Ashley & Michael {Magnolia Plantation}

Ashley & Michael {Magnolia Plantation}

By | June 02, 2010

Ashley and Michael wanted a Charleston wedding that included their family and friends. They personalized their wedding by incorporating many family details and asking their guests to participate. They used two wedding baskets that the bride’s mother had brought from Africa and one sweetgrass Charleston basket filled with roses for the guests to decorate the arbour upon arriving at the ceremony. During the ceremony, the couple had a traditional smsizing wine ceremony. Ashley also kept to the something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue traditions. The “something old,” was a bible that has been in the family for over 100 years. For the something new, the couple had rings were designed and made by Ross Andrews Jewelry Designs. The “something borrowed” was the ring worn on the bride’s right hand. It is an antique from her great grandmother. The beautiful 19th century ring is designed with 52 diamonds. The “something blue” was a monogrammed blue hankie that Ashley’s mom brought back from Italy.

The bride LOVES pink and we just love how Ashley creatively selected the bridesmaids dresses. She worked with our friends at Bella Bridesmaid to choose seven different shades of pink.  She also chose a Bella Charleston favorite dress and it looked fantastic with her bridal gown details. Ashley had a a splash of pink as well…on her feet. She picked a pair of pink peep toe pumps form Stuart Wietzman.

The bride’s gown was designed by Jodi Moylan of White. Molly Lawson of D’lish Discriminating Desserts recreated the vintage floral accent from her gown and incorporated it as focal point of her cake.

The china that the bride and groom for their cake was Ashley’s great grandmother’s. And their toasting flutes were Michael’s great grandmother’s.

Charleston wedding

Photographs by Artistic Images | Wedding Coordinator and Floral Design: Duvall | Bridesmaids Attire: Bella Bridesmaid | Wedding Cake: Dlish | Reception Band : Quiana Parler & Friends | Wedding and Reception Venue: Magnolia Plantation | Dixie Land Band for during cocktail hour: Mike Wolk Jazz Band | Officiant: Allen Johnson ::Ceremony Musicians: Classical Charleston | Hair : Canvas Salon | Makeup: Beauty Mastery by Design | Catering: Carolina Catering | Rentals: Stage Presence | Trollies: Absolutely Charleston: Bentley for the departure: Vintage Chariots

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  • Allison
    Posted at 09:50h, 02 June Reply

    Love every detail of this wedding! Ashley and her family are the kindest people and I truly enjoyed working with them! Thanks for posting Della!

  • Jan Ruhe
    Posted at 11:32h, 02 June Reply

    What a magical, posh, beautiful, gorgeous, fun wedding this was! Thanks to all of our team above that put together this amazing wedding. Ashley did most of the planning for the wedding. It was perfect in every way. Congratulations to the fantastic couple. The memory of your wedding will be remembered by all who attended for years to come. We are all so happy for Ashley and Michael,
    Let forever begin….Jan Ruhe (proud mother of the bride!)

  • Elise Ragland
    Posted at 11:32h, 02 June Reply

    Best wishes to Ashley and Michael! What a grand and beautiful day. You will treasure the memories. What a delight it was to note the family touches you included.

  • Amy Hallett
    Posted at 12:29h, 02 June Reply

    Absolutely EXQUISITE and BEAUTIFUL !! – thank you so much for sharing these.

  • Marc Sullivan
    Posted at 13:02h, 02 June Reply

    What a great time Ashley and Mike! Congrats to a couple who truly deserve it!

  • Clayton White
    Posted at 13:14h, 02 June Reply

    Yea sisterson! I love you! What a wonderful weekend! The best wedding I’ve ever been to! I love you!

  • Rachel Briggs
    Posted at 13:53h, 02 June Reply

    It was such an honor be a part of a wonderful day and work with an outstanding team. The design was very important to Ashley and it turned out stunning. Ashley’s vision of vintage elegance was carried throughout the entire wedding from the floral design to the smallest detail. I was so happy to help design & create Ashley & Michael’s dream wedding day!

    Rachel Briggs
    Day of Coordinator, Floral & Event Designer
    Duvall Catering & Event Design

  • Kathy Roland Smith
    Posted at 14:07h, 02 June Reply

    These pictures are amazing! What a magical day that was and a wonderful weekend! I’ve known Ashley since she was 3 years old and just look at the gorgeous woman she’s grown into! Here’s to a long and happy life together, Ashley and Michael!

  • Jayne Leach
    Posted at 14:58h, 02 June Reply

    Truly beautiful pictures – everyone looked stunning – many happy memories will have been made on that special day.
    Wishing Mike and Ashley a life time of happiness and many babies…..
    Jayne xx

  • Libby Molaison
    Posted at 17:24h, 02 June Reply

    What a truly amazing wedding!!!! Every detail of the wedding was
    perfect. Ashley you are beautiful inside and out!!!. I enjoyed meeting
    Mike and his family and all of Ashley and Mike’s friends. Bill and I had
    a wonderful time dancing the night away to the fantastic band. Our love
    to the both of you. I can’t wait to see more pictures.
    Aunt Libby

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  • Marian Townsend
    Posted at 00:40h, 03 June Reply

    Simply perfection as a mother you must be so proud of your new son and your beautiful daughter all those years of hard work melt away when you can saviour these memories thank you for sharing another inspiration with us all Jan
    love and thanks
    Marian Townsend

  • Joan Herrman
    Posted at 04:54h, 03 June Reply

    What a special wedding it was! Of course our daughter-in-law was the most beautiful bride ever, and our son was the handsome groom ! We are so proud of both of them and couldn’t be any happier as they start their new life together..

    Mom and Dad Herrman

  • Anna Saavedra
    Posted at 07:08h, 03 June Reply

    Having known the happy couple for several years now I was thrilled when I found they were getting married. I was even more excited when they decided to use Carolina Catering and I would have the oprrotunity to work with them on their special day. I couldn’t be more happy for Ashley and Mike! It was truely a beautiful day for a wonderful couple!!

    Anna Saavedra
    Director of Sales and Operations
    Carolina Catering

  • nancy copenhaver
    Posted at 07:32h, 03 June Reply

    Amazing photos. Ashley is a beautiful bride. Congrats to you all.

  • Sue du preez
    Posted at 07:46h, 03 June Reply

    What a Magical wedding it was!
    I so wish that we could have been there to celebrate it with all of you!
    May you always love each other as much as you did on your special day!
    Much love and hugs all the way from South Africa!
    From Peet and Sue x x x

  • Debbie Hughes-Morris
    Posted at 09:12h, 03 June Reply

    WOW, what a magical wedding, so beautiful. Gorgeous dresses, beautiful bride, and such handsome groomsmen.

    Congratulations Jan on having such a beautiful daughter and beautiful taste.
    with much love from sunny England.
    Debbie XX

  • Jen Aitchison
    Posted at 10:28h, 03 June Reply

    What a perfect wedding! Beautiful couple and gorgeous pics!
    Best Wishes Always,
    Jen Aitchison

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  • Tracy Wray
    Posted at 14:17h, 03 June Reply


    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to be able to work with you! You looked absolutely stunning. All the best to you and Mike in your future endeavors!

    Warmest regards,

    Tracy Faye Wray
    Owner/Master Designer
    Beauty Mastery by Design LLC

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  • Tara Vatske
    Posted at 14:44h, 07 June Reply

    These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations to you all!!! What a spectacularly special event! 🙂

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