A Dreamy Charleston Bridal Session at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Wedding Photography at Magnolia Plantation

Charleston, South Carolina

The sun was shining and the gardens where all in bloom.  A heavenly breeze carried the scent of jasmine and lilac through the air at Magnolia Plantation. Charleston is one of my favorite places.

Full feature here on: Hey Wedding Lady

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Words from Hey Wedding Lady - “Rich color, dreamy spring greens, and a wedding dress fit for a princess turn this sweet Southern bridal session by Hope Helmuth Photographyinto an absolute fairy tale! The peacock inspired color scheme for the florals designed by Charleston Flower Girl added sophisticated jewel toned touches to the lush grounds of Magnolia Plantation, America’s oldest public gardens."

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The grounds of Magnolia Plantation provided ample backdrops for stunning bridal portraits, with abundant gardens in the full bloom of a South Carolina spring.

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The burgundy, lavender, and ivory flowers Charleston Flower Girl added to the bride’s bouquet created a stunning peacock color scheme, thanks to roses, hellebore, and lilac blossoms.

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Her elegant bridal updo by Pampered & Pretty paired a braided crown with a relaxed chignon, to create the the perfect hairstyle for a Southern spring wedding.

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The bride, Sarah, looked radiant in an A-line tulle gown from BHLDN, with delicate floral lace embroidery that made it perfect for a romantic garden wedding!

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The estate showcases the horticultural history of Magnolia Plantation, with the Drayton family taking an extreme interest in developing their gardens. They introduced azaleas to America, and were among the first to utilize Camellia Japonica outdoors. The beautiful grounds stand as a testament to their love of gardening, with of course the abundant and lovely Southern Magnolia that give the estate its name.

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A surprise appearance by one of the venue’s peacocks gives a peek into the inspiration for the color scheme!

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Long tables set in the shade of oak trees featured an abundance of colorful flowers in a long runner. Local plants added to the stunning centerpiece, creating a magnificent focal point against the pearl silk tablecloths and modern gold place settings.

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Snyder Events dressed the reception tables with this chic place setting of bone china and gold flatware, with simple and elegant gold candlesticks for the elegant tapers.

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Live Oaks with sweeping Spanish Moss gave this bridal session a quintessentially Southern feel!”

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Photography & Styling: Hope Helmuth Photography | Florist: Charleston Flower Girl | Hair & Makeup: Pampered and Pretty | Rentals: Snyder Events | Paper Goods: @augustletteringandco | Gown & Accessories: BHLDN | Venue: Magnolia Plantation Weddings

Hope Helmuth