Legare Waring House: Katie + Adam

It was a gorgeous July summer day for this sweet couple to become husband and wife!  Katie + Adam wed at The Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul before returning via ACW Trolley to the Legare Waring House for the reception.  The couple chose vibrant colors of coral, orange, pink and yellow floral arrangements, which looked stunning against the bridesmaid's aqua floor length dresses, yet no one upstaged Katie who looked absolutely stunning in her Hayley Paige wedding gown.  Guests enjoyed drinks and dinner from CruCatering while mingling under the reception tent or taking in the many scenic views of the historic southern home.  Gold IES chandeliers hung from the tent to set the mood for the celebration.  King of Pops arrived to provide guests with a late night snack to cool them off from the Charleston summer heat.  The glow stick straws that guests could put in their drinks were a huge hit and such a fun detail! The night ended with a glow stick departure while Katie + Adam drove away in a 1957Chevrolet Bel Air to spend their first night as husband and wife before heading to Costa Rica for their honeymoon.  We wish you the best, Katie + Adam!

 

Thanks to our fabulous vendors!

Wedding Planning | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony Venue | The Cathedral of St. Luke + St. Paul

Reception Venue | Legare Waring House

Catering | Cru

Bar Service | Cru

Florist | Branch

Cake | Ashley Bakery

Lighting | IES

Specialty Dessert | King of Pops

Rentals | Eventworks

Reception Music | Plane Jane Scott Sain

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Officiant | Peet Dickenson at The Cathedral

Hair and Makeup | Vanity Salon

Guest Transportation | ACW Trolley

Bride + Groom Getaway Transportation | Lowcountry Valet

Specialty Rentals | All-Mist

Wedding Dress Designer | Hayley Paige

Legare-Waring House Wedding: Liz + Kenny

Liz + Kenny's Legare-Waring House wedding was a detailed dream come true for these two LA love birds. Liz and Kenny met via mutual friends in 2011, on the same day her school, UNC, defeated his alma mater, UW, in a heartbreaker game during the March Madness Basketball Tournament. Luckily, she was able to mend his heart over cheap Chinese food and they’ve been together ever since. As a contributor to multiple wedding magazines, Liz had seen it all. She wanted a wedding that truly stood out from the crowd, and wowed her LA guests. Liz loved the idea of a bright and colorful wedding inspired by vibrant fall hues that accented the gorgeous property of the historical Legare Waring House. She had a clear vision for a whimsical wedding with beautiful wildflowers accented with watercolors. Wildflowers ran the lengths of the tables and tall pillar candles were scattered throughout to create a beautiful glow. Everyone could tell where the bride + groom were sitting, with vintage green arm chairs from 428 Main, gold chargers, and floral napkins saving their seats.   As the ceremony began, guests were able to see the stunning bridesmaids in their mismatched neutral gowns that complemented each maid perfectly. Of course, we can't forget the boys! Navy suits made a huge impact against all of the greenery and Kenny stood out with his unique Charleston favorite-Brackish bow tie. All heads turned, as Liz began down the aisle in her Jenny Packham dress. Her father walked with her down the colorfully petaled aisle, and she met Kenny underneath an arbor of wildflowers. After this sweet couple read their vows and did the traditional Jewish breaking of the glass, it was time to celebrate! Liz + Kenny met their other true love at the end of the aisle for some pictures, and their dog Whiskey, could not have been more excited for his parents.  Guests enjoyed small bites and cool cocktails with floral printed straws during this beautiful October night. After everyone had said a few sweet words, it was time for these guests to get a taste of some southern cooking. Salthouse catering provided a delicious station of country fried chicken and mac & cheese. For those foodies in the group, guests also enjoyed grilled fish tacos and a gorgeous best of season display. Liz added a special detail by getting her bar signs, station signs, and hashtag signs hand calligraphied on water color printed paper to match her invitation suite. Once dancing began, Liz changed from her simple flower crown into her "party crown."  Big and bold blooms let the crowd know that it was time to put on their dancing shoes!  Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without celebrating the tradition of the Jewish hoorah! Liz + Kenny departed with their guests to keep the party going in downtown Charleston!

 

Thanks so much to all the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Legare-Waring House

Catering | Salthouse Catering

Bar | Squeeze On Site

Cake | Sablee

Florist | WildFlowers Inc.

Rentals | Event Works

Lighting | IES Productions

Specialty Rentals | 428 Main

Ceremony Music | Bob Williams Duo

Reception Music | DJ Wade

Photographer | Hyer Images

Videographer | Re-Peet Productions

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Hair/Makeup | Ash & Co.

Guest Transportation | ACW Limo

Dress Designer | Jenny Packham

Legare Waring House Wedding: Rosie + Daniel

Rosie and Daniel chose the historic and beautiful Legare-Waring House for their rustic spring wedding! The couple wanted to accent their alma-mater in their decorations, with peach and lavender florals from Branch Design Studio throughout their entire ceremony and reception, Go Clemson!! With details like wooden wine barrels and vintage  lounge furniture, this upscale rustic wedding was one for the books! This Legare Waring House wedding was complete with cafe lighting over the entire reception space, and gorgeous crystal chandeliers amongst the oak trees, this reception was absolutely stunning as the sun began to set over the water.  Our bride and groom both spent the morning at the Legare -Waring House getting ready before their intimate first look amongst the oak trees. After their pre-wedding photo shoot with Courtney Dox, the bridal party made their way to the lawn of the house, and down the isle! After a beautiful evening ceremony, it was time to celebrate! Our newest Mr. and Mrs. shared their first dance to "Crazy Love", played live for them by The Root Doctors, and then joined their family and friends for a night filled with love and celebration. After an incredible meal from Cru Catering, and a delicious cake from DeClare, Rosie and Daniel spent their night dancing with friends and family and enjoying their stunning open air reception. We're so happy Rosie and Daniel chose to go through their planning process with us, and we loved watching them begin their new and exciting future together! 

 

Thank you to our fabulous vendors!

Planning & Custom Pole Covers: Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Legare-Waring House

Catering: Cru Catering

Cake: DeClare

Florist: Branch

Rentals: Snyder Events

Lighting: IES

Specialty Rentals: 428 Main

Ceremony Music: Other Brother Entertainment

Reception Music: The Root Doctors

Photographer: Courtney Dox Photography

Videographer: Siegel Films

Hair and Makeup: Paper Dolls

Transportation: ACW Limo + Lowcountry Valet

Legare Waring House Wedding: Felicia + Sean

There was no better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with the beautiful union of Felicia and Sean at Legare Waring House. This couple was joined together in an official army ceremony, complete with uniforms and a saber arch. A beautiful chandelier hung in the middle of the avenue of oaks above the couple as they exchanged vows with a pretty arrangement of petals lining the aisle.

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This DIY bride  brought her own creativity to the table with a combination of burlap and turquoise. Their place cards were individual sea shells placed in sand for guests to keep at the end of the night. The ivory lanterns on every table gave the space an elegant feel throughout the nigh with twinkle lights hanging from the trees. To honor those soldiers that could not be there to witness the wedding, Felicia + Sean set up a POW table to remind everyone the true meaning of memorial day.

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Of course the night was not complete without dessert! A turquoise and white cake by Declare Cakes stole the show, especially when it was cut by the grooms sword!  However, it didn't stop there, the brides favorite homemade pies were brought by family members to accompany the cake.

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Charleston Groove Factory brought down the house, especially with their rendition of “Faithfully” by Journey, that the couple shared their first dance too.  They said goodbye as they walked through a tunnel of glowsticks and departed in a 1950 white Bentley.

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors:
Wedding Planning and Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Venue | Legare Waring House
Caterer | Hamby Catering
Photographer | McBee Photography
Bar Service | Mix
Rentals | Event Works
Cake | DeClare Cakes
Ceremony Musicians | Entertainment Charleston
Band | Charleston Groove Factory
Florist | First Bloom
Lighting | TEC
Hair and Makeup | Blush Air
Videographer | East West Production
Chaplain | John Painter
Getaway Vehicle | Limos for Less

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.

Legare Waring House Wedding: Emily + Keith

On May 4th, Emily and Keith tied the knot at the Legare Waring House, underneath lowcountry moss oaks and in front of close family and friends. This elegant and glam affair incorporated the historic beauty, and uniqueness of this amazing venue. The ceremony was held  at the famous Avenue of Oaks and had tons of sweet and personal touches with friends and family of the bride and groom involved in the ceremony. After reading their vows and becoming man and wife, the party continued at the Legare Waring House with a beautiful tented reception, complete with amazing food and entertainment.

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A color scheme of light pink, ivory, white, and grey were used to achieve the elegant, glam, and romantic theme that Emily and Keith wanted for their special weekend.This Legare-Waring House Wedding incorporated lantern tablescapes and romantic flower arrangements decorated the reception, along with a beautiful draped tent, crystal chandeliers, and a black and white dance floor. Additional unique elements were incorporated into Emily and Keith’s wedding, which allowed their fun personalities to be seen. Personalized coozies, a Penn State inspired grooms cake, and a photo booth guest book are just a few of the creative and fun elements that Emily and Keith used in their reception.

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A selection of unique cocktails were provided by Ice Box Bar. Guests sipped on sangria, mojitos, and non alcoholic blueberry lemonade. A broad assortment of food was provided by Duvall Catering. Guests enjoyed food from the mac and cheese bar, seafood raw bar, french fry bar, and BBQ station. Also, a taco bar and fresh made churros were available to go for guests craving a late night snack. Also, a beautiful cake created by Twenty Six Divine showcased the bride and grooms romantic and elegant theme.Table names at the reception were created based on the bride and grooms favorite places. Many of the table names had fun stories behind them that pertained to Emily and Keith. What a unique and personal way to show the bride and grooms personality!Pure Luxe Bride enjoyed working with Emily and Keith and had a wonderful time celebrating their wedding weekend! We cannot wait to see the newlyweds soon in New York City.

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

Venue: Legare Waring House

Catering: Duvall Catering

Rental Company: Event DRS Rentals

Rental Company: Stage Presence Equipment Rentals

Beverage Service: Ice Box Bar

Videographer: Hart to Heart Media

Photography: Paige Winn Photography

Transportation: Lancaster Tours

Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company

Band: Two Three Ways

Make Up Services: Charleston On-Site Make Up

Skincare and Make Up Services: Bellelina

Bakery: Twenty Six Divine

Flowers: Wild Flowers Inc.

Photo booth: Other Brother Entertainment

 

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.