Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Kimberly + Clint

Kimberly + Clint's Magnolia Plantation Wedding was a beautiful, intimate gathering for the happy couple! The bridal party started hair and makeup bright and early with Paper Dolls in the Carriage Suite at Magnolia Plantation, while the groom and his groomsmen got ready together offsite. With rain on the horizon and a desire for pictures on Magnolia's lush grounds, the couple opted for a first look (although not originally planned) and the pictures turned out absolutely gorgeous! We were overjoyed that Kimberly + Clint got the shots they wanted, and it just goes to show that with a little trust, everything will turn out just fine, rain or shine! Following the couple's impromptu first look, the ceremony took place under the oaks with a view of the water as Kimberly + Clint said their vows to each other. Kimberly carried a hand-tied bouquet by Wild Flowers filled with white and green hydrangeas, garden roses, white ranunculus, blush pink lisianthus, and more, plus fabulous pops of bright pink ranunculus. Following the ceremony, Mosaic Catering kicked off cocktail hour with gourmet mimosas in pineapple, orange, and cranberry flavors and bloody marys, complete with celery, pickled vegetables, cracked pepper, bacon swizzles, and a variety of hot sauces. Passed hors d'oeuvres were also served, including chicken dipped waffle bites, yogurt parfaits, and apricot chicken salad. Next, the newlyweds were announced into the reception as "Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Thomas" and they shared their first dance to "At Last" by Etta James. The bride + groom then welcomed their guests to the reception and invited them to enjoy brunch! Brunch stations were set around the room, including His + Hers omelettes, Charleston grits, and an assortment of biscuits. This spread by Mosaic was simply delicious! Tables were adorned with lush centerpieces in rustic wooden boxes and locally made and wrapped pralines as a sweet treat for guests! Rustic-chic lounge was set in the middle of the space in front of Kimberly + Clint's sweetheart table, complete with basket weave chairs for the sweet couple. Ivory drape by Pure Luxe Bride softened the space and tied the design together perfectly. Guests had a wonderful time on the dance-floor dancing to tunes by DJ Rob Duren. At the end of this lovely day, the new Mr. + Mrs. were happily sent on their way with a bubble send off! Thanks so much to Aaron + Jillian for capturing all this pretty!

 

 Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning / Design / Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House

Catering / Bar Service | Mosaic

Cake | Flur - Chicago Bakery

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | EventWorks

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Rob Duren

Photographer | Aaron and Jillian

Officiant | Justin Follmer

Hair and Makeup | Paper Dolls

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Sara + Christoph

Sara + Christoph's end-of-February-wedding was a beautiful blend of family, culture and love. The traditional American wedding, with a German flair, took place at Lowndes Grove Plantation. We loved getting to know Sara + Christoph and  were eager to help them and their families celebrate their special day.

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Sara and her father walked down an extended aisle, beginning on the side of the house and wrapping around to the front lawn where the elegant and intimate ceremony took place. Our team was able to Skype Christoph's sister in Germany so she too could be a part of the ceremony. During the ceremony, readings were done in English as well as German to allow family from afar to be a part of the celebration. After exchanging vows, Sara + Christoph invited guests into the house for cocktail hour, where they enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres by Patrick Properties.

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After capturing as many newlywed, bridal party and family photographs as possible, Sara + Christoph were invited to the dance floor for their first dance - "Heaven" by Boyce Avenue. With many guests from Germany,Christoph gave a special welcome to all of their guests to thanked them for coming from afar to celebrate with them.

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After such a delicious meal, dancing and laughter began! Sara and her father enjoyed their dance to country star Darius Rucker's, "It Won't Be Like This For Long". Christoph and his mother danced to the traditional German song, "Wenn Ein Lied", by Soehne Mannheims. A champagne toast accompanied the maid of honor and best man speeches - which included a surprise video made just for Christoph! The speeches were especially heartfelt because after the wedding, Sara + Christoph plan to move to Germany.

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The newlyweds cut their cake hand-over-hand and then celebrated with friends during the bouquet and garter toss. The evening was topped off with a sparkler exit for Sara + Christoph - the perfect way to end the most beautiful evening.

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The following vendors were used to create this elegant evening:

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Planning | Pure Luxe Bride
Caterer/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties
Rental Company | Event Works
DJ/Band | Rob Duren
Ceremony Musician | String Duo
Florist | Wild Flowers
Photographer | Olivia Griffin Photography
Videographer | Signature Wedding Films
Hair/Makeup | Isabelle with Belle-Maquillage
Officiant | Joe Bustos