We have a beauty of a wedding today by ASHLEY COX PHOTOGRAPHY from the stunning BOONE HALL PLANTATION in Charleston. Gorgeous bride Lauren had always dreamt of having her wedding at this venue since moving to the area. Known for its "Avenue of Oaks," - a nearly mile-long path lined with oak trees planted in 1743 - it's a romantic location that offers an abundance of southern charm. She tells us, "It's such a romantic notion that they have bore witness to countless marriages, and they will remain long after James and I are gone. I didn't have any decorative elements at our ceremony site; I didn't want to take away from the landscape of the trees, with the Spanish moss hanging from the branches.
Our reception was at the Cotton Dock, which is a barn style building with a dock overlooking a river. I incorporated the rustic elements of the building, bringing in farm tables and burlap benches for seating, but my main objective was for every element to be timeless. I tried to stay away from anything too trendy, using tapered crystal candlesticks, a neutral palette, antique chairs and settee, a vintage trunk as a coffee table, and a less is more approach to florals."