Outdoor Garden Wedding | Magnolia Plantation & Gardens | Charleston, SC

Outdoor Garden Wedding Magnolia

This outdoor garden wedding held at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens only came to fruition because of Victoria & Matt’s instant connection when they met. Here’s how their love story unfolded..

Their Love Story

In late August of 2018, Matt and Victoria met at a pool party thrown by mutual friends in Charleston, SC.  After hours of conversing at the party, they went out to dinner alone that night. Two days later, they had their official first date.  Shortly afterwards they became exclusive!  A few months later, Matt brought up the idea of marriage. It was a classic situation of “when you know, you know”. Matt proposed to Victoria  at The Sanctuary in Kiawah in May 2019.

While the couple wanted to be married as soon as possible, Matt had just finished law school and was beginning to prepare for the bar exam. The couple also knew they would be moving to Greenville, SC shortly for Matt’s job.. Therefore, Victoria & Matt decided to have a longer engagement and plan their wedding for Spring 2021. They are forever thankful that unbeknownst to them this would allow them to dodge COVID-19 wreaking havoc on their wedding plans!

Whimsical Garden Wedding Vision

Victoria and Matt were the first of their friends to get married. They set the bar high with their outdoor garden wedding held at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Their vision of a crisp, elegant, garden party wedding was designed and executed perfectly by Engaging Events.

Although the entire wedding experience was held outdoors, the couple still wanted it to feel as classic and chic as possible. Therefore, a minimal color palate of white and pale blue with floral accents was used to achieve their goal.

Show Stopping Elements

There were three show stopping elements that defied expectation at an outdoor wedding and wowed guests:

-The first specialty item was the white arbor at the entrance into the reception. It had greenery winding up the posts which looked to be “growing” across the top.

-The second was the delicately decorated three tiered custom cake by Jim Smeal. It was expertly framed underneath a lit chandelier hanging from the branch of an oak tree.

-The third was the over sized floral display arrangement at the reception which sat between the two sofas. The stunning arrangement was full of white hydrangeas, roses, peonies, lilacs, Italian Ruscus, and Eucalyptus. Furthermore, adding to it’s elegance was the copious amount of pillar candles surrounding it.

Bridesmaids Champagne toast in blue robes

Bride looking at wedding dress

Bride coming down stairs

bridesmaids reactionBridal Portraits Lowndes Grove Plantation

Groom Attire Details

Groom in black Tux

Groom Portraits in Charleston, SC

First Look at Magnolia Planation

Newlywed Couple at Magnolia Plantation

Pale Blue dresses bridal party

Foraml wedding Party Magnolia Plantation

Groomsmen at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

 Wedding Party at Magnolia

 Whimsical Garden Wedding Ceremony Magnolia

Wedding Ceremony Closeups

Just married Kiss

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Wedding

Newlyweds stroll Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Veil Shot of Newlyweds

Newlyweds by water at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens



Whimsical Garden Wedding Magnolia

Whimsical Garden Wedding Magnolia Table details

Floral Details Whimsical Garden Weddi

Newlywed Entrance to Magnolia Wedding

Wedding first dances at outside venue

Floral details on wedding cake

wedding Sparkler exit at Magnolia Plantation

From the abundant florals, to the lounge area, to the dance floor, Engaging Events truly created the most beautiful space for every moment of the evening. Matt and Victoria declared it the best night of their lives and were so thankful to be able to share their whimsical garden wedding at Magnolia with their family and friends.

This Wedding was Featured on the Charleston Visitor Bureau’s Blog

Dream Wedding Vendor Team:

Bride @victoria.m.foss     Groom @matt.foss         Ring Designer @halesjewelers    Invitations @dodelinedesign     Dress @martinalianabridal @whitemagnoliabridal

Makeup/ Hair Artist @cherylquinnmakeup @vanitysalonsc      Groomsmen and Groom Attire @josabank      Wedding Planner | Florist @engagingevents

Ceremony Venue @magnoliaplantationweddings    Event Rentals @thetotaltable @EventWorksRentals    Linens @bbjlinen     DJ/ Entertainment Services @bunndjchs

Videographer @326_films         Catering Bar Service @eventsbyGoodFood    Cake @jimsmeal         Transportation @scexpressCharleston @whipdash1

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Leigh Hayward

Leigh Hayward

Charleston Wedding & Engagement Photographer

Hi, I’m Leigh! I’m an engagement and wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. I’ve been serving ALL love and couples since 2006. I adamantly believe everyone deserves their love story to be told beautifully! 

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