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Romantic Southern Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina – Katie and Jeremy

September 14, 2014 | Christy
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Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

The Couple: Katie and Jeremy

The Wedding: 4.27.13 – Poplar Grove Boat House – Charleston, SC

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Romantic, southern, whimsical.

What was your wedding color palette? Navy, champagne, mixed metallics, and hints of blush.

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Hailing from South Carolina and loving Charleston, I knew I wanted to marry Jeremy there among our family and friends. The gorgeous low country waterway and spanish moss among the trees added to the romance and classic charm we wanted to express.

Our menu by Cru Catering was the best food (not just wedding food) I’ve ever had. We incorporated my Southern roots with dishes like shrimp and grits and Jeremy’s California roots with mini fish tacos.

Framed pictures of our family members as newlyweds greeted our guests when they arrived. Mini champagne bottles covered in gold glitter were passed out upon arrival; I wanted the celebrating and toasting to start immediately. Guests signed a cookbook so that as we used it in the future, we’d constantly be reading sweet messages from our nearest and dearest.

My best friend and Maid of Honor, Carol Hannah, was also my dress designer. It was surreal dreaming of my ideal wedding dress and then watching her work her magic.

We were extremely blessed with many talented hands who helped to make our day special and very personal.

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? One of my favorite memories will always be with my Maid of Honor, Carol Hannah. Right before the cake cutting, we changed out my tulle skirt for a full-length sequin one. It was fabulous. Unfortunately, I had stretched out the top of my dress from having so much fun all day (aka sweat) so she ended up having to sew me into the second skirt. We were in the bathroom so long that people definitely started noticing and pounding on the door. It was such a sweet time with my best friend, so funny and awkward, and just so us.

By far my favorite moment was stealing away with Jeremy near the end of the night. We went out on the dock, which was lit up so lovely in the night, and sat on the bench swing. We shared our late night snack, laughed and just reveled in being married.

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

What piece of advice would you give to a bride planning her wedding today? Hire your friends. But really, we all have some sort of talent. Your family and friends want to share in your joy and the planning process, so allow them to help you in whatever way they can. When the wedding day comes, you will be surrounded by so many reminders of the love enveloping you and your husband, every moment will be amplified with encouragement. Most importantly, remember that you are preparing for a lifetime of unity so put away the wedding details to spend time talking and listening to your fiance and growing closer.

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

 

Southern wedding in Charleston, South Carolina, photos by Caroline Ghetes | via junebugweddings.com

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Caroline Ghetes
Event Planner: Hannah Alexander of WED
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Poplar Grove Boat House
Officiant: Reverend Brian Morgan
Invitation Designer: Aerialist Press
Catering: Cru Catering
Florist: Sara York Grimshaw Designs
Cake: Sugar Bakeshop
Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah
Bridal Accessories: Shoes – Loeffler Randall and Enzo Angiolini from Nordstrom, Earrings and Bracelet – Alexis Bittar
Groom & Groomsmen Apparel & Accessories: J.Crew
Hair & Make-up: Meg Workman of Elysium Salon
DJ/Live Music: The Secrets and Katie Cox (family friend
Transportation: Charleston Style Limo and Charleston Cab Company
Favors: River Street Sweets Pralines
Rentals: Snyder Rentals and Event DRS
Rings: Engagement Ring and Grooms Wedding Band – Steve Padis, Brides Wedding Band – Catbird
Programs: Belletristics
Lighting: TEC

Thank you so much Katie and Jeremy for sharing your southern wedding with us!

See more photography by Caroline Ghetes in her Junebug Weddings member brochure, and check out more blush pink wedding ideas in the Junebug Weddings Photo Gallery!

Part Two: Beach Destination Wedding in Thailand

September 13, 2014 | olivia
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beautiful Thailand couple's portrait

Jo and Bo’s beach destination wedding in Thailand was the second beautiful day of the couple’s two-part nuptials. Following their traditional Thai ceremony, their gorgeous location at Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort was perfect for their intended laid-back Western beach wedding atmosphere. Both the vibrant wedding and stunning couple portraits were photographed by Nordica Photography.

The Couple: Jo and Bo

The Wedding:  Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort, Thailand

The Inspiration: We wanted our guests to experience a laid back Western beach ceremony, and we chose a “rustic beach” theme. The colors we used were blue, ivory, light grey with bright color accents.

beautiful Thailand waterfront

breathtaking Thailand destination wedding

bride getting ready

groom getting ready

groom's vibrant boutonniere

stylish groom and groomsmen

simply stunning bridal portrait

bride and bridesmaids portrait

stunning Thailand rustic beach wedding ceremony decor

beach wedding ceremony decor

groom coming down the aisle

groom's reaction to bride

bridal entrance

simply beautiful waterfront ceremony

sweet ceremony vows

Thailand destination wedding ceremony kiss

throwing petals after the ceremony

wedding party portrait with balloons

casual couple's portrait

holding hands portrait

groom's portrait

romantic sunset in Thailand portrait

beautiful couple's portrait with tree

romantic couple's portrait amongst the trees

stunning Thailand architecture portrait

rustic cards table

rustic his and hers chair decor

beautiful and simple tablescape

beach wedding in Thailand reception table decor

bride and groom having fun at the reception

couple dancing at the reception

floating lanterns

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Nordica Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence, Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort
Florist: Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort
Wedding Dress: Ellebay Boutique
Groom’s Apparel: Indochino
Groomsmen’s Apparel: Indochino

Thank you to Jo and Bo for sharing your beautiful days with us!

Be sure to check out Jo and Bo’s traditional Thai wedding ceremony!

xoxoOlivia

Wedding Decor Inspiration – Cakes We Love

September 12, 2014 | lexi

For those with a sweet tooth, the true test of a wedding is in the cake. When we come across a creative confection, not only do our mouths water, but we also find ourselves wanting to preserve its beauty . Today, we are sharing cakes we love from our real weddings. We hope you enjoy these delectable masterpieces, and, as Marie Antoinette famously said, “Let them eat cake”!

cakes we love

Cake by Room 11 | Photo by Sarah Culver Photography

simple white wedding cake

Cake by Tiffany’s Baking Co. | Photo by Jonathan Connolly Photography

confetti wedding cake

Cake by Sarah’s Cake Shop | Photo by Sweet Monday Photography

pink and brown naked cake

Cake by Momofuku Milk Bar | Photo by Sean Flanigan

pale flower white cake

Cake by Patisserie Angelica | Photo by Michèle M. Waite

nautical wedding cake

Cake by Grand Finale Desserts and Pastries | Photo by Harrison Studio

tropical floral cake

Cake by One Small Bite | Photo by Chris Glenn

naked cake

Photo by Aneta MAK

sloppy frosted wedding cake

Photo by Callaway Gable Photography

aztec wedding cake

Photo by Jonas Peterson

Still have a sweet tooth? Take a look at our Wedding Dessert Table Ideas.

xoxo