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Written By: 
Frances Bramsen

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Photos By: 
amelia + dan photography
Fast friends leads to one stunning special day at Lowndes Grove Plantation 

Christine Roberts & Jeff Alexander

September 22, 2013

Lowndes Grove Plantation

 

Christine Roberts met Jeff Alexander on their second night at grad school at the University of Georgia, where she was getting a public relations degree and he was earning one in college student affairs. Soon after, they shared their first date, and a little over a year later, the pair found themselves together with family at the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina, around Christmastime. On that trip, Jeff gave Christine a little book he’d made starring stick-figure drawings that depicted the couple’s past adventures. The blank pages at the back were meant for that very day, and on a carriage ride through the property when the driver paused to tend to the horses, Jeff handed his sweetheart a sheet with what else—a stick figure proposing, of course. Nine months later, the two joined family and friends in the pair’s favorite city, Charleston. Christine, now a wedding planner herself, teamed up with Lindsey Shanks of A Charleston Bride to fashion a day at Lowndes Grove Plantation resplendent in peach-hued Juliet roses, dahlias, and greenery and vintage-tinged décor. The couple, who live in Fort Worth, Texas, exited their magic night amid a cloud of pink and gold balloons before hopping aboard a boat that whisked them away down the Ashley River.

 

Vendor List

Boat: Geechee Girl Charters, www.CharlestonHarbortours.net

Bridesmaid Attire: Amsale through Bella Bridesmaids, www.BellaBridesmaids.com

Catering: Fish Restaurant, www.FishRestaurantCharleston.com

Ceremony Music: Charleston Virtuosi, www.CharlestonVirtuosi.com

DJ: Phil Constantin, www.DJ-Charleston.com

Florals: Tiger Lily Weddings, www.TigerLilyWeddings.com

Gown: Allure, available in Charleston through Jean’s Bridal (www.JeansBridalCharleston.com) and Bridals by Jodi (www.BridalsbyJodi.com)

Hair: Ash & Co., www.AshandCoBridalHair.com

Makeup: Pamela Lesch, www.PamelaLeschMakeup.com

Photography: amelia+dan, www.ameliaanddan.com

Wedding Design: A Charleston Bride, www.ACharlestonBride.com

Rentals: Ooh! Events (www.OohEvents.com), EventDRS (www.EventDRSCharleston.com), and Snyder (www.SnyderEventRentals.com)

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation, www.PPHGCharleston.com