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Classically Romantic Wedding in a Charleston Manor

Classically Romantic Wedding in a Charleston Manor

textured bridal bouquet with dyed ferns and garden roses

Charleston wedding vendors created the dreamiest romantic wedding in a historical house filled with tall windows and breathtaking chandeliers. Designs by Hemingway styled a soft bridal look complete with a delicate bridal headpiece and a textured bridal bouquet of dried bleached ferns and garden roses. Jeanne Marie Photo was behind the lens capturing every detail that has had us glued to our phones ever since. Clearly we cannot get enough of this classically romantic wedding inspo in Charleston.

romantic bridal portrait with a textured bridal bouquet
Charleston wedding venue window details

From the florist and stylist Debbie with Designs by Hemingway: When searching for a venue to create a bridal shoot in Charleston, I knew it had to have 3 things – classic architecture, floor to ceiling windows & beautiful chandeliers. The Gadsden House has all that and more! The house, circa 1798, is listed on the National Historic Register. The Federal style Charleston manor was originally built in the late 18th century by Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden who presented his son with the property as a wedding gift. The home served the Gadsden family for many generations until the mid 20th century when the Historic Charleston Foundation began revitalizing the historic Ansonborough neighborhood. The house is now a wedding venue located in the heart of the historic district of Charleston.

bride walking down the stairs at the historic Charleston house
boutonniere details and wedding stationery
boudoir-like wedding gown with lace details

Charleston is such a beautiful place to design a wedding. With my vintage intimate morning boudoir dresses and classic lace Claire Pettibone gowns in tow, we began our morning shoot at the Gadsden House. Our floral decor combined fresh floral blooms with dried bleached ferns and coastal elements for the table top, mantle decor and bridal boudoir. All the rooms at the house are empty & create the perfect blank canvas for styling sets & designs.

romantic wedding stationery surrounded by flowers
intimate wedding reception inside a historic Charleston manor
micro wedding reception in a Charleston manor

From the photographer, Jeanne Marie PhotoWith the charm of the cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and the stunning Federal and Colonial architecture, Charleston has always been a dream location to photograph at. I teamed up with Hawaii florist Designs by Hemingway to create our soft, romantic classic photo shoot.
Our inspiration for our shoot was the historic Gadsden House the Federal style Charleston manor with its brick exterior and clean paint colors, impressive crystal chandeliers.

all white wedding cake with fluffy dyed ferns
romantic wedding stationer for Charleston wedding
romantic bridal portrait with a textured bridal bouquet
intimate wedding reception inside a historic Charleston manor

Our romantic bridal session begins in the morning with a beautiful ivory, vintage lace robe. And then in the gorgeous Claire Pettibone gown, Pearle. A pretty white beaded handmade headpiece from Noon on the Moon and lush pastel floral blooms completed the vision.

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drippy florals hang over the head table at the reception

bridal portrait wearing her delicate headpiece
all white wedding cake with fluffy dyed ferns
romantic bridal portrait in a lace gown

How breathtakingly beautiful was this classically romantic wedding inspo in Charleston? All the elegant lace details in the wedding gowns are making our hearts burst so if you’re looking for some more bridal looks then this bridal shoot with more Claire Pettibone gowns is just what you need.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Jeanne Marie Photo
Florals, Heirlooms + Stylist: Designs by Hemingway
Gown: Claire Pettibone
Head Piece: Noon on the Moon
Silk Ribbon: Silk and Willow
Hair: Brianna B. Adams
Make Up: Pamela Lesch Makeup
Rentals: Ooh Events 
Venue: Kings Tree Hospitality Group

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