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

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

William Aiken House Wedding: Vanessa + Josh

The dropping temperature did not stop Vanessa and Josh from having a beautiful winter William Aiken House wedding! This December bride embraced her wedding date and used the cold month to accent her design. The guests were offered apple cider cocktails(alcoholic and non-alcoholic) to stay warm before the ceremony began. The couple said "I Do" in front of the reflecting pool outside the historical William Aiken House. As a special surprise for the Groom, Vanessa arranged butterflies to be released at the end of the ceremony in honor of Josh's mom. 

As guests made their way upstairs to enjoy dinner, they were taken aback by the gorgeous sage and blush design that greeted them. Specialty china provided by EventWorks made the table set something to talk about! A sage napkin was wrapped around the plate, and a thank you card created by Vanessa and Josh was placed on top. Vanessa implemented a unique idea of putting the place cards in the fork so that they stood upright. To pull the table together, small arrangements of hydrangeas, garden roses, and  dusty miller provided by Branch were placed in the middle, accompanied by mercury table numbers and votives.

Lounge furniture from Snyder was sprinkled throughout the grounds for the guests who needed to rest their dancing shoes. Grey fabric draping covered the poles throughout the tent, and large floral centerpieces covered every surface.

When guests became tired from all the dancing, they were welcomed to enjoy the Smores that were being made hand made over a fire pit. They also used this time for a picture perfect moment under the large oak tree, where twinkle lights by IES were hanging all around. This sweet couple said their goodbyes and were sent off into the bright nightlife of Charleston. PLB is in love with this cozy winter wedding!

 

Fabulous Vendors:

Wedding Planning, Design, Draping | Pure Luxe Bride

Venue | William Aiken House

Florist | Branch

Rentals | EventWorks

Specialty Rentals | Snyder

Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Ceremony/ Reception Music | Creative Sound

Photographer | Alice Keeney

Hair/Make Up | Pink Dot Beauty Bar

Officiant | Chad Goetzman

Fabulous Friday: Venue Spotlight on William Aiken House

The William Aiken house, built in 1807, sits perfectly in the historic district of Downtown Charleston, on King Street. This quaint, yet large home represents Charleston's rich history, as it is associated with Charleston's original Railroad Association. Together, the district was dubbed a National Historic Landmark in 1963. Today, the William Aiken House serves as a wonderfully romantic, yet urban alternative to tie the knot. With intimate outdoor space to dance the night away, and second-floor dining space, this venue sure gives guests a unique perspective of Charleston that cannot be replicated!

William Aiken House Wedding

Photo Credit: Reese Moore

William Aiken House Wedding

Photo Credit: Jennifer Bearden

Charleston Wedding Planner

Photo Credit: Paige Winn

William Aiken House Wedding Ceremony

Photo Credit: Amelia + Dan

William Aiken House Wedding

Photo Credit: Aaron and Jillian

William Aiken House Winter Wedding

Photo Credit: Alice Keeney

 

 

 

William Aiken House Wedding: Zoe + JP

We absolutely loved Zoe + JP's romantic glam wedding at the William Aiken House in downtown Charleston! Their design included textured silver linens, a white tent complete with silver swagged drape, and accents of chandeliers throughout, giving the space a romantic feel.  The lounge area was complete with ivory studded couches and silver accent pillows. Upstairs, the tables were fully set for the stationed dinner with a light pink menu card atop a silver napkin, tying in the color scheme throughout the space. The bride carried a lush bouquet of peonies, garden roses, dusty miller, and white sweet peas. During this sweet couple's first look, the groom's mouth dropped wide open when he saw his bride for the first time. We loved all of their first look shots! The ceremony took place under the pergola on the lawn, with a chandelier hanging over Zoe + JP as they said their vows. The couple's two dogs joined the wedding party on their walk down the aisle, adorned with bowties and flower wreaths around their necks. After cocktail hour, there were many happy tears as Zoe and her father danced to "Gracie Girl" by Ben Folds Five.  DJ Wade kept the crowd (especially the bride + groom) on the dance floor all night long with his upbeat jams. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited under a picturesque sparkler archway onto King Street. Thank you so much to Hyer Images for capturing these amazing shots!

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 Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning | Design | Draping | Pure Luxe Bride 
Ceremony/Reception Venue | William Aiken House
Caterer/Bar Service | Patrick Properties
Rentals | Eventworks
Specialty Rentals | Snyder
Ceremony Music | Classical Charleston
Reception Music | DJ Wade
Florist | Branch
Lighting | Innovative Event Services 
Photographer | Hyer Images
Officiant | Justin Follmer
Hair and Makeup | Ash & Co.
Cake | Publix
Videographer | Re-Peet
Paper | The Silver Starfish
Sticky Bun Favors | Wild Flour
Dog Tired Nanny Service