Thursday, August 11, 2016

Charleston Wedding at The Cotton Dock (Boone Hall Plantation)

Y'all know I get super jazzed about all things pretty, party and South Carolina Lowcountry. Well, today I'm so excited to bring you this gorgeous wedding that's all that and more. I'm just going to tell you now, this post is going to be long, but trust me when I say you won't want it to end!
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography

Josh and Liz are two of our great friends and their wedding was just as beautiful as the two of them are inside and out. Ryan met Josh while obtaining his Clemson MBA in Greenville, SC and the two, plus a few others in their rowdy crew, became fast friends. 
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography

I'll never forget meeting Liz when she and Josh first started dating. We went on a double sushi date in downtown Greenville and I was immediately struck with how sweet and caring she was. Not going to lie, I couldn't help but wonder how in the heck Josh landed such an awesome girl haha!
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography


Fast forward to the most perfect June day in Charleston, SC and while we all might have still been wondering how Josh managed to snag Liz, the immense love in the French Huguenot Church that day was apparent. 
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography

After a beautiful ceremony, the entire wedding boarded the trolleys over to Mount Pleasant to the most gorgeous location, the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation. Coming down the tree lined drive automatically gives you a sense of southern sophistication, plus you can't help but feel like you are in the Notebook (it was the site for Allie's summer home after all). 
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography

Not a single detail was spared - from the Gullah music when you entered, to the curated cocktails, to the sushi bar, southern food, live band and oh so much more. 
We even took a little opportunity to sneak away for a minute to snap some photos together (thank you Travis!). 
Dress // Wedges (similar) // Earrings // Julie Vos Bangle // Bamboo Bangle (similar) // Hair
After that, time was a blur and we slipped right into a night full of dancing and great music! Clearly my husband had a great time ;)...
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography


If you couldn't tell, it was such an amazing day and night full of fun and celebration. Liz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollison, did a phenomenal job and we feel so blessed to have been a part of it all!
image courtesy of Aaron & Jillian Photography

If you want to see more from this amazing couple's weekend, check out their Rehearsal Dinner (wait until you see this location too!) and also see what I wore to their pre-party on Thursday when we all got to Charleston!

For the full look from their photographers, check out this post on their blog.

Below are all the details from Josh & Liz's big day:

Wedding Coordinator & Designer // Harriet Gilmore
Wedding Ceremony Venue // Huguenot Church
Wedding Reception Venue // Boone Hall Plantation Cotton Dock
Wedding Rentals // Snyder Rentals
Wedding Caterer // Aberdeen Catery
Bar Service // Spike Bar Service 
Wedding Florist // Harriet Gilmore
Wedding Band // The Voltage Brothers
Gullah Singers // The Plantation Singers
Wedding Dress Boutique // The Poinsett Bride (Greenville, SC)
Wedding Dress Designer // Alvina Valenta
Bridesmaids Dresses // Bella Bridesmaids
Groom & Groomsmen Suits // Berlin's for Men
Wedding hair // Stacey Bagwell
Wedding makeup // Hillary Parker MUA, LLC
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