Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina. This quaint Southern beauty is one of the top spots for destination weddings and there’s no wondering why. With its seaside views and beautifully preserved historic buildings, it is chock-full of character and charm. Strolling along the Charleston peninsula you’ll run across some of the oldest churches in the United States alongside delicious restaurants serving up traditional seafood dishes until you stumble upon Lowndes Grove Plantation. It’s right there that A Charleston Bride made us fall in love with Charleston.
This dreamy wedding, designed in neutral shades of ivory and soft shades of blue was overlooking the Ashley River under a magical tent twinkling with chandeliers. With the tables set in cornflower blue paisley patterned linens, A Charleston Bride designed bright flowers in an ombre effect fading from coral to nude to create a beautiful balance of color. The small nods to tradition were so beautifully woven into this couple’s wedding day we can barely believe it! From a custom wedding crest, painted by artist Arabella June, to a fret-pattern ribbon around the bouquet we love how the small touches were tended to.
It was a truly magical night with guests dancing happily and others lounging around in the beautiful rentals from Ooh! Event Rentals set underneath the trees, strung with lanterns and sparkling into the night. And to top it all off? A sparkler send off down the dock for a romantic ride around the Charleston harbor in a vintage wooden speedboat. Can you believe it? Only in Charleston.
Original feature in Charleston Weddings Magazine Summer 2016 and online at Charleston Weddings Magazine
Wedding design and Florals A Charleston Bride | Venue, Catering, Cake Patrick Properties | Lighting Technical Event Company | Linens Nuage Designs | Lounge Furniture, Décor Ooh! Event Rentals | Tabletop Polished Rentals | Photography Ryan Ray | Rentals Snyder Events | Stationary Studio R Design | Calligraphy Elizabeth Porcher Jones | Wedding Crest Arabella June | Altar banner Boutique Tents | Welcome baskets A Signature Welcome | Ceremony musicians Bob Williams | Reception Musicians Simply Irresistible | Transportation Absolutely Charleston | Getaway Boat Classic Boat Charleston | Videography East West Production | Bride’s Attire Anne Barge | Dress Steamer Cacky Bride + Aid | Beauty Ash + Co. Bridal | Bridesmaid’s Attire Alfred Angelo | Menswear Men’s Warehouse | Ring Bearer’s Attire Florence Eiseman