Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Katie + Jesse

Katie and Jesse’s Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding was the perfect venue to host the best day of their lives. After getting ready, the couple met on the walkway to the dock for their intimate first look captured by Aaron and Jillian Photography. Lowndes Grove Plantation is a beautiful venue due to its location tucked away on the waterfront with the classic style oak trees on the front lawn and a historic home on the property. The tent was full of cafe lighting and chandeliers with neutrals and accents of jewel tones for a gorgeous fall wedding. The couples sweet pup even decided to make an appearance for the wedding day and for some adorable photos! See all the pretty details below!

 

Fabulous Vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | PPHG

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Tent | Snyder

Lighting | TEC

Specialty Rentals | La Tavola Linens

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | Emerald Empire Band

Photographer | Aaron and Jillian

Videographer | Film Anywhere

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride + Groom Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Wedding Dress Designer | Madison James

Specialty | Dog Vacay

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Haley + Jeff

Haley + Jeff had a beautiful Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding. Haley was a true Pure Luxe Bride, incorporating sparkle into her wedding any chance she had. Her tent shimmered with blush pink and accents of silver. The poles were disguised in a soft pink drape, and glittering linens covered the cocktail tables. The floral combinations from Branch caught the attention of all the guests with a combination of white hydrangeas, silver dollar eucalyptus, roses, and dusty miller in a mercury glass vase stole the show. The bride carried a bouquet of white O'Hara garden roses and peonies tied with a ribbon to match her gown.She looked stunning in her uniquely beaded dress with a low cut back and bold red lips. Following the ceremony, a pink champagne tower provided by Polished awaited the guests for cocktail hour. This wedding had a ladies and gents tents set up on either side of the dock, and looked the part. The ladies tent was covered with pink draping and inside a beautiful crystal chandelier hung above the feminine lounge with lip gloss, perfume, and a fun framed quote from Coco Chanel for the girls to use.  On the other side was the gents tent; it had a brown leather sofa, drum coffee table, and iron wrought chandelier to create the masculine vibe. Cigars were offered inside the tent for the male guests to enjoy. The couple danced the night away to the awesome Calvin Taylor Band and the couple rode off in a vintage Rolls Royce provided by ACW!

 

Fabulous Vendors: 

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Classical Charleston

Reception Music | Calvin Taylor Band

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Specialty Linens | Nuage Linens

Lighting | IES

Other | Polished

Transportation | ACW

Dress | Gown Boutique of Charleston

Planning Tip Tuesday: Best Charleston Engagement Photo Spots

When it comes to Charleston, there is no shortage of beautiful scenery, so sometimes it can be difficult to choose a location for your Charleston engagement photos. Whether looking for gorgeous waterfront venues, or historic homes, there are tons of options to choose from, so we've complied a list of our top 5.

Downtown Charleston

Cobblestone streets, palm trees and colorful homes, you can't beat the gorgeous scenery of downtown Charleston. After all, you chose this beautiful city as a destination wedding location for a reason, right? Show it off to your guests in your engagement pictures!

Photography by: Monika Gauthier

Edisto

Another one of South Carolina's beautiful islands, Edisto will not disappoint. With beautiful marshes and huge driftwood on the beach, you'll definitely fall in love all over again (and again).

Photography By: Hyer Images

Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall is gorgeous. But if you've seen The Notebook, you already know that. We love engagement sessions at Boone Hall because of its simple, southern elegance.

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Photography By: Dana Cubbage

Lowndes Grove Plantation

If you're in Charleston, visiting a plantation is a MUST, and Lowndes Grove is no exception. This beautiful historic house with a stunning waterfront view is the perfect scene for an engagement session.

Photography By: Dana Cubbage

Folly Beach

Folly Beach might not come to mind when you are thinking about engagement session in Charleston, but it will surely change your mind. We love these dreamy engagement pictures because of the calm, nautical feel they bring!

Photography By: Dana Cubbage

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Kiera + Brian

Kiera + Brian's Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding was an elegant day to remember! The day began with hair and makeup for Kiera and her bridesmaids in the Lowndes Grove Suite, while Brian and his groomsmen got ready at the French Quarter Inn. Both of these stunning locations made the perfect backdrop for getting ready photos. It's so special to capture the hours leading up to the ceremony! Kiera + Brian opted out of a first look and said "I do" at Saint Luke's Chapel. Kiera looked classic in a beautifully beaded Monique Lhuillier gown. As Kiera walked down the aisle to her handsome groom, she carried a spilling, textural bouquet of peach juliet garden roses, pink maria teresa garden roses, peach tree peonies, cafe au last dahlias, coral peach ranunculus, and more lush blooms. When Brian saw Kiera for the first time, he couldn't contain his excitement. The two said their vows with Brian's father as the officiant. As the newlyweds happily exited, guests made their way to Lowndes Grove Plantation for the reception! The tent was beautifully decorated with long ivory linened tables, mahogany chivari chairs, vintage China, majestic light blue napkins, and gorgeous pops of orange, coral pink, and pink ranunculus in thin clear glass bud vases. The cake was a beautiful shade of light blue with textured detail and vibrant pink maria teresa garden roses and majolica spray roses. The couple had specialty engraved cake forks that read "I do" and "Me too". Extra details we loved were the bride's custom Instagram signs with rose gold frames and place cards attached to vintage keys that doubled as bottle openers! Guests were treated to a plated dinner and a night of lively dancing to the sounds of Stephen Darby. Before the reception came to a close, Kiera + Brian departed under a sparkler archway into their vintage Rolls Royce getaway car. We adored this elegant, vintage design with shades of light blue and pops of vibrant blooms. Wishing this New York couple years of happiness to come!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | St. Luke's Chapel

Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | Stephen Darby

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Videographer | Film Anywhere

Officiant | Father of the Groom

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Transportation | ACW Limo

Photobooth | Oh Snap!

Wedding Dress Designer | Monique Lhuillier

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Katrina + Eoin

Despite the 1000 year flood that occurred the weekend of Katrina and Eoin's Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding, this couple was determined to say "I Do!" Guests and family flew in from all over the globe, including family members from Ireland! The rain took a break for the sweet couple and allowed them to capture their first look photos under the oak tree on the lawn. After a romantic ceremony, guests were invited under the tent to enjoy their cocktails and hor d'oeuvres. The tent was filled with blush pin-tuck and satin linens intermixed among the tables.The sweetheart table stole the show with a blush sequined linen, and floral decorated chair backs. The gorgeous tabletop florals varied in height and sizes and included blush and pink roses, plum hydrangeas, sweet peas, and astilbe with accents of ivory and gold. Origami paper cranes in white, pink, and gold were set on the tables as place cards. Guests signed a jumbo bottle of champagne to give Katrina + Eoin their best wishes. After dinner, dancing was kicked off with Irish sing-a-long's! The bride + groom had picked specific songs and printed lyrics to be passed out to all the guests. PLB could not stop smiling as everyone was on their feet singing along to "Whiskey in the Jar." The dancing continued with the perfect mix of oldies and new hits! Katrina could not wait to change into her fabulous after party dress and finish the night out with a bang! The bride + groom ended the night by recognizing their shared love for the South Carolina Gamecocks. Guests were given rally towels to wave in the air as the fight song, "Sandstorm", played. We were so excited that the weather held out for this wonderful couple!

 

Thank you to all of our amazing vendors:

Wedding Planner + Designer | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Wild Flowers

Rentals | Snyder

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Jon

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Officiant | Kevin Kuehmier

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Transportation | ACW Limo

Linens | Connie Duglin/Nuage

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jaclyn + Oliver

Jaclyn + Oliver's Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding was a gorgeous Southern celebration full of coral, gold, and seafoam green accents! This local couple decided to pay homage to their city and tie the knot in beautiful Charleston with the Ashley River as their backdrop. The day began in the Lowndes Grove suite where Jaclyn and her girls got their hair and makeup done by Paper Dolls while sipping mimosas and relaxing pre-nuptials. When the girls were all glammed up, Jaclyn and her father Don shared a very special father and daughter first look. This is a great alternative if you and your groom opt out of the first look! Once Oliver and his groomsmen arrived on site, Jaclyn was tucked away while everyone lined up for the ceremony. Jaclyn carried a lush bouquet filled with green succulents and coral blooms, tied together with lace and seafoam green ribbons. Oliver's mouth dropped wide open when he saw his stunning bride gracefully walk down the aisle. The soon-to-be newlyweds stood beneath a beautiful floral arbor of garden roses, lisiantus, and succulents as they said their vows in front of their closest friends and family. After Jaclyn + Oliver tied the knot, cocktail hour kicked off under the tent! Elegant long tables filled the room with mahogany chivari chairs. The tablescape was complete with gold rimmed chargers, gold silverware, coral napkins, custom menus, lush blooms and greenery, gold lanterns, and custom gold pineapples! These gold spray-painted pineapples were a hit. A symbol of Southern hospitality and welcome, these gold pineapples were incorporated throughout the wedding on the couple's koozies, as small cake toppers, and as garnishes on the passed hors d'oeuvres. The seafoam green cake was another focal point in the room, complete with gold flecks and Jaclyn + Oliver's initials. Guests were treated to a delicious stationed meal, a custom gelato bar at request of the groom, and dancing the night away to the sounds of Charleston Groove Factory. This band kept guests on their feet all night long! Friends, family, and the elated newlyweds danced to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" before Jaclyn + Oliver departed under an archway of sparklers into their getaway vintage Rolls Royce. We so enjoyed working with this couple on their gorgeous Southern design, and we're not soon to forget those gold pineapples! Wishing Jaclyn + Oliver years of health, happiness, and love.

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Anna Bella Florals

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Classical Charleston

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer/Videographer | Once Like a Spark

Officiant | Family Member

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride + Groom Getaway Transportation | ACW Limo

Custom Paper Products | Dodeline Design

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

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Carolyn + Blake

Carolyn + Blake's colorful Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding was simply stunning! The tent was draped in a beautiful tiffany blue with pops of pink and gorgeous chandeliers. Sit back and take in all the pretty details; the perfect pair of pink Valentino's, personalized koozies, heart shaped ceremony fans, lanterns, specialty cocktails, custom bar pannels and much much more! The floral centerpieces created by Branch Design Studio were full of white hydrangeas, coral peonies, garden roses, astilbe, dusty miller, and ranunculus. White lounge groupings were set up on both sides of the bar with pillows of the couples new monogram. There was a specialty "Love" sign above the bar provided by 428 Main that lit up the night. The bride was a huge lover of champagne so they had mini champagne favors for their guests, how cute! Everything from the bright blooms, teal draping, gold sparkle, and lots of details made for the perfect romantic day! In the brides words, "Best Day Ever!"

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Draping | Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering, Cake & Bar Service | Patrick Properties

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Snyder

Specialty Rentals | 428 Main

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer | Hyer Images

Videographer | Dock House Digital

Officiant | Phil Brannon

Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride's Gown | Gown Boutique of Charleston

Transportation | ACW Limo

Photo Booth | Oh Snap!

Paper | The Silver Starfish

Fabulous Friday: Venue Spotlight on Lowndes Grove Plantation

By far one of our favorite venues in Charleston is the gorgeous Lowndes Grove Plantation! Between the historic white plantation home overlooking the Ashley River, and the expansive lawn and gardens that are perfect for a ceremony, Lowndes Grove Plantation provides the backdrop for a classic, romantic Southern wedding. Originally built in in 1786 by George Abbot Hall, Lowndes Grove Plantation remained a privately owned residence until 2007, when it was opened as an event venue. Since then, the historic plantation home has seen countless brides through the happiest day of their life. The stunningly decorated  interior rooms, complete with that classic Charleston style,  provide the perfect setting for pre-wedding photos. Once outside, you can't deny the incredible view of the reception space as the sun sets over the Ashley River. Complete with a large dock for guests to enjoy throughout the night, Lowndes Grove Plantation truly offers it all to our brides looking for that traditional plantation wedding! 

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Photo Credit: Hyer Images

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Photo Credit: Aaron and Jillian

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Photo Credit: Hyer Images

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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