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August 26, 2019

Real Wedding Feature: Philip + Brittany’s Chic Carriage House Wedding


Featured Event | by EventWorks

Charleston has earned an international reputation for being one of the world’s top travel destinations and a popular place for weddings. The coastal city boasts miles of historical sites, beautiful beaches and romantic views. With so many great venue options, it can be hard to choose a spot to tie the knot. For their Charleston nuptials, Philip and Brittany decided on Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Founded in 1676, this distinguished property has witnessed the events of the American Revolution through the Civil War and is now regarded as one of America’s Most Beautiful Gardens. The couple’s celebration is a perfect example of how simple décor can make a statement and bring out the natural beauty of a great venue. Browse the photos below to see how they pulled off the simply chic look on their big day.

Complete with soft hues and whimsical details, the couple’s wedding was a perfect balance between modern trends and timeless elegance.

The wedding party brought the glamour to the gardens with a stylish blend of blush-toned outfits and classic tuxedos. Everyone was dressed to the nines, but it was the tiny ball of tulle who ultimately stole the spotlight!

Guests took their seats in our White Garden Chairs to witness the intimate ceremony. The light chairs fit beautifully with the garden views and moss-covered trees.

Brittany and Philip kept the ceremony décor modest to highlight the natural beauty of the outdoor space. They exchanged their vows in front of our Cedar Natural Cross, which was embellished with a delicate floral arrangement. The cross made a stunning visual centerpiece and added a symbolic touch to the nuptials.

Magnolia Plantation offers a few different areas on the property for events and the couple chose the Carriage House for their reception. The building has plenty of inside space, but many couples choose to add a Frame Tent outside to give guests a separate area for cocktail hour and lounging. Our Leg Drapes gave the tent a polished look to match the chic décor inside of the Carriage House.

To complement the romantic ambiance of the ceremony space, we set up our Chloe Chairs and Ivory Linens inside for the reception. The neutral linens and soft hues reflected the natural light and created a dreamy glow throughout the space.

We set the tables with our Scalini Flatware and standard Water Goblet. The Gold Rim Chargers added a hint of color and glamorous touch, but still allowed the beautiful flowers to take center stage. Tip: If you’re planning to add several layers to your tablescape, find accessories in a monochromatic color scheme. The similar tones will keep the setting from feeling busy.

Our Black and White Dance Floor was an eye-catching focal point and added a classic vibe to the first dance photos.

The couple decided to mix things up for the dance hour by adding colored lighting to the room. All of the draping and table cloths glowed with bright splashes of color and the room lit up. Our LED Uplight has several color options and can be used to achieve a similar effect.

Brittany and Phillip really set the bar for the simply chic look and proved that sometimes less is more. With a neutral color scheme and classic décor, they were able to create an absolutely stunning space that showcased the natural beauty of their venue. Congrats to the gorgeous couple on a perfect start to happily ever after!

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Vendors who made it all happen:

Design/Planning: Engaging Events

Photography: Rachel Red Photography

Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Hair + Makeup: Ash and Co Bridal

Catering: B. Gourmet

Rentals: EventWorks Rentals

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