These crafty brides did a fabulous job of coordinating and designing their own DIY wedding to the exact specifications that they have always dreamed about.
Lauren and Nicole had a big, traditional wedding at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC. Time coordination and precise scheduling was key on this day because there was only one Bridal Suite and two brides. This included two hair and makeup teams from Lashes & Lace and a stifled limousine schedule. Lauren wore a wedding dress from Bridal House of Charleston, and Nicole wore a dress from Modern Trousseau. A favorite shot was one of the two pristine dresses hanging on the bridal suite building at Magnolia Plantation.
The brides did not do a first look, but instead chose to do a charming set of pictures were each bride stood on opposite sides of the door to the bridal suite. With hands intertwined, this made for a unique set of photographs because the brides never saw each other but could feel the excitement in each other’s hands.
What a great day for an outdoor ceremony in Charleston. The couple was married under a huge oak tree. This was very much a family affair. The flower girls were both family members. Although there were only bridesmaids dressed in champagne standing up with the brides, Nicole’s brothers were apart of the ceremony as well. Lauren’s sister was her matron of honor. The bridesmaid’s dresses came from Bella Bridesmaids in Charleston
The reception was very sweet… literally. There was a full candy bar! The brides served cupcakes by Swank Bakery. The color palette featured the champagne color from the bridesmaids dresses and blush with gold accents. The flowers were another area that the brides DIYed. The wedding was catered by Crazy Dutchman Catering. Something fun for the wedding guests was a DIY Photo Booth with props. The wedding favors included koozies and adorable tubes of seeds.
The brides did a sparkler send off and drove away in Nicole’s pickup truck. This was such a fun wedding to see all of the great DIY aspects. It was evident that both brides worked very hard to plan and execute this day. Thank you to all who helped out, including Eventhaus for rentals.
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