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Planning a Southern Wedding? This Charleston Soiree is a MUST-See.

Melissa Baran

If an elegant Souther soiree is what you're after, look no further, darlings. Planned by Samantha Anderson, it is dripping in charm—from the oak trees adorned with Spanish moss, touches of French Blue and an al fresco reception to-die-for. I dare you not to spend an hour poring over the images captured by Sawyer Baird, it's a doozy. From Samantha Anderson, Planner & Event Stylist... With live oak tress dripping in Spanish moss, breathtaking sunsets cascading down over the low country marsh, and subtle hints of European architecture and charm, Kaitlyn and Pasha knew immediately that RiverOaks Charleston was where they would join their lives together in marriage.Inspired by the French Blue painted window shutters of the RiverOaks home, we incorporated this timeless hue along with ice peach, rose pink, cloud grey, and taupe to create their fresh color palette. Guests were greeted with Blackberry Sage Water and Strawberry Lemonade as they arrived and walked the garden-inspired floral lined aisle. A beautiful, billowing arbor adorned with climbing ivy made for a romantically dramatic ceremony altar, while guests sat at weathered wooden benches.The bride, accompanied by her father, arrived by vintage 1931 Racing Bentley wearing a stunning Vera Wang gown. After the vows, guests made their way to the front courtyard for cocktails. Halfway through the hour, the newlyweds leaned out of the window over looking the quad and waved as they were introduced for the first time as one. Canopied under the branches of strong oak trees, the dining space was sprawled with contrasting wooden guest tables and chairs, as a nod to the brides love of eclectic style.After dinner, guest danced the night away under a sailcloth tent enhanced with a trio of wooden bead chandeliers, a classic black and white dance floor, and two plush lounge spaces.

Photography: Sawyer Baird | Event Design: Samantha Anderson Events | Event Planning: Chancey Charm | Floral Design: Stephanie Gibbs Events | Cake: ABCD Cakes | Invitations: The Silver Starfish | Ceremony Venue: RiverOaks Charleston | Reception Venue: RiverOaks Charleston | Catering: Cru Catering | Hair & Makeup: Lashes And Lace Charleston | Band: Uke-Hunt | Vintage Car: Lowcountry Valet | Tent: Sperry Tents | Audio and Visual: Fox Audio | Bar & Beverage: Squeeze OnSite | Bride's Dress: Vera Wang | Lighting, Lounge, Chairs, China: Ooh! Events | Lounge, Tables, and Pews: Snyder Event Rentals | Paper Goods: Sas-e Ink | Photo Booth: The Photo Booth People | Rentals: Eventworks | Video: Josh Benser and Bowen Craft, Cinema 843