Today we’ve got a treat in the form of a true southern wedding. Newlyweds Samantha and Brent exchanged vows in the bride’s hometown, in the exact same church where her own parents married years ago. Courtney Dox Photography and The Southern Way worked to make the couple’s day a reality, complete with a reception full of elegant farm tables!

romantic southern wedding in South Carolina - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

From the bride, Samantha: I always knew that I wanted to get married in my hometown of Florence, SC, in the same beautiful red-roof church that my parents were married in, and have a reception at home. My husband and I both agreed that we liked the idea of a Spring wedding with an elegant yet whimsical vibe. We pictured a large open tent with rows of farm tables, lounge areas for guests, and the incorporation of personal items and favorites of ours. This vision came to life with the help of family members, particularly my mom, who enlisted the help of a local craftsman to hand make us farm tables for the guests to dine at, benches from old bed headboards, a coffee table using a tobacco basket from my late maternal grandfather’s farming days, and a cake table from a stained-glass window that came out of our church many years ago.

wedding shoes - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

white and green bouquet - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

deep teal bridesmaid dresses - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

teal bridesmaid dresses - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

romantic southern wedding in South Carolina - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

I loved the idea of having all sorts of wildflowers as escort cards so we collected mini vases from local shops. Guests were also greeted at a cocktail hour with live steel drum players, a favorite of my husband and mine, and later listen to tunes from the oldies band. My father even surprised us with an airplane flyover dropping flower petals over the reception! Dinner was served family style and following, guests could munch on party favors of boiled peanuts or visit the carnival-style food truck which had an assortment of cotton candy and candy apples. Overall, I couldn’t have asked for better vendors who made our special day possible!

romantic southern wedding in South Carolina - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

romantic southern wedding in South Carolina - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

floral escort cards - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

paper wedding programs - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

tented wedding reception - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

elegant wedding reception - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

romantic southern wedding in South Carolina - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

table setting ideas - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

elegant tablescape - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

elegant wedding cakes - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

romantic southern wedding in South Carolina - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

flower topped cake - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina

romantic southern wedding in South Carolina - photo by Courtney Dox Photography http://ruffledblog.com/romantic-southern-wedding-in-south-carolina


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Florence, SC / Photographer: Courtney Dox Photography / Day-Of Coordination and Catering: The Southern Way / Florist: A&B Florist / Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: J Major’s / Hair and Makeup: CarteAy / Wedding Cake: Buttercream Bakehouse / Band: Still Cruzin’ / Rentals: Party Reflections

5 comments
  • Those bridesmaid dresses are absolutely stunning, I love the chiffon and that color!

  • What a beautiful wedding! Love the evening shot with the fairy lights!

  • Allie

    Where are the bridesmaid dresses from?

  • Thea

    What a beautiful colour scheme – where are the bridesmaids dresses from?

  • Logan

    Who is the designer/maker of these bridesmaids dresses?