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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Elopement in Charleston, South Carolina, part 2


February 6, 2020


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Magnolia Plantation Wedding Ceremony in the Gardens

On this incredibly rainy Thursday we could all use some sunshine and that’s exactly what you’ll get this week as we pick up where we left off with this romantic Charleston elopement! It began with vibrant bridal details and fun Bride and Groom portraits along Rainbow Row (that I shared in part 1), and today I’m sharing part 2 which includes the beautiful garden ceremony and bright reception details all coming to you from Magnolia Plantation & Gardens!

Hidden in the garden among the spanish moss stands the historic gazebo that anchored the ceremony setting. Megan Dunlap created an asymmetrical arch in luscious pink and purple blooms with greenery that created a truly romantic backdrop for the couple! In addition to dreamy portraits around the property and on the iconic bridge, I also loved capturing the vibrant tablescape! Danielle and the Detailed I Do’s team created a stunning reception look that featured a vibrant centerpiece, lots of romantic candlelight and pops of yellow, pink and gold! We are thrilled that this elopement was featured on both A Lowcountry Wedding and Bridal Musings and we hope it’ll inspire you as well!

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Wedding, Charleston, South Carolina

Can we first take a moment to soak in the beauty of this iconic bridge?! Y’all, this is what dreams are made of!

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Wedding Venue on Medium Format Film Gate leading into Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Even the gate leading into Magnolia Plantation was beautiful!

Bride and Groom on iconic bridge at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston Iconic Drive at Magnolia Plantation Wedding Venue Romantic Bridal Portraits at Magnolia Plantation

This gorgeous veil adds just the right amount of romance and sophistication!

Peacock at Magnolia Plantation Bride and Groom on Bridge at Magnolia Plantation Wedding in Charleston

Y’all, how romantic is this?!! I’m in love with the light, the hanging moss, this bridge, this moment! Sigh…

Charleston Wedding Venue, Magnolia PlantationsMagnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston Wedding Venue

Magnolia Plantation was absolutely a dream! I mean, do you see this stunning bridge?!!

Elopement Ceremony Details at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South CarolinaRomantic Wedding Ceremony in the Gardens at Magnolia Plantation Magnolia Plantation Wedding Ceremony in Charleston, SC Recessional with Flower Petals at Magnolia Plantation

Dried flower petals are the perfect touch for this celebratory exit!

Charleston Wedding Venue, Magnolia Plantation Garden Detail at Magnolia Plantation & GardensBride and Groom in Garden at Magnolia Plantation

Modern, southern & classic all at the same time – I’m loving the fashion from this shoot!

Vibrant Wedding Reception Centerpiece at Magnolia Plantation Romantic Wedding Portraits at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston

Magnolia, spanish moss, a romantic bridge… could this setting be any more fantastic?!!

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Wedding Reception in Charleston

Everything about this gorgeous place setting has my heart beating faster!! The gold, the bright pink & overall garden feel is absolutely perfect for a summer soiree!

Lush Pink and Yellow Wedding Reception at Magnolia Plantation Magnolia Wedding Reception with Bright FlowersSignature Wedding Cocktail Rhubarb Mojito

Rhubarb mojitos and cake?! Don’t mind if I do!!

Wedding Reception at Magnolia PlantationBright Pink, Purple and Green florals at Magnolia Plantation Wedding Reception

Y’all, aren’t these florals stunning?!! The colors are so vibrant and happy!

Yellow, Gold and Pink Reception Decor at Magnolia PlantationGate into Magnolia Plantation & GardensBride and Groom on tree lined entrance to Magnolia Plantation

A kiss along this stunning tree-lined road is just what romantic southern dreams are made of!!!

Romantic Setting at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Missed part 1? Head here to see more from this romantic Charleston elopement!

Featured In: A Low Country Wedding & Bridal Musings

Planning, Styling & Floral Design: Detailed I Do’s

Hair & Makeup: Margaret Snider Artistry

Linens: Nuage Designs

Rentals: Ruth’s House

Flatware: Tablemade Co.

Stationery: The Impressionist

Venue: Magnolia Plantation

Dress: Kelly’s Closet + Sarah Seven

Groom’s Attire: Black Tux

Ring: Susie Saltzman

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman

Models: Paula & Ron Rallis

Cake: Gingerspice Bakery

Photography: Carrie Joy Photography

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