Fabulous Friday: Cakes We Adore

What's better than digging into your favorite slice of cake after dancing off a few calories? Especially when the cake looks as good as it tastes! We love the unique designs that our brides + PLB have come up with! Whether it's a small cutting cake or 3 tiers, each cake brings a special design element to the reception. We absolutely love the gold foil trend that has taken off! However, we can't discriminate against cake... Naked cakes, or even traditional simple buttercream cakes adorned with fresh flowers are sometimes too pretty too eat. We are blessed with some amazingly talented bakers who make cakes that not only look good, but taste amazing too! Check out some of our favorites!

Fabulous Friday: Romantic Sweetheart Tables

Your wedding day is all about you, and your new husband - but with each guest to thank and friends to mingle with, it's hard to find a quiet moment to pause and bask in your beautiful day as a couple. One way to allow for a few moments to sit down together and enjoy each others company in the midst of your many guests, is a stunning sweetheart table! With the growing popularity of couple's choosing a sweetheart table over a traditional head table, there are so many ways to personalize your table as a short refuge to enjoy your first meal as a newly married couple! We also love how sweetheart tables serve as a focal point for your guests with just you and your groom at the table.

To distinguish your table from your guests', we love sequined table linens to add that extra touch of glam! The delicate draping of your chairs can be accented with florals and greenery to really set you both apart!

Photo credit: Evan Laettner

Having a sweetheart table allows for intimate, relaxed photographs to be captured throughout the night. The sweet candid moments that are captured during toasts and enjoying a few moments together at your own table are our favorites!

Gadsden House Wedding: Cate + James

This white & green Gadsden House  wedding was our very first look at this amazing new venue downtown. This remodeled historical home looked better than ever, what a transformation! Stunning gold and crystal chandeliers hung from the ceilings, neutral palette, and the gorgeous bridal suite with a gold gilded mirror. Cate was the definition of a blushing bride, she took everyones breath away in her perfect fitted gown with sweet low back and bow. The reception area was filled with whites, lush greens and accents of gold. We were in love with this classic romantic design, and of course this wonderful couple! We are wishing Cate + James nothing but the absolute best!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Gadsden House

Catering | Salthouse Catering

Rentals | Snyder

Bar Service | King St. Beverage Co.

Cake | Wild Flour Pastry

Florist | Anna Bella Florals

Lighting IES Productions

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Photo Booth | Oh Snap!

Videographer | Gibson

Officiant | Family Member

Hair + Makeup | Lashes and Lace

Bride + Groom Transportation | Charleston Style

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Anita + Shawn

Anita and Shawn came all the way from New Jersey to have their destination wedding at Magnolia Plantation Carriage House. This couple traveled the world together, got engaged in Africa, and decided to say their "I Do's" in Charleston, SC. Their ceremony was held in front of the oak tree overlooking the Ashley river. PEW's provided vintage church pews for their guests seating with picture frames lining the aisle of the bride + groom as babies growing into their adult life. The bridesmaids looked stylish in their floral printed dressed with astilbe bouquets, we love the print in their outfits! The Carriage House was draped in soft ivory accented with pearls for a feminine touch. Bright blooms filled the table tops in hues of blush, mint, peach, and turquoise. Wooden centerpieces were filled with ranunculus,  hydrangeas, peach lisianthus, coral ranunculus and mint succulents. Mosaic Catering provided delicious eats and fun specialty cocktails for cocktail hour and the reception! The Little White Box, a 1974 Vintage Volkswagen bus, is a traveling photobooth that arrived later in the night for guests to enjoy! See all of the amazing photos captured by Monika Gauthier Photography! 

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House

Catering | Mosaic

Bar Service | Squeeze On Site

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES

Specialty Rentals | PEWS

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams

Reception Music | Stephen Darby

Photographer | Monika Gauthier

Officiant | Len Ripley

Hair & Makeup | Ash & Co.

Transportation| Charleston Style Limo

Fabulous Friday: Why Everything is Better in Black & White

Black and white photographs are timeless, classic, and absolutely breathtaking! There's a reason all antique wedding pics look so stunning, and have remained a staple for photographers and couples everywhere. Black and white's capture the raw emotion of the moment, and focus on the simplicity and love behind every picture. Whether five years from now or fifty, these photos are sure to be classic and elegant years after you say "I do". We love seeing the photos from our weddings, and here's just a few to prove why everything is better in black and white...

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 Photo courtesy of Aaron + Jillian Photography

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Photo courtesy of King Street Studios

5Photo courtesy of Olivia Griffin Photography

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Photo courtesy of Hyer Images

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Photo courtesy of Aaron + Jillian Photography

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Photo courtesy of Monika Gauthier Photography

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Photo Courtesy of Hyer Images 

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Photo courtesy of Hyer Images