South Carolina Aquarium Wedding: Cecelia + Michael

Cecelia + Michael decided to share their vows on a terrace overlooking the famous Arthur Ravanel Jr. Bridge just across the water from the ceremony site. This wedding was especially unique because family + friends were not the only guests attending. This adorable couple said "I Do" at the SC Aquarium! Even though fish were a unique addition to the reception site, nothing could distract the guests from the beautiful décor. Two huge sparkling chandeliers, provided by IES, surrounded the couple during the ceremony. They were married outside overlooking the Charleston Harbor. Cecelia wore a white fur shawl to keep warm during this chilly November night. Entering the reception space, guests were overwhelmed by the romantic ambiance of the blues and purples. The tables were covered with a teal crinkle linen, complimenting the great ocean tank that sat in the middle of the room. On top of the tables were a beautiful layout of white hydrangeas, white garden roses, and touches of purple sweet peas. Instead of the usual place cards, this couple decided to share a welcome beverage with each of their guests. When walking in the doors, there was a table filled with champagne glasses, where each guest would find their name. Once they had retrieved their glass, they would be informed of the table in which they were sitting. A specific design element that could not go unnoticed were the four stunning chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. During cocktail hour, guests entered the usual room where aquarium guests view the Great Tank. However, PLB transformed this space and made it glam! There was a dance floor set up in front of the tank, with DJ Wade elevated on the risers. A white leather lounge, provided by Eventworks, was set up on either side of the dance floor. Guests just couldn't help taking a peek at the artist in the corner who was live painting the event! Wed on Canvas provides an artist who depicts your wedding day through a painting. This is such a unique and worthwhile idea! After a fun-filled night of dancing, Cecelia + Michael strutted through a sparkler tunnel and took off in their vintage Rolls Royce, provided by ACW. 

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Fabulous Vendors: 
Wedding Planner + Designer | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | SC Aquarium 
Catering/Bar Service | Brick Lane Catering 
Cake | WildFlour
Florist | Branch
Rentals | Event Works 
Ceremony Music | Friend of Bride 
Live Painting | Wed on Canvas
Reception Music | DJ Wade
Photographer | Reese Moore
Specialty Linen Rental | Nuage
Officiant | Friend of the Bride
Photobooth | Charleston Party Booth LLC
Transportation | ACW 

 

 

Gibbes Museum Wedding: Cassady + Joe

Pure Luxe bride and groom Cassady and Joe chose to have their destination wedding at the Gibbes Museum of Art on April 20th, and what a beautiful celebration it was! This unique venue is located in the Charleston Historic District and provided the perfect location for Cassady and Joe’s spring wedding.

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

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

Many beautiful spring colors were used in the design of this charming wedding. InventivEnvironments created incredible flower arrangements and incorporated patterned details shades of yellow, white, grey, coral and green.

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

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

At Pure Luxe, we love DIY brides! The creativity and uniqueness that brides like Cassady bring to their wedding weekend makes for a celebration that is unlike any other. Cassady and her mother engaged in several DIY projects, such as the patterned table runners and napkins and collected vintage milk glass for the centerpieces.

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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

Vintage hankies were placed on each seat during the ceremony to help wipe away those happy tears of celebration. This gesture left a thoughtful impression on wedding guests, and served as a memento from the wedding.

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

Perhaps one of the most unique items found at this wedding was the amazing cake provided by WildFlour Pastry. This yellow ombre cake was unlike any cake design we have seen, and it quickly became one of Pure Luxe’s favorites.

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

The Rusty Hook Ramblers, a local bluegrass band, provided music during the cocktail hour. The bride and groom discovered this bluegrass band while eating dinner at Zia, and knew they had to have the band play at their wedding! At the reception, guests enjoyed music from the DJ of Ascend Entertainment. When it came time to depart the celebration, the bride and groom left in a London Black Cab. These unique London cabs are always a hit and are a fun way to exit your wedding reception. Party guests continued the celebration of Cassady and Joe at Blind Tiger Pub.

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This wedding was also recently featured in the Spring 2014 Issue of Charleston Weddings Magazine!

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Pure Luxe Bride loved planning and designing this Gibbes Museum wedding.

What vendors helped to create this preppy chic wedding?

Venue: Gibbes Museum of Art
Ceremony Music: Rusty Hook Ramblers
Planner: Pure Luxe Bride
Flowers / Design: InventivEnvironments
Rental Company: Event Works Rentals
Catering: Cru Catering
DJ: Ascend Entertainment
Bakery/Pastry: WildFlour Pastry
Photography: Amelia + Dan Photography
Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company
Hair/Make Up: Stella Nova Salon

 

Legare Waring House Wedding: Ashley + Joe

Pure Luxe Bride had a wonderful time celebrating the marriage of Ashley and Joe on May 3rd at the Legare Waring House. This stunning Charleston wedding venue is located in the area that was home to the first European settlement in the Carolinas. With its steep history and beautiful landscape, this venue offers the perfect setting for outdoor weddings. Ashley and Joe’s ceremony was held beneath the moss decorated oak trees and among the beautiful lawns and gardens of this amazing venue. The beauty of the historic Legare Waring House helped to create a rustic yet elegant wedding for Ashley and Joe.

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Beautiful bouquets of hydrangea were incorporated into this wedding. These spring arrangements were the perfect accessory for this rustic yet elegant affair.

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The Bride's bouquet was stunning and was composed of a mix of greens, blues and whites to perfectly compliment the bridesmaid dresses and decor of the reception.

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The reception was held beneath an elegantly draped tent that was decorated with crystal chandeliers. This amazing tent display was created with the help of Snyder Event Rentals and Stage Presence Rentals.

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The reception that followed was also held at the Legare Waring House, where guests enjoyed small plate stations, carving stations, sushi, shrimp and grits, and other lowcountry cuisine provided by B. Gourmet Catering.

 

The wedding cake by WildFlour Pastry featured a cascading line of hydrangeas. WildFlour Pastry always does an amazing job of incorporating the bride and grooms theme into a custom cake design.

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Ashley and Joe included several DIY pieces in their wedding. Beautiful hand crafted centerpieces were created for the tables at the reception and coffee favors were given to guests as they departed.

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Guests danced beneath crystal chandeliers as the Charleston Groove Factory entertained guests on the dance floor. As Ashley and Joe departed via escalade, guests showered the bride and groom with lavender.

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Pure Luxe Bride loved planning and designing this Legare Waring House Wedding.

The following vendors were used to help create this elegant, outdoor wedding:

Venue: Legare Waring House

Catering: B. Gourmet Catering

Beverage Services: Spike Bar

Rental Company: Snyder Event Rentals

Rental Company: Stage Presence Rentals

Band: Charleston Groove Factory

Photography: Emily Madison Photography

Transportation: Top Notch Transportation

Hair/Make Up: Canvas Salon

Cake/Pastry: WildFlour Pastry

Ceremony Music: Thomas Ems

Flowers: Wild Flowers Inc.