Simply Bliss Photo | Country Cake Shop | Southern Affairs

Simply Bliss Photo

At Simply Bliss Photography, their goal as your professional photographer is to capture your story…in their own unique, sun-drenched, artistic, and photo-journalistic style. It is documenting your day, capturing your beautiful moments in photos. They don’t take photos solely for clients, they shoot them for future grandchildren and telling that legacy of love and family. View all of their work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

Country Cake Shop


Country Cake Shop offers romantic custom cakes that always have a touch of elegance and sophistication. View all of their amazing cake designs here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

Southern Affairs

Southern Affairs Weddings & Events is a boutique event planning and design company helping happy couples get married stress-free and fabulously! They pride themselves in teamwork to stylize, design and bond with their clientele. Their specialty is creating chic, distinct weddings that tell a story – yours! Southern Affairs will ensure your wedding is on schedule, perfectly designed, and super fun! View all of their beautiful work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

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Elegant Vintage Romance Wedding

vintage wedding ideas

Hope’s vision for her wedding day was filled with vintage elements, and soft romantic details, in a beautiful garden setting. The Club At The Strand was the perfect venue, filled with gorgeous greenery and elegant fountains.

Vintage glamour emanates from every corner of this gorgeous day with sweet personal touches tucked in between. This bold bride even acquired a vintage ride from an unlikely source, love it! See more of this elegant vintage romance wedding in the full gallery here, captured by Hunter Ryan Photo.

vintage lace wedding stationery

first look twirl

wedding gown lace detail

lovely white wedding bouquet

Words from The Designer

Hope’s love of all things vintage was apparent from the minute I met her. I embraced that love and infused the day with vintage decor elements, like crystal chandeliers, a library card catalog, mix-matched tea-cups as place cards, vintage keys for her seating chart, an array of vintage china and two vintage lounge areas. Hope also incorporated a few family heirlooms and special details into her day to truly make it not just vintage pretty – but HERS.

bible guestbook with typewriter instructions

floral filled card catalog card holder

grey chandelier wedding programs

wire dress hankie holder

Hope’s mother found a small vintage dress holder from when Hope was very young – and she said she knew one day that her daughter would use it on her wedding day. So she bought it and has had it saved away for years. Hope used it as a handkerchief stand – arranging the hankies in a way that made it look like the skirt of a dress. It worked perfectly into her decor and was a super special memory for her and her mother.

romantic pink and cream ceremony

vintage hanging floral decor

sweet outdoor wedding ceremony

vintage dodge truck

Make your day Personal

In her shoe, she wore a penny from the year her parents were married (that her mother wore on her day) as well as a penny from 2014 for her own day. Hope and Andrew’s faith is what brought them together -and so they had a bible which was so important to them as their guestbook. Guests could sign by their favorite verse – and as Hope & Andrew read it together for years to come – they’ll stumble upon the well wishes as they discover them written on the pages throughout.

the key to your seat escort cards

vintage key escort cards

cream and blush wedding reception

beautiful pink florals

vintage door knob table numbers

tea cup wedding place settings

crystal laden floral centerpieces

sweetheart table with a floral filled trunk

Lastly, Hope knew she wanted a vintage car to complete her day – but she hadn’t found anything. One day while driving – she passed the amazing blue truck you see in these photos. It wasn’t a rental, wasn’t for sale – nothing. She just pulled over, explained to the owner how much she loved it and asked if she’d be able to somehow rent it for her wedding day – and he said yes!! I think the truck added the last perfect vintage element that tied the entire day together – and acted as the perfect getaway car for them!

first wedding dance

cozy seating area

three tier white wedding cake with peonies

Photography: Hunter Ryan Photo
Event Designer & Prop/Furniture Rentals: Sweet Southern Charm
Venue: The Club At The Strand
Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Stationery: DM Paper Designs
Flowers: Isnt She Lovely Florals
Cake: Publix
Hair & Makeup: Salon Tease
Dj: Stereophonic Djs
Linens: Wildflower Linen

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: grey, pink, white
Styles: classic, vintage

Blush Beauty Southern Wedding

Southern Wedding Ideas

Planning a rustic wedding filled to the brim with gorgeous florals and sweet details? Well… today is your lucky day! Prepare to be swept off your feet by Courtney and Reese’s Boone Hall Plantation wedding. Their entire day is filled to the brim with steal worthy details. One of our favorite details is the pink doggie bow tie. So cute!

Ooh! Events did a phenomenal job designing this blush beauty Southern wedding,  and we just can’t get enough of it! If you feel the same check out the full gallery here. All photographed by Amelia + Dan.

rustic charm hearts wedding stationery

bedazzled pink wedding shoes

doggie bow tie

the gals all dressed in white

blind folded first look

cream and pink bridesmaids dresses

peach pink and white bouquet

groomsmen attire

southern charm wedding attire

Words from The bride

Reese and I knew from the moment we got engaged that we wanted a casual, southern wedding in Charleston with our closest family and friends. We chose the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation for it’s rustic elegance and scenic backdrop.

cute illustrated wedding ceremony program

wooden box for cards

babys breath in mason jars decor

elegant flower girl and ring bearer

floral heart wreaths

shaded wedding ceremony

marriage was a success

I wanted our wedding to feel vintage, unique, and encompass everything we love about Charleston, starting with the food! Cru Catering did an amazing job incorporating all of our favorite foods, including raw oysters displayed in a wooden boat, a shrimp and grits bar and mini fried chicken and waffles. Traditional mint juleps and spiked Arnold Palmers were served in mason jars with gold and blush paper straws.

rustic love block letters

hey y'all wedding pillow

elegant rustic cocktail area

rustic wedding wreath

Our color scheme was warm neutrals – gold, champagne, blush, rose, and peach. Bridesmaids wore different variations of these colors and chose their own dresses to match the vintage theme. My mother-in-law constructed banners made of vintage handkerchiefs that adorned the walls, as well as custom wreaths made of moss, dried flowers and wood, and paper mache L-O-V-E letters (a nod to our hometown of Philadelphia) that sat on the mantle above the fireplace.

babys breath candelabra centerpieces

garden rose centerpieces

rose and cotton centerpiece

garden roses plus cotton

wedding menu

party on y'all drink cozies

We worked with Ooh! Events and Branch Floral Design on the layout of the room, which included wooden farm tables topped with lace doily runners, various mercury glass vases and floral arrangements of peonies, fringe tulips, tea roses and cotton blossoms. Paper lanterns and vines of twinkly lights were strung throughout the ceiling, and spilling bouquets of baby’s breath were scattered on the tables. In front of the fireplace we had antique furniture set up to create a gorgeous seating area. As for the invitations and stationary, I created it all myself to truly reflect our personalities and give the wedding a personal touch.

cute rustic cake table

small pies and sweet treats

brown and white wedding cake

Photography: Amelia + Dan
Event Designer & Coordinator: Ooh! Events

Venue: Boone Hall Plantation, The Cotton Dock
Flowers: Branch Design Studio
Cake: Ashley Bakery
Caterer: Cru Catering
Makeup: Diana Shelton with Stila Cosmetics
Dress Shop: Philly Bride
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Dj: Mike Bill Entertainment
Transportation: Lowcountry Valet
Stationery: The Bride

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: brown, orange, pink, white
Styles: rustic, vintage