Island House Wedding: Jess + Nick

Jess and Nick had every intention on getting married in October, however, hurricane Matthew had different plans for this fun couple's Island House Wedding . They re-scheduled their wedding day for a cool, sunny Saturday afternoon in December. Without a cloud in the sky, Jess + Nick did their intimate first look on the dock, wonderfully captured by, Amanda Seifert. The ceremony took place on the front lawn under a floral covered driftwood arbor by Wildflowers surrounded by water and family and friends while their said "I Do". The weather paired perfectly with the couple’s jewel toned and bohemian design. The flowers were in shades of burgundy, purple, deep blues, greens, and peach with peasant feathers integrated throughout. With the couples love for the water and outdoors, their tables were adorned with gold gilded oyster shells and crab claws to accent the water-side venue. After dancing the evening away to Charleston Groove Factory, the couple left the reception to an amazing after party at Prohibition!

Fabulous vendors:

Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Island House

Catering & Bar Service |Mosaic

Mini Desserts | Swank

Florist | Wildflowers

Rentals | Eventworks

Lighting | The Island House

Ceremony/ Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographers | Amanda Seifert

Videography | Dock House Digital

Hair & Make up | Paper Dolls

Transportation | ACW Limo

Bride’s Dress | Enzoani from Gown Boutique of Charleston

Live Painter | Briahna Wenke

Caught on Tape

At Pure Luxe Bride, we love when bride and grooms incorporate memorable performances into their wedding reception. Over the years, we have seen our fair share of romantic and sweet renditions as well as creative and funny first dance performances by the bride and groom, and they never get old! We love being able to witness these special moments, and would love to share just a few of our favorites with you.

 

  • During the Gillian + Stewart's wedding at The Island House in Johns Island, the groom joined the band during the reception and sang a beautiful song to his wife. What a sweet moment it was for the newlywed couple!

    • Pure Luxe bride and groom Joe + Ashley married and held their reception at the Legare Waring House. During the reception, the Aunt of the couple sang a beautiful rendition of “At Last” that was dedicated to the newlywed couple.

    • Perhaps one of the most impressive first dances we have seen at Pure Luxe Bride comes from Rachel + Dan's wedding at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House. This creative twist to the traditional first dance surprised guests and had every one ready to dance the night away at this fun reception.

Island House Wedding: Gillian + Stuart

Pure Luxe bride and groom Gillian and Stuart wed on April 8th at The Island House, located in Johns Island. This beautiful venue was the perfect location to showcase the bride and grooms charming and fun personalities in a romantic and vintage inspired wedding. This small, intimate ceremony was held outside overlooking the Stono River. Friends and family from the bride and grooms hometown in Scotland were present to be a part of the special day.

 

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

The Island House is the perfect venue for brides and grooms looking to capture breathtaking views of the Lowcountry. This venue provides beautiful pictures of an amazing waterfront landscape.

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

 

B. Gourmet Catering provided catering services for the reception. Southern style food stations were placed inside the beautiful white tent with wrought iron chandeliers. Their 28 guests sat at one large rectangular table to create a more intimate feel with shades of purple, grey, and white in their decor elements. Although the bride and groom grew up in Scotland, they now call Australia home. However, elements from their Scottish heritage were seen throughout the wedding. Many guests wore kilts and other forms of Scottish attire. Also, the band Cahoots flew to Charleston from the bride and grooms hometown in Scotland to provide bluegrass music for the reception. All of these details created a personal element for the wedding.To add to the personal feel of this wedding, the groom sang and played guitar to his wife towards the end of the reception.

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian and Stuart exited The Island House in true glam and vintage fashion, departing the reception in a 1970 Cadillac Deville.

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

 

Luxe List vendors used in the production of this wedding:

Wedding Planner: Pure Luxe Bride 

Catering: B. Gourmet Catering

Event Rental: Event Works Rentals

Photography: Amelia + Dan Photography

Venue: The Island House

Flowers: Branch Design Studio

Bartending Services: MIX Premier Bartending

Hair/Make Up: Ash and Co. Bridal Hair

Officiant: Christy Loftin Events

Cake: Wild Flour

The Weekday Bride

A few years ago, a weekday wedding would have been out of the question. But now, its common ground for weddings in the top wedding destination, Charleston SC! Most brides, grooms, family and friends are coming from all parts of the country and abroad to celebrate the big-day in Charleston with most wanting to make a vacation out of it to explore the area, food and culture that places it on the map for one of the most coveted cities of the south. Think about this. Venues in Charleston are expensive. They range from an average of $3,000-$5,000 on peak weekends depending on the style of venue you'd like. Weekends in Charleston range from Friday-Sunday. REALLY. Where I come from, weddings were only on Saturdays!

Venues are giving excellent discounts for Monday-Thursday events, yes this means weddings too! Brides are saving upwards of 25-50% off the rental cost of the venue just for having it on a Monday.

Venues that offer these types of week-day discounts are:

Magnolia Plantation

Legare Waring House

Founders Hall

The Island House

William Aiken House

Venues aren't the only ones giving discounts be sure to ask your photographer, DJ and planner if they have any special rates for Monday-Thursday weddings. Chances are they are willing to offer a discount or an additional service on for no additional cost.

If your guests are traveling, consider a weekday wedding because most likely they will make your wedding trip their vacation.