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.
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 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 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 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.
“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 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 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 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.
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.”
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.