I can still remember the first time I talked to Elle! It was in the car, on our way to Atlanta for Aaron’s sister’s wedding and a 15 minute conversation turned into about an hour and half as we poured over wedding details and her and Richard’s love story!! It was as if we were instant friends and I KNEW this was going to be a wedding we would never forget! Elle, along with her 8 gorgeous bridesmaids and Richard, along with his 8 dashing groomsmen allowed Aaron and I to capture them in their most intimate and heartfelt moments throughout the day, giving this wedding gallery all kinds of beautiful candid moments, which we ADORE!! … and can we talk about this venue?! It’s actually Elle’s stepdad’s parent’s house and it’s on the historic register in Beaufort, overlooking the Beaufort River. It’s been in the family for generations and after talking to one of Elle’s aunts, we learned that about a dozen other family members have said their vows and partied under the moonlight on the same back lawn, overlooking the marsh… including Elle’s own mom! We’re suckers for beautiful backyard weddings; especially ones at historic 19th century Southern mansions like this one! Elle’s vision for her day was rustic, chic & elegant and I’d say that the ladies of WED brought her vision to life in the most insanely beautiful way! Enjoy some of our favorite photos from their Beaufort wedding!
How adorable is the Inn where the girls had their hair and makeup done?!We love that Elle carried her grandparent’s wedding bands down the aisle with her!
This is quite possibly the sweetest gifts I’ve EVER witnessed at a wedding. Elle’s grandfather recently passed away, so she took one of the very first notes he ever wrote to her grandmother and had his writing inscribed into a bracelet for her. It kills me that I can’t remember exactly what it said, but when her grandmother was telling me about it and we both read it together, we simultaneously teared up and hugged each other. Bravo, Elle! That was SUCH a special gift for such a special lady!Richard’s mom is from Poland and as a nod to her and Richard’s Polish roots, she made her famous Polish Vodka (Limoncello) as wedding favors! How awesome is that?
Wedding Coordinator & Designer // WED
Wedding + Reception Venue // Marshlands
Bridal Suite // The Beaufort Inn – Caretakers Cottage
Wedding Dress Boutique //Modern Trousseau
Wedding Dress Designer // Modern Trousseau
Bridesmaid’s Dresses // Bella Bridesmaids – Jenny Yoo
Groom & Groomsmen’s Suits // Jos A Bank
Wedding Invitations // Studio R
Wedding Rentals // Amazing Event Rentals
Photo Booth // Lil White Box Traveling Photo Booth
Wedding Caterer // Cru Catering
Bar Service // Cru Catering
Ceremony Musicians // Lowcountry Strings
Wedding Rings // Solomon Brothers
Lighting Design // WED
Wedding Florist // HB Stems
Wedding Cake // Brown Sugar Custom Cakes
Wedding Band // The Retreat
Bridal Makeup Artist // Ash & Co
Bridal Hair Stylist // Ash & Co
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