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

Harborside East Wedding: Sarah + Mike

Each detail at Sarah + Mike's Harborside East Wedding contributed to making the evening such an exciting celebration!  The happy couple said "I do" under a simple yet stunning floral arbor backdrop decorated by Branch.  A glamorous gold mirrored seating chart led guests to their seats, where they found their names written on mussel shells in gold calligraphy.  Guests helped themselves to Mosaic's delicious hors d oeuvres and stations that satisfied each guest's palate.  There was a southern comfort, flatbread, and slider station - all which were a huge hit!  Dinner was topped off by a mouth watering red velvet and vanilla tiered cake from Sablee.  Guests enjoyed the rest of the night dancing to the musical talents of DJ Wade, who had just as much fun as the crowd!  Sarah + Mike were showered with love by all of their friends and family, which made the showers happening outside insignificant to the couple and their guests.  Charleston Style Limo shuttled guests from the venue to the hotel as the night drew to an end.  Best wishes to the newlyweds!

 

Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | Harborside East

Catering | Mosaic

Bar Service | Creek Club at I'On

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Branch

Rentals | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Priscilla Thomas Photography

Hair and Makeup | Paper Dolls

Guest Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Harborside East Wedding: Liz + Jason

The April showers were in full swing during this beautiful Harborside East wedding for Liz + Jason last spring. Even with a bit of darkness in the clouds, this wedding glowed with bright pops of light blue, orange, and hot pink! We loved this colorful design and it reflected the bubbly personality of this adorable couple.Personal details provided by the bride were scattered all over the reception space. Guests enjoyed a delicious treat provided by King of Pops and watched as the bride + groom departed in a vintage Bentley. We wish these newlyweds a lifetime of love, laughter, and happily ever after!

 

Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design + Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Harborside East

Catering | Mosaic

Bar Service | Creek Club Catering

Cake | Wild Flour

Specialty Dessert | King of Pops

Florist| Branch

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Specialty Rentals| Snyder

Rentals | EventWorks

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Josh

Hair/Makeup | Strawberry Blonde Salon

Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Photobooth | Oh Snap!

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Lea + JJ

This Magnolia Plantation wedding proved to be the perfect venue for  our newest Mr. and Mrs., Lea and JJ Gillis! The sun was shining throughout the ceremony, where the cpuple's sweet dog made an appearance, and throughout the reception on the Veranda. After the bride spent the morning primping and relaxing with her bridesmaids at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, Lea arrived at Magnolia Plantation and shared some gorgeous pre-wedding photos with CM Photography amongst the gardens. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the porch of the plantation house, where they mingled with guests and enjoyed the sounds of Palmetto Stings with a specailty cocktail in hand. As the reception began, everyone enjoyed an incredible meal courtesy of Mosaic Catering! Instead of a tent, Lea and JJ opted for an open air reception with cafe lighting, which looked absolutely stunning as the sun began to set. . It's all in the details when it comes to making your wedding unique, and one of our favorite details of the night was the glamorous crystal chandelier over the rustic mahogany bar. But, you can't have a wedding without cake, or rather  cupcakes for this fun-loving couple!  Lea and JJ danced the night away under the stars and finally made a grand exit complete with sparklers!

 

Thank you to our fabulous vendors!

Planning & Design: Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation

Catering: Mosaic

Cake: Cupcake

Florist: Charleston Blooms

Rentals: Event works

Lighting: IES

Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings

Reception Music: Finger Snappin'

Photographer: CM Photography

Videographer: KLC Video

Officiant: Christy Loftin

Hair/Makeup: Lordis Salon

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Megan + Joseph

May 8th was a beautiful day for Megan + Joseph's destination wedding at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House. In preparation for the another gorgeous reception, Team PLB arrived early to drape the rustic beams of the venue to create a soft, romantic look for guests to enjoy.

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The bride's favorite color, purple was found in different shades through various design elements: the brides' bouquet as well as the bridesmaid dresses and tabletop centerpieces.

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Megan + Joseph had their ceremony on the Carriage House lawn with a gorgeous back drop of the Ashley River and Oaks.

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After Cocktail Hour was over, Megan + Joseph were announced into the reception for the first time and had their first dance. Guests were served a delicious plated dinner by Mosaic including the couple's favorite foods.

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After a night of dancing, the guests lined up outside for a sparkler departure to send off our sweet bride and groom!

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The following vendors were used to create Megan + Joseph's lovely wedding:

Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House
Rentals | Event Works
Caterer | Mosaic
Bar Service | Mix
Florists | Wild Flowers
Cake | DeClare Cakes
Photographer | Dana Cubbage
DJ | Ascend
Officiant | Christy Loftin
Hair and Makeup | Friends of the Bride
Transportation | Tri County Transportation

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Kerri + Lee

We've been keeping this gorgeous wedding under wraps for months, but now that the latest issue of Southern Bride Magazine featuring Kerri + Lee has launched, we can share with you! Pick up your copy today to see more of this incredible wedding.
 
Nothing could have said “glam” more than Kerri + Lee's gorgeous wedding at Magnolia Plantation last September. The couple said, “I do” under a beautiful handmade arch of flowers - the perfect back drop for the ceremony. The aisle ways were donned with elements of ivory, blush, and plenty of gold (our fav!). Their vows were sealed when the bride and groom whispered special words to one another before they were announced as husband and wife. This gorgeous affair was captured by Sean Flanigan, just take a moment to let these pictures set in! These photos truly take our breath away.
 
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Inside the carriage house, the room was filled with soft colors giving a true romantic feel. This crafty bride also made a DIY linen for the bar with the couples new monogram on it that really made the room pop. Nothing could outshine the sparkle of this wedding!

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Everyone enjoyed the delicious stations that Mosaic was offering during the reception, especially the variety of desserts that accompanied the incredible cake!

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The band, Midnight City, had everyone on their feet and dancing the night away! Their smiles seemed to grow even bigger throughout the night, and the newlyweds said goodbye to friends and family with a sparkler send-off to congratulate them on their big day!

kerri_lee_BLOG1074The following vendors made this beautiful wedding possible:

Venue | Magnolia Plantation Carriage House
Planning | Pure Luxe Bride
Caterer | Mosaic
Bar Service | Mosaic
Cake | Twenty-Six Divine
Rentals | Snyder
Band | Midnight City
Ceremony Musicians | Nikoli
Florist (Bouquets & Centerpieces) | Wild Flowers Inc
Floral Arbor & Specialty Design Elements | Cathedral Design Team
Photographer | Sean Flanigan
Hair| Bride: Sister of Bride & Joan Mills
Make-up | Kelly Campbell
Officiant | Pastor Mike Lewis
Transportation | Charleston Black Cab

Real Luxe Party: The Knot Market Mixer

Pure Luxe Bride was honored to have been asked to design and plan The Knot's Charleston Market Mixer for the second year in a row! The event took place March 19th, outdoors behind the Gibbes Museum of Art in downtown Charleston. Pure Luxe Bride's very own Francesca and Blake dreamed up this incredible design, layout, and decor and worked with some of Charleston's top vendors to make this vision come to reality. Over 250 of Charleston's wedding industry professionals attended the event and we couldn't have been happier to see so many familiar faces supporting us. Let's hear from the girls at PLB themselves...."When deciding on a venue, we knew we wanted it to be completely outside with open air. The Gibbes was the perfect place for this as it is truly a blank canvas. Our inspiration for this event came from a color palate that's not often used for weddings and we were dying for some bright hues. We created this 'Moroccan Glam' look based off of a bold color palate with touches of sparkle and gold. One of our favorite ways to incorporate unique design elements into an event is by adding custom fabric that can be mixed into all décor aspects. The 'kaleidoscope' fabric that we chose for the front panels of the bar is what we used to create the vision for the entire event. You can see this pattern integrated in all of our stationary and design details. For this event, we really wanted to express our individual design style as you can see in the table arrangements, tabletop chandeliers, fuchsia seat cushions, and station displays. We decided to go a different route with our station signs by using plates with mini easels as a way to show what's being offered which we are really loving! Take a closer look at these images to really get an eye for Pure Luxe Bride design."

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Mosaic catered the event with the most delicious, Moroccan cuisine-inspired stations. At the Meatball Bar, guests could choose from Classic Beef, Chicken, and Potato meatballs, with Classic Tomato Sauce, Spicy Teriyaki or Gorgonzola Cream, topped with either Crispy Basil Leaves, Savory Onion Straws or Crunchy Rice Noodles. The Mediterranean-inspired Antipasti table was a plethora of roasted vegetables like zucchini, carrots and asparagus; squash, okra, artichokes, and tomatoes. The Antipasti was complemented by hummus, pimento cheese, tzatziki sauce and green olives, all offered on the side. What Moroccan themed event isn't complete without a flatbread station?! With three delicious options to choose from at this station, all of our guests were sure to find something yummy to munch on throughout the event.

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To compliment the Casablanca cocktail fountain, Squeeze On Site created two scrumptious Sangria recipes for guests to enjoy. The first was Sweet Honey White Sangria; the other, a Mixed Berry Limoncello Sangria - both were filed with color! The circular maude bar was decked out with colorful cocktail stirrers, hand-painted napkins and paneled with specialty fabric!

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Without help from all of our wonderful vendors, The Knot Market Mixer wouldn't have been the same! We must thank Aaron Nicholas Photography and Film Anywhere Productions for capturing every unique detail and moment on film! Everything from the gold sparkly table runners to the custom-made hot pink seat cushions, from Connie Duglin, complimented the Moroccan-inspired evening perfectly. Rewined Candles set up next to the registration desk and offered free candles to the first 25 guests to arrive. Meghan and Demi from Pink Dot Beauty Bar offered their makeup expertise via their "smooch bar". Tabbuli set up hookahs at each of our fabulous lounges; with the assistance of "hookahristas", guests enjoyed flavorful hookah and hookah bubble blowing all night long! Wed on Canvas stood by our rockin' band, Charleston Groove Factory, and captured the entire evening in a painting which was auctioned off for charity at the end of the evening. The stunning invitations, bar signs, programs and more were created by The Silver Starfish. Our rental and technical teams deserve a huge shout out too: Snyder Events, Innovative Event Services, and Stage Presence Event & Production Rentals.

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And lastly, you can see the entire day unfold through this incredible video by Film Anywhere Productions.

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Fabulous Vendors from This Event: Planning & Design: Pure Luxe Bride Venue: The Gibbes Museum Catering: Mosaic Bar Service: Squeeze On-Site Flowers: Wild Flowers Inc. Rentals & Lounge: Snyder  Cake: Declare Custom Linens: Connie Duglin Entertainment: Charleston Groove Factory / Other Brother Entertainment Photography: Aaron Nicholas Photography Videography: Film Anywhere Productions Paper Goods: The Silver Starfish Smooch Bar: Pink Dot Beauty Bar Hair & Make Up: Ziba Salon Hookah: Tabbuli Live Painting: Wed on Canvas Favors: Rewind Candles

Magnolia Plantation Wedding: Anne + John

Pure Luxe Bride always has a wonderful time working with couples at Magnolia Plantation Carriage House. The southern charm of this venue always creates a timeless effect on any wedding celebration. For Anne and John’s special day, Pure Luxe enjoyed creating a traditional, simple, and romantic celebration for such as sweet couple. The couple wed in a day ceremony surrounded by loved ones. After tying the knot, the couple enjoyed a celebration inside the carriage house, complete with brunch and DJ services. Anne and John were greeted at their reception by many family members and tons of friends that extended all the way back to high school, what a loved couple!

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What better way to enjoy time with friends, family, and the newlywed couple than with a delicious brunch catered by Mosaic? Stations served brunch items such as omelets, french toast, shrimp and grits, and a mouth-watering pastry tower, complete with muffins, biscuits, fruit, and scones! And we can't forget the mimosas and Bloody Mary's, always a brunch favorite!

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As if the brunch menu wasn’t the perfect treat that left guests stuffed, guests made room for desert, which was provided by Cupcake. Anne and John cut a large vanilla cupcake during their cake cutting celebration. Guests were treated to black bottom, key lime, lemon, salted carmel, and bourbon pecan flavored cupcakes. This desert menu screamed southern charm!

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DJ services were provided by Finger Snappin' Entertainment. DJ Burt kept guests dancing as he played today’s hits. The atmosphere was lively and fun on the dance floor as guests of all ages celebrated Anne and John.

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Weddings that are unique stand out and are remembered by guests. Anne and John’s wedding celebration was unique in that it was a day wedding. What a wonderful concept! Guests were able to enjoy the beautiful Magnolia Plantation and celebrate a loving couple. With brunch, delicious deserts, and DJ Burt commanding the dance floor, guests enjoyed celebrating the newlywed couple.

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Anne and John’s Magnolia Plantation wedding can best be described as traditional, simple, and clean. A color palette of white, green, and yellow were used to achieve this look. Linen’s were kept simple in a classic ivory shade, with a green accent used to contrast. This design looked amazing within the timeless atmosphere of Magnolia Plantation.

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Pure Luxe Bride loved planning and designing this Magnolia Plantation wedding.

To create Anne and John’s wedding day, the following vendors were used:

Venue: Magnolia Plantation Carriage House

Caterer: Mosaic

Rentals: Event Works Rentals

Photography: Emily Madison Photography

Bouquets: Wild Flowers

Centerpieces: Parents of The Bride

DJ: Finger Snappin' Entertainment - Burt Lawson

Cake: Cupcake

Officiant: David Hammer

Hair and Make Up: Nola's Salon

Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston