Fabulous Friday: Venue Spotlight on Lowndes Grove Plantation

By far one of our favorite venues in Charleston is the gorgeous Lowndes Grove Plantation! Between the historic white plantation home overlooking the Ashley River, and the expansive lawn and gardens that are perfect for a ceremony, Lowndes Grove Plantation provides the backdrop for a classic, romantic Southern wedding. Originally built in in 1786 by George Abbot Hall, Lowndes Grove Plantation remained a privately owned residence until 2007, when it was opened as an event venue. Since then, the historic plantation home has seen countless brides through the happiest day of their life. The stunningly decorated  interior rooms, complete with that classic Charleston style,  provide the perfect setting for pre-wedding photos. Once outside, you can't deny the incredible view of the reception space as the sun sets over the Ashley River. Complete with a large dock for guests to enjoy throughout the night, Lowndes Grove Plantation truly offers it all to our brides looking for that traditional plantation wedding! 

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Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jennifer + Cole

It doesn't get better than a beautiful Lowndes Grove wedding in the Spring! We're reminiscing  over Jen and Cole's classic blush and white wedding  from last May. It's full of gorgeous blooms, fun details and a fabulous party! Thank you Jennifer Bearden for these gorgeous photos!

 

Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning and Coordination | Pure Luxe Bride

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Catering /Bar Service | Patrick Properties

Photographer | Jennifer Bearden

DJ | Ascend Entertainment

Rentals | Event Works

Cake | Wild Flour

Hair & Makeup | Paper Dolls

Florists | Wild Flowers Inc.

Officiant | Christy Loftin

Specialty Sign | 428 Main

Transportation for Bride + Groom | Charleston Style Limo

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Jessica + Will

It was a beautiful sunny day for Jessica + Will's Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding. They had their ceremony between the Oak trees with a gorgeous backdrop of the Ashley River. Will walked down the aisle with their handsome dog, and Jessica walked down the aisle with both her Father and her Grandfather. Jessica had incorporated the cutest details that were special to her and Will. For table numbers, they used personal numbers that represented the couple such as; the day they met, how many miles apart their hometowns are, and their first apartment number. Their pillows for the lounge were of their home states of New York and Virginia with a heart where their hometowns were, a great keepsake to bring back home! They also had cute cookies made of their home states as favors for their guests! The groom planned a special surprise for their first dance.  He had arranged an acoustic guitar player to come in and play their first dance to the bride's favorite song "Hey Pretty Girl". How sweet! The couple and their guests danced the night away! 

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planner and Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony + Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Bar/Cake/Catering | Patrick Properties
Florists/Lighting | Wild Flower
Rentals | Event Works
Ceremony/Reception Music | DJ Ascend
Photographer | Magnolia Photography
Officiant | Uncle - John Morgans
Makeup & Hair | Paper Dolls
Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

 

 

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Michelle + Omar

Michelle + Omar had a dream wedding despite the summer rain at Lowndes Grove Plantation. The blush, navy, and gold accents glistened beneath the beautiful crystal chandeliers. This couple had adorable details; their personal monogram for the specialty bar, a custom black and white dance floor, swizzle straws, and dancing shoes! They couldn't bring their dog all the way from Miami, so they made a cut out so he could be there in spirit, we love this! The couple shared their vows in the black and white piazza at Lowndes, just perfect for an intimate ceremony! You can just see the love in their eyes, and this overhead shot of their sparkler departure is one of our favorites to date! Thanks to Leigh Webber photography for all the beauty.

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 Thank You To Our Fabulous Vendors:
Wedding Planning + Design | Pure Luxe Bride  
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Caterer/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties
Florist | Branch
Rentals | Event Works / Snyder
Ceremony Music | Signature Players
Reception Music | Epic Charleston
Photographer | Leigh Webber
Hair/Makeup | Gibson Hair and Makeup  
Lighting | Innovative Event Services

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Laurie + Dan

Laurie + Dan picked the perfect November day to tie the knot at Lowndes Grove Plantation. Talk about glam, this wedding was gleaming from head to toe! From the flowers, to the dress, the cake, and the crystal Chuppah, everything was over the top! With an absolutely stunning bride + groom, and the Ashley River as the backdrop, you just can't go wrong! You can just feel the love these two shared through these amazing photos captured by Hyer Images!

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This gorgeous Jewish wedding ceremony was focused around the Chuppah, elegantly placed in the center of the luscious front lawn. The crystal frame caught the early evening sunset, gleaming as Laurie + Dan said their "I do's".

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Following cocktail hour, Laurie + Dan were surrounded by their guests as they were raised up in chairs to complete the traditional dance of the Horah. Elegant custom draping by Loluma aligned the dance floor as unique chandeliers glistened over the bride and groom, providing an intimate space to enjoy their special night.

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Beneath this ever-so-glamorous tent, the guest enjoyed an exquisite five course meal, followed by a miniature dessert platter, which included desserts such as flambéed crème brûlée banana tart- yum! Each table was decorated with custom-made linens, a gift to the bride, and classic centerpieces of floating candles and oversized orchid arrangements.

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As the evening came to a close, the guests lined the walkway with sparklers to see Laurie and Dan off in their stretch limo. The couple's limo was then followed by many others, taking the newlyweds and their party downtown to Mynt, where they continued their celebration!

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Wedding Planning & Design: Pure Luxe Bride
Floral, Lighting and Decor Design: Loluma
Photography: Hyer Images
Videography: Hart to Heart Media
Band: Shimmer
DJ: Creative Sound
Hair & Make Up: Stuart Lawrence Salon
Transportation: Charleston Style Limo
Cake: Twenty Six Divine
Catering & Bar Service: FISH
Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation
Officiant: Rabbi Segal
Rentals: Snyder
Specialty Bar: Event DRS
Paper: Prim & Pixie

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Christine + Drew

This “Lilly” inspired wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation could not have been any more perfect for  this beautiful July day! The decor was bold and bright; the hot pink and  bright greens really made the venue pop! The bride made her own custom ikat pink and green table runners that helped pull together the look with the bold and beautifully done flowers by WildFlowers.

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The couple tied in fun, creative details through out their celebration. In lieu of the traditional guest book, the bride came up with something totally unique! The book was a big puzzle of Charleston with different pieces cut out. The guests were told to pick a piece, sign the back, and replace it back into the puzzle.  The bride also had a special swing made for the wedding engraved with her and Drew's initials. It was a creative touch to add to the big Oak Trees at Lowndes Grove.

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The bride looked gorgeous in her v-neck silk gown covered in beading, and the guys looked adorable in their pink and white striped bow ties! The excitement was building all day for the groom as he waited for the first look of his bride. The ceremony was made extra special when a bouquet was placed on an empty chair in the front row, in memory of Drew's Mom. This is such a great way to keep loved ones close!

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Guests enjoyed cocktail hour with the amazing strings of Seth G. His upbeat vibe got everyone in the mood to party! Christine and her dad shagged to “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison for their Father/Daughter dance. The bride and groom ended their reception with their first dance to “This Will Be” by Natalie Cole. The party never stopped with this group as they departed by trolley to enjoy the wonderful adventures of Downtown Charleston.

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Thanks to the fabulous vendors!

Wedding Planning | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove
Catering/Bar | Patrick Properties
Florists | Wild Flowers
Rentals | Snyder
Ceremony Musicians | Charleston Virtuosi + Seth G
Reception Music | Charleston Groove Factory
Photographer | Dana Cubbage
Cake | Tiffany Bakery
Officiant | Ben Konopa
Hair & Makeup | Ash & Co.
Transportation | Absolutely Charleston
Lounge/Lighting | Ooh! Events

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Christy + Brad

It was a perfect day for Christy + Brad's Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding. This couple wanted their wedding to encompass all of the joy and beauty that their life-long friendship has brought them, and what better way to celebrate their journey than having a plush wedding alongside the Ashley River?! Christy + Brad, accompanied by their intimate bridal + groom parties, said their "I do's" beneath the beautiful southern Oaks. Shortly after the ceremony, the newlyweds entered their glamorous cocktail hour to "Bear Down," the Chicago Bears fight song. Their entrance helped them bring a little piece of home to Charleston! Inside the plantation home, the happy couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious raw bar while watching the sun go down over the Ashley River. Following cocktail hour, Christy + Brad shared their first dance to one of their favorite songs, "My Best Friend" by Tim McGraw. Guests enjoyed a mouthwatering five course meal and delicate macaroons, designed to match Christy's plush theme. Pink and silver accents were spread throughout the tablescapes and lounge area, including a custom cigar bar and specially made accent pillows. To end this glamorous celebration, Christy + Brad were sent off by their guests through a sparkler archway. The happy couple departed in a vintage limo on the way to their after party to continue the fun! A big thanks to Dana Cubbage and Film Anywhere for capturing this beautiful day!

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors:

Wedding Planning, Draping &  Coordination | Pure Luxe Bride 

Ceremony/ Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation

Caterer/ Bar | Patrick Properties

Cake | DeClare Cakes

Rentals | Event Works

Florist | SYG Designs

Tent | Snyder

Ceremony Music | Entertainment Charleston

Reception Music | Travis Allison Band

Photographer | Dana Cubbage

Videographer | Film Anywhere

Officiant | Nick Harlovic ( friend)

Hair & Makeup | Liz True (friend)

Guest Transportation | Charleston Style Limo

Bride & Groom Transportation | ACW Limo

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Lauren + Jeffrey

June 27th was a beautiful day at Lowndes Grove Plantation for Lauren and Jeff's summer wedding! We love the classic black and white color scheme with pops of chevron.  Lauren wanted to let Lowndes Grove's beauty speak for itself, and that it did! The brides hand tied bouquet was a mix of ivory and blush calla lilies, her favorite flower. Lauren and Jeffrey got married on the front lawn under the Oak tree with the Ashley River as their backdrop. The tables had the perfect vignette of pink hydrangeas, blush blooms, and lanterns. The bride + groom also provided mini lanterns as a thank you to their guests. How cute!  This couple was absolutely stunning, just see for yourself!

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After dinner and speeches took place it was time to cut the gorgeous cake with the monogram topper! Just look at that cake!

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Thank you to the fabulous vendors!
Wedding Planning & Design | Pure Luxe Bride
Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Caterer/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties
Photographer | Melody Weaver
Rentals | Snyder
Band | Soul Fish
Transportation | Finger Snappin' Trolley
Florists | Wild Flowers Inc.
Officiant | A Charleston Wedding
Ceremony Musicians | Palmetto Strings Duo
Hair & Make Up | Friend of the Bride

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Amanda + Rod

The chance of rain wasn't stopping Amanda + Rod from having a beautiful day! As the bride and groom got ready for their special day in Isle of Palms, Pure Luxe Bride was hard at work at Lowndes Grove Plantation on the peninsula with a gorgeous draping installation for their tent!

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The bride and groom chose to exchange their vows at St. John's Lutheran Church, off the beaten path nearby the downtown market. As guests arrived to the church, the bridal party was hidden before beginning what was a beautiful ceremony. Both mothers processed to "Clair de Lune", followed by the bridal party to "Canon in D". The officiant, groom and best man entered first, followed by the Jr. Bridesmaids, the bridesmaids escorted by the groomsmen, and of course, the two adorable ring bearer's. Amanda and her father were greeted by "The Prince of Denmark's March", as they themselves marched down the aisle.

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Cocktail hour began at 6pm, where guests were invited to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the plantation home. Amanda + Rod's sweet puppy arrived, groomed and fluffy, to snap a few photos with the couple on their special day. "Dr. + Mrs. Romero" were announced into their reception and enjoyed their first dance to Edwin McCain's, "I'll Be". Amanda then shared a dance with her father and  Rod with his mother.

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After the station-style dinner, Amanda + Rod cut their beautifully designed cake, adorned with flowers and detailed piping to match the lace on Amanda's dress. They had so much fun with the bouquet and garter tosses and danced the rest of the night away with their guests! Amanda + Rod chose "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton to be played as the last song of the night, before their sparkler departure!

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The following vendors were used to create Amanda + Rod's elegant evening.

Ceremony Venue | St. John's Lutheran Church
Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Planning, Design & Draping | Pure Luxe Bride
Catering, Bar Service + Cake | Patrick Properties
Rentals | EventWorks
Band | Plane Jane
Florist | WildFlowers Inc.
Photographer | McBee Photography
Hair + Makeup | Ash & Co. Bridal Hair
Dog Service | Dawg Tired Wedding Nanny

Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding: Sara + Christoph

Sara + Christoph's end-of-February-wedding was a beautiful blend of family, culture and love. The traditional American wedding, with a German flair, took place at Lowndes Grove Plantation. We loved getting to know Sara + Christoph and  were eager to help them and their families celebrate their special day.

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Sara and her father walked down an extended aisle, beginning on the side of the house and wrapping around to the front lawn where the elegant and intimate ceremony took place. Our team was able to Skype Christoph's sister in Germany so she too could be a part of the ceremony. During the ceremony, readings were done in English as well as German to allow family from afar to be a part of the celebration. After exchanging vows, Sara + Christoph invited guests into the house for cocktail hour, where they enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres by Patrick Properties.

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After capturing as many newlywed, bridal party and family photographs as possible, Sara + Christoph were invited to the dance floor for their first dance - "Heaven" by Boyce Avenue. With many guests from Germany,Christoph gave a special welcome to all of their guests to thanked them for coming from afar to celebrate with them.

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After such a delicious meal, dancing and laughter began! Sara and her father enjoyed their dance to country star Darius Rucker's, "It Won't Be Like This For Long". Christoph and his mother danced to the traditional German song, "Wenn Ein Lied", by Soehne Mannheims. A champagne toast accompanied the maid of honor and best man speeches - which included a surprise video made just for Christoph! The speeches were especially heartfelt because after the wedding, Sara + Christoph plan to move to Germany.

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The newlyweds cut their cake hand-over-hand and then celebrated with friends during the bouquet and garter toss. The evening was topped off with a sparkler exit for Sara + Christoph - the perfect way to end the most beautiful evening.

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The following vendors were used to create this elegant evening:

Ceremony/Reception Venue | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Planning | Pure Luxe Bride
Caterer/Bar/Cake | Patrick Properties
Rental Company | Event Works
DJ/Band | Rob Duren
Ceremony Musician | String Duo
Florist | Wild Flowers
Photographer | Olivia Griffin Photography
Videographer | Signature Wedding Films
Hair/Makeup | Isabelle with Belle-Maquillage
Officiant | Joe Bustos