A Real-Life Modern Elopement

A Real-Life Modern Elopement | 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, www.AaronandJillian.com
Coordination, design: Pure Luxe Bride, www.PureLuxeBride.com
Venue: Legare Waring House, www.LegareWaringHouse.com
Florals: Miele Events, www.MieleEvents.com
Rentals: Snyder Events, www.SnyderEvents.com
Cake: Sablée, www.ShopSablee.com
Officiant: Justin Follmer, www.PureLuxeBride.com
Beauty: Paper Dolls Wedding Hair & Makeup, www.MyCharlestonWeddingHair.com
Bride’s attire: Theia (gown, available in Charleston through Lovely); The Wild Rose Accessories (hair clip); www.Etsy.com/Shop/TWRAccessories; Harriet Wilde (shoes), www.HarrietWilde.com; Diamonds Direct (ring), www.DiamondsDirect.com; Marchesa (earrings), www.Marchesa.com
Bridal boutique: Alexia’s Bridal, www.AlexiasBridal.com
Groom’s attire: Indochino (suit), www.Indochino.com; Cole Haan (shoes), www.ColeHaan.com; Blue Nile (cuff links), www.BlueNile.com
Hotel: Zero George Street, www.ZeroGeorge.com
Calligraphy: Jillian Cramer
Cake knife, server: Anthropologie, www.Anthropologie.com
Silk ribbon: Silk & Willow, www.SilkandWillow.com
Leather notebook: Rustico, www.Rustico.com