Archive for the ‘Lowndes Grove’ Category

Rebecca & Kristoff

Monday, October 6th, 2014

A shared love for Charleston was used as inspiration in the design and details of Rebecca & Kristoff’s charming wedding in June. The couple celebrated their special day with friends and family at Lowndes Grove, which blossomed against the dark greens and bright yellows found in the floral and table settings. Jim Smeal added to the lowcountry inspired atmosphere using sweet grass, basket weaving and Spanish moss detailing on the delicious cake. Guests enjoyed delicious food and spectacular views of the Ashley River while helping Rebecca & Kristoff dominate the dance floor to the energizing sounds of The Voltage Brothers, which kept the party going all night.



Rebecca & Kristoff










Rebecca & Kristoff

Rebecca & Kristoff
Rebecca & Kristoff

Rebecca & Kristoff

A special thanks to our vendors…

 Photography – Vladimir Chaloupka

 Band – The Voltage Brothers

Catering – Fish

 Cake – Jim Smeal

 Printed Materials – Studio R

 Rentals – Snyder Event Rentals

 Lighting – TEC

Florist – SYG

Amanda & Damien

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Amanda & Damien didn’t let the rain wash out their special day. Lowndes Grove, decorated in blush, peach and coral accents, radiated against the mix of the summer sun and rain. Thanks to Two Three Ways band, who started the party right away, the fun couple and their guests danced the night away and enjoyed this special evening. Lucky for us, our friends at Mark Staff Photography, captured all of the magical moments of Amanda and Damien’s June wedding, to then share with you!

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 A special thanks to our vendors…

 Photography – Mark Staff Photography

 Band – Two 3 Ways

Catering – Fish

 Cake – Jake Smeal

 Printed Materials – Studio R

 Rentals – Snyder Event Rentals

 Lighting – TEC

Florist – Stems

Draping – Distinctive Events

Chabely & Jon

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Lowndes Grove radiated against the blush and white décor of Chabely and Jon’s October wedding. Creating a romantic atmosphere for bride Chabely was done through the use of blush linens emphasized with golden accents. Guests sat under the tent at one of two, long dinner tables creating an overall intimate feel. As a personal touch, Chabely and John placed gift boxes of scones and jam at every seat, welcoming their close family and friends. Sequin overlays, used on the cake and cocktail tables, sparkled against the setting sun while the white, vintage lounge furniture added to the glowing atmosphere.

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

 Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

Chabeley and Jon

A special thanks to our vendors…

Photographer- Marni Rothschild

Printing- Studio R

Rentals- Snyder Event Rentals

Lighting- Technical Event Company

Floral- SYG Designs

Catering- Fish


It’s All In The Details…

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

More to come from Casey & Sean’s Lowndes Grove wedding next week but we had to share this adorable picture…

Allison & Ben on The Wedding Row

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

We can’t get enough Allison (of Studio R) & Ben’s super funky wedding at the always amazing Lowndes GroveThe Wedding Row has a three part feature of their wedding chocked full of eclectic & personal touches that made their wedding weekend a true reflection of their personal style.  Juliet Elizabeth captured Allison & Ben’s personalities in her amazing pictures; here’s a few of our favorites…

Rehearsal Dinner




Head on over to The Wedding Row to see more from Allison & Ben’s rehearsal dinner, wedding, & day after photo shoot!





Allison on Vera Wang’s Blog!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

If EVER a bride was to be featured on on of the world’s most prestigious designer’s personal blog, it would absolutely be the stunning Allison Hill Johnston. Allison is absolutely the hippest little chica we know and we cannot say how much we loved working with her on her wedding. Lucky for us she is a graphic designer with Studio R Designs and so we get to keep working with her on OTHER bride’s weddings. Yay for us!

Vera Wang just featured Allison and Ben’s wedding on her blog Vera Unveiled and also published this charming interview that I thought you all might enjoy, too…

Be sure to check out the blog for the slideshow!

Bride: Allison Hill Johnston
Groom: Benjamin Lofton Johnston
Wedding gown style: Vera Wang Diana Gown
Boutique purchased: Maddison Row, Charleston, South Carolina
Wedding date: November 13, 2010
Location: Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina
Photographer: Juliet Elizabeth

Did you have a certain style in mind when you started your search for a dress?
Not particularly, however I love high-fashion and I tend to gravitate towards forward statement pieces that catch your eye and are a catalyst for conversation.

What made you decide on your Vera Wang gown?
The Diana was magnificent! Not only did it exude high-fashion, but the way it made me feel when I first put it on was indescribable. It truly was my perfect dress!

Did you bring anyone along dress shopping? If so, did their opinions influence your final decision?
Yes! I brought my mom, one of my maid of honors, a bridesmaid and my wedding planner. I was reassured by their positive feedback, but honestly it was one decision I was quite confident in.

How did you accessorize to make your wedding day outfit unique?
Accessorizing my dress was one of my favorite parts of the planning process. I immediately enlisted long time friend Kristin Morris to create custom one-of-a-kind jewelry for my special day. The necklace (from the photos) speaks for itself featuring vintage pieces and heavy chain. Matching earrings were designed to compliment the necklace. A vintage Oleg Cassini fur stole given to me by another dear friend and the finishing touch… blue suede Louboutin’s!

What was the inspiration or theme for your wedding?
Vintage-Modern style and a love of all things personal.

Did your gown style relate to any other design elements of the wedding?
Yes! The table linens were one of my favorites! They were almost identical to the swirling frothy draped skirts!

What was your favorite part of the day?
Aside from marrying my husband in front of our closest friends and family, I have said many times, my moment in my white dress. It was finally my time to shine, and thanks to Vera Wang and The Diana, I truly did. The ever-lasting smile on my face that day, is the reflection of one very happy girl.

What tips do you have for new brides picking out their wedding dress?
Be yourself! Don’t feel as though you are bound by tradition; select something that is uniquely you, that makes you feel special, and that is the centerpiece of conversations for years to come. I love it when I am recapturing the events of that magical evening and someone says, oh… and that dress! Oh, that dress! It was magnificent.

Are there any other anecdotes you would like to share?
Thank you for making our day so special!

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Tax Day 2011 (AKA, April 15th) marked the wedding day of one of my best friends in the world. Actually, two of my best friends… Ed and Claire both! Thankfully it in no way was similar to the movie; rather, it was filled with LOTS of happy family, great food, tasty drinks, charming details and, overall, enveloped in a mood of celebration.

Their wedding was at the always-dreamy Lowndes Grove Plantation and another dear friend, Josh Drake, took the photos for the evening.

I’m not sure if it’s just because I love her so much, but Claire JUST may have been one of the most beautiful brides who has ever walked down an aisle…

(gorgeous flowers by SYG Designs)

The ceremony rocked (that’s me, matron of honor second away from the bride in a gorgeous Carol Hannah dress!)

The reception was absolutely stunning, too…

No, I don’t think these two were having ANY fun…

And I think this photo pretty much sums up JUST HOW pumped Ed was to marry this beautiful lady:

Congrats, Dr. and Mrs. O’Bryan! I love you both with all my heart!

Allison and Ben in Weddings Unveiled!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Yay, yay, yay!

Our wonderful clients and personal friends Ben and Allison recently had their wedding published in the spring issue of Weddings Unveiled and we could not be more thrilled to share their “I do” details with the world. There were so many personal touches and charming details to inspire. Make sure to read the article, too… their engagement story is hands down one of the sweetest we’ve heard. I think they are both equally great catches for one another!

Enjoy the article and take a look here!

Allison and Ben, we love y’all!

Allison and Ben: Photography: Juliet Elizabeth Photography. Wedding Consultant, Party Rentals and Linens: Ellen Robinson with WED. Ceremony Location and Reception Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation. Florist: Sarah York Grimshaw. Baker: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal. Catering: Fish. Invitations, Stationery and Wedding Papers: Studio R. Ceremony Music: Dwight Huthwaite and Jessica Smith. Reception Entertainment: Atlanta Rhythm and Groove. Bridal Gown: Vera Wang purchased at Maddison Row. Bridesmaid Dresses: Carol Hannah. Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Brooks Brothers. Transportation: Charleston Black Cab.

Brooke and Victor in Southern Weddings Magazine

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Hello again, blog world! I am so happy to post that another one of our favorite print and online publications, Southern Weddings Magazine, has posted photos of an uber-hip wedding from last year… Brooke and Victor’s Lowndes Grove soiree.

What we loved about this NY girl and southern guy’s wedding was that the look was simple and yet unexpected. We’ve seen blue a hundred times, but how about pops of electric blue contrasted with crisp, southern whites? Tres chic.

Make sure to check out part one and part two of their post and enjoy the photos of a fabulous couple and their beautiful wedding:

Joy and Chris

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

February 5… I remember waking up on this day and thinking, “OH, no!” The weather was just not ideal. Cold, rainy, windy… weather that could have thrown off any normal person whose wedding day it was.

But not Joy. Her name is the perfect nomer for this bride because she was always so blissfully joyful to be around! And she is living proof that any kind of bad weather does NOT have to ruin your wedding day. She trekked through the rain and the sun even decided to come out just in time for her ceremony, leading into a beautiful evening at Lowndes Grove where all of the guests were laughing all night long despite the dreary day.

Dana Goodson captured the day perfectly… make sure to check out her blog as well!