a homemade, destination wedding.

Chicago couple Katy and Jeff were married in Bluffton, South Carolina at St. Gregory the Great  with a reception following at Belfair Plantation on May 18th.  The colors were coral and gold, and flowers provided by Old Bluffton Flowers were white garden roses with a few light pink roses added in.  Being extremely crafty, Katy did much of the wedding design herself.  The invitations and ceremony programs were all designed with her talent in graphic design.  The place cards which were boxes in the shapes of bride and grooms were also made my Katy.  The table numbers were shown with pictures of the bride and groom at the corresponding age. Another personal touch that was added to the wedding was the wedding cake which was made by the grooms aunt.  The “sweets” table also consisted of family cookie recipes from both sides.  While Hilton Head Entertainment provided the music, Katy and Jeff provided the flip flops so guests could “Save their souls and DANCE!” Guests came from out of town so it was important for Katy and Jeff to show off the south while everyone partied and enjoyed the weekend!

Courtney & Joel

Courtney and Joel were married at Magnolia Plantation, on a beautiful sunny day May, 30.  They had a very small intimate wedding with family, friends, and their adorable pooch, Boone.  With about ten quests their wedding was all about them!  Mosaic Catering did a fantastic job providing an afternoon menu for the couple and there guests!

A Romantic Wedding by the Water

Ashleigh and Eric wanted a romantic wedding with a touch of the south.  They choose Patriots Point for the fantastic view and to help make their vision come true, Roxanne at Marry Me Weddings used white with hints of peach and burlap.  The flowers for the ceremony and reception were provided by Branch Studio Designs with white hydrangeas, pink roses, and lots of babies breath.  The brides gown from Global Bridal Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia was a fitted one shoulder lace dress which was embellished with a belted pearl tie around the middle. Lacy at Relish Distinctive Catering came up with a delicious menu of crab cakes, shrimp & grits, and hush puppies.  For dessert, everyone was able to enjoying a little bit of everything from traditional wedding cake to whoopie pies to mini pecan pies from P.I.E Bake Shoppe.  Other Brother Entertainment provided a band for the entertainment and the bride and groom were whisked away in a black cab provided Black Cab Company at the end of the evening.

Lace & Burlap Wedding

Samantha and Max met at Coastal Carolina University and after three years of dating they couple decided to show off their southern roots with an outdoor wedding at Magnolia Plantation.  With local and out of state  guests, the couple used mason jars, lanterns, and lots of burlap and lace for an old Charleston feel.  While waiting for the ceremony to begin guests were able to sip on sweet tea and lemonade out of mason jars with blue chevron straws to add the final touch. The colors were sapphire blue with hints of yellow in the flowers and centerpieces.  Duvall Catering and Events continued the theme of old southern by providing Charleston cuisine including shrimp and grits and Palmetto Brewery beer.  Guests were able to indulge in their own personal taste when it came to dessert.  Being a lover of all sweets, Samantha had cupcakes by Cupcake Downsouth which were displayed on a large black tier surrounded by mason jars.  Everything really came together and made for a classic southern wedding.

Storm Point Pavilion Wedding

Storm Point Pavilion and Red Bank Club are hidden gems in Goose Creek, South Carolina and that is where Jessica and Michael chose to say their vows to one another.  The outdoor setting is perfect for couples who are wanting an outdoor, low key wedding with the beautiful Ashley River in the background.   The colors were a dark plum with pops of bright pink and orange that were absolutely stunning to the eye.

Taylor and Brandon’s Intimate Charleston Wedding

When high school sweethearts Taylor and Brandon began planning there Spring wedding they had one thing in mind, intimacy.  The two were married in June at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens under a huge oak tree with the beautiful Ashley River in the background.  Coming from two large families Taylor and Brandon knew they wanted a small wedding that focused on the two of them, the vows they were taking, and the love that they share.  Without the stress of a large wedding, they concentrated on what was most important to them:  each other.  Being a sucker for lace and wanting an old southern wedding, Taylor wore a beautiful strapless lace gown which was accented with a beige ribbon across the middle.  Her best accessory:  her cowboy boots! When a light afternoon shower started Brandon held a white umbrella over his bride while they recited there vows and exchanged rings with one another.  The day could not have been more romantic and special.


“Sharing the Romance” Magnolia Plantation Wedding Giveaway Event

So many wonderful vendors came together to create a $50,000 wedding to giveaway to a wonderful couple. Katie and Bobby are Army Rangers who entered the contest, and their families, friends, and countless others joined forces to vote for them to win. Earlier this year, everything came together and WOW! Their wedding has been featured in several publications including Charleston Wedding Magazine, the Post & Courier, and more.


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Lori and Chris’ Elegant Boone Hall Wedding

Lori and Chris wanted a classic, elegant wedding that really highlighted vintage Boone Hall Plantation.  Everything from the cotton boutineers to the mason jars showed off a rustic yet sophisticated look that outlined the huge Oak Trees at the entrance to Boone Hall.  Wedding hair was by Carrie at Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Make-Up.  Modern Trousseau helped Lori pick out her beautiful mermaid style gown.  Stephanie at Sweetgrass Events and Tiger Lily florist created a beautiful reception that used silvers, ivories, and pops of purple throughout.  Old photos of the bride and groom were displayed in old rustic frames and hung up to show off the bride and grooms personal style.  Lace and burlap were a staple as decorating pieces to pay respect to the South!  Many of the decorations were handcrafted by the mother of the bride.  Good Food Catering brought southern favorites for guests to dine on.  Entertainment by DJ Mateo Jones had guests dancing all night.  Cakes by Kasarda created a beautiful four tiered white cake that featured cascading purple flowers.  To end the evening the bride and groom were showered with lavender, cheers, and tears!