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Jess & Caleb { Magnolia Plantation Wedding }

Along with its historic houses and modern venues, Charleston has an abundance of outdoor locales perfect for couples looking to add natural beauty to their days.  A Magnolia Plantation wedding features some of the area’s most beautiful gardens and stunning vistas, splashes of color amidst a palette of evergreen.  For Jess and Caleb, the Plantation’s Carriage House and manicured lawn was the ideal choice for their intimate wedding.  Ruta met up with Jess just as she was finishing her bridal look.  She was breathtaking in an off-the-shoulder ballgown intricately tied with ribbons in the back.  Strapped white sandals and a bouquet of blues and violets were lovely compliments to such a gorgeous gown.  Out on the plantation grounds, waiting patiently for Jess’ arrival, Caleb was quite handsome himself in his tux and powder blue vest.  The bow tie though, that’s the show stopper.

Iron hurricane lanterns lined a path leading to one of the plantation’s huge live oaks.  A beautiful arbor draped with vines and adorned with flowers greeted the guests as they took their seats.  The flower girls were so adorable in their white dresses with lavender ribbons around the waist.  They looked like they were having such a great time being a part of the ceremony.  With Spanish moss hanging all around them, Jess and Caleb recited their vows and shared a sweet kiss.  They were newlyweds!  After taking a few moments to celebrate with their family and friends, and pose for a few photos, the duo headed off with Ruta for their newlywed portraits.  The plantation’s iconic white bridge added a touch of southern charm and the beards of moss speckled across the trees added that little natural beauty that brings everything together.

Back at the Carriage House, the party was gearing up.  Glass spheres were hung with lanterns, creating a glittering canopy across the exposed wood.  White linens and rich brown chairs were complimented beautifully by white lanterns and floral centerpieces.  The room invited you in with hopes that you’d sit down, grab some delicious food and a cocktail, and catch up with friends.  The dance floor heated up as night fell and Jess and Caleb were in the middle of the madness, with smiles that never faded.  Their love shone brighter than the twinkle lights above and it was a beautiful end to such a lovely day.

Thank you both for bringing us along on this adventure, and we wish you all the best as you move into their new chapter of your lives together.  Congratulations again, it was a blast!

Photographer: Ruta



Venue: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens | Gown Boutique: David’s Bridal | Grooms Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Florist: OK Florist

Caterer: Crazy Dutchman | Hair Stylist: Palmetto Salon | DJ: Lowcountry Entertainment | Rentals: Snyder Events

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