Romance Rules

Romance Rules | 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,

Bridesmaid Attire: Amsale through Bella Bridesmaids,

Catering: Fish Restaurant,

Ceremony Music: Charleston Virtuosi,

DJ: Phil Constantin,

Florals: Tiger Lily Weddings,

Gown: Allure, available in Charleston through Jean’s Bridal ( and Bridals by Jodi (

Hair: Ash & Co.,

Makeup: Pamela Lesch,

Photography: amelia+dan,

Wedding Design: A Charleston Bride,

Rentals: Ooh! Events (, EventDRS (, and Snyder (

Venue: Lowndes Grove Plantation,