I just love Lowndes Grove Plantation. There’s always something special about a beautiful Southern home right by the water, and these photos by Tim Will do it just the right amount of justice. Elizabeth + Alex chose to have their ceremony on the front lawn, and we think that the gorgeous white facade of the house serves as the perfect backdrop. I can’t get over how timeless Elizabeth looks in her lace dress or the fun news that the couple surprised their guests with. (Read on to find out what it is!)
Don’t you just love the varied tones of Elizabeth’s bridesmaids’ gowns? Mixed skirts and a matching top make the look come together.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? Boiled peanuts at the bar for guests to snack on, shrimp & grits and fried turkey on the dinner menu, flowers such as gardenias and touches of cotton in the bouquets.
What’s a Southern reception without some lawn games? The custom wooden sign by the bocce ball is such a fun addition.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Telling guests we were expecting a baby by posting “Baby On Board” on the back of the car as we exited the reception.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? Our baby girl is due this April. In the fall, we’re moving to Peru for Alex’s job.
In what month did you get married? September on Labor Day Weekend! Since it was a Holiday weekend, all guests were also invited to a Saturday afternoon meet & greet at the Rooftop at Vendue Inn for snacks, drinks and football.
How many guests attended your wedding? 150
Our favorite detail of the wedding was: The Voices of Deliverance performing for the ceremony.
Describe your wedding flowers: Peonies, garden roses, hydrangea, ranunculus, gardenias, lisianthus, dusty miller, lambs ear, touches of lavender. We had a mixture of milk glass containers and mason jars.
Describe your wedding cake or dessert: It was a two-tier lace design by Jim Smeal to mimic my dress along with gourmet s’mores with homemade chocolates such as orange, chipotle, peanut butter & peppermint.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? I plan entertainment for large scale events on cruise ships, which took me out of the country for days and weeks at a time.
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Our letterpress stationery with custom hand-drawn images by artist Sarah Watts.
Photographer: Tim Will // Planner: Carrie Glasscock of A Charleston Bride // Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation // Florist: A Charleston Bride // Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Jim Smeal // Caterer: FISH Catering for Patrick Properties Hospitality Group // Rentals: Snyder and Event Dining Rental Solutions // Custom Table Runners: A Charleston Bride // Lighting: Technical Event Company // Paper Products: Art by Sarah Watts, printing by Sas-E Ink // Hair: Canvas Salon // Entertainment: Quiana Parler & Friends // Transportation: Trolley from Absolutely Charleston, Bentley from Royal Limo
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Ashley + Patrick’s Southern garden wedding here and here.
Brooke + Victor’s Lowndes Grove wedding here and here.
Candice + Jimmy’s pink Lowndes Grove wedding here and here.