The beautiful southern elopement by THE HAPPY BLOOM was featured in Issue 16 MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE and we're delighted to be sharing it with you today. Despite growing up only a few short miles from one another, it wasn't until a series of happy accidents occured that Tina & Lily's paths crossed. They like to call it fate. Fast forward a year and two proposals later, wedding planning was underway. Being rather fond of road trips, the couple were in the midst of planning their next one when it struck them that they should use it as a opportunity to elope. Having never been to the South, it was the beauty of Charleston and Savannah that inspired their elopement. "At this point, we'd been engaged for almost four years, and whilst we would have loved to share our special day with family and friends, the idea of going on this incredible road trip and eloping in a place that just seemed so whimsical and romantic really felt like us - and so that's what we decided to do!" In keeping with the overall feeling of their Charleston, South Carolina venue-Magnolia Plantation and Gardens-they opted for a colour scheme that would work well with the garden backdrop. The sage colour of the Spanish moss inspired both the girls' wardrobe choices and also came into play when creating their 'picked from the garden' bouquet which was made up of several varieties of foliage.