaks and an array of flowers in bloom. Once Cocktail Hour was over, guests headed back to the Cotton Dock for dinner, where Liz + Greg were introduced for their first dance as husband and wife. The sweets table had everyone's mouth watering, complete with peach toppers on their cake and mini desserts by Wild Flour Pastry's.

Liz PRebish and Greg Zinsmeister's wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Liz PRebish and Greg Zinsmeister's wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

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As the vintage limousine arrived to pick up Liz + Greg for the evening, their guests said goodbye with a fun-filled sparkler departure!

 

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors who assisted in Liz + Greg's wedding!

Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Boone Hall Plantation
Rentals | Event Works
Catering/Bar | Cru Catering
Florist | Branch
Photographer | Ameila + Dan Photography
Videographer | Life In Rewind
Ceremony Music | Entertainment Charleston-Duo
Reception Music | Dream House Productions
Hair and Makeup | Ash & Co.
Cake | D'lish
Lighting | Production Design Associates
Bridal Party Transportation | Charleston Style Limo
Officiant | Kevin Kuehmeier
Guest Transportation | Charleston Style Limo
Bug Spray | Carolina Exterminating
Other | All-Mist
Get-Away Vehicle | Vintage Limousines

 

Gibbes Museum Wedding: Cassady + Joe

Pure Luxe bride and groom Cassady and Joe chose to have their destination wedding at the Gibbes Museum of Art on April 20th, and what a beautiful celebration it was! This unique venue is located in the Charleston Historic District and provided the perfect location for Cassady and Joe’s spring wedding.

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Cassady Clayton and Joe Hild's wedding at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Many beautiful spring colors were used in the design of this charming wedding. InventivEnvironments created incredible flower arrangements and incorporated patterned details shades of yellow, white, grey, coral and green.

Cassady Clayton and Joe Hild's wedding at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Cassady Clayton and Joe Hild's wedding at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

At Pure Luxe, we love DIY brides! The creativity and uniqueness that brides like Cassady bring to their wedding weekend makes for a celebration that is unlike any other. Cassady and her mother engaged in several DIY projects, such as the patterned table runners and napkins and collected vintage milk glass for the centerpieces.

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Cassady Clayton and Joe Hild's wedding at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Vintage hankies were placed on each seat during the ceremony to help wipe away those happy tears of celebration. This gesture left a thoughtful impression on wedding guests, and served as a memento from the wedding.

Cassady Clayton and Joe Hild's wedding at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Perhaps one of the most unique items found at this wedding was the amazing cake provided by WildFlour Pastry. This yellow ombre cake was unlike any cake design we have seen, and it quickly became one of Pure Luxe’s favorites.

Cassady Clayton and Joe Hild's wedding at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

The Rusty Hook Ramblers, a local bluegrass band, provided music during the cocktail hour. The bride and groom discovered this bluegrass band while eating dinner at Zia, and knew they had to have the band play at their wedding! At the reception, guests enjoyed music from the DJ of Ascend Entertainment. When it came time to depart the celebration, the bride and groom left in a London Black Cab. These unique London cabs are always a hit and are a fun way to exit your wedding reception. Party guests continued the celebration of Cassady and Joe at Blind Tiger Pub.

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This wedding was also recently featured in the Spring 2014 Issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine!

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Pure Luxe Bride loved planning and designing this Gibbes Museum wedding.

What vendors helped to create this preppy chic wedding?

Venue: Gibbes Museum of Art
Ceremony Music: Rusty Hook Ramblers
Planner: Pure Luxe Bride
Flowers / Design: InventivEnvironments
Rental Company: Event Works Rentals
Catering: Cru Catering
DJ: Ascend Entertainment
Bakery/Pastry: WildFlour Pastry
Photography: Amelia + Dan Photography
Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company
Hair/Make Up: Stella Nova Salon

 

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Kylie + Ryan

To celebrate such as sweet and loving couple, a wedding at Magnolia Plantation Carriage House was only fitting. For Kylie and Ryan’s Pure Luxe wedding, the couple said ‘I Do’ beneath the wallowing oaks among family and friends. This beautiful scene captured the beauty of the lowcountry, as well the couple's love for each other. Towards the end of the ceremony, there was a traditional United States Marine Crops sward arch for the newlywed couple to exit through. What a personal touch this was - not to mention, it looked awesome!

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Making a wedding day personal and tailored towards the bride and groom's personalities is so important. Kylie + Ryan did a fabulous job of incorporating personal elements into their big day. Ryan wore his USMC dress attire and the bridesmaids accented this color scheme by wearing navy and grey. The color combination looked amazing with flowers arrangements of white and green. What an elegant look this created!

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Cru Catering provided stationed meals inside the carriage house for guests to enjoy. Their famous mac and cheese with lobster, BBQ pork sliders, shrimp and grits, and beef tenderloin with grilled veggies were on the menu for the night. Ready for something sweet to eat?! For dessert, guests satisfied their sweet tooth cravings with delicious cupcakes by Cupcake. The groom's cake was even more amazing, as it was themed around the groom’s USMC background. These desserts looked great and tasted just as amazing!

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Pure Luxe Bride absolutely loved this couple's wedding favors! The bride, along with her aunt and grandmother, picked over 90 lbs of peaches in California. They then created a peach BBQ sauce that said ‘I do BBQ’ on the outside of the package. What a clever and unique wedding favor!

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DJ Burt with FingerSnappin' Entertainment was at it again, keeping the bride, groom and their guests on the dance floor for much of the night. As the reception came to an end, the party did not stop there! Kylie + Ryan departed through a canopy of sparklers and into a Charleston Black Cab Company vehicle. The bridal party climbed on board a white trolley, and the celebration lasted through the night in downtown Charleston.

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

The following vendors were used to create this elegant evening.

Kylie + Ryan's Vendors:
Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House
DJ | FingerSnappin' Entertainment
Transportation | White Trolley, Charleston Black Cab Company
Food & Beverage Catering | Cru Catering
Rentals | Event Works
Florist | Wild Flowers
Hair & Make Up | Paloosh Salon
Photographer | Jenna Bowen Photography
Videographer | Palmetto Coast Media
Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings
Officiant: Christy Loftin
Groom's Cake: PattiCakes
Dessert: Cupcake