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A Real-Life Modern Elopement

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Aaron & Jillian Photography
Want to save money but not skimp on style? Take a cue from Style Me Pretty, who introduces us to this North Carolina couple who oh-so fashionably eloped to Charleston's Legare Waring House 

From the editors of Style Me Pretty in partnership with Charleston Weddings


Jess & Patrick McGraw
May 23, 2016 

Legare Waring House


When Raleigh, North Carolina-based couple Jess and Patrick McGraw set out to plan their wedding, a destination elopement felt like a fit for their travel-loving personalities. Wanting a romantic adventure (and a locale they could return to for anniversaries), they chose Charleston for its unique beauty and bustling food scene. With the help of Pure Luxe Bride, they designed a wedding day made for two without sacrificing style in the least. The ceremony, held at the Legare Waring House, included an after-party for two with a white buttercream cake and a champagne toast. As for the savings from the wedding? That went toward a dream honeymoon in Italy and Greece.


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Vendor List:
Images: Aaron & Jillian Photography,
Coordination, design: Pure Luxe Bride,
Venue: Legare Waring House,
Florals: Miele Events,
Rentals: Snyder Events,
Cake: Sablée,
Officiant: Justin Follmer,
Beauty: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup,
Bride’s attire: Theia (gown, available in Charleston through Lovely); The Wild Rose Accessories (hair clip);; Harriet Wilde (shoes),; Diamonds Direct (ring),; Marchesa (earrings),
Bridal boutique: Alexia’s Bridal,
Groom’s attire: Indochino (suit),; Cole Haan (shoes),; Blue Nile (cuff links),
Hotel: Zero George Street,
Calligraphy: Jillian Cramer
Cake knife, server: Anthropologie,
Silk ribbon: Silk & Willow,
Leather notebook: Rustico,