Thursday, May 31, 2012 featured a wedding in my absolute favorite city in the United States......being a wannabe wedding planner of course this city is, Charleston, SC.  The wedding took place at Magnolia Plantation; a very popular and historical venue.  The bride wore a Claire Pettibone dress which was absolutely antique fabulous.  The dress is called Queen Anne's Lace and rightfully so it is couture at its finest.  Ivory cotton into a tulle Empire silhouette with an English lace bodice and hem.  The beaded applique is my favorite part of this dress forming the neckline, sleeves, and train of the dress.  The champagne colored silk ribbon ties everything together showing how truly delicate and finely put together this dress is.  Her Bridesmaids were absolutely beautiful; made by trendy knitting and star knitting on I love how individually unique each of the girls dresses are but they almost look exactly the same.  The Bride actually designed her own invites which looked as rugged and lowlandish as the actual backdrop to her ceremony.  Her invitations were beautifully rustic and her calligraphy was outstanding.  The Flower arrangements, Bouquets, and Boutonnieres were designed by; which won the Bride's Choice Award from  All of the Bride's family and friends pitched in to help get the flower arrangements put together and decorate the ceremony and reception area.  This is truly one of the most beautifully simple, elegant, vintage wedding's I've seen.  I love Charleston and the romance that it brings to any occasion.  You can have the most simple ceremony or reception and it will be so beautiful and romantic because of the sheer beauty of the city and countryside.  It is rich and alive with historical places and people everywhere you go.  There are cobblestone streets, outside open air markets, and beautiful gardens anywhere you turn.  However there is also a lively night life, incredible shopping, and the city definitely isn't lacking beautiful people.  Don't ever pass it up if you get a chance to go there. :)

Photography by: Jose Villa
Creative Direction by: Joy Thigpen -