Shelby and Matt wanted their wedding to be simple and elegant. The two chose gold as their main color focused everything around that. The two chose the Francis Marion because it was close to Grace Episcopal Church and easy for out of town guests to travel back and forth. Matt was born and raised in Charleston and he loves palmetto roses so the two decided to incorporate them into her bouquet and into to the groomsmen boutonnieres. It was a great celebration!
When it came to time to plan their wedding Gene wanted to keep tradition and have the military type wedding at the Citadel. The two wanted to incorporate the traditional military wedding with a laid back beach feel for the reception. They also wanted to incorporate Charleston culture into the reception because they knew it would be a destination type wedding since all of their families are scattered across the US. As a fun touch Mary and Gene chose to go with Shag dancing and lessons, low country boil and pulled bbq pork, and a sword line at the end of the ceremony to keep with their Charleston/Military them! To top off the fun Cocky the Gamecock even made a surprise appearance complete with dancing!
Marcella and Ward made it a point to blend the Indonesian heritage of the bride with the Carolina traditions of the groom. To accomplish this, they combined the beauty of South Carolina with Indonesian cultural influences! To kick off the wedding festivities they started off with an Oyster Roast welcome dinner overlooking the marshes of Kiawah Island. The following day was the ceremony, which was held at the cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Charleston and the reception at Osprey Point Golf Club back on Kiawah Island. Marcella and Ward were inspired to incorporate a feather theme, from the various types of feathers on the bride’s wedding dress – custom designed by Maya Ratih Couture, to feathers on the cake- done by The Cake Stand. Indonesian elements included a pre-reception tea ceremony, custom wedding toppers of the couple in traditional Indonesian garb, and kopi luwak (a rare civet coffee) for the guests! It was a gorgeous day with so many thoughtful, personal touches!
Susan and Ryan had the perfect wedding to share with you during this time of year! They had a Auburn University themed wedding for Ryan’s love of the university! The colors were orange and navy, and Holly at a Charleston Event did a great job adding little touches of chevron to make the event classy and southern. Country and Lace Florist did beautiful orange and navy flowers to tie into the theme. The ceremony and reception were held at Creek Club at I’on, Susan loved the idea of getting married under the mossy oaks by Hobcaw Creek. The Cake Stand added some personal touches with dog figurines featuring the couples dogs! Congrats you guys, and GO TIGERS!
Cameron and Kaleb had a traditional wedding at James Island Presbyterian in March. Cameron’s beautiful dress is from Modern Trousseau, and Paper Dolls Wedding Hair and Make-Up worked with Cameron to make sure she looked perfect on her special day! Country & Lace provided the beautiful bouquets and centerpieces, while The Cake Stand created an incredible cake. After the ceremony guests traveled to The Francis Marion Hotel were they ate and danced all night to a band from Other Brother Entertainment. In between the ceremony and reception Wanda was able to sneak away with the couple to get some amazing cobblestone street pictures downtown. We are so happy we got to apart of such a special day! Cameron and Kaleb’s wedding was also featured in A Lowcountry Wedding and you can check it here: http://alowcountrywed.com/francis-marion-hotel-wedding-richard-bell-photography/
Katie and Chris had a stunning wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Duvall Catering and Event Design along with Branch Designs did a wonderful job pulling off a garden party meets backyard BBQ for this outdoor wedding. The flowers that were used throughout the ceremony and reception were right out of a dream. She used many colors including: pink, orange, yellow, purple, and green. Her shoes were even floral decorated! Lauren at the Cake Stand created a round tiered cake with bright pink camellias that also showed off the brides bubbly personality. The cake even featured two love birds on the top layer under the flowers. Katie’s ball gown styled dress came from Wedding Row, in Downtown Charleston. Katie also wore her grandmother’s green cocktail ring which matched her teardrop earrings. Other Brother Entertainment provided a live band for guests to party and dance to all night. A white limo from ACW Limo Service awaited the bride and groom as they were sent off with sparklers.