A Garden-Inspired Scottish Wedding at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina
Combining their Italian and Scottish heritages with stunning florals, Nina Lamia (30 and a senior product manager) and Tristan de Souza (29 and a portfolio manager in real estate private equity) had an amazing overgrown garden-inspired wedding. Shades of white and blush were combined with pops of gold, polka dots and lots of greenery for their garden party, and Branch Design Studio arranged amazing, textured florals to bring the outside in. "We wanted to incorporate each of our heritages into our flowers, while keeping the look in line with our overall design aesthetic," Nina says. "To represent Tristan, we incorporated the blue thistle, which is the national flower of Scotland, where he was born and raised. To represent me, we incorporated olive branches, since I’m 100 percent Italian." When the London, England-based couple started dating, they visited Charleston, South Carolina, and absolutely loved it. Without even seeing the venue, they chose Lowndes Grove Plantation for their nuptials. "I came across Lowndes Grove early on and knew it would be perfect for us," Nina says. "The location on the Ashley River is stunning, and the plantation house is historic and so well preserved. We loved the fact that we could create many different spaces and vibes, all within the same venue." Ashley Wenz of Boutique Planning helped Nina and Tristan bring their vision to life. "She was fabulous throughout the planning process—extremely thorough, organized and creative," Nina says. There's so much to love about Nina and Tristan's amazing wedding. See all our favorite details, captured by Paige Winn Photo, below.