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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kerri_lee_BLOG1042This Pure Luxe Bride looked absolutely stunning in her Romona Keveza wedding dress, accented by a sparkling belt and headband by Maria Elena. The bridesmaids wore baby pink to go with the wonderful color palette. We just love this bouquet shot, how adorable!
 

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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

Top Father Daughter Dance Songs for the Modern and Traditional Bride

The Father-Daughter dance is such an important moment in both a bride's and her father's lives. The only suggestion we have for our brides is to make it one they'll remember! Choose a song that is special to you both or learn a cute dance to do together and just have fun with it! This is a pivotal moment that your dad has been looking forward to his entire life. We chose our favorite Father-Daughter Dance songs and have established our top picks. Which song will you choose?
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Francesca's Pick:Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton. I'm partial because it's my Daddy's favorite song and the song he and I danced to on my wedding night. It's not what I originally planned - but was able to find out it was what he really wanted and surprised him the night of the wedding.
Blake's Pick: Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle. It's hard for me to choose just one but this song is so special!
Anayis' Pick: The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. I've always imagined my dad and I dancing to this on my wedding day!
London's Pick: My Girl by The Temptations. My dad and I have known that this is the song we will dance to at my wedding for a very long time! Even now whenever I hear it, I let the him know I'm thinking about him.
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Classic Choices:
Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder Unforgettable by Nat + Natalie King Cole
What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Your Song by Elton John Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles I Wish You Love by Frank Sinatra
Modern Choices:
Through the Dark by Alexi Murdoch My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
My Wish by Rascal Flats
Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Sweet Child O' Mine by Taken By Trees

Fabulous Friday: Cakespiration

At Pure Luxe Bride, we get the pleasure of seeing (and even sampling!) some of the most beautiful wedding cakes. If you love sweets, this may be one of the most exciting decisions you make during the wedding planning process!

Do your research on the baker's you have in mind and be thorough. Before you go in for a tasting and especially before you book them, check out their previous work: price, size, style, and reviews. It's important to see how this baker or bakery works with their customers.

Ideally, you should order your cake six to eight months before your special day. This will leave ample time for the cake's design to fully compliment the wedding's style. Make sure you give yourself enough time; the worst thing could happen is that you choose a bakery and a style only they can do, and they get booked for your wedding day.

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Cakes by Declare Cakes

Make sure to include your budget when choosing your baker, cake size and style. Don't set your sights on someone or something too extravagant that doesn't fit with your budget. When sticking with your budget, remember that you will get what you pay for. If you have your sights set on that elaborate cake instead of what works with your budget, sometimes it's worth reorganizing the budget to fit your wants! It's even possible to have a mini-version of your favorite flavors made for you and your groom, with the same-flavored sheet cakes in the kitchen to be cut and distributed to guests for dessert.

Portions dictate size. Portion your cake size according to how many people will be at your wedding, how many pieces you want to be cut and the amount of leftovers you want to bring home!

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Cake by Twenty Six Divine

White, yellow or chocolate; lemon, carrot and hazelnut; champagne, red velvet and coconut, just to name a few.... How can you even choose?! Not to mention choosing the flavor of the filling... If you're having a hard time deciding, just remember that it's very possible to do multiple flavors on your cake! Make it multi-tiered. Choose your flavors based on your meal, bring more flavor to the cake or just pick three... just because! Frostings are also an important part of the decision: buttercream, jam, fruit pureés, and chocolate fudge are all possible cake icings! Make sure you taste all of the possible options before deciding; this seems obvious but not everyone does it! If a bakery is known for their delicious red velvet flavor, don't assume that their yellow cake is just as good.

After the most important decisions about flavor and design have been made, ensure that all these details are established in a contract with the bakery. Also, be sure to establish a set price and a payment schedule or agreement. Lastly, get excited about your wedding cake! Between the time you go to your tasting and your actual wedding day, you'll forget how deliciously sweet your cake is until it melts in your mouth!

Take a look below to see some favorite cakes from past PLB weddings!

Allison Rasko and Alejandro Chechilnitzky's wedding at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Cake by Jim Smeal

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Cake by Ashley Bakery

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Cake by Jim Smeal

Cassady Clayton and Joe Hild's wedding at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Cake by Wild Flour

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Cake by Declare Cakes

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Cake by Twenty Six Divine

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Cake by Mother of The Bride

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Cake by Patrick Properties

Kellianne Boyle and Peter Tang's wedding at St. Luke's Chapel and Marion's in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Cake by Twenty Six Divine

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Cake by D'Lish

Gillian Armour and Stuart Nugent's wedding at the Island House on John's Island SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com

Cake by Wild Flour

Caught on Tape

At Pure Luxe Bride, we love when bride and grooms incorporate memorable performances into their wedding reception. Over the years, we have seen our fair share of romantic and sweet renditions as well as creative and funny first dance performances by the bride and groom, and they never get old! We love being able to witness these special moments, and would love to share just a few of our favorites with you.

 

  • During the Gillian + Stewart's wedding at The Island House in Johns Island, the groom joined the band during the reception and sang a beautiful song to his wife. What a sweet moment it was for the newlywed couple!

    • Pure Luxe bride and groom Joe + Ashley married and held their reception at the Legare Waring House. During the reception, the Aunt of the couple sang a beautiful rendition of “At Last” that was dedicated to the newlywed couple.

    • Perhaps one of the most impressive first dances we have seen at Pure Luxe Bride comes from Rachel + Dan's wedding at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House. This creative twist to the traditional first dance surprised guests and had every one ready to dance the night away at this fun reception.