Meredith & Drew {Alhambra Hall Wedding}01.22.15

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Alhambra Hall Bride and Groom Portrait

Meredith and Drew met through their volunteer work at Imerman Angels – a Chicago based charity that connects cancer survivors with cancer fighters all over the world. It was founded by Drew’s cousin, a two time cancer survivor who served as the couple’s officiant. Meredith had thyroid cancer when she was 23. When she relocated to Chicago and heard about this charity, she immediately got involved. Eventually both Meredith and Drew were on the charity board together and after board meetings, the group would go out for drinks. The pair were always the last two standing. One thing led to another and about 8 months after they first met, they started dating.

One night, after the pair had a nice seafood dinner and cozied up on the couch for a movie, Meredith mentioned how it was a perfect Friday and she was happy to be home with relaxing with him. Drew left the room, came back, and proposed with his grandmother’s engagement ring. Meredith was in a state of disbelief. She said, “Even after I opened the box I had no idea what was going on. Drew told me that he wanted to spend every Friday night with me and asked me to marry him.” Originally Drew had no intentions of proposing that night but said that he felt it was the perfect moment to do so.

The couple wanted their wedding to be fun and relaxed. They decided on a backyard BBQ theme that included a pig roast, cornhole, and oyster roast. They chose some of their favorite colors for the wedding – orange, navy blue, and teal. A perfect selection fall. Meredith and Drew also included their favorite canine in the festivities – their adorable dog Artie. After exchanging vows waterside on the back lawn of Alhambra Hall, the couple joined loved ones for a classic bbq spread by Crazy Dutchman Catering. Following dinner, DJ Beats Bailey’s playlist got everyone on the dance floor to close out the last hours of the celebration.

Wedding Team: Venue – Alhambra Hall, Day-Of Coordinator – Petals by Pamela, Floral Designer – Petals by Pamela, Bridal Hair & MUA – Vanity Salon, Wedding Cake & Cupcakes – The Cake Stand, Caterer – The Crazy Dutchman, Rentals – Eventhaus, Photo Booth – Charleston Photo Booth, DJ – Beats Bailey

Alhambra Hall Wedding Dress

Alhambra Hall Bridal Portrait

Alhambra Hall Bridal Picture

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Alhambra Hall Wedding Groom Portrait

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Alhambra Hall Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony at Alhambra Hall

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Alhambra Hall Wedding Recessional

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Alhambra Hall Marsh Wedding Portrait

Marsh Wedding Portrait at Alhambra Hall

Alhambra Hall Couple Portrait on Bench

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Bride and Groom Hand Holding

Alhambra Hall Wedding Rings

Alhambra Hall Wedding Reception

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Alhambra Hall Orange Rose Centerpiece

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Alhambra Hall Wedding First Dance

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Megan & Tomek {My Hotel Wedding}01.21.15

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Megan & Tomek {My Hotel Wedding}

 

Megan and Tomek’s fall wedding is featured on My Hotel Wedding. It highlights the historic heart of Downtown Charleston as well as perfect lowcountry touches like palm roses for guests’ place cards. Congrats!

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Lauren & Josh {Legare Waring House Wedding}01.18.15

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Champagne Bridal Gown

Lauren and Josh’s destination wedding at the Legare Waring House features intimate touches with a vibrant color palette of purple and orange. Lauren had custom handkerchiefs made for her parents, each with its own unique message. Her elegant yet whimsical oatmeal blush cascading  gown is designed by Watters. She paired the airiness of of her dress with stunning sequined plum heels. The ladies carried handcrafted bouquets by Wildflowers, INC. Bridesmaids toted a mix of soft hued roses while Lauren’s bridal bouquet was an arrangement of purple calla lilies.

Lauren added a twist to seeing Josh before the ceremony. She requested a surprise first look – where the groom is unaware that he is going to see his bride. Josh was taken to the wedding garden for his portraits, and Lauren quietly snuck up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder. Their reactions and loving embrace were amazing moments to witness. The pair braved rain drizzle and cold for outdoor portraits before marrying in front of the avenue of oaks. After their nuptials, they celebrated with their guests on the back patio. Stephen of EPIC provided an eclectic mix of music from country to pop. After a lowcountry meal served by Cafe Catering, Lauren and Josh cut a one-tiered white rosettes cake and shared delicious cupcakes all created by the Cake Stand. The ladies of Fabulous Fete designed a chic fall event and quickly adapted to changing weather conditions by adding heaters and handing out plum colored blankets to guests. Most wedding days do not go as planned, but they do go just right. Lauren and Josh’s wedding proves that.

Wedding Team: Venue – Legare Waring House, Event Coordinator – Fabulous Fete, Bridal Hair & MUA – Blushair, Floral Design – Wildflowers, INC., Wedding Cake & Cupcakes – The Cake Stand, Caterer – Cafe Catering, Officiant – Greg Mason of Wedding Minister in Charleston, Wedding Carriage – Lowcountry Carriage, DJ – EPIC, Bridal Gown – Watters,  Rentals – Snyder Events
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Published: A Lowcountry Wedding Features Wachesaw Plantation Wedding12.28.14

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Lowcountry Wedding Wachesaw Plantation

 

Get a little taste of summer with this wedding featured on A Lowcountry Wedding. Leslie and Dan planned most of the wedding from afar while living in Dubai. Thanks to on-the-ground help and creative design from Cibi Events, the couple’s vision of a vibrant soiree with a travel theme came to fruition. Earlier this year, Leslie and Dan’s wedding was also featured in print in a specialty issue of Grand Strand Magazine.

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Kelly & Chris {Legare Waring House Wedding}12.15.14

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Legare Waring House Wedding Portraits Kelly and Chris’s wedding highlights a fusion of their style. Kelly is drawn to soft pastels and whimsical design while Chris likes rustic elements. With this inspiration, Christina of Cibi Events created a unique design that included family style wooden tables, chandeliers, an eclectic spread of floral arrangements, and Edison bulbs. Tabletop centerpieces featured a mix of textures utilizing wooden boxes and mercury glass. Kelly’s bouquet and some elements of the centerpieces incorporate one of my favorite flowers – Cafe au Lait Dahlias. Congratulations to Kelly and Chris! Wedding Team: Venue – Legare Waring House, Event Designer & Coordinator – Cibi Events, Bridal Hair – Serendipity, Bridal MUA – Bellelina, Floral Designer – Blue Planet Green Events, Wedding Cake – Cakes by Kasarda, Caterer – Salthouse Catering, Bar Services – Spike, DJ – EPIC, Transportation – Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co, Draping – JLV Creative, Rentals – Eventhaus, Tent Rental – Eventworks, Lighting – TEC, Ceremony Musician – Entertainment Charleston Legare Waring House Wedding Bridal Gown Legare Waring House Wedding bridal necklace Legare Waring House Wedding Getting Ready Legare Waring House Wedding Bridal Hairpiece Legare Waring House Wedding Bridal Dress KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_6 Legare Waring House Wedding Rings Legare Waring House Wedding Cistern Portraits Legare Waring House Wedding Waterfront Portraits Legare Waring House Wedding Cobblestone Portraits KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_14 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_15 Legare Waring House Wedding Bridal Party Legare Waring House Wedding Bridesmaids Legare Waring House Wedding Bridesmaids Legare Waring House Bridal Bouquet Legare Waring House Bridal Portrait Legare Waring House Bridal Portraits Legare Waring House Bridal Portrait Legare Waring House Wedding Couple Holding Hands Legare Waring House Wedding Bride and Groom Portraits Legare Waring House Wedding Couple Portraits Legare Waring House Wedding Portrait Legare Waring House Wedding Portraits Oak Trees Legare Waring House Wedding Couple Portrait Legare Waring House Wedding Groom Portraits Legare Waring House Wedding Portraits at Gate Legare Waring House Wedding Portraits at Gate Legare Waring House Wedding Woods Legare Waring House Wedding Place Cards Legare Waring House Wedding Centerpiece Legare Waring House Table Top Legare Waring House Wedding Table Numbers Legare Waring House Wedding Family Style Table Legare Waring House Wedding Reception Legare Waring House Wedding Bridal Suite KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_17 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_98 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_111 Legare Waring House Wedding Ceremony KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_113 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_112 Legare Waring House Wedding Ceremony KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_117 Legare Waring House Wedding Legare Waring House Wedding Avenue of Oaks Legare Waring House Wedding Chandeliers Legare Waring House Wedding Astilbe Centerpieces Legare Waring House Wedding Salad Course Legare Waring House Wedding Reception Centerpieces Legare Waring House Wedding Reception Legare Waring House Wedding Mini Champagne KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_144 Legare Waring House Wedding Bride Groom Dance Legare Waring House Wedding First Dance Legare Waring House Wedding Bride Father Dance Legare Waring House Wedding Bride Father Dance Legare Waring House Wedding Groom Mother Dance Legare Waring House Wedding Dance Floor Legare Waring House Wedding Dance KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_165 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_166 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_162 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_156 KellyChris_LegareWaringHouse_PriscillaThomasPhotography_SneakPeek_163 Legare Waring House Wedding Dancing

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