A Boone Hall Plantation wedding is a testament to the natural beauty and southern charm of the Charleston area. The plantation itself boasts a palette of endless green beside the calm, dark waters of Horlbeck Creek. For Kara and Drew’s simple yet rustic wedding, the setting was absolutely perfect. College sweethearts, the duo envisioned exchanging their vows under the plantation’s wide oaks, and Meredith was there from the beginning to capture all of the lovely moments. When she arrived, Kara was putting the finishing touches on her bridal look – a vintage lace gown, pale pink and gold sandals and a beautiful bouquet of pale pink flowers. Alongside her bridesmaids dressed in subdued cornflower blue, she was absolutely stunning. And what about the adorable flower girl in her own little white dress? So cute!
We absolutely adore Drew’s debonair ensemble of a tie-less slate grey suit and stylish loafers. He looked cool and collected waiting beneath the wide branches of a live oak for a romantic first look at Kara. Like us, he was in awe at how beautiful she was. The tree and its low branches became the perfect backdrop for their first look portraits, especially with Drew perching himself on one of the limbs. Meredith even convinced Kara to join him in the tree, carefully of course, and we love the duo’s adventurous spirit. After a quick stop in front of the lovely azalea bushes (for that blast of springtime pink) it was time for the big moment.
Next to the field of horses adjacent to the avenue of oaks, lines of dark brown chairs were adorned with bits of greenery and a stylish board atop a wrought iron stand greeted arriving guests. Sunlight slanted through the heavy branches, creating a patchwork of shine and shadow adding a bit of natural charm to the ceremony. Kara and Drew looked perfect together as they exchanged their vows and, one kiss later, it was time to celebrate. They were newlyweds! After some portraits with their families, Kara and Drew headed down to the Cotton Dock for their portraits and we love the moments with them wrapped up in each other with the water and marsh stretching behind them. For a wedding focused on southern charm with a vintage feel, this was perfect!
The exposed wood of the Cotton Dock is the ideal complement to nearly every palette. The space was easily transformed with hurricane lanterns and periwinkle linens with hints of light peach dotted throughout. The space was incredibly inviting and the guests had a blast! The space honoring those who couldn’t attend was a beautiful touch. After a few dances and lots of delicious food and drink, it was time for Kara and Drew to bid their guests adieu and venture out into the night. Beneath a shower of sparklers, they stole away into the evening ready to chase their next adventure.
Thank you both for inviting us to share in your day with you. We had a great time! We wish you the best in your future together and congratulations again!