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

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

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Michelle + Omar

Michelle + Omar had a dream wedding despite the summer rain at Lowndes Grove Plantation. The blush, navy, and gold accents glistened beneath the beautiful crystal chandeliers. This couple had adorable details; their personal monogram for the specialty bar, a custom black and white dance floor, swizzle straws, and dancing shoes! They couldn't bring their dog all the way from Miami, so they made a cut out so he could be there in spirit, we love this! The couple shared their vows in the black and white piazza at Lowndes, just perfect for an intimate ceremony! You can just see the love in their eyes, and this overhead shot of their sparkler departure is one of our favorites to date! Thanks to Leigh Webber photography for all the beauty.

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 Thank You To Our Fabulous Vendors:
Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride  
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Caterer/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties
Florist | Branch
Rentals | Event Works / Snyder
Ceremony Music | Signature Players
Reception Music | Epic Charleston
Photographer | Leigh Webber
Hair/Makeup | Gibson Hair and Makeup  
Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Fabulous Friday: Epic Charleston Slow Motion Booth

One of our fabulous vendors, Epic Charleston has their very own Slow Motion Booth! Epic is the first one in Charleston to take part in this growing trend. During your wedding, guests and you + your groom can go in the booth do any fun pose or any fun idea in front of the camera then Epic will go back and slow the video down. They use special cameras designed to shoot slow motion video along with studio lighting and a white video background. They have their own props they can bring along, and you are welcome to bring your own as well! whatever  One of the more popular ideas is throwing confetti, and it looks awesome! Check out the slow motion video Epic made! [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.pureluxebride.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EPIC-slow-motion-booth-HD.mp4"][/video]