Heather & Kameron

Natural Fall Nuptials in Charleston

September 22, 2016 at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens - Charleston, SC


Planners & Designers | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Jessica was an absolutely pivotal part of our planning process and wedding day! We had our wedding at Magnolia Planation and their event manager, Leanza, recommended Jessica to us. There is no better planner, particularly for that venue, as Jessica previously held Leanza's position so she knows every single detail about the plantation. Initially, I thought we would be able to cut some corners on the budget without a planner but as the date got closer I decided to just go for it. I am so glad we did. My husband and I live out of state so Jessica took a ton of stress off my shoulders. Jessica handled my ever changing mind, constant questions, and chaotic family all in stride. The day of the wedding Jessica helped drive my husband and I to a specific location on the plantation for our first look while she kept the entire wedding on track. She even ran to the the bridal suit in the rain for my sandals and put them one for me when I was tired of my heels! She went above and beyond to make our day perfect and she completely succeeded. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jessica and one hundred percent recommend Cruz Coordination!

Venue | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Absolutely stunning venue! I found Magnolia on a whim after originally planning on having our wedding in Atlanta. One visit to the plantation and after meeting with Leanza, their event sales manager, my husband and I were sold. We booked the Carriage House and it completely emulated the perfect southern wedding. The outside ceremony space is set alongside the Ashely River underneath a giant oak tree while inside the Carriage House has just the right amount of rustic feel. All of our guests were complementing how beautiful the venue was. We had access to the entire grounds, minus the red bridge since another bride had booked the Conservatory for the same day, but there are so many gorgeous places for pictures that did not bother us one bit. My husband and I opted to do our first look at the swamps, which seemed a little unconventional, compared to the popular white bridge, however, our photographers could not stop talking about how amazing the pictures were. I think they were more excited than us! The Carriage House also has a bridal suite located a few steps away which was so convenient for getting ready beforehand and hiding away before our introductions to the reception. The one thing to consider is that this particular location does not come with any tables or chairs, only a bar, but the venue prices are really great for the Charleston area regardless. All in all Magnolia was breeze to work with, we received our security deposit back very quickly, and the grounds are absolutely breathtaking. I would highly recommend Magnolia Planation!

Cakes & Desserts | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Hayden was a pleasure to work with! My husband, mom, dad, and I all went to the tasting and had a hard time choosing our flavors because everything was so delicious. We ended up doing a small round lemon cake with buttercream icing, which my husband actually picked. He's not a huge sweets guy and never eats anything lemon so that's saying something! We also did the marble and strawberry sour cream pound cake cupcakes along with mini brownies and cheesecakes. I loved having an array of little desserts that our guests could come and take at their leisure. Everything was so good my bridesmaids were trying to get a little extra out of our doggie bag we received with a little bit of everything! I would definitely recommend Ashely Bakery!

Photographer | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

Riverland Studios was such a joy to work with! My husband and I are not particularly comfortable in front of the camera but Emily and Noni made taking photos so much fun. Originally, we had only booked Emily but at the last minute decided to go ahead and add a second photographer. We are so glad we did because the whole photography team had a great energy and worked wonderfully together. I had my heart set on shooting our first look in a location that was quite far from the ceremony site, but between Emily, Noni, and our wedding planner they made it work. I am so grateful everyone went out their way to make that happen because our photos turned out stunning! Definitely recommend Riverland Studios!

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