Southern Plantation

ROMANCE MEETS EDGE STYLED SHOOT | UPPER MILL PLANTATION | CONWAY, SC

This badass styled shoot is what my #bossbabe dreams are made of! If you know the EBS style, it’s very edgy, full of rich tones and lots of BLACK!! Styled shoots are such a fun way for industry vendors to get together and be extremely unique and showcase their most creative work - And that’s exactly what happened here!

Royal Decor brought their magic with the fabulous crescent shaped bridal bouquet. I’m not even a lover of pink shades but the uniqueness of this bouquet made it so stunning and romantic!

The motorcycle and leather jacket were the perfect mix to take this shoot from southern and romantic to sexy and adventurous!

And not to mention, a PINK VEIL from Little White Dress, I mean.. COME ON! GORGG!

The Upper Mill Plantation is an absolutely stunning, southern venue to get married at. It even includes a bridal suite in addition to hundreds of picturesque spots! As a Conway & Myrtle Beach Wedding Planner, this venue is a dream to work at!

I could go on and on about how each amazing vendor came to life and brought their badass side out to play but I’ll just let you see it for yourself!!

XOXO

DREAM TEAM:

PLANNING | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | Upper Mill Plantation, Conway, SC

PHOTOGRAPHER | Corina Silva Photography

VIDEO & PHOTO | StanWeddings.com

FLORALS & DECOR | Royal Decor

GOWN & VEIL | Little White Dress

GROOM ATTIRE | Jos. A Banks

INVITATION SUITE | Charlotte & Lily

CAKE | Delicieux Cakery

MAKEUP | You. Only Better - Peggy Bodoro

LINEN & DINNERWARE | Eventworks

SAIL AWAY WITH ME | JENNIFER & AMANDA | MAGNOLIA PLANTATION, CHARLESTON, SC

I met Jenny & Amanda almost 5 years ago through a mutual friend. I could immediately tell they were amazing individuals and we instantly clicked! Our friendship quickly developed and each step of the way, their love for one another never ceased to amaze me! They are both so outgoing and loving with hearts of gold. 

We planned their wedding for almost 2 years and even had to move the date from a Saturday in October to a Monday in December due to Jenny’s deployment (United States Coast Guard). The winter wonderland themed wedding was one to remember. 

Magnolia Plantation Carriage House in Charleston, SC was the perfect location for the ceremony & reception. It was surrounded by over-grown oak trees, colorful gardens, and sat directly on the Ashley River. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens has been selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens” by Travel +  Leisure Magazine

Jenny & Amanda are always the life of the party and what better way to prove that than to have mini fireball shots for guests at the end of your ceremony? It was a fun surprise for everyone, even the officiant pulled one out of his coat! 

The cocktail hour continued the excitement with a “shuck-it-yourself” oyster roast! After the guests cleaned up and took their seats in the Carriage House the bridal party stormed in with yellow Steelers “Terrible Towels” (Jenny’s family are HUGE Steelers fans).

After a southern-style dinner by Crazy Dutchman Catering, Jenny & Amanda cut into a rainbow layered cake decorated to look like white birchwood.  Followed by cake, guests enjoyed a bourbon & cigar bar on the back deck as the sun set over the river. 

Ryan of Globaltruth Entertainment, didn’t need much to pump up this wild crowd! It was a night full of dancing, drinking and good times! 

"In high tide or in low tide I'll be by your side" -Bob Marley

 

PLANNING/DECOR/DESIGN | EVENTS BY SANTANA

VENUE | Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

PHOTOGRAPHY | Amslee Agency

DJ//LIGHTING | Globaltruth Entertainment

CATERING//BAR | Crazy Dutchman Catering

CAKE/DESSERTS | Sweet Rhi

BRIDAL GOWN//BRIDESMAID DRESSES | Little White Dress

GROOM//GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | Express   

TRANSPORTATION | Charleston Style Limo

OFFICIANT | Bill Pennauchi 

HAIR & MAKEUP | Sharon Low & Joanne Shipley

Modern Southern Plantation Wedding | Charleston, SC | EVENTS BY SANTANA

I began working with Cristin & Jamie almost a year ago. We met for a Happy Hour meeting and immediately hit it off. We spent hours chatting about their dream day and getting to know one another.

She is a Jersey girl and he is Myrtle Beach bred - Two completely different worlds coming into one. With all of their guests traveling to their destination wedding, this meant our main goal was to make sure they experienced the real culture & life of Charleston, SC. Cristin & Jamie are such fun, outgoing individuals and wanted their wedding weekend to reflect their personalities.

The weekend started off with a Welcome Happy Hour Party instead of your typical formal rehearsal dinner. This was held on the rooftop bar of Stars, Charleston’s newest HOT SPOT! Guests were greeted with cocktails and hor d’ouvres as they entered the event.

Throughout the wedding planning process Cristin & Jamie battled many unfortunate situations – she had to get a new wedding rings 3 times, purchased a second wedding dress a week before the wedding because of over-altering and even had a groomsmen drop out last minute.  I was by their side the entire way and guided them through each turmoil.

The wedding day was held on Friday, November 4th at the beautiful Boone Hall Plantation. The day started off so perfectly as the sun began to peek through the clouds. All the vendors showed up on time and the event spaces came together so nicely. As guests started to arrive we slowly realized that the Pastor/Officiant was on the wrong limo bus! The Bride quickly found out and called me in tears asking what to do. We knew it would be an hour before the Pastor arrived and the ceremony could start. I noticed the catering company, Duvall Catering, had the hors d’ouvres and bar setup so I informed everyone that cocktail hour will be held prior to the ceremony.  Seamlessly, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the Cotton Dock overlooking the Ashley River.  They all thought it was a new trend and so cool to have the cocktail hour first. This definitely calmed the nerves of the Groom and Groomsmen who were on site and got to enjoy a stiff drink before the ceremony.

The Pastor arrived and shortly after the Bride and her 10 BRIDESMAIDS showed and began walking down the aisle. It was an outdoor ceremony held under a gorgeous oak tree surrounded by glowing lanterns. The Bride & Groom wrote their vowels, little did they know the Brides vowels were typed backwards! Cristin laughed her way through and kept on moving.  At this point, everything was officially behind us and they could enjoy their night!

Paul Matthews, Paul Matthews Entertainment, led the guests and Bride & Groom into the night as Crytal, Crystal Lee Photography, captured every moment. Duvall Catering put together an amazing spread of shrimp & grits, filet and white truffle mac & cheese. They finished the evening with mini burgers & fries, a variety of mini pies and a decadent 2-tiered naked cake.

Cristin & Jamie exited the wedding with sparks of love through a sparkler exit tunnel. 

 

PLANNING/DECOR/DESIGN | Events by Santana

VENUE | Boone Hall Plantation

PHOTOGRAPHY | Crystal Lee Photography

ENTERTAINMENT & PHOTOBOOTH | Paul Matthews Entertainment

CATERING/DESSERTS | Duvall Catering

FLORISTS | Flowers in the Forest

RENTALS | Ooh! Events

BRIDAL GOWN | Fancy Frocks