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

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jackie + Branson

You are in for a treat today! Jackie + Branson had a gorgeous Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding with tons of pretty details! The couple met while attending law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later moved to Atlanta together after dating long distance. The bride loved the little details so for starters, there was a white top tent with blush draping and crystal chandeliers, of course! White and peach hued florals by Branch Design Studio, gold chivari chairs, glass chargers, and plenty of candlelight. For place cards, the guests found their seat by a mint colored macaroon with a gold sparkly flag noting the guests name, perfect after dinner sweet! A delicious dinner was served by Patrick Properties Hospitality Group along with a delicious cake gold brushed cake for dessert. Underneath the big Oak was the half moon bar, with the bride + groom's gold leaf monogram and a chandelier overhead, one of our favorite details of the big day! You can also find their monogram carried throughout the reception on their napkins, favors, menu's and more! After dinner, it was time to dance the night away with Quiana Parler and Friends and end the night with a sparkler departure! You can find this wedding recently featured in Southern Bride Magazine. See all the pretty captured by Aaron and Jillian Photography here! 

 

Thanks to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove

Catering, Bar & Cake | Patrick Properties

Rentals & Lighting | Event Works

Lounge | Snyder

Florist | Branch

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Specialty Linens | Nuage

Reception Music | Quiana Parler

Photographer | Aaron and Jillian Photography

Videographer | Film Anywhere

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls

Guest Transportation | ACW Limo

William Aiken House Wedding: Megan + Keith

Megan + Keith's William Aiken House wedding  was nothing short of fabulous! The venue was the perfect setting for this white, black, and gold affair captured by Evan Laettner! Gold dipped roses, white modern lounge sets, black chandeliers, and metallic linens...need we say more!? Megan's bridesmaids looked stunning in their head to tow gold glitter Badgley Mischka gowns. One of our favorite details of the day were the place cards, gold horses labeled with guests names to help find their seat. You can never have too much gold in our opinion and this wedding did it just right! 

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony + Reception Venue | William Aiken House

Catering + Bar Service | Patrick Properties

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Snyder

Specialty Linens | Nuage

Lighting | IES

Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | DJ Rob Duren

Photographer | Evan Laettner

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Middleton Place Wedding: Traci + Alex

This Middleton Place Wedding could not have been a more beautiful fall day for Traci + Alex. The clouds cleared just as the ceremony began at the Middleton Oak. This Oak was incredibly special to the couple because it was the same Oak where Alex popped the question! After a heartwarming ceremony, the guests made their way over to the Crane Pool for cocktail hour.  A horse drawn carriage brought guests over to the pavilion for an intimate seated dinner. The space was softened by a ceiling of ivory drape and lanterns that hung above the guests as they ate dinner. The navy tabletop was the perfect accent for the gorgeous floral centerpieces that stole the show! The lush florals were filled with hues of rust, burgundy, and deep orange to reflect the fall season.  Traci's guests loved sitting in the wicker lounge area by the dance floor. They could rest their feet while still being in the center of the action. The unique cakes provided by Jim Smeal were exactly what the couple had envisioned! Alex had a special cake of his own that was designed to look like a hobbit house! Traci + Alex were such a wonderful couple to work with, and we are so happy that we could take part in their big day!
 

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | Middleton Place Oak Tree

Reception Venue | Middleton Place Pavilion

Catering/Bar | Middleton Place

Cake | Jim Smeal

Florist | WildFlowers Inc.

Rentals | EventWorks

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Rob Duren

Photographer | Reese Moore

Officiant | Len Ripley

Hair + Makeup | Lashes and Lace

Middleton Place Wedding: Helen + Aaron

Helen + Aaron's romantic glam Middleton Place wedding was absolutely stunning! The day began with excitement as Helen and her bridesmaids got their hair + makeup done at the Francis Marion Hotel while Aaron and his groomsmen suited up for the big day on Daniel Island. Then, the wedding party all met at Middleton Place for the bride + groom's highly anticipated first look! Aaron was awestruck when he laid eyes on his beautiful bride for the very first time, and the entire wedding party had so much fun photographing on Middleton's gorgeous, lush grounds pre-ceremony. After the signing of the Ketubah and a toast to the soon-to-be Mr. + Mrs., it was time to tie the knot! Luckily, the rain came to a stop just in time for the Helen + Aaron's nuptials in the picturesque Octagonal Gardens. Standing beneath a custom-built huppa by Wild Flowers Inc., the bride + groom said "I do." In traditional Jewish fashion, Aaron smashed the glass and the guests yelled "Mazeltov!" as the new Mr. + Mrs. happily walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz. Helen + Aaron departed the ceremony via carriage ride to arrive for cocktail hour at the pavilion where they sipped and mingled with guests before it was time to be announced into the reception! Mr. + Mrs. Aaron and Helen Bernie were announced onto the dance floor to the sounds of "Sweet Home Alabama" before sharing their first dance to "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by Sleeping at Last. Lyrics from this song were incorporated into wedding details such as lounge pillows and custom frames that displayed sweet sayings for the couple. Guests enjoyed a stationed meal by Cru Catering, a special hookah area by Tabbuli, and vintage lounge furniture by Snyder. Shades of blush and ivory gave the pavilion a soft ambiance, while the tent outside had an elegant feel complete with platinum drape by Pure Luxe Bride, silver chivari chairs, and a white plantation bar, complete with a custom light-up bar sign. This design was beautiful, and perfect for the occasion! Guests then enjoyed a dessert bar and dancing, including a very special dance to "HORA", where all of Helen +Aaron's family got up into the chair! As the last song of the night approached, everyone got out onto the dance floor for Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" before Mr. + Mrs. Bernie departed through a sparkler archway to their downtown after party! Wishing Helen + Aaron all the best and a big thank you to Trent Bailey for capturing this gorgeous celebration!

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony | Middleton Place Octagonal Gardens

Reception Venue | Middleton Place Pavilion

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Caterer | Cru Catering

Lounge Rentals | Snyder

Tent Rental | Sperry Tent

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Epic Charleston

Photographer | Trent Bailey

Videographer | Hart to Heart

Officiant | Rabbi Jane + Reverend Samuel Picard 

Hair | Stuart Laurence Salon

Makeup | Friend of Bride - Melina Cavalieri

Hookah | Tabbuli

Guest Transportation | ACW Limo

William Aiken House Wedding: Chelsea + Israel

Chelsea + Israel's William Aiken House Wedding was a gorgeous celebration! Chelsea and her bridesmaids began their day with hair and makeup in the Carriage House Suite at WAH where Paper Dolls glammed up the girls for the big day! The girls wore beautiful silk robes and sipped mimosas all morning long while Israel and the boys got ready on Spring Street in downtown Charleston. When it was time for the couple to meet up for their first look, excitement filled the air at the William Aiken House! Israel's smile was contagious when he first laid eyes on his stunning bride. The bridal party then took photos on the grounds with historic King Street as their background before guests began to arrive! Chelsea +Israel said their "I do's" in an intimate ceremony of sixty guests with Israel's grandfather officiating the ceremony, a very special touch for both the bride + groom. After the ceremony, it was time for cocktails, appetizers, raw bar snacks, dances, and speeches! Chelsea + Israel shared their first dance as husband + wife to "Angel" by Jack Johnson while friends and family looked on happily  at the newlyweds. Once it was time for dinner, guests took their seats upstairs for a plated meal of braised beef short ribs and grouper. The tables were set with navy linens, majestic camel napkins, mahogany chivari chairs, lush pink and white blooms in the centerpieces, floral watercolor menus and place cards, and plenty of candlelight. The upstairs space at WAH served as the perfect spot for an intimate dinner. When it was time to cut the cake, guests were treated to delicious cake and champagne pairings before dancing the night away to the tunes of Rob Duren! The night concluded with everyone singing along to "Closing Time" by Semisonic before they sent the newlyweds off under a neon sparkler departure into downtown Charleston for a romantic rickshaw ride. Wishing nothing but happiness for Chelsea + Israel!

 

 Thanks to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | William Aiken House

Catering/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties

Florist | Wild Flowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Rob Duren

Photographer | Dana Cubbage Weddings

Officiant | Grandfather of the Groom

Videographer | Film Anywhere

Hair/Makeup | Paper Dolls

Historic Rice Mill Wedding: Shayna + Joshua

Shayna + Joshua's Historic Rice Mill Wedding was certainly a night to remember! This sweet couple traveled from Washington, D.C. to downtown Charleston to say "I do" at the Historic Rice Mill in front of their close friends and family. The day began with hair and makeup by Beauty Asylum for Shayna and her bridesmaids, while Joshua and his buds suited up pre-nuptials. Everyone then met at the Historic Rice Mill, but Shayna was kept hidden from her soon-t0-be husband until the ceremony began. The ceremony took place outside with the Historic Rice Mill as the backdrop. Joshua's mouth dropped wide open when he saw his beautiful bride walk down the aisle. Joshua's father officiated the ceremony and it ended with a dip and a kiss by Joshua that was later painted by Wed on Canvas for the newlyweds to hang and cherish forever! Post ceremony, it was time for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres inside. The color scheme was ivory and navy with sparkly silver accents and special touches by the bride + groom that incorporated their love of wine, such as table markers and different bottles of wine for each table! The table scape was complete with silver chivari chairs and a traditional Southern grits favor for each guest to take home. Their lounge was set up outside on the dock with white leather couches, elegant crystal chandeliers, tall cocktail tables with sequined linens, and silver accent pillows to finish off the look. Guests loved the decor, and the cuisine as well! During the plated dinner, Shayna's father gave a heartfelt speech, thanking friends and family for traveling to Charleston, and sharing stories about the bride + groom's whirlwind romance! After dinner, it was time to cut the cake and dance. Stephen Darby kept the guests on their feet all night and played some crowd favorites, such as Beyonce's "Drunk in Love," while guests enjoyed light-up accessories to use on the dance floor! As this memorable night came to a close, Shayna + Joshua were sent on their way through a sparkler archway into a white Rolls Royce onto their after-party at Trio Downtown. Wishing these newlyweds love and happiness for many years to come!

 

Thanks to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner + Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Catering/Bar | Good Food Catering

Cake | Sablee

Florist | Anna Bella Florals

Rentals | Event Works

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | Stephen Darby

Photographer | Dana Cubbage Weddings

Videographer | Re-Peet Productions

Officiant | Father of the Groom

Hair/Makeup | Beauty Asylum 

Bride + Groom Getaway | ACW Limo

Guest Transportation | Tri-County Transport

Other | Wed on Canvas

Creek Club Wedding: Sara + Jerad

It was a beautiful Creek Club wedding  for Sara + Jerad! Their wedding had tons of color, with pops of peach, coral, pinks and navy blue. Sara and Jerad had a beautiful ceremony outside over looking the water. The Bride had a gorgeous hand tied bouquet of white, blush and hot pink peonies and garden roses along with sweet peas and lisitanthus. Their reception was held inside of the Creek Club, and had gorgeous flower arrangements. The table centerpieces had a low, lush arrangement in a mercury glass bowl of astilbe, ranunculus, hydrangea, garden roses, peonies, majolica spray roses, sweet pea, and lisitanthus. Other floral arrangements varied in the wedding flowers but where ingold glitter glass bud vases. After a delicious stationed dinner, it was time for a family tradition of cookies for dessert! Family members had hand made different assortments of cookies and brought them down to Charleston for the wedding. Yum! Afternight full of dancing, it was time for guests to send the Bride + Groom off with a sparkler departure!

 

Thank you to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony & Reception Venue | Creek Club at I'On

Caterer & Bar Service | Creek Cub at I'On

Cake | Sablee

Rentals | Event Works

Florist | Wildflowers

Photographer | Richard Bell

Ceremony Music | Palmetto Strings

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair & Makeup | Vanity Salon

Transportation | ACW Limo

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

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