Charleston Wedding Magnolia Plantation | Samantha + Michael

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When Samantha informed me that her and Michael had decided to run away to Charleston for an intimate wedding, I was beyond excited to be the lucky one they chose to document it.  Being a bride that hosted a smaller wedding myself, these gatherings have a special place in my heart.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a big bash, but there is something a wedding day with a light guest list affords you over having to entertain hundreds of people.  It feels like home.  Only those that know you the best are present, and that allows the couple and the guests alike to connect and feel at ease in a special way.  Samantha and Michael chose the beautiful grounds of Magnolia Plantation for their ceremony.  Sweeping spanish moss and bright blooms cover the historic property. Even peacocks run around and liven up the scenery further.  We did go head to head with mother nature, and she forced the ceremony to another location with her raindrops.  But that doesn’t mean it was a bit less wonderful.  The expansive porch of the mansion was the perfect place to keep everyone dry, and afforded a pretty view of the expanse of land just beyond the house.  Railing gave way to an open space that let the cool breeze move through as the couple said their emotion filled vows.  The tears were flowing, and the laughter was too. Samantha and Michael's’ son, Flynn, was also a big part of the day - even stealing the show a few times.  I adored the family feel surrounding this event!

After the ceremony we moved to High Cotton restaurant in downtown Charleston, on gorgeous East Bay Street.  A beautiful prayer given by Michael’s father blessed the newlyweds (and the meal) before the celebration kicked off. A delicious brunch was served, along with cocktails and decadent raspberry lemon cake.  I might have had a slice or two…the only way to properly cap off a successful wedding day.  Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Goble! 

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Ceremony Venue : Magnolia Plantation & Gardens  |  North Charleston                        

Reception Venue :  High Cotton | Downtown Charleston

Bouquets :  Miele Events  

Hair & Makeup : Elizabeth Sweat

Invitations : Sarah Ingram (yes, me!)        

Brides dress :  Free People       Brides shoes : Sam Edelman