Abundant natural beauty is one of the draws of the Holy City and there are fewer events than a Magnolia Plantation wedding that features the lovely evergreen charm of the low country. Featuring a stunning waterfront, manicured gardens, and oak-lined lanes, the plantation is the ideal destination for outdoor weddings with vintage or southern chic themes.
Susan and Robert envisioned a rustic garden party on the water, and the results were stunning. Emily caught up with Susan as she was putting the finishing touches on her bridal look. A sleeveless, patterned lace bodice gave way to a linen skirt with silver beading across the midriff. Peek-toe wedges, magnolias and pearls rounded out Susan’s gorgeous ensemble. Awaiting Susan for their first look, Robert was incredibly handsome in his three piece suit, and we were in LOVE with his bow tie. Yellow, blue, and white, the leather tie was so unique and fit his stylish look perfectly.
One of the plantation’s garden-lined paths was a beautiful spot for Susan and Robert’s first look. Like us, he was left mouth agape at how amazing she looked. After a minute or two of taking in the moment, they headed over to the plantation’s iconic white bridge for pre-ceremony portraits. They look so at home with one another and the love between them was palpable. We adore them dancing beneath the live oaks and the romantic moments it created for the photos. We live for those flashes of amazement.
A live oak with its branches stretched wide and the Ashley River flowing behind it – the perfect backdrop for the couple’s rustic wedding. Dark-stained wooden chairs with cream accents were perfect for the greens all around. No arbor was needed, the plantation was beautiful enough. Susan and Robert shared their vows and a few tears and a kiss. They were pronounced as husband and wife to the applause of their guests. They had a moment to celebrate with the crowd before Emily stole them away for newlywed portraits. The duo were amazing together but we adored the bridal portraits of Susan. She was just so lovely.
We always look forward to seeing couples’ unique take on wedding staples like the guestbook. Susan and Robert opted for a minimalist picture of the Charleston peninsula for their guests to commemorate the date. Along with the wicker and wood scattered throughout the day, the rustic feel was definitely widespread. With white fabric draped from the exposed beams and the wrought iron chandeliers, the Carriage House was perfect for the reception the duo envisioned. After the sun set, cafe lights cast a romantic glow with the candles flickering around the space. In this golden hue, everyone danced long into the night and the steady din of laughter drifted throughout the plantation.
Thank you again for bringing us along on this journey with both of you, and we wish you nothing but the best as you move forward together. Congratulations again!
Photographer: Emily B. | Editor: Ruta