Real Luxe Wedding: Amy + Craig

This New York City couple had a beautiful southern wedding here in Charleston! Her vision was to have an elegant, glam, and tropical wedding with a palette of gold, blush, white and ivory. The couple fell in love with the avenue of oaks at the Legare-Waring House so they chose to take advantage of that space for their ceremony, and then utilizing the modern,spacious inside of Founders Hall for the reception. The couple was one step ahead of the summer heat by providing their guests with a portable fan that plugs into your cell phone!  Amy's Galia Lahav gown was accessorized with a bouquet of gorgeous naturally hanging orchids by Fox Events. Founders Hall was elaborately decorated with soft draping, lush centerpieces, tons of candlelight, and one luxurious head table with hanging greenery and florals! To take a break from dancing, guests stopped at the slow motion photobooth, grabbed a gourmet popsicle,  and enjoyed a fine cigar. At the end of the night, guests left with mini boxes of Baklavah that were made by the bride's mother, perfect way to end the evening. Congratulations, Amy and Craig!

Photos by Sean Money and Elizabeth Fay 

Thanks to all our fabulous vendors!

Ceremony Venue | Lagare Waring House

Reception Venue | Founders Hall

Catering | Cru

Bar Service | Mix

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Fox Events

Rentals | Event Works

Specialty Rentals | Nuage

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings Quartet

Cocktail Hour Music | Chris Crosby

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

Hair | Charlotte Belk

Makeup | Johnny Cosmetics

Draping | InventivEnvironments

Guest transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Hotel Blocks | Mills House

Photo Booth | Charleston Booth Company

 

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Kim + Scott

As Kim + Scott's guests arrived to Magnolia Plantation Carriage House, they were welcomed by some of the couple's favorite songs like "Steal My Kisses" by Ben Harper and "Grow Old With Me" by Adam Sandler. Right before the bride walked down the aisle, two and a half year old Ethan beared the rings down the aisle in the most adorable tuxedo and executed his job perfectly. A stunning Kim was escorted by her father down the aisle to "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel, and was greeted at the alter by her beaming groom. The couple exchanged vows and sealed them with a kiss! As the newlyweds walked down the aisle as husband and wife, guests tossed lavender into the air for a one of a kind exit.

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Cocktail hour began and guests enjoyed delicious hors d'oeuvres and a specialty, Southern cocktail made with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade named the "Charleston Palmer". Guests lounged in mix-matched vintage pieces provided by 428 Main that were placed around the dance floor for a laid back atmosphere. The escort cards were handmade tree wood name cards. These wood escort cards were made from trees native to South Carolina - how cool! As guests grabbed their escort cards, they replaced them with a Polaroid photo of themselves to hang on the boards in place of their name card. One photo to keep for themselves and one for the newlyweds to treasure!

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Guests entered into the rustic reception with hints of yellows and greens radiating throughout the carriage house.  Guests were welcomed, a blessing was given and dinner was served! The Lowcountry Slider Station offered pulled pork barbecue, fried green tomatoes, fried chicken and mini waffles with all the fixin's! The Southern Comfort Station had mini meat loaf bites and a vegetable succotash. Lastly, the Grits Station offered build-your-own grits! Shrimp, sausage, bacon, cheese and more were used to top the delicious stone ground, cream grits.

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After dinner, Kim + Scott bounced back and forth between the dance floor and their guests - never without smiles spread across their faces. Later in the reception, the cake was cut and King of Pops arrived to hand out their oh so delicious ice pops! Engraved forks atop WildFlour Pastry's cinnamon buns were the wedding favors: a perfect late night snack or breakfast for the next morning! Kim + Scott enjoyed one final dance alone before their sparkler exit amongst their closest family and friends.

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The following fabulous vendors were used to create this elegant evening.

Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House
Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Caterer | B. Gourmet Catering
Bar Service | MIX Premier Bartending
Cake | D'Lish
Ceremony Music + Reception DJ | Ascend
Florist | Branch Design Studio
Photographer | Juliet Elizabeth
Videographer | Life In Rewind Films
Hair + Make Up | Ash & Co.
Officiant | Christy Loftin
Transportation | ACW
Unique Service | King of Pops
Calligraphy | Blue Glass Design
Mini Sticky Buns | Wild Flour
Rentals | Event Works
Specialty Lounge | Snyder + 428 Main