17 Aug Jess & Kevin | Lowndes Grove Plantation
Jess and Kevin came this close to missing out on their marriage. How? She’d overbooked her weekend by moving apartments and saying she’d visit an old friend for a summer concert all at the same time. She tried to bail, but for some reason just couldn’t—and it’s a good thing she didn’t. When she met her friend’s roommate, Kevin, they both say was love at first sight. In days, they were an item; in six months, she’d moved to New York City to be nearer to him; and five years later, when they both were in Saratoga Springs, New York, for a weekend getaway with his family, Kevin proposed. “I thought he was kidding,” Jess says, “because he had done a few joke proposals in the weeks prior, but he definitely wasn’t joking that time.” The two chose Lowndes Grove Plantation for their nuptials as they were both smitten with the Lowcountry, what with her having grown up vacationing at the Isle of Palms and him having gone to a wedding here. Want to see how a truly meant-to-be couple says “I do?” in high style? Scroll on for an insider’s view from Aaron & Jillian.
Photography: Aaron & Jillian | Coordinator + Designer: ELM Events | Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation | Bar Service, Cake, and Caterer: Patrick Properties | Hair + Makeup: Paper Dolls | Bride’s Heels: Stuart Weitzman | Bride’s Earrings: Etsy | Bridesmaids Dresses: Hayley Paige | Bridemaids Jewelry: Etsy | Bridesmaids Robes: Etsy | Calligraphy: J. Lily Design | Ceremony Musicians: Palmetto Strings | Draping: Snyder Events | Favors: Sabon | Florals: Branch Design Studio | Invitations: Baxter + Bailey Design | Lighting Design: Event Haus and Ooh! Events | Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen Rental | Lounge Rentals: Snyder Events and Ooh! Events | Place Setting Rentals: Ooh! Events | Reception Music: Darby Events | Tables and Chair Rentals: Event Haus | Videographer: Hart to Heart | Gown and Boutique: Pnina Tornai at Kleinfeld’s Bridal | Rings: Ultimate Diamond