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

Lowndes Grove Wedding: Katie + Matt

Katie + Matt's Lowndes Grove Wedding was a beautiful warm summer day! The couple said their "I Do's" at the historical Cathedral of St.John the Baptist on Broad Street in downtown Charleston. Guests then moved over to Lowndes Grove Plantation for cocktail hour complete with a raw bar and yummy eats, followed by the reception adjacent to the house. The tent was accented in navy and white, with lovely blooms by Wild Flowers Inc. In lieu of a typical table number, the couple named each table according to popular streets in Charleston, we just loved this unique idea!  Since the groom was in the airforce, for their grand departure, the bride and groom walked through a tunnel of paper airplanes! The perfect end to the evening all captured by Richard Bell Photography! 

Fabulous Vendors:

 Wedding Planning | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | St. John The Baptist

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Reception Music | Ric Rush 

Photographer | Richard Bell Photography Wanda

Videographer | Dockhouse Digital  

Hair and Makeup | Paper Dolls

Bride + Groom Getaway | Lowcountry Valet

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! 

lowndes grove 4

Photo Credit: Hyer Images

© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2014

Photo Credit: Dana Cubbage Weddings

lowndes grove 5

Photo Credit: Aaron and Jillian

© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2014

Photo Credit: Dana Cubbage Weddings


Photo Credit: Hyer Images

© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2014

Photo Credit: Dana Cubbage Weddings




Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Amanda + Rod

The chance of rain wasn't stopping Amanda + Rod from having a beautiful day! As the bride and groom got ready for their special day in Isle of Palms, Pure Luxe Bride was hard at work at Lowndes Grove Plantation on the peninsula with a gorgeous draping installation for their tent!


The bride and groom chose to exchange their vows at St. John's Lutheran Church, off the beaten path nearby the downtown market. As guests arrived to the church, the bridal party was hidden before beginning what was a beautiful ceremony. Both mothers processed to "Clair de Lune", followed by the bridal party to "Canon in D". The officiant, groom and best man entered first, followed by the Jr. Bridesmaids, the bridesmaids escorted by the groomsmen, and of course, the two adorable ring bearer's. Amanda and her father were greeted by "The Prince of Denmark's March", as they themselves marched down the aisle.


Cocktail hour began at 6pm, where guests were invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the plantation home. Amanda + Rod's sweet puppy arrived, groomed and fluffy, to snap a few photos with the couple on their special day. "Dr. + Mrs. Romero" were announced into their reception and enjoyed their first dance to Edwin McCain's, "I'll Be". Amanda then shared a dance with her father and  Rod with his mother.


After the station-style dinner, Amanda + Rod cut their beautifully designed cake, adorned with flowers and detailed piping to match the lace on Amanda's dress. They had so much fun with the bouquet and garter tosses and danced the rest of the night away with their guests! Amanda + Rod chose "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton to be played as the last song of the night, before their sparkler departure!


The following vendors were used to create Amanda + Rod's elegant evening.

Ceremony Venue | St. John's Lutheran Church
Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Planning, Design & Draping | Pure Luxe Bride
Catering, Bar Service + Cake | Patrick Properties
Rentals | EventWorks
Band | Plane Jane
Florist | WildFlowers Inc.
Photographer | McBee Photography
Hair + Makeup | Ash & Co. Bridal Hair
Dog Service | Dawg Tired Wedding Nanny

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.



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.


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.


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.


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.




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

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jackie + Matt

On August 10th, beautiful Lowndes Grove Plantation was decorated with elegant, classic, and garden inspired decor for the wedding celebration of Jackie + Matt. We had the pleasure of working with this sweet couple to create an elegant affair that would be remembered for years to come!


Jackie and Matt said ‘I Do’ at Grace Episcopal Church in front of family and friends. This sweet ceremony was followed by a celebration at Lowndes Grove, where guests enjoyed a delicious plated dinner and a night of dancing to great music.


This was the first time we were able to experience a "First Look" with the Bride and her Daddy. There wasn't a dry eye in sight! Brides that want to be traditional with seeing your groom when you walk down the aisle, consider a First Look with the other most important man in your life, your Daddy.

nicwed546 nicwed581

Lilac, coral, and ivory shades were found throughout Lowndes Grove. This color scheme, along with beautiful flower arrangements by Lotus Flowers, created an elegant atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

nicwed1143 nicwed1446

Jackie looked gorgeous in her wedding dress with a lace overlay, complete with a gorgeous champagne sash. After the ceremony and seated dinner, Jackie transformed her gown by taking off the lace overlay, revealing a fun white dress underneath. This look was perfect for her reception, which Jackie completed with a bling sash.


Patrick Properties treated guests with a seated plated dinner. Guests chose from entree’s of chicken, ravioli, or swordfish. This delicious meal left guests full and ready to celebrate Jackie + Matt on the dance floor. The band Permanent Vacation provided entertainment.

nicwed1238 nicwed1639

Jackie + Matt incorporated many unique decorative items into their reception. A mirrored bar, pretty mix matched frames, and a cigar station were just a few things that the couple got creative with. These unique touches looked gorgeous among the beautiful landscape of Lowndes Grove.


A lowcountry wedding is not complete without a sweet, southern treat to enjoy. Jackie + Matt gave delicious pralines to guests as a wedding favor. As always, these sweet treats were enjoyed by all.

nicwed1555 nicwed1780

Pure Luxe Bride loved planning and designing this Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding.

Jackie + Matt's Wedding Day Vendors:

Planning & Design: Pure Luxe Bride

Catering: Patrick Properties

Venue: Grace Episcopal Church (ceremony); Lowndes Grove Plantation (reception)

Rentals: Event Works Rentals & Snyder 

Specialty Bar: Event DRS

Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings

Band: Permanent Vacation

Flowers: Lotus Flowers

Photography: Red Shutter Photography

Videography: Film Anywhere Productions

Make Up Services: Paper Dolls Hair and Make Up