The Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding Ceremony | Charleston, SC | Lauren + Patrick

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The Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding Ceremony

Lauren & Patrick’s Lowndes Grove Wedding was full of Southern charm and elegance and I truly loved shooting this wedding. The Lowndes Grove Plantation is situated along the banks of the Ashley River. I was in awe of the beauty of the plantation.  It created the perfect backdrop with stunning panoramic waterfront and sunset views.   However, the beauty of this place could not overshadow the elegance of this couple.  It was so easy for me to capture their love for each other in the pictures you will see below.  Above all, I truly enjoyed every moment of capturing this truly special event for Lauren & Patrick.

 

The Groom Getting Ready for the Day!

The grooms classic wedding attire during the ceremony was complemented by a stylish and classic dinner jacket for the reception.The groom's accessories at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom getting ready at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding
The groom adding the finishing touches at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

A good laugh for the groom at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom standing at the window at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom sitting and reflecting at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom sitting in dinner jacket at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom in his dinner jacket for the reception at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

 

In The Bride’s Word

Lauren said as soon as we pulled up to Lowndes Grove I knew it was “the one”, and I completely understand why.  This location was the icing on the cake, no pun intended even though the bride and groom chose not have the tradition wedding cake at their reception.  It made my job really easy to find the perfect shot for this perfect day.The bridal accessories and announcements at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

Adding the final touches to the hair at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride getting her hair prepared for the ceremony at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride with family at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride getting reading at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride adding the finishing touches at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The back view of the bride in her dress at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride sitting in her dress at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

Walking down the spiral staircase at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bridal party sneaking a peak at the First Look at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride approaches the groom for the First Look at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom admiring his bride in her dress at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The beautiful bride under her veil at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bridge portrait at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

 

The Ceremony Begins at the Lowndes Grove Wedding

The bride and groom wanted the ceremony to be very special but short and sweet due the warm September day.  A string trio played a series of modern songs as the guests and wedding party entered the ceremony.  The bridge coworker officiated the ceremony, who also happens to be a weatherman.  So, he assured the couple that rain wouldn’t ruin their special day.  “He did a wonderful job,” the bride said.The wedding sign at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The musical trio at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride leaving the plantation at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom waiting for his bride at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and her father at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride walking down the isle at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride’s father blessed the couple with a special prayer during the ceremony. She said, “One of my favorite photos was our hands on his shoulders as we were praying, it was a very special moment.”The bride father's prayer during the ceremony at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding  The bridge and groom's hands on the father at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom placing ring on the bride's hand at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride placing the ring on the groom's hand during the ceremony at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

You may kiss your bride at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

Meet Mr. & Mrs. McNamara at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and grooms kiss after walking down the isle at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bridal party at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bridge and groom under the veil at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

Elegant white floral bouquet at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The garden swing at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

A tender moment after the ceremony for the bride and groom at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

A special kiss before the reception at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and groom dancing before the reception at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bridge and groom on the swing in the garden at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

A sunset embrace at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

Watching the sunset at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

 

The Family-Styled Southern Reception

The reception was organized exactly the way the bride and groom wanted.  The seating was arranged family-style with 30 people to each table.  The bride kept the flowers simple and classic with TONS of eucalyptus leaves adorned with cream, whites, and blush flowers. Have the table runners with the floral arrangements made it really easy for the guests to see each and have a conversation.Reception favors at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

 

The couple's reception napkins at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The Find Your Seat sign for the reception at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The barn style seating at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The table setting at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The reception menu at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and groom seating at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

“The favors were a special touch that I loved and they also pulled double duty as the name cards. They were marble hexagon tiles with the guests’ name written in gold calligraphy by a wonderful local calligrapher.  I put little rubber feet on the bottom of each tile so that they could be used as coasters as well,” the bride said.The bride and groom's table setting at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and groom entering the reception at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The song the couple chose for the first dance was “When I Fall In Love” by Nat King Cole, and the bride recalled listening to him with her dad growing up.  She said, “it’s a love song that will never go out of style and it fits our relationship perfectly.”The Couple's first dance at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

Dancing at sunset for the bride and groom at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and groom enjoy the dance at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and the groom are not cake people.  So, there was no opportunity for cake in the face for these two.  Instead, they decided on a display of mini Southern desserts, like key lime pie, pecan pie, and blackberry cobbler.  YUMMMMYY!!!!The dessert table - no cake - at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

Table sweets at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The couple’s BEST 80’s cover band, Cassette Rewind was a hit and they had the party in full swing for the rest of the night.The 80's band for the reception at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

It is the brides moment at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The cigar rolling station at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The groom enjoying a hand-rolled cigar at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The reception at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The 80's band was a hit at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The bride and groom enjoying the night at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

 

The party didn't stop

I asked the bride what was her favorite part or memory of the day?  She beautifully said, “the whole day was amazing, I can’t pick just one part! It was seriously the best day ever.”A quiet moment at the end of the night for the couple at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The exit favors at ready.

The confetti exit for the bride and groom at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The Rolls Royce the exit of the wedding.

The bride and groom leaving theLowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

 

 

 

The couple's good-bye kiss at the Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding

The final kiss of the night.

The Lowndes Grove Plantation Vendors

The Lowndes Grove Plantation Wedding was truly spectacular and the vendors were one of the kind. The amazing work of the wedding planner Brooke Miller, of Boutique Planning was flawless. The bride said no one had to lift a finger on that day.  The simplicity of the floral designs were created by Branch Design Studio in Charleston, SC.  The Brides hair and makeup was done by Jessica Delk, and Crystal Rogers of Bonnie Jean Beauty.  The band, Cassette Rewind filled the night with 80’s music.   Devin Robinson of Anchor and Veil Photography did the wedding photography.  Also, if you want more details about having them shoot your event, click here.

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