Dating since college, Columbia, South Carolina, couple Hannah and Perrin are set to tie the knot this winter. But these two choose to capture their engagement session over the summer while the flowers were still in bloom. The bride chose two summery frocks that perfectly complimented their relaxed engagement session. Read on below to learn more about this couples sweet love story!
Happy Friday friends! Boy am I happy for this week to end. There’s nothing like going on vacation and then coming home to a jam-packed schedule to tire you out. Has anyone seen Crazy Rich Asians? I read the book and I’m thinking of heading to the movie this weekend. I don’t remember the last time I actually saw a movie in the theater!Kate Anfinson via Hey Wedding Lady
Modern floral trends you must see via Ruffled
How fun are these earrings for Fall?
Three colorful sparkling ice cream cocktail recipes
A glamorous Country Club wedding from Hey Wedding Lady
A recipe for your weekend.
A minimalist Grecian inspired wedding via Once Wed
I’m loving this suede pink jacket for Fall!
A song for your weekend.
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With a color palette of blush and champagne this is one pretty Southern wedding you won’t want to miss! Charleston couple Anna and Nick planned a gorgeous wedding under the sweeping Oaks at Magnolia Plantation. Cruz Coordination and Pretty Petals transformed the historic space with hanging chandeliers dripping with candles and greenery, while homemade pralines greeted guests at each place setting. Stephen Atohi captured this wedding day to perfection including a midnight surprise treat of popsicles for the guests! How did you two meet? I met Nick through mutual friends in passing a few times. We didn’t really get to know each other until about a year later. I had just purchased a house, and when I moved in, I realized it was directly across the street from Nick. Once we noticed we were neighbors, we started walking our dogs together and really hit it off.What unique elements or DIY details did you include? There were several. I designed and screen printed all our invitations. Nick built the board that held the escort key tags. I lettered all the escort cards, that we then tied to the keys. On all the guest plates, there were pralines. My mom and my aunt made and wrapped all of them (they were delicious!).
Photography: Stephen Atohi | Planner: Cruz Coordination | Venue: Magnolia Plantation | Florist: Pretty Petals | Makeup: Mary-Kate Gloth | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Tux: Menswearhouse | Rentals: Event Works | Shoes: Nordstrom | Catering: B Gourmet | Officiant: Father Bob | Entertainment: Lowcountry Entertainment | Bar Service: MIX | Cake: Publix
Captured by The Ganey’s this sweet Florida portrait session is everything engagement dreams are made of! With the tropical scene of Koreshan State Park as their backdrop, gorgeous golden light, and the brides stylish outfit choices – this is one engagement you’ll want to take notes on!
Afterwards he surprised me with a huge party with all of our family and friends. All of my high school and college friends came in town for the party which made the night even more special. I was the biggest brat that night because it was 30 degrees and I didn’t want to go out because it was so cold, but thankfully I gave in!
Happy Friday! I’m getting back into the swing of things after taking 10 days off for a roadtrip out west. I visited Seattle, Missoula and Bozeman Montana, and Jackson Hole Wyoming. Spending most of my time exploring Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park. It was an amazing trip and one that will be hard to beat. I took lots of photos of the incredible landscape so look for a travel post soon! Dress (on sale for under $100) | Jacket | Hat | Shoes
Gorgeous stained glass wedding inspiration via Ruffled
My favorite dress to travel in (pictured above) is on major sale for under $100!
A recipe for your weekend.
I recently scooped up this dress and it’s now on sale. Wouldn’t it be perfect for a beach engagement session?
A colorful villa wedding filled with tropical inspiration from Junebug Weddings
A song for your weekend
Photography: Richard Ellis Photography
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Lindsay and Matt’s wedding took place on St. Patrick’s Day and the two had the luck of the Irish on their side. The couple brought their vision of a garden wedding at Magnolia Plantation to life through a blush and navy color palette. They incorporated the holiday with elegant touches woven through the details including gold foil shamrock table numbers and an Irish handfasting ceremony during their vows. Catherine Ann Photography captured the couples wedding day to perfection including some portraits with their sweet puppy Peaches! How Did You Meet? Matt’s sister, Amy, was my resident-mate at the University of Tennessee. We met at her birthday party. His sister likes to tell people that we were the first ones to arrive, the last ones to leave, and we didn’t talk to anyone else the entire night! What Is Your Proposal Story? Matt proposed on Christmas Eve. We cooked Christmas Eve dinner together, and we really enjoyed making a great meal. We decided to open our Christmas presents to each other that night because I had to work on Christmas Day. I gave Matt a bunch of clothes for Christmas, and I wrapped each item individually as a prank. He probably had 10 packages to open, and I have never seen someone open presents so quickly! When we were finally done opening gifts, he told me there was one more gift that he needed to give me. He pulled out a small, wrapped box, got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him.Tell us a little a bit about your wedding: We are both from the south, and we relocated to North Carolina a few years ago. Our families and friends live in many different states, and we knew we wanted to have the wedding somewhere that everyone would enjoy visiting and that most people could drive instead of fly. We both visited Charleston growing up, and we both love the charm and character that Charleston offers. Plus, I had always envisioned having my wedding surrounded by my favorite tree, Live Oaks.
We visited several wedding venues around Charleston, and we chose Magnolia Plantation because it was absolutely the most beautiful venue. We fell in love with the Long White Bridge Lawn, and we knew it would be the perfect spot for the ceremony. We also loved that peacocks might make an appearance during the ceremony or reception!What were your favorite parts of the day? We both agree that our absolute favorite moment was looking out at all of our friends and family during the wedding ceremony. It was the first time that all of the people who are the most special to us were in the same place. That will probably never happen again, and we will always treasure knowing that so many people came from so far to celebrate with us!
My most memorable moment was seeing Matt for the first time that day. We did a first look prior to the ceremony, and it was so wonderful to get to spend time with him prior to the ceremony. I was feeling nervous for most of the wedding day morning, and Matt is very laid-back. We talked about how our days were going, and he immediately put me at ease.
My favorite detail was courtesy of my sweet bridesmaids. While we were getting our hair and makeup done, it started raining. The rain was stressing me out, and they wanted to take my mind off the rain. My bridesmaids went over to the Charleston City Market and found St. Patrick’s Day themed temporary tattoos. We each picked out our favorite and put them on our ankles; it was a fun distraction! And the rain stopped by the time we arrived at the venue!
We absolutely adore our Dachshund-Chihuahua mix (Chiweenie), Peaches. It was really important to us to have her as a part of our ceremony. She’s too little to make the walk down the aisle by herself, so she was carried by the Bridesman, Casey Neary. Peaches was the star of the ceremony; I think she got more crowd “oohs and aahs” than we did! At the end of the ceremony when we walked back up the aisle, she started barking because she didn’t want to be left behind. The entire crowd laughed and it was so sweet!Tell us about any DIY, handmade, or personal details: We got married on St. Patrick’s Day, and we wanted to incorporate some small touches to honor the day. We did a handfasting ceremony as a part of our vows. Handfasting is an ancient Irish wedding tradition that has come to be interpreted literally, as the symbolic act of “tying the knot.” We also made gold foiled shamrocks for our table numbers. My bouquet had a beautiful vintage gold and sapphire shamrock brooch; this was my “something old.”
I am a big Taylor Swift fan, and one of my favorite songs is “Love Story”. I really wanted to incorporate that song into the wedding ceremony. We had a violin and cello duo (Palmetto Strings) for our ceremony music. For my walk down the aisle they played the intro to Wedding March and then switched to the instrumental version of “Love Story.” It was perfect!
It was really important to us to have the people closest to us be a part of our wedding. One of my best friends is a guy. While it was a little untraditional, it was great to have Casey stand up for me as a part of the bridal party (as a “bridesman”). Instead of a bouquet, he carried Peaches (our dog) down the aisle!
Photography: Catherine Ann Photography | Ceremony Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens | Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens | Event Planning: Cruz Coordination | Floral: Tiger Lily Florist | DJ: Low Country Entertainment | Wedding Cake: WildFlour Pastry | Hair: Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup | Makeup: Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup | Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee | Submitted via: Matchology
This may be the sweetest engagement we’ve ever seen! Set on Adaumont Farms in High Point, North Carolina the location looks straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Maddy and Guy are high school sweethearts tying the knot this winter and Alayna Kaye Photography captured their sweet romance to perfection!
Photography: Alayna Kaye Photography | Venue: Adaumont Farms, High Point NC
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There’s a reason everyone loves gifting robes to their bridesmaids. Getting ready pictures are a big part of your wedding day and they look so much nicer when your bridesmaids are dressed cohesively. Also, robes are a gift your girls can enjoy long after your day. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite bridesmaids gifts that will get your wedding day off to the right start! Gift your gals a robe and earrings and wrap by using this tote and you’ve got the perfect thoughtful gift!
Floral chandeliers and a blush color palette are wedding perfection in this vibrant Florida wedding. Bride Jaclynn sought the creativity of NK Productions Wedding Planning and MMD Events to create a tented reception to wow guests and they did just that. With florals wrapped around tent poles, gorgeous peony arrangements adorning tables, and a towering greenery escort cart display, the designers transformed the Gasparilla Inn into a garden oasis. With Matt Rice Photography capturing this couples day, every detail and emotion was documented to perfection.
Photography: Matt Rice Photography | Ceremony Venue: Gasparilla Inn | Reception Venue: Gasparilla Inn | Event Planning: NK Productions Wedding Planning | Floral: MMD Events | Chair Signs: Etsy | Stationery: Paper Goat Post | Videography: Dylan Melcher | Wedding Cake: Gasparilla Inn | Rentals: MMD Events | Hair: Lauren Westmoreland | Makeup: Lauren Westmoreland | Tent: US Tent Rental | Reception Musicians: Total Entertainment by Matt Winter | Submitted via: Matchology *This post contains affiliate links.
Happy Friday friends! Can we talk about all of this rain? It has rained every day in July here in Charleston. We’re in August and it’s still raining! We need a break! Below is an image from my weekend in Palm Beach. Make sure to check back on Monday for more photos! via Gillian Ellis Photography
This dress is still on major sale. It’s so comfy and one of my favorites!
A stunning Moroccan wedding via Grey Likes
How to spend 72 hours in Portland, Oregon via Cupcakes and Cashmere
I wore this fun top while biking around Palm Beach. It’s under $20 and so fun for summer!
This home tour on the Everygirl features a pink door and must-see decor!
DIY dried flower cuffs from Green Wedding Shoes
A song for your weekend – my high school is featured!
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Charleston natives Sam and Maddy chose to plan a wedding close to home – in fact, they selected historic Alhambra Hall, a venue located right in the grooms backyard of the Old Village. The bride chose a color palette of blue and white and spent months scouring vintage shops collecting the perfect porcelain vases for their reception. Wooden farm tables and a crisp color palette brings a fresh look to the beamed space at Alhambra. With Ava Moore Photography behind the lens this couples day was captured to perfection!
The location was actually a funny story. My husband has grown in the Old Village and suggested Alhambra Hall at the beginning of our venue search. I pretty much immediately said “no, that isn’t special enough for our big day” since we have grown up going to the playground across the street and taking our dogs to run and play ball at Alhambra. I wanted something different and special for the wedding. Well, after a couple long days of venue shopping and feeling a little lost on which venue to choose my mom suggested that we all just stop by Alhambra. It was in the evening and we drove up and it all of a sudden it seemed like the most obvious choice. It immediately felt right, I walked up the stairs and looked out at the water with Sam and he smiled at me because he knew what I was thinking. He still jokes that I should have just listened to him from the start haha!What were your favorite parts of the day? I loved my first look with my dad. I have always been a daddy’s girl and had dreamed of that moment since I was little. It did not disappoint. I think it was when it really hit me for the first time that day that I was about to get married! Sam’s favorite part was when we danced together on the dance floor. Not our first dance, funny enough, it was actually when we danced to Watch Me by Silento and we got to “whip” and “nay nay” together! It was a pretty fun moment, it pretty much turned into a dance off between the bride and groom!Make sure to follow this link to watch the couples wedding video! https://vimeo.com/275551563
Photography: Ava Moore Photography | Ceremony Venue: Alhambra Hall | Reception Venue: Alhambra Hall | Day-of Coordination: Ooh! Events | Floral: OK Florist | Wedding Cake: Publix | Rentals: Ruths House Event Rentals | Hair: Bayside Salon | Makeup: Jonny Cosmetics | Rehearsal Venue: Wild Dunes | Bar: Brand Bars and Events | DJ: Darby Events | Videography: Toy Box Studios | Accommodations: The Cottages on Charleston Harbor | Catering: Mosaic Catering | Wedding Dress: Gown Boutique of Charleston | Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply | Bride’s Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jasmine Bridal | Dress: Jean’s of Mount Pleasant | Submitted via: Matchology
Today I am so excited to introduce you to a modern wedding event unlike any other – The Swoon Event. The Swoon Event is New Orleans’ first wedding showcase featuring modern wedding inspiration. Twenty creatives and design-focused businesses are going to have their creativity on full display for brides and grooms at the Ace Hotel on August 19th. The Swoon Event sets itself apart from standard bridal shows as it aims to provide the most cutting edge and unique wedding inspiration to couples. At The Swoon Event you can avoid the massive crowds and long lines of a traditional bridal show and instead mingle with wedding professionals showcasing their talents in a relaxed environment. As you gather insta-worthy inspiration for your wedding, make sure to enjoy all the vendor delights along the way. Ace Hotel is providing tasty bites, while Chasing Wang and Salt + Light Pastry Studio are bringing the sweets. Get a blow out by Bleu Blow Dry Bar or make-up touch ups by Verde Beauty Studio. Wedding Bellas is showcasing their newest bridal collection, Ebb & Flow Ink will be showing off their calligraphy skills, and Kim Starr Wise is designing the event florals. There’s also a cash bubbles bar to start your Sunday Funday off right! I personally was sold after seeing that champagne truck but if you need more convincing know that you can expect a slew of giveaways at the event. The first 50 couples receive a pretty sweet swag bag. We hear Kendra Scott’s giving free baubles from their color bar and the Mrs. Box has a special offer on their heirloom ring boxes. Participating vendors and sponsors will also be providing a slew of raffle prizes, including Krewe sunglasses, beauty services, photography sessions, wedding planning workshops, and so much more! You can receive additional raffle tickets for buying your ticket online or by donating a gently used wedding, bridesmaids or cocktail dresses to their dress drive. Make sure to grab your ticket here! And if you’re not close to New Orleans don’t fret, The Swoon Event is hosting three other shows in Austin, Dallas, and San Diego in early 2019.
Compensation for this post was provided by Swoon Event for Aisle Society. All opinions are the author’s own are not endorsed by Swoon Event , Aisle Society, or their affiliates. Images from top to bottom: Images #1-4 France Photographers | Image #5 Beckly and Co | Image #6 France Photographers | Images #7-8 Christian Tustin