Southern Traditions: Dusty Blue Wedding Styled Shoot at Magnolia Plantation

Southern Traditions: Dusty Blue Wedding Styled Shoot at Magnolia Plantation

This lively styled shoot wasn't just a way for a group of Charleston vendors to show off their talents--it was a celebration of all things Southern!

Photographer Emma Allen of Emma Lili Photography and coordinator Heather West from Carolina Occasions wanted their festive dusty blue wedding styled shoot to showcase their favorite things about living in this corner of the U.S., from the towering oak trees of Magnolia Plantation to the unique traditions held dearly here. 

Monica + Andrew: Indian-American Fusion Wedding Weekend in Charleston

Monica + Andrew: Indian-American Fusion Wedding Weekend in Charleston

When it comes to weddings, two is always better than one! 

Monica and Andrew took a typical wedding and made it into an unforgettable weekend affair. Their fusion wedding allowed their guests to experience two different cultures and traditions within one 48-hour span, and had double the wardrobes, colorful details, and receptions for even more fun. 

Meredith + Jonathan: Gassaway Mansion Wedding with Brunch Reception

Meredith + Jonathan: Gassaway Mansion Wedding with Brunch Reception

These high school sweethearts grew up on two different continents, but their unique experiences are what brought them together. Meredith and Jonathan’s Gassaway Mansion wedding celebrated their Korean and American traditions in a beautifully organized DIY celebration!

Allie + Jay: Star Wars Themed Lace House Wedding, Columbia, SC

Allie + Jay: Star Wars Themed Lace House Wedding, Columbia, SC

These two weren't afraid to have fun with their wedding, and we love that about them!

For their Lace House wedding in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina, Allie and Jay focused on their favorite things from Star Wars to Harry Potter. They included custom made boutonnieres, matching tattoos, and a vintage gold brooch to personalize their day.

Sara + Gabe: Intimate Charleston Wedding at White Point Garden

Sara + Gabe: Intimate Charleston Wedding at White Point Garden

Sara and Gabe didn't set out to have a destination wedding in Charleston. It just happened that way!

They wanted something small and focused, but they couldn't find exactly what they were looking for in their backyard of Atlanta, Georgia. They set their sights a bit further a field and soon settled on an intimate Charleston wedding that matched their original vision.

Burgundy and Gold Romantic Styled Shoot at Tirzah Farm

Burgundy and Gold Romantic Styled Shoot at Tirzah Farm

Geometric details, bold florals, and a modern twist on bridal wear: this romantic styled shoot at Tirzah Farm is in-point wedding inspiration for the style-conscious couple. 

Located outside of Charlotte, Tirzah Farm boasts a unique mixture of old and new that photographer Jessica Drew took full advantage of during the shoot. The models and vendors explored all over the property from the bamboo forest to the groves of oak trees. 

Hailey + Hunter: Southern Church Wedding in Conway, South Carolina

Hailey + Hunter: Southern Church Wedding in Conway, South Carolina

For Hailey and Hunter, a hometown gathering filled with love and prayer was exactly how they imagined their perfect day. Their Southern church wedding was held in the same town they grew up in and met.

Their infectious spirits and sweet personalities had everyone in attendance excited to celebrate along with them--even their vendors! Says photographer Rebecca Hicks, "I think I may have been as excited for this wedding as the bride and groom were!"

Kristen + Robert: Elegant Christmas-themed William Aiken House Wedding

Kristen + Robert: Elegant Christmas-themed William Aiken House Wedding

The West Coast-meets-East Coast holiday wedding was also both a destination wedding (for Robert’s Oregon family members) and a return home (for Kristen, a South Carolina native). The couple currently resides in California, so their downtown Charleston affair was a bit of a vacation for everyone!

For lifelong Carolinians and first time visitors, this incredible William Aiken House wedding was filled with poignant moments, awe-inspiring details, and plenty of holiday cheer.