Elizabeth and Andrew were married in a traditional church ceremony at Westinster Presbyterian followed by a reception at Legare Waring House in Charleston, S.C. on January 4. The bride wore a v-neck lace a-line wedding gown with long-sleeves, accessorized with her hair in an updo, floor-length veil, and a pair of glitter Jimmy Choo peep-toe high heels, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids (all 17 of them!) wore long neutral chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, tulips, Queen Anne’s lace, and ferns. Before the ceremony, the couple opted for a first look. It took place at four o’clock surrounded by family and friends witnessing. Even the Christmas tree was still lit! Once the vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official! Guests were greeted to the historic home though an avenue of moss-draped oak trees. The reception took place in a clear frame tent surrounded by almost 80 acres of gardens. Tables were decorated with white linens, pillar candle centerpieces atop gold charger plates, and folding padded chairs. Did you notice the black and white checkered dance floor they performed dances on? And not to mention the string lights hanging from the ceiling! Following a buffet dinner, the four-tiered square cake was cut and served. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited amongst a sea of petals.
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
I wanted something that was quintessential Charleston. Charles Towne Landing is also special to me because my parents and I were always there as child. My parents are deceased, and I wanted a place where I had fond memories of them.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. Chandeliers hanging from the majestic oak trees.
2. Farm tables.
3. Nearly every single centerpiece was something I found in the garages, storage units or in our home, family and friends. I purchased 6 new pieces. Mostly candelabras.
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
That it rained, and it didn’t steal our joy. At first, I was very upset and then, I let it go. It was out of my hands. Now, I look back at the photos and video, and wouldn’t have it any other day. We danced in the rain all night long. My dress was a bloody mess, but it was everything we could have asked for and more. Now, we dance in the rain every single chance we get.
We just love how this wedding mixes unique, bold, and modern details (a bright color scheme, the bride’s pink gown) with a historic venue and Southern charm. And can we just talk about that gown for a moment? It truly proves that you don’t have to wear wedding white to look like the star of the show – and still completely bridal-appropriate. We’re also loving the lush florals, the cool cupcake arrangement, and the scenic ceremony spot.