Hidden Romance

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Sam and Austin were married earlier this year amongst a captivating landscape of weeping willows and serene ponds. Tucked away in a little corner of South Carolina, the two said "I do" with a handful of friends and family, making it a truly special day. The venue is enough to make your jaw drop, so scroll on to see photos of their magical day!

WHAT WORDS WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING THEME? HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU WANTED YOUR WEDDING TO BE LIKE? 

Romantic, ethereal, intimate. I knew from the get-go that I wanted a destination wedding, and I knew exactly where! South Carolina is a very special place to me. I fell in love with the live oaks, the flowers and the marshy waters when I was just a little girl, so it seemed like the perfect backdrop for my wedding. My ceremony was in a garden overlooking the water and my reception was in a conservatory nestled between tons of gorgeous foliage and trees filled with spanish moss. Since my wedding was going to be surrounded by nature, I wanted to use a light, neutral color palette and stick to the whole "simple elegance" vibe. 

WHAT WERE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS/PIECES OF YOUR WEDDING YOU WANTED TO FOCUS ON IN YOUR WEDDING BUDGET?

I mean, the food and beverage were definitely important to me! Southern food and plenty of good cocktails were without a doubt at the top of the list! Another huge element on my list were my invites. Like I said before, intimate is one of the best words I can use to describe my wedding. We only had about 60 guests and they were our closest family and friends. With that being said, I knew I wanted a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted invitation. I was asking people to travel half way across the country to be with me on my wedding day, so there had to be a ton of thought and care that went into them. 

HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT FINDING AND CHOOSING LINED GOODS?

I found Lined Goods on Instagram, actually. I began following the page long before I was even engaged. As soon as my hubs popped the question and we picked a date, I knew I wanted to inquire about pieces for my own wedding. The work I had been seeing on Lined Goods' instagram was just beautiful and I loved that it was unique, done by hand, and local. I had a relatively quick engagement, so once Maddie told me she could get everything done on my timeline, I knew Lined Goods was the way to go.

WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND ALL BRIDES DO DURING PLANNING?

Practice gratitude. Getting married is truly one of the most exciting and precious moments in a person's life, but you can't forget what it's really all about. It is so easy to get caught up in the crazy details that go into planning a wedding... what you're getting, what you're not getting... who's on the list and who isn't... the color of the linens... the weather! It can become really stressful if you don't practice gratitude. Be thankful for the blessing of marriage and the people in your life you can share it with. Be thankful you have someone to spend your life with and the ability to celebrate it with a special ceremony. All that really matters is that at the end of the day, you will be married to the one soul you can't live without. 

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT AT YOUR WEDDING?

My GIRLS! It might sound cliché, but they were live savers on my wedding day. They made me laugh, made me cry (in a good way), fed me mimosas and strawberries, held my dress when I went potty, you name it! They made that entire weekend, and especially my wedding day, so much fun. It really is all about the people in your life to share these moments with. Going back to the gratitude thing, I am so thankful for my bridesmaids and how much they love me. 

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND BRIDES WORK WITH LINED GOODS FOR THEIR WEDDING? 

100% YES! Maddie was absolutely amazing to work with. Her attitude, her communication, and her craftsmanship are just incredible. She is such a creative person and has a real passion for what she does. It was so important to me to work with someone who was going to put as much love into the pieces as I would have myself. We collaborated so much throughout our time working together, and I love that she was so open to my ideas! I had probably a million different things I wanted during our initial conversations and she helped me hone in on exactly what I wanted for all my print pieces and had the best suggestions for me. I also made some changes to my pieces and threw a project at her last minute and she managed to get it all done right on time! I'm definitely looking forward to working with Lined Goods in the future. It was so much fun! 

Thank you, Sam and Austin for letting me take part in your wedding day! Cheers to many years and many visits back to South Carolina! 

See how Sam and Austin used The Canvas as their guest book.

All images credited to The Colagrossis 

Venue: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens