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Classically Rustic in the South

Stephanie + Brandon | Oct 12, 2018

Burgundy, pink, navy and gold fall wedding with a classic and rustic style at the southern Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina

Like many couples lately, Stephanie and her groom met on a dating app. Their casual happy hour drinks quickly turned into dinner on their first date. Six hours later, they knew this was it. They shared a mutual love of live music and attended their first concert together in Charleston. They also exchanged their first “I love you” in Charleston, so it’s no wonder Charleston has always been a special place for them.

Once they got engaged, they knew their go-to location would be the perfect place for their wedding. 

“The location, the food, and the atmosphere made it unique,” said Stephanie. “We knew that our guests would most likely never experience a Charleston wedding again so it's something we hope our guests will always be talking about.”

Mix the location, food and atmosphere with their classic and rustic vibe, and it was a day no one will forget anytime soon. The navy and burgundy color scheme worked wonders in the space and played toward the fall season while the pops of pink and gold added something special to the look. 

The day started out like most wedding days do; the bride and her girls spent the morning getting all dolled up before it was time for Stephanie to put on her dress. Before Stephanie got dressed, her bridesmaids put on their matching burgundy long chiffon dresses and awaited the bride’s big dress reveal.

Stephanie stepped out to reveal a gorgeous form fitted gown with an unbelievable train. The beaded racerback bodice trailed into the illusion T-strap back and picked back up on the bottom train of the dress to tie the whole look together. The matching beaded hair piece, teardrop earrings and bold lip color to match the bridesmaid’s dresses rounded out the look. 

To say Stephanie looked flawless was an understatement. 

The girls all grabbed their burgundy, pink and greenery filled bouquets and headed to the front porch of the venue for pictures. After all, for any southern wedding, a front porch picture spot is quintessential. The white columns and full length black shutters with palm trees in the background was spot on. 

Between the front porch and the indoor spot with black and white floors and full length white paneled windows, each spot was magical feeling. 

While the ladies were taking their pictures, the gentlemen were adding the finishing touches to their navy blue suit ensembles. The burgundy ties and boutonnieres tied their whole look into the wedding day theme. 

At the same time, guests had begun to fill the wooden folding chairs on the grass overlooking the water with large oak trees and palm trees shading them from above. The scenery was so breathtaking by itself, the space didn’t require any other decoration.

The bridesmaids and groomsmen took their spots at the altar. The groom stood and faced the aisle as Stephanie began to walk down. They joined hands and the ceremony officially began. 

Once the ceremony was over, guests walked back across the grass to an open patio where they had sweeping views of the marsh. They grabbed a drink from with wooden, mirror paneled bars and took in the views. There was a golden circular bookshelf for the barback from Snyder Rentals that we are totally crushing over. Burgundy covered cocktail tables were scattered throughout the space and market lights swung from palm tree to palm tree overhead. 

When the time came, guests headed directly behind them into the tented terrace. There were a mix of round and square cream covered guest tables set with wooden crossback chairs that really created that rustic vibe. In the center of it all was a long head table set with farm tables and gold Chiavari chairs for a classic twist. 

Each table was decorated with a navy flat lay linen napkin, an acrylic gold rimmed charger, a water glass and gold silverware. The centerpieces varied from table to table, whether it was a floral arrangement with gold votive candle holders, or a tall rustic lantern surrounded by smaller bud vase arrangements, each look was just as beautiful. Every table was finished off with an acrylic table number. 

The head table was set similarly but the center of the table was lined with different sized lanterns and rectangular wooden boxes holding matching floral arrangements. 

Surrounding the wooden dance floor was the most inviting soft seating area. There were two ivory tufted chairs and a dark turquoise velvet couch. The gold footed glass coffee table with a small flower arrangement on top was the perfect touch to round out the look. 

Once guests all took their seats, the bride and groom made their grand entrance and went right into their first dance together. After the special moment ended, dinner was served, and it was a special one!

“We decided to go with stations at our wedding, something that no one else we know has done,” explained the bride. “We didn't want the typical wedding food at our wedding and tried to incorporate as many local and southern dishes as possible! Everyone raved about our food! My biggest regret was not eating more!”

As guests enjoyed stations, like shrimp and grits and Carolina BBQ, the couple headed out to the dock for the most amazing pictures. The light was just right shining behind them and you could just feel the love they shared at that moment.

They headed back into the reception when it was time for them to cut the cake. They had a small semi naked cake for the ceremonial cutting and cupcakes instead for guests to enjoy! 

At that point, it was time for the party to start. With music being something that brought the couple together, they wanted to make sure the music at their wedding was something spectacular – and it certainly was! The band kept the dance floor packed all night, and even got the bride and groom up on the stage for a song or two.

When the time came for things to end, the guests lined the exit with sparklers in hand and the newlyweds drove off in a classic white car. 

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.! 

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Creative Team

Rentals & Decor
Snyder Events
EventHaus Rentals

Lowndes Grove

Patrick Proprieties Hospitality Group

Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup

Badgley Mischka - Jewelry

Martina Liana

Roadside Blooms

Ooh Events (Jerri Heater)

Ava Moore Photography

Classical Charleston

Lowcountry Wedding Films

Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co

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