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Southern Plantation Wedding in Charleston

Garden Weddings

Photos by:

Feather Love

There are few cities more romantic than Charleston, so native South Carolinians Cate and Tyler picked it as the perfect location for their springtime wedding. Next on the list was to find the perfect team of vendors, and that they did — Feather Love Events, YOJ Events, and Branch Design Studio, just to name a few! The day was full of inspiring floral design, beautiful fashion (like the bride’s Jenny Packham gown), and endless amounts of love.

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

From the bride, Cate: Tyler and I are both from South Carolina, and we decided early on that we wanted to get married in Charleston. We’ve lived in several different cities, and we knew our friends would be coming in from all over the country. Our wedding was the perfect opportunity to show them our roots and let them experience a little southern hospitality. We looked at several venues and fell in love with Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. The lush gardens were beautiful and inviting. The historic setting served as an inspiration for the rest of our wedding décor.

wedding stationery - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

lace wedding dress - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

bridal beauty - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

black tie groomsmen - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

bridal party - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

We currently live in San Francisco. Planning a southern wedding from the west coast wasn’t easy, so we enlisted the help of Katherine at YOJ events. I’m a graphic designer and wanted to create many of the elements myself. Additionally, my mom is an incredible artist. She designed and made many of the elements for our wedding, including the stained glass arch we were married under. We came to Katherine with lots of ideas. She provided us with great advice, kept us organized and helped bring our vision to life. One of our favorite elements was the cornhole boards. It’s a game we play every summer at the beach, so we wanted to incorporate it into the reception. The boards were hand painted by New Bohemia signs in San Francisco. They turned out better than we could have imagined and were a big hit with our guests.

guest book table - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding drinks - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

modern guest book - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding ceremony - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

South Carolina ceremony - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

ceremony recessional - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

ceremony recessional - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding dress detail - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

wedding portraits - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

double exposure wedding portrait - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Our biggest decision was finding the right photographer. Your wedding day goes by so quickly. The photos are what you’ll hold onto for years to come. Noa at Feather Love Photography was the perfect choice for us. Her images really tell the story of our wedding and capture the spirit of the day. It was important to us that our wedding feel like a big party. We wanted our guests to be able to relax and really enjoy themselves. Alicia at Duvall Events helped us plan our menu. A lot of thought went into the food, drinks and pacing of the reception to ensure our guests were always well fed and comfortable. The best part of our wedding was getting to celebrate with our friends and family, the people we love most.

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

farm table receptions - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

floral centerpiece - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

centerpiece in silver - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

centerpieces in sterling silver - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

floral centerpieces - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

simple wedding cake - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

cake cutting - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

Southern Plantation wedding in Charleston - photo by Feather Love Events http://ruffledblog.com/southern-plantation-wedding-in-charleston

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Feather Love Photography

Wedding Planning

Katherine of YOJ Events

Florist

Branch Design Studio

Venue

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Wedding Dress

Jenny Packham

Bridal Store

Marina Morrison Bridal Salon

Wedding Shoes

Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid Dresses

J.Crew

Groom's Tuxedo

J.Crew

Catering

Duvall Events

Ceremony Music

Jay Jehl

Wedding Invitations

Cate Chandler Brown

Calligraphy

Studio French Blue

Band

Fantastic Voyage Band

Transportation

Vintage Limousine

Daily Pick

Bespoken

Based in Greenville, SC and serving the Southeast and beyond, Bespoken is a premier wedding planning, coordination, and design service. We are dedicated to designing, planning, and coordinating elegant, chic, and memorable weddings full of grace and hospitality. Each wedding is unique with tailored details and elevated service. Paying attention to every last detail, Bespoken’s main priority is to thoughtfully coordinate an unforgettable wedding day for you so that you can focus on what matters most.

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Scottish Chic Wedding in Portland

Bohemian Weddings

Photos by:

Hazelwood Photo

Today’s wedding is a definite case of “Where do we begin?”. Everything about Meghan and Bobby’s wedding — from the lush, organic floral arrangements done by Selva Floral Design to the boho-meets-industrial vibe — is worth falling head over heels in love with. Thank you to Sarah of Hazelwood Photo for capturing the day and Social Hour Events for taking care of all the coordination!

Scottish chic wedding in Portland - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

From the bride, Meghan: We had a kind of boho, industrialist vibe in mind, with some key Scottish influences! My husband and I met in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where we live, but he’s from Scotland. His family flew over from Glasgow for the wedding and we wanted our wedding to reflect who we are now, but also where we’ve come from! We were looking for a really raw, natural and open space whose natural beauty would be our main decoration. We really wanted an unadorned and natural aesthetic. We absolutely found that in the Yale Union, a former laundry factory built in the early 1900s. The wedding took place on the top floor which has wall to wall windows and many skylights which flood the space with natural light. From there, it was really about building a wedding aesthetic that built around that gorgeous space.

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wedding rings - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wavy wedding hair - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

flower girl - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Scottish groom - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

fall toned bouquet - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

peony flower crown - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Scottish groomsmen - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

We wanted the raw, white, industrial elements of the venue to be the backdrop and Sarah’s florals and floral installation that she created as an altar made up the rest. This aesthetic really captures our personal style, but we also thought it best suited the venue which we wanted to be true to and at the same time, fussing too much over any one detail seemed like it would distract from the joy of the occasion. More than anything, we just really wanted to have a lot of fun! I mentioned it above, but having a few fun elements with reference to our past and our present life in Holland was something we tried to do here and there. Merit Badge handled our bar service and they were fantastic! We LOVED them! Our two signature drinks were the “Glasgow Mule” – a nod to my husband’s native Glasgow and the “The Old Dutch Bike” a reference to our life in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. While we worked with Anders Printing for all of our signage, the creative was actually designed and hand drawn by my husband Bobby. He’s been drawing funny little sketches since the day we met and they’re one of the many reasons he won my heart. They’re so charming and cheeky and sweet. Macklochrie was the moniker we used for all our signage and was our Instagram handle as well. It’s a combination of our last names – Mackendrick and Lochrie. Although Bobby is from Scotland, my last name is of Scottish origin, so somehow this funny combination of our names is still true to both of our Scottish roots (his being a lot more recent than mine!)

organic indoor ceremony - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

ceremony seating - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

ceremony processional - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wedding ceremony - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wedding dress back detail - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

ceremony recessional - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

We were so, so lucky to have our first choice of vendors for literally every key element of the wedding. The first two vendor wins started with Sarah Blasi at Selva Floral Design and Sarah Morrison of Hazelwood Photo. Sarah at Hazelwood Photo was referred to me by my brother and his wife. She had done a beautiful job capturing the wedding of a friend of theirs (who also happened to get married at Yale Union) and I knew instantly when I saw her work that she would capture the day in the way that we would want – unscripted and natural. Sarah at Selva Floral Design was the first vendor to be hired and frankly, I credit Sarah with not just creating the most beautiful floral arrangements I have ever seen, but for making our wedding vision a reality. You’re starting to see a lot of work like hers on the Portland wedding scene, but Sarah is really the OG of this kind of beautiful, natural aesthetic. I can’t even really explain her work in a simple sentence. She doesn’t just create arrangements, she builds installations. She’s a creative powerhouse and we’re so lucky to have had the chance to work with her. She’s an artist.

garden organic wedding - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

organic floral designs - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

indoor organic reception - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Well, I would say that despite best efforts to stay calm and enjoy the process, you will find yourself at a few junctures where you’re just a bit stressed out of your mind! You’re pulling off a production! That said, focus on finding vendors to partner with that you can trust, who respect your vision and who are just good people! We worked with THE nicest people we have ever met and this is in addition to being really the best in the industry. Focus on finding the right space and good food and don’t worry about the rest! It’ll all come together! Try to keep it as unscripted as possible, but somehow organized and then you won’t have some kind of freakout moment if things don’t go to “plan” because there really isn’t one! It’s a beautiful party and should be a lot of fun for everyone- most of all the bride and groom! We had a blast at our wedding!

wedding reception - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

geometric wedding details - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

wooden table number - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

first dance - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

Ruffled - photo by Hazelwood Photo http://ruffledblog.com/scottish-chic-wedding-in-portland

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: Bach’s G Major Suite Prelude
Boys and Flower Girl Processional: “Shebag Shemore” (Traditional Celtic piece)
Bride’s Processional: “Here Comes My Baby,” Cat Stevens (live instrumental cello)
Recessional: “We’re Going To Be Friends,” White Stripes (live instrumental cello)
First Dance: Loch Lomond
We didn’t do a traditional first dance, but we did a play on a Scottish tradition. Normally this song is played at the end of a wedding in Scotland, but Scottish weddings run LATE, so we brought it in earlier, so that no one would miss it. Basically, all the guests come together in a big circle and the bride and groom hold hands in the middle facing each other and everyone sings along and rushes in and out towards and away from us holding hands and stomping their feet. It’s honestly one of my all-time favorite moments at any Scottish wedding. It brings me to tears every time! It’s a sad song about two lovers who have to be separated, but will meet again on the banks of Loch Lomond in Scotland. It’s particularly special to us as my husband is from Glasgow and Loch Lomond is just outside the city, so is a much beloved local landmark.

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Hazelwood Photo

Event Planning and Design

Social Hour Events

Floral Design

Selva Floral Design

Venue

Yale Union

Wedding Dress

Sarah Janks "Freya"

Bridal Store

The English Department

Alterations

Julia Garey

Wedding Shoes

LK Bennett

Hair and Makeup

Cassandra Kennedy Beauty

Flower Girl Attire

Tutu du Monde

Catering

Por Que No

Ice Cream

Ruby Jewel

Bar Service

Merit Badge

Coffee

Case Study Coffee

Bagpipes

Gordon Scot of Scottish Country Shop

Ceremony Music

David Eby

Cocktail Hour Music

Randal Bays and Band

DJ

Abner Gutuirrez

Rentals

Classic Vintage Rentals

Glasses and Tablewares

Party Pros

Event Lighting

Greenlight Creative

Officiant

Molly Little

Photobooth

Happymatic

Wedding Invitation Design

Groom

Wedding Invitation Printing

Anders Printing

Transportation

Ecoshuttle

Exotic Garden Party Wedding in Bali

Romantic Weddings

Photos by:

Jonas Peterson

If you wanted me to list some of my top dream wedding scenarios, a long banquet style table next to an infinity pool in Bali has definitely secured a spot at the top of the roster. The fact that Jocelyn and Paul had endless amounts of bougainvillea surrounding them on the big day only adds to reasons to love this wedding from Jonas Peterson. Make sure you have some time to completely take in this visual feast of a wedding!

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

From the bride, Jocelyn: We’ve known each other since we were teenagers. We both grew up between Asia and the US, and now live in London. Travel is in our blood. We both work for creative agencies by day, and by night, Paul’s a musician, I’m obsessed with design. We love film. We wanted to create a weekend as eclectic as our life together, and landed with a vision for an exotic garden party crossed with the glamour of a Baz Luhrmann film, on the most magical set that is Ubud, Bali.

beaded wedding dress - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

metallic bridesmaid dresses - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

groom getting ready - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

metallic bridal party - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

Flower recipe: Fuchsia and peach bougainvillea… by the hundreds! We couldn’t get enough. Our florist earmarked the plants over 6 months in advance to ensure there would be enough for the big day.

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

wedding paper goods - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

Bali wedding ceremony - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

wedding signs - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

Bali ceremony - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

wedding ceremony - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

ceremony recessional - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

Bali wedding portraits - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

red lace wedding dress - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

Bali wedding portraits - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

bougainvillea reception decor - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

We would describe our day as eclectic, a colour explosion, magical. Bright fuchsia, blush pink, and metallic (gold). As for DIY, does it count that we had to get all our friends and family to help bring everything with us from Hong Kong to Bali? We ordered the rugs from a Turkish shop on Etsy, the growlers from a wholesaler in Texas, the parasols from TaoBao in China, just to name a few :)

kraft paper menu - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

unique wedding receptions - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Pick a few things to do really, really well. Don’t worry about the rest.

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

wedding signs - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

white wedding cake - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali

exotic garden party wedding in Bali - photo by Jonas Peterson http://ruffledblog.com/exotic-garden-party-wedding-in-bali


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Heartbeats,” Jose Gonzales
Recessional: “Look at What the Light Did Now,” Feist + Little Wings
First Dance: “Game for Fools,” Jamie Lidell

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Jonas Peterson

Wedding Creative Direction

Bride and Groom

Wedding Planner

Winnie and Jenny Fung, Baci Weddings

Wedding Coordinator

Sinly Anfeny, Bali Wedding Paradise

Venue

Alila Ubud

Wedding Dress

Marchesa

Wedding Shoes

Sophia Webster

Bride’s Tea Ceremony Dress

Femme D’armes "Bailey Gown by ONE"

Bride’s Tea Ceremony Dress Shop

Shopbop

Mother of the Bride’s Dress

Tadashi Shoji

Groom’s Suit and Shoes

Paul Smith

Groom's Bow Tie

Yves Saint Laurent

Groom’s Tea Ceremony Jacket

Shanghai Tang

DJ

Fader One

Calligraphy and Event Signage

Brown Linen Design

Videography

Velare Imaginarium

Second Shooter

Cassie Sullivan

Daily Pick

Bella Lily Bridal

Bella Lily Bridal….Redefining the Bridal Experience!

We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

In a relaxed and intimate setting, you will be surrounded by a full collection of high quality wedding dresses and a knowledgable staff of stylists to help bring your bridal fashion dreams to a reality.

From modern styles to timeless classics, our gowns are handpicked with our brides’ desires at the heart of it all. We understand shopping for a wedding dress is such a memorable occasion and we will make sure our brides not only enjoy themselves, but also walk away with the perfect dress and memories to last a life-time.

Located at 19420 N. 59th Ave. C-121, Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 623.825.4496

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