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A Charleston Plantation Wedding
Editors' Pick!
Wedding date: 10/12/2008
Wedding location:  South Carolina
We wanted our wedding to be fun, casual, and a true Southern experience for my friends and family from up north so we set up lawn games for guests to enjoy...the rain held off just long enough for a few rounds of bocce ball, horseshoes, and croquet! (the game sign was hand painted by Chris's mom) Boiled peanuts, one of our Southern favorites were served as an appetizer while guests enjoyed the bluegrass/zydeco sounds of Henry's Attic, a local Charleston band.
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Photographer: Lee Morris
A Charleston Plantation Wedding
The bridesmaids wore chocolate brown tea length dresses and carried bouquets of vibrant green orchids, spider mums, roses, and berries. As a gift, Rhea made each of her bridesmaids a matching necklace and earings from antique beads along with a teal wrap to compliment the peacock feather inspired color scheme.
Photographer: Lee Morris
A Charleston Plantation Wedding
The peacock feather inspired theme lent itself to a vibrant display of blues and greens. To save money, the bridesmaids bouquets were reused as centerpieces. A close friend of Chris and Rhea made the wedding cake and used a wooden stump as a cake stand to go coordinate with the outdoor country wedding theme. The programs were designed and handmade by the bride and her family. Three pages were tied together in the corner with an assortment of ribbons with a peacock feather at the top of each page to tie in with the theme. Wedding planners, Leigh Douglas and Melissa Barton of A Charleston Bride, and florist Jonie LaRosse created the perfect setting and even had hay bails covered with linens lining the dance floor for guests to rest their feet!
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Photographer: Lee Morris
A Charleston Plantation Wedding
Friends and family waved farewell as we ran through a tunnel of sparklers where a golf cart swept us away down the tree lined path to the plantation exit...it was the perfect end to a perfect day!
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Photographer: Lee Morris
A Charleston Plantation Wedding
Wideawake Plantation was less than 10 miles south of Charleston, SC and provided the perfect setting for a Southern country wedding with beautiful views of the Intracoastal Waterway. We were so blessed to find such a perfect place for our wedding! Majestic live oaks lined the riverfront field where the plantation house once stood.
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Photographer: Lee Morris
A Charleston Plantation Wedding
The reception fare was perfect for a casual Sunday afternoon wedding, catered by Charleston Bay Gourmet, and included Southern favorites like barbeque pulled pork, shrimp and grits, corn bread, biscuits, mac-n-cheese, and squash casserole. Silverwear was wrapped in teal napkins with jute ribbon. Umbrellas were displayed in a large bucket for guests to use due to the rainy weather.
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Photographer: Lee Morris
A Charleston Plantation Wedding
It rained all morning long and cleared up right in time for the ceremony...It was a very calm and serene moment with the wind blowing gently and the sun shining through! Rhea wore a champaign colored taffeta Mori Lee dress with ruffle hem draped in a delicate overlay of swarovski crystals. Chris wore a chocolate brown tux, champaign colored vest and tie, and chocolate brown/ivory shoes to compliment the color scheme. Pomander balls covered in peacock feathers hung with chocolate brown ribbon from the aisles to add pops of blue and green to the color pallet!
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Photographer: Lee Morris

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Comments: 13
by jander
5/11/2009
that farewell is so awesome. looks like you had an amazing day!
by Knottie
5/3/2009
I love love love your gown, so beautiful. Your husband was also very sharply dressed and a perfect compliment to you. Congratulations on your marriage and on being a finalist!
5/2/2009
Love everything about your day! Congrats to you both!
5/1/2009
The photos of you and your husband are absolutely amazing. I particularly love the photo under the tree!!!! Classy. Congratulations on being an editors' pick.
5/1/2009
What a beautiful wedding! You have a lot of gorgeous details! Congrats on being a finalist!
5/1/2009
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Zingo
4/22/2009
Beautiful wedding! I love the location and the photography is amazing.
4/18/2009
Gorgeous wedding and your dress is stunning!
4/4/2009
What beautiful colors!! And I love that your dress is somewhat untraditional in color but classic in shape - it's beautiful! Gorgeous wedding - congratulations!
by Knottie
4/3/2009
Phenomenal photos! The first photo is breathtaking with the strong oak and romantic moss. You two look radiant walking down the aisle too. I absolutely love your gown. Congrats on your lovely wedding and cheers to your marriage!
4/1/2009
I love your plantation wedding!! Your details are so amazing! And your DRESS!! I've never seen anything like it!! One of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen! You look gorgeous!
by gaisch
4/1/2009
Very neat tree picture on the top, I really like the croquet too, pretty cool! :) And the golf cart! Congrats!
4/1/2009
I love your colors!! Your dress is beautiful! Congrats!!