May 15, 2013

“Anne and Justin traveled from Arlington, Virginia to have a destination wedding at the beautiful Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina. Their wedding was coordinated by Chelsye Harp with Intrigue Design and Events, and was beautifully arranged down to every last detail. Anne included family heirlooms and as a special touch by using a sleeve from her mothers wedding dress to wrap around her flowers. We loved the details of the sweetheart couch and personalized hot chocolate cups. Shannon was their photographer and she did a wonderful job capturing their romantic and elegant wedding… Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Ellery!” –Riverland Studios

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“WOW, now that is a tough question! :) I have so many amazing memories from our special day, but the moment that I first saw Justin my heart just melted! He was so handsome, and seeing his smiling face put me instantly at ease…

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..I used the sleeve of my mothers wedding dress as the wrap for my bouquet for my “something old”.  My dress represented my “something new,” and underneath my sash was the word “love” embroidered in blue.

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…We had a lot of DIY elements in our wedding, but the most memorable undertaking was the lace wrapped mason jars. My girlfriend Lexi and I used Mod Podge (love that stuff) to affix lace to the mason jars, and then spray painted the tops gold. I think they turned out lovely, but it took SO much longer than we expected!!! Which reminds me, I need to take her out for a glass of wine! :)

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…Try to not get caught up in all of little things that need to be done on the week of your big day. Set a day that you are going to stop working on your list, and stick to it! I know, that’s easier said than done! But if you can manage to step back and acknowledge all that you were able to accomplish, you can actually enjoy that special time with your friends and loved ones! After all, at the end of the day, what really matters is that you marry your sweetheart!” – Anne, the bride

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Photography: Riverland Studios // Event Planner: Intrigue Design & Events // Dress: Robert Bullock – Birnbaum and Bullock // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Floral: Violet Charleston // Musicians: Classical Charleston // Reception & Location Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation // Wedding Cake: D’lish Cakes  // Favors: Chocolate Chocolate // DJ: Creative Sound Weddings // Makeup: Moore Makeup // Transportation: Absolutely Charleston


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