Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!

-From the girls of A Lowcountry Wedding

Image via Ooh! Events

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Boutonnieres {Wedding Details}

Ahh, boutonnieres (Did spell that right? I can never remember).  Everybody's favorite little accessory to tie our  fellas wedding day attire together.  We've gathered our favorite bouts from some of the city's top florist (actually there are too many for just one post!) 

From calla lillies and ranunculus to palmetto roses and cotton, we've compiled a wide range of boutonnieres that showcase that Lowcountry Charm.

Which one's your fav?

Image via Blossoms Events

Image via Ooh! Events

Image via Blossoms Events

Aren't they just gorgeous?  Check back next week for Part II

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation

Image via The Schultzes

The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a gorgeous venue just outside the city limits.  With breathtaking views, a spacious porch (4,000 square feet of outdoor covered space!) and a serene surrounding, the Pavilion is the perfect space for a Lowcountry Affair.

Image via The Schultzes

Rental fees vary depending on the season and day of the week.  In addition, there is a $250.00 cleaning deposit, $150.00 of which can be refunded within a week after the event. 

Image via Facebook
The fee includes the rental of the facility itself, as well as, the surrounding areas including; lakeside, dock, gazebo, lawn, fireplaces and fire pit.  It does not include any rentals, such as chairs, tables linens or an event coordinator

Image via WED

Depending on the set up of your event, the Pavilion can hold up to 300 guests.  You can see the Main Hall (pictured above) is the perfect blank canvas.  The space can easily be transformed to fit your style.  It can go rustic, modern or traditional...there's no limitations!  The outdoor area is perfect for extra seating and cocktail tables to accomodate more guests. 

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The Pavilion is an open air facility equipped with ceiling fans in both the Main Hall and porch area.  Keep in mind that Main Hall is NOT air conditioned but is heated during the winter months.

Image via Leigh Webber

Images via Chi Photography

You are welcome to hold the ceremony on the lawn at not additional cost

Image via Leigh Webber

Rental time begins at 10:00 AM day of the event and must be over by midnight.  All trash, rental equipment and decor must removed from the facility by the end of the evening.

To reserve the property, a 50% deposit and signed contract are required along with the $250.00 cleaning fee.  The remaining balance is due 30-days prior to your event.

Since Pepper Pavilion is a private community, site tours are normally scheduled Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Fridays and Saturdays before 10:00 AM.  Beginning May 7, 2011, the Pavilion will be open to the public from 8:15 AM - 9:45 PM No appointment necessary!

Image via The Schultzes

Aren't these images just gorgeous? 
Pepper Plantation is the perfect backdrop for
A Lowcountry Wedding.

Contact their office at the number or email address listed below to set up your site tour.
Also, make sure to check out the availability calendar here.

1145 Chandler Road
Awendaw, South Carolina 29429

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cacky's Bride + Aid

Cacky Rivers Williams offers a unique service that many brides seem to overlook in their planning process.  Her company, Cacky's Bride + Aid, focuses on the bride and her wedding party.   She comes highly recommended by the top bridal boutiques in the city and her goal is to ensure that you and your girls enjoy a stress-free day while looking your absolute best. 

                                   Her Services Include:          
                                          •Final Fitting with Seamstress
                                                -to know how your gown will be bustled
                                          •Accompanying the Bride during portraits
                                          •Steaming of all dresses in wedding party
                                          •Helping Bride and Bridal Party get dressed
                                          •Having "Emergency" sewing kit on hand
                                          •Helping Bridal Party with pictures after ceremony
                                          •Bustling Bride just before her first dance

Her services can be available from the moment you get engaged.  She can accompany you while selecting your gown and bridesmaids dresses and even join you for your bridal portraits.  She can help before the rehearsal, on the wedding day and is always available for travel.

Images via Heather Forsythe

For those who do not need any additional assistance, she is available for on-site steaming.  She can come to the your location the morning of the wedding and steam your gown and the entire parties attire.  The fee for this service is $125 for a wedding gown and $25-$30 each for all other dresses.  A minimal fee to make it a wrinkle-free day!

Contact her here to set up your appointment.  You can also check out her long list of reviews from happy brides!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Charleston Wedding Week

Hey Ladies!
Don't forget tomorrow is Charleston Wedding Week's
Reception Fete at the new Upstairs at Midtown.

We can't wait to see what Southern Protocol and Stems come up with!
Don't you just love this invite from Dodeline Designs?

Tickets are $25.00 and you can purchase them here.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


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Bottles 'n Brushes

Looking for a fun, unique location for a bridal luncheon or shower?

With two locations in Summerville and Mount Pleasant, Bottles 'n Brushes will be a relaxing experience for you and your crew. 

To hold a private party, there is a minimum requirement of 20 guests and $150.00 deposit.  The cost is $35.00 per person for a two-hour session or $45.00 for three hours.  All guests are supplied with their own canvas, acrylic paint and apron. And my favorite part...Bottles 'n Brushes allows parties to bring in their choice of beverages and snacks :)

Sunset Seagrass

Shem Creek

A little intimidated by some of the paintings?  No worries, I was too, but all of the selections are designed for those with no painting experience.  You have the option of selecting your painting of choice.  My suggestion, make sure it's something oh-so "Charleston" so your guests will always remember the lowcountry while it hangs on their wall.

SC Palm

By the end of the session, you and your party will leave with a dry painting (acrylic dries fast!) and a memorable experience.

All images from Bottles 'n Brushes' Facebook Page

                424 Broadway                                                                  120 North Main Street
                Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464                                                Summerville, SC 29483
                843.388.7857                                                                   843.419.6077

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Charleston Wedding Week

 Charleston Wedding Week kicks off this Thursday!

With a line up of some of the city's top vendors, this one-of-a-kind event will allow
you to experience the splendor of a Charleston wedding. 
Check out the scheduled events below...

Thursday, April 14th
6:00-8:00 pm

Round up your bridal party and head over to Boone Hall Plantation to test drive a few seasonal bouquet designs from some of the Charleston's top floral designers.  Munch on some tasty treats from local confectioners, while taking in some valuable planning tips.

Friday, April 15th
12:00-2:00 pm

On Friday, enjoy an afternoon of bridal fashion at the Palmer Home.  
Be inspired by guest speakers Terri Epsy of Gown Boutique of Charleston and jewelry designer Cynthia Wolff.  Wrap up the afternoon by setting your eyes on bridal gowns from renowned designer Junko Yoshioka .

Friday, April 15th
6:00-8:00 pm

Later that evening, make your way over to the Charleston Photography Center
to mix and mingle with some of the region's top wedding photographers while
sippin' on a glass of champagne!

Saturday, April 16th
6:00-8:00 pm

On Saturday, guests will be treated to menu samplings and signature cocktails
 from the newly restored event space Upstairs at Midtown
In what is sure to be a stunning collaboration
between Stems and Southern Protocol, the ladies will transform the space into a
gorgeous setting that will send you home with a wealth of ideas.

Sunday, April 17th
4:00-7:00 pm

Wrap up the weekend with an intimate runway show featuring
Experience lowcountry cuisine from some of
Charleston's top caterers and be inspired by the designs of

This is not your typical bridal event, so make sure not to miss this opportunity to get an inside look at what these vendors have to offer.  
Grab your tickets here!