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Brittany and Branson were married at Middleton Place in Charleston, S.C. on March 29. “Both our parents came to Charleston to look at different venues,” Brittany said. “We toured Boone Hall Plantation and Magnolia Gardens. As we were traveling to our first destination, we passed Middleton Place. We called them to see if they had any appointments available that day to tour the venue. It was our luck that they had one that afternoon. After walking through, we both new this was the place we would say, ‘I do.'” Afterwards, we toasted with champagne knowing that we had found the one.” The bride wore a sweetheart fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair in an updo, fingertip-length veil, statement necklace, jeweled sash, and a pair of peacock stilettos, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a checkered button-up shirt and tie. Bridesmaids wore long black satin dresses and carried bouquets of calla lilies. “It started raining around midnight and continued until 5:30-6 a.m.,” she said. “I was in panic because I always wanted to get married at a venue that had one aisle (and boy does Middleton Place have a very long aisle). The weather began to clear up and was overcast. At 1 p.m., I had to make a decision to have the wedding outside at Butterfly Lakes or to use the backup plan. I decided to take the risk and have the wedding outside. About an hour before the wedding, the sun began to shine. And as I walked down the aisle, the clouds parted, and it was was like the heavens opened up.” Cocktail hour began followed by the reception shortly thereafter underneath the pavilion. Tables were decorated with white linens, teal napkins, mason jar centerpieces atop wood slices, and pictures of places they had traveled together over the years, surrounded by chiavari chairs. “We both graduated from Clemson University and wanted to incorporate Clemson into our wedding,” Brittany said. “Our favors included a glass bottle of Orange Crush in a purple koozie. One side of the koozie had a picture of a pirate because our last name is Pyritz and our wedding date. The opposite side of the koozie had one of our favorite lyrics, ‘Always remember there is nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name.'” A three-tiered buttercream-frosted cake was cut and served for dessert concluding dinner. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Enjoy the planning process and always make sure the wedding is about the bride and groom because it is your day and no one else’s,” she said. At the end of the night, they exited amongst a sea of sparklers and jetted off to their honeymoon in Grenada.

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Photography: Riverland Studios | Venue: Middleton Place | Event Planner: Karen Porreca of Simply Eventful Charleston, LLC | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals from New York Bride & Groom | Shoes: Nine West | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm from New York Bride & Groom | Hair and Makeup Artist: Strawberry Blonde Salon | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Berlin’s for Men | Officiant: Craig Bailey | Ceremony Musicians: Claire Bailey (violin) and Anna Mathias (cello) | Invitations: Ink’d by Kate | Floral Designer: Flowers by Nicole | Rentals: Eventworks Rentals | Caterer: Cru Catering | Cake: Elaine’s Events and Sweet Elaine’s Bakery | DJ: DJ MooMoo of Big Hair Productions


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Elizabeth and Andrew were married in a traditional church ceremony at Westinster Presbyterian followed by a reception at Legare Waring House in Charleston, S.C. on January 4. The bride wore a v-neck lace a-line wedding gown with long-sleeves, accessorized with her hair in an updo, floor-length veil, and a pair of glitter Jimmy Choo peep-toe high heels, while the groom wore a black tuxedo, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids (all 17 of them!) wore long neutral chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, tulips, Queen Anne’s lace, and ferns. Before the ceremony, the couple opted for a first look. It took place at four o’clock surrounded by family and friends witnessing. Even the Christmas tree was still lit! Once the vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official! Guests were greeted to the historic home though an avenue of moss-draped oak trees. The reception took place in a clear frame tent surrounded by almost 80 acres of gardens. Tables were decorated with white linens, pillar candle centerpieces atop gold charger plates, and folding padded chairs. Did you notice the black and white checkered dance floor they performed dances on? And not to mention the string lights hanging from the ceiling! Following a buffet dinner, the four-tiered square cake was cut and served. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited amongst a sea of petals.

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Photography: Riverland Studios | Ceremony Venue: Westminster Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Legare Waring House | Event Planner: Red Letter Events | Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Hair and Makeup Artist: Ash & Co. | Caterer: Hamby Catering | Cake: Ashley Bakery | Band: Quiana Parker and Friends

Intimate Spring Wedding in Charleston

Posted by Alexandra on May 13, 2013

Susan & David

March 8

Charleston, South Carolina


Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The beauty of the Daniel Island Club is exceptional. Dave and I wanted to have an outdoor ceremony that featured the charm of the lowcountry. The club is also staffed with excellent people to help with all the details.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

We wanted a romantic feel to the ceremony and reception. Hundreds of candles were placed throughout the club to create the effect. Dave’s groom cake in the shape of a Nissan GTR was an artistic sight. It was modeled after his own GTR. The fireworks were spectacular. It was like the fourth of July in March.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Invest in a good photographer. Pictures have a way of taking you back in time. You want to have as much detail about the day as possible.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The fireworks were definitely a hit with our guests. Only a few people knew about our surprise. It was a fabulous way to end a perfect night.


Cheerful Spring Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Kim on Aug 07, 2012

Caroline & Ryan

May 26

Charleston, South Carolina


Q&A with the Bride:

Which details from your wedding were your favorites?

The first detail that was one of my favorites was my dress!  Ever since I first tried it on I never wanted to take it off.  When I put it on for our wedding, I just couldn’t believe that I was lucky enough to be wearing such a gorgeous dress.  The second detail would be that we were able to have our fur babies in the wedding.  We had thought of the idea a long time ago, but we just didn’t know how everything would work out.  In the end we were so happy we put the dogs in the wedding.  Our two Siberian Huskies, Samson and Mya, were perfect, and they looked so cute with Samson wearing his light blue bow tie and Mya wearing her light blue and brown tutu.  The last detail, which I am so grateful for is that all of our closest family and friends were able to attend.  We weren’t sure how that would work out with us choosing a destination wedding, but when they all showed up to celebrate with us it just made our day even more special.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

The moment that I can’t stop thinking about is the moment where my dad and I first turned the corner to walk down the aisle.  I will never forget this moment for two reasons: the first is seeing Ryan’s face at the end of the aisle.   Words cannot describe the emotions that were pouring from his face at that point.  When I saw his face, I saw all of the genuine and pure love that he has for me, and at that point I knew how wonderful of a man I was about to marry.  The second reason I love this moment is because I had the first man I would ever love, my dad, walking me down the aisle to meet the man who would take his place, and he never faltered one step.  My dad was there for me at that pivotal moment, fully supporting me and my decision to get married, which just showed how deep his love for me is.  So to be in that moment with the two men who love me the most was just breathtaking.

Charleston, South Carolina Wedding: Nikki & Michael

Posted by Jeffra on Nov 22, 2011

Nikki & Michael

Charleston, South Carolina

If you have ever been to Charleston, South Carolina you will understand the beauty of these couple shots. The small city is filled with cobble stones streets, old markets, and a gorgeous harbor that is fabulous for photos!

Photographer:  Chi Photography of Charleston | Event Venue:  Francis Marion Hotel