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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

Love this wedding? You might also love these:
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.

nicoleyang Written with love by Nicole
  1. avatar Shan reply

    Nicole, would you know where the bridesmaids’ skirts come from? I would love to wear one to my graduation.

  2. avatar Vanessa reply

    Between the amazing dresses and the dictionary guest book, I’m not sure what I love more!

  3. avatar Jenni reply

    The dress is gorgeous! What designer is it?

  4. avatar Emily reply

    Hi ladies! We’re checking in on that for you and will let you know once we find the sources for the bridesmaid outfits and wedding gown! :)

    • avatar Holly R reply

      Emily: I am also in LOVE with the bridesmaid outfits and having a hard time finding the skirts at traditional bridal boutiques. I would LOVE to know where they are from!

    • avatar Ka’ili reply

      Emily: Hi emily, the skirts and dresses are gorgeous, were you able to find out the designer and where the bride found them?

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  8. avatar Emily reply

    Hi ladies! Unfortunately we haven’t been able to get in touch with the bride to find out the designer or name of the skirts. I’ll update this post if/when we hear from her!

  9. avatar Abby reply

    Any word on the bridesmaid’s skirts from the blog about Elizabeth and Alex?
    We are dying to find them for a friend’s wedding!
    Please let us know if you find out any information!

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  12. avatar Amanda reply

    Also still eagerly waiting to find out where these bridesmaids outfits came from!!! :)

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  16. avatar LauraLea reply

    I would love to know where you found the bridesmaids skirts? I love them and this is exactly what I am wanting to do for my wedding. thanks

  17. avatar Lauren Marshall reply

    Any word on the bridesmaid skirts?

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  19. avatar Joy Hilton reply

    Who is the designer of this dress!!??

  20. avatar Gretchen Rambadt reply

    hey nicole I was wondering where the skirts came from. I am getting married in December and would love to have my bridesmaids wear maxi skirts. Trying to decide if I should buy or make them. Do you know what Elizabeth did? thanks!

  21. avatar Maya Alvarez reply

    Another bride to be interested in where the maxi skirts came from :)

  22. avatar Sariah reply

    Hi Nicole, for the Lowndes Grove Plantation wedding, do you know where Elizabeth got her bridesmaids’ maxi skirts? I am getting married in December and the blue and grey are my colors and I want to do the same thing for my bridesmaids.

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