Lowndes Grove Destination Wedding

Lowndes Grove Destination Wedding

Charleston Destination Wedding

Charleston, SC

Austin & Kristin's wedding day could easily have been one of the hotest yet this summer. Luckily for us they didn't let that stop them from enjoying their day! 

They chose Lowndes Grove for their destination wedding venue in Charleston. Having the entire property that day was a dream. 

Congratulations on your One Month Anniversary! <3

What advice do you have for folks currently planning a wedding?

"Book all your vendors in advance! Photographers and Hair and Make Up book up fast! Be sure to get what falls within your budget but all make sure you find someone you love and feel will be easy to work with. If you have an uncomfortable feeling about something, go with your gut, it's right! Don't overthink it, if it doesn't feel right, then it's not. My second piece of advice is go dress shopping on your own or just take your mom or best friend with you first. You may think you like a certain style but once you see it on, you may realize it's not what you thought. This way, you know which style will suite you better and you can focus more on fine tuning that style. Don't get stuck with a second dress like I did because I rushed into a decision."

Lowndes Grove Destination Wedding Vendors

Hair & Makeup: Lashes & Lace

Rentals: Snyder Rentals

Fans: All Mist

Flowers: What's Up Buttercup 

Cocktail Hour Band: Le Pumpe Gypsy Jazz Band led by Lee Barbour 

Ceremony String Quartet: Charleston Virtuosi 

DJ Jake B 

Lowndes Grove Plantation, Charleston Wedding Venue

Film Development & Scanning by VB Photo Lab & Studio

How to Throw the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Party

How to Throw aN aWESOME Cinco de Mayo Party

Cinco de Mayo Backyard Picnic

Charlotte, NC

Two weeks ago, one of my closest friends, and an event planner in Charlotte, Lauren Pressley, approached me regarding a Cinco de Mayo idea. We both love entertaining friends and know that our  brides & grooms do as well. Since most of our couples love an awesome margarita, guacamole, and any reason to throw a party, so we created a backyard Cinco de Mayo picnic.

We love the idea of a couple sampling the food before their guests arrive for an evening of relaxing and enjoying each other's company!


How to Throw the Perfect Cinco de Mayo Party

  1. Send an invite.
  2. Make your favorite margarita & guac. Sign-up below to download our favorite Roots Catering recipes!
  3. Make plenty of tacos to share with friends
  4. Pick up some unique serving-ware to accent your favorite Cinco de Mayo treats.

Cinco de Mayo Party Credits

Photography - Charlotte Film Photographer, sMm Photography

Planning & Design - Southern Savvy Events,

Hair - Hair & Makeup by Rebekah McCann

Makeup - Layne Barter Makeup

Servingware, concrete vase - Moxie Mercantile

Catering - Roots Farm Food

Farm Table - Good Wood

Cross Back Chairs - Ballard Designs

Recipe Cards (Stationery) - You’re That Girl Designs