Natalie & Court | RiverOaks

Natalie & Court | RiverOaks

By Andraya Northrup | June 09, 2017

 

I often say how much I would have loved to have been a guest at some of our gorgeous featured weddings, but, oh my, this one has stolen my heart. Natalie and Court’s romantic nuptials took place at RiverOaks Charleston, an intimate European-style venue nestled on the Wando River in Awendaw, just a 30-minute drive from downtown. The property, which is the private home of Marianne and Kenny Caldwell, features live oaks galore, ivy-covered walls, and French blue shutters—a dreamy backdrop for any couple to say “I do.” After the pair exchanged tearful vows in an “in-the-round” ceremony (where the bride and groom stand in the center of a circle of seated guests), the party kicked off in the front garden with a cocktail hour while the RiverOaks maestros put the finishing touches on the reception out back of the house. There, an extra long dining table was topped with place settings of white coral chargers, hand-tied slate linen napkins, oyster shell place cards, and countless ivory and gray tapered candles. Oh, and the blooms! They were arranged in-house by the RiverOaks team and included succulents, garden roses, and phalaenopsis orchids (a stem we’ve been seeing trend a bit lately). Cap it off with dancing under the oaks, bistro lights, and a black-and-white checkered dance floor and—as I said before—I’m totally in love. Cheers to this beautiful wedding and bravo to Natalie and Court!

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Photographer: Olivia Rae James | Venue + Planning + Florals: RiverOaks

Gown: Anna Campbell | Hair + Makeup: Wild Ivory Beauty | Catering: Harvest Catering

Second Shooter: Melissa Toms

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