As featured on Style Me Pretty.
There's no denying that Charleston is packed full of charm. This Southern soiree from The Happy Bloom and Pure Luxe Bride represents said charm in every single way, from the ever-so-soft something blues to the scenic bridal backdrops. It's a feel-like-your-at-home kind of celebration ready for all the cozying up to. Even with a little bit of rain + lightning, this wedding day was perfect!
From Pure Luxe Bride... Chrystal + Aaron had an intimate Charleston wedding at Legare-Waring House. Their color palette was french blue, green, and white with accents of copper. After doing a romantic first look, the skies grew dark and the thunder started to boom, but the threat of rain didn't stop this couple from saying "I Do" under the avenue of oaks. When the skies parted, the couple tied the knot under a canopy of trees surrounded by their closest friends and families watching.The groom's son was the ring bearer and their sweet pup accompanied him down the aisle.Each seat at dinner was set with a sprig of rosemary and a moscow mule mug for guests to take as a favor. With beautiful white and green florals, it was the perfect look to compliment the scenery of Legare-Waring House. After a lovely romantic dinner under the porch, the bride and groom departed, cheers to the happy couple!
From the Bride and Groom... First off let’s start with why we love Charleston – food, food, food, history, ocean, shopping, and the atmosphere of this historic town. This city is one of our most favorite places we have ever been and it is just a short 5 hour drive for us – we found ourselves coming down a few times a year to eat, shop and relax on the beach. Once the question was asked “will you marry me” Charleston was quickly brought into the mix as a destination for our wedding – we wanted to a small wedding with our closest friends and family and what better of a place to travel to if you were a guest!
Imagine a warm humid day in Charleston, SC. You are driving along and make a right and turn and all the sudden you are under a canopy of trees making your way down an endless driveway where at every glance you see the most amazing landscape. You are surrounded by 150 year old oak trees covered in Spanish moss – a house appears around the corner just as quaint as it was in the 1840’s – you are now in a place surrounded in history and natural beauty called Legare Waring House. If this isn’t the south then I don’t know what is!
We booked Legare Waring house sight unseen because of the sheer beauty and the majestic live oaks that surround the property. Creating our southern wedding was a blast. Once we nailed down the location our next priority was food! It doesn’t get more southern than fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese hors d’oeuvres. Yummm. We wanted a casual patio dinner vibe for the reception so we decided on a macaroni and cheese station and slider bar for our guest to enjoy. Cru catering absolutely nailed it with the food – our guests raved about it all night. Everything from the venue to the food and my lace and tulle dress evoked a southern charm that could only be created in Charleston.
Our vision was an intimate, cozy, and timeless wedding set in a beautiful outdoor atmosphere. We wanted ourselves and our guests to walk away from the wedding with memories of an warm celebration of our love – not to just be another wedding. One thing we had talked about when decided to have a small wedding was the desire to actually enjoy that day with each other and our guests without being overly rushed. We skipped out on some of the traditional wedding activities (bouquet toss, mother/father dances, photo booth, etc) in favor of spending more quality time with those who had taken time out of their lives and traveled to be there with us. Best of all we got to sit down and enjoy our wonderful food and cake with our friends and family!
Photography: The Happy Bloom | Film Lab: Indie Film Lab | Planning + Design: Pure Luxe Bride | Venue: Legare Waring House | Catering: Cru Catering | Cake: Sablee | Florist: Petaloso | Rentals: Event Works Rentals | Lounge: The French Eclectic | Videographer: Dockhouse Digital | Hair + Makeup: Pampered & Pretty | Bride’s Dress: Watters | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Suit: Jos A Bank | Invitations: Minted