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Vintage 1920s-Inspired Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 08, 2013

Charla & Chris  

November 10

Johns Island, 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?

Chris and I love the water and go out on the boat every weekend when it’s warm. On the water one afternoon, we noticed a wedding at the Island House. We knew immediately that it was the place. Our engagements as well as many other memories have been made on the Stono River. The location was not only gorgeous, but represented who we are as a couple.

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

1. 1920s style clothing – Everyone including my guests wore 1920s-inspired clothing. It was not only fun picking out my wedding dress and what my wedding party would wear, but it also made it fun for my guests as well. Involving everyone brought a special feel and uniqueness that made our wedding special.

2. Invitations- Our invitations were art deco, and the inlay of the envelopes had an imprint with our names. We hired a calligrapher to make it even more authentic and bought awesome 1920s style stamps from Zazzle.

3. 1920s decor- I bought a working phonograph that winds and plays actual records from the 1920s along with 1920s sheet music that I used as decor. My even planner Stephanie even made cool chandeliers out of them!

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

My dad walking me down the aisle was a moment that I will never forget. We bought top hats for all of the guys to wear. I didn’t want the guys to wear them during the ceremony because I knew I couldn’t take Chris seriously. Last minute, I asked my dad to wear his. It looked great on him, and in a way, it was as if he was giving Chris and the rest of the groomsmen permission to wear theirs.

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Kristy & Tim

September 15

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

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It’s been so cold here at WeddingWire HQ (“Hello, Mother Nature? It’s April!”) that we’re ready to just skip over spring and head into the heat of summer. This wedding had us dreaming of lounging in the sunshine – plus we absolutely adore the cowboy hats, the cake, and the bride’s high-low hemline dress (so ideal for a wedding in the sand!).

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Gillian & Tom

March 9

Charleston, South Carolina

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Q & A with the Bride:

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

Historic charm – we both have southern roots with grandparents from the south.  Unfortunately, they weren’t able to attend the wedding.  Having our wedding at a historic southern venue was somewhat of a way to honor our heritage and to embrace our appreciation for history.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. The garden ceremony setting – it was a special sunny day.  A fountain with peaceful running water served as our “altar” and our guests had a great view of the house at our historic venue.
  2. Bow ties for the groom and groomsmen– fun Charleston tradition and style.
  3. Chandeliers hung in our tent for the reception – they were a small detail that really added romance and charm.      

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Don’t leave the details for the last minute.  We were so happy to have all of our planning done in advance so that the week before the wedding we really weren’t stressed at all.  We had time to spend and enjoy with family in the last few days leading up to the wedding.

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

Seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony.  We didn’t do first look photos and it made it so much more exciting to see each other at that big moment.  We couldn’t stop smiling! 

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Rustic Fall Plantation Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 08, 2013

Erin & Jason

November 4

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

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From the photographer: 

“Magical is the best way to describe the day. Jason and Erin vowed to be together at the magnificent Boone Hall Plantation in front of their family and friends. Two people so devoutly in love, and two families so excited for their union. You couldn’t help but smile as Erin walked down the aisle. She shared silent moments with her Dad, and you noticed the moment when her smile turned into a kiss and a tear goodbye as her Dad gave her away. The reception started with more enthusiasm from guests than ever seen before. Friends joined them on the dance floor all night long. They danced, smiled, laughed and hugged until the music stopped. As Jason and Erin made their exit through sparklers, they stopped, shared a kiss and turned to their parents to thank them, which was a perfect ending to a perfect night.”

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Kim & Billy

September 15

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

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Q & A with the Bride:

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

  1. We had life-sized cutouts of our dogs made on foam core so that they could be at the wedding too.  This lead to a lot of great photo opportunities.  Our photographer took the extra step of doing a photo shoot with them around the property, this made for a lot of laughs once we received our photos post-wedding.
  2. We decided to have a small and intimate wedding with just close friends and family which allowed a more vacation feel.  With the smaller size we were able to have a week’s worth of fun events for the whole group.
  3. The first time I saw my husband to be in the garden.  We wanted to enjoy our guests post-wedding ceremony so it was important to us to have photos taken beforehand.  I feel it made the first look even more special to have a private little place for just the two of us.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

To trust the people you hire to do their jobs.  Of course, do the “background” work upfront and then just trust them to do what they do best.  It will allow you to have so much fun and not look back and say “was I less than nice to the people I love the most?!”  Also keep in mind this is a day about you and your husband vowing to spend the rest of your lives together, make sure you don’t get caught up in the details and focus on what really matters. 

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

 I can’t pin it down to one moment, I think it was the overall feeling of love from our friends and family.  Everyone had to travel and really sacrifice their own personal time to be with us.  It was so nice to see everyone having fun with each other.  There was no feeling of bride’s side and grooms side we were all just one big happy family!

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