A DIY South Carolina Wedding by Chi Photography of Charleston

We have the perfect wedding to share with all of you beautiful East Coast Brides this Monday morning. A gorgeous DIY wedding, captured by Chi Photography of Charleston, with homemade touches that truly make this a special event. From the floral arrangements to the getaway car, Brittney, Wade and their families and friends helped to create memories of a day they will never forget.

From Brittney, the beautiful bride:

Wade and I were high school sweethearts. When we got engaged, I knew I wanted a cozy, antique feel for our wedding and Magnolia Plantation’s Carriage House was honestly my first and only choice. It was a labor of love, we did a lot of things ourselves; my husband illustrated and designed the invitations, my mom and I baked over 800 cookies for the cookie bar, and all of our wonderful friends and family helped with endless little jobs that sprung up along the way. My aunt surprised us with the 1929 Ford getaway car and our good family friend, Jenny did so much, from sewing the table runners and making the hanging floral arrangements. to creating the wonderful  bouquets and boutonnieres. Wade and I both say it was the perfect day.

Congratulations, Brittney and Wade!

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..vendors: photography: Chi Photography of Charleston // caterer:  Crazy Dutchman Catering // floral designer:  FiftyFlowers // reception venue:  Magnolia Plantation and Gardens // dress designer:  Casablanca // cake designer:  Tonya Munoz // makeup artist:  Leslie Beckham // tuxedo and mens attire:  Men’s Wearhouse // bridesmaid dresses:  Jordan Bridal // officiant:  Uncle Harvey Hester

A Sweet South Carolina Styled Shoot by Perry Vaile Photography

We love when a gorgeous styled shoot comes our way and this South Carolina beauty, perfectly captured and styled by Perry Vaile Photography, is sure to impress and inspire. From the fields to the simple vintage-inspired decor and fashion, enjoy the charm of the south in these amazing images.

From Perry Vaile Photography:

Sweet, sweet Carolina. Where the unpaved back roads lead through fields of cotton and tobacco, and the weathered old barns stand up strong against years of exposure. It’s where every southern girl gets her charm and spunk. This is what I wanted to showcase in these images. A special (colorful) twist on a good ol’ backyard Carolina wedding. From cherry pie to raspberries - old maps and packed suitcases, this is a little slice of the East Coast served up and hot outta the oven. These two models, as well as the makeup artist/hair stylist, and the photographer are all NC natives, so this was a shoot close to our hearts!

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vendors: photoraphy: Perry Vaile Photography // hair and makeup: Rachel Harrison // models: Chasity Baker and Matthew Karkutt

A Rustic South Carolina Wedding by An Event to Remember

In love with this gorgeous South Carolina wedding! Really, how can you go wrong with a fire pit, s’mores, a candy bar and sweet tea vodka? In addition to the fun stuff, the rustic design by An Event to Remember is too perfect for the gorgeous pavilion and the ceremony by the lake. We love how it all comes together, beautifully captured by Richard Bell Photography.

From the event planner, Ashely:

When Jessica and I first sat down she already had what she wanted for her wedding planned out in her head.  She needed help putting those visions into action.  Her ideas were to have a very rustic feel with incorporating her future husband’s scottish heritage into the mix.  It was decided to have the guys dress in full kilts while the bridesmaids dress in coordinating colors to match the kilts colors, which were navy blue and hunter green.  We incooporated hay bales at the cermony site to help give that barn rustic feel, as well as serve the signature drink, Sweet tea vodka, in mason jars.

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vendors: venue: Pavilion at Pepper Plantation, Awendaw, SC // photographer: Richard Bell Photography // event design/coordinator: An Event to Remember // cake: Family Friend // dress Shop:  Bridals by Jodi // hair/makeup: Vanity Salon SC // bridesmaids’ dresses: Davids Bridal // floral Design: Country and Lace Florist // dj: Complete Music //stationary: DIY // rentals: Group Dynamics // favors: DIY Candy Bar // bar Services: Synder Bar