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Lively Winter Loft Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 26, 2013

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Lauren and Michael were married in downtown Columbia, S.C. on December 29. After searching for the perfect urban vibe, they settled with 701 Whaley, a loft known for it’s high ceilings, concrete floors, and exposed brick walls. The bride wore a custom sweetheart a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a faux fur stole, rose gold drop diamond earrings, and Badgley Mischka peep-toe heels. Bridesmaids looked simple yet classic in their little black dresses, accessorized with emerald pashmina shawls. “My favorite moment of the day was when we had our first look,” Lauren said. “There was so much anticipation, and I was beginning to feel a little overwhelmed, but once I saw Michael, it was like none of that mattered. I was right where I wanted to be!” Following the traditional church ceremony, the reception began, and boy was it beautiful. Just look at those black and white striped linens, pomegranates at each place setting, chalkboard mural, and paper flower wall behind the cake!

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Photography and Stationery:  Landon Jacob Productions | Videography: Dust of the Ground | Ceremony Venue: Main Street United Methodist Church | Reception Venue: 701 Whaley | Event Planner: Jessica Parks Rourke of Parkside Wedding Studio | Floral Designer: Fern Studio Floral & Event Design | Caterer: Fancy That! Bistro and Catering | Dress Designer: Bella Vista Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Indochino | Hair Stylist: Ashley Wright of Cline’s Salon Vista | Makeup Artist: Chelsea Winford of The Painted Face | Signage: Gwyn Marie Pevonka | Cookie and Favor Bags: Lady Letterpress | Equipment Rentals: Palmetto Party Rentals | Cake: Publix Bakery

Rachele & Michael 

August 23 

Charleston, South Carolina 

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Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It wasn’t one thing, it was everything!  The plantation was stunning, and the on-site event contact Jessica was incredibly sweet and available to help in any way she could.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Having the ceremony set outside on the Ashley River, under giant live oak trees draped with Spanish Moss.  It was simply beautiful.  It ended up starting to rain hard ten minutes before the ceremony was scheduled to start, but then after five minutes, it stopped, the sky cleared, and everything got quiet.

2. The relaxing feel of the entire week leading up to wedding (we spent that week at a beach house on isle of palms with both our immediate families together) as well as the intimate feel of the wedding itself.  We only had 35 guests including the bridal party.  Everyone there was incredibly special to us and we got to spend time with each guest!

3. The rustic, vintage, feel of the décor.  We spent a lot of time formulating a simple, but chic vision and the outdoor lounge area, the dessert display framed by a collage of antique mirrors, and the chandeliers accented by hanging mason jars filled with flowers created that perfectly!

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

For my husband, it is our first dance.  We had taken a few dance lessons and had the teacher choreograph something so that people wouldn’t just be watching us sway back and forth for two minutes.  He loved getting to display some hidden talents.  My favorite moment was standing at the back of the lawn with my father waiting for our cue to walk down the aisle.  I loved having that quiet opportunity to stand back observe the wedding and everyone dear to us before getting sucked up into it myself.  It was like time stopped for a minute.

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Tamika & Juan 

April 14 

Charleston, South Carolina  

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Q & A with the Bride:

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.

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Gina & Shawn 

May 17  

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina   

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It is unlike any venue I have ever been to. It is a perfect blend of southern charm, rustic, and chic.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Yellow

2. Burlap

3. Lace 

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

Our maid of honors’ and best man’s speeches. One of my sisters did a rap, and it was absolutely hilarious. My other sister’s speech was so heartfelt that she started crying. The best man’s speech was perfect – thoughtful and loving, yet funny too.  I felt every possible emotion at one time; we were on cloud nine!

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Sweet Summer Backyard Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 20, 2013

Margaret & Jesus

June 22  

Beaufort, South Carolina 

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

We got married in my grandparent’s backyard.  I spent most of my holidays at their home growing up, and my parents got engaged and married there, so it is a very special place for me. Even though my husband and I are from DC, we wanted to share Low Country with our friends.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

My first favorite part was getting ready with all my amazing best friends and sisters upstairs in Mimi (my grandmother’s) bathroom. I have so many memories of watching Mimi put on her red lipstick in that mirror and getting ready there reminded me what a beautiful legacy I get to be a part of. Second, at the end of the ceremony, my cousins surprised us with a little flash mob and sang “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher” as our recessional. It was an awesome way to get the party started. Lastly, the setting was perfect — we had a full moon, high tide which made for a gorgeous evening.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment from my wedding that I hope I’ll hold with me always is standing on my Dad’s arm at the top of the stairs on my grandparent’s porch with my niece playing the cello and most everyone I love in the world in front of me on the lawn. It’s a surreal and very joyful perspective to have.

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