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Wedding Vibes

I can’t believe I am actually writing my first wedding related blog post! This one is extra special because although we got engaged less than a month ago we have already booked our venue! I knew where I wanted us to get married before Daniel even proposed.. so typical! We didn’t even have to tour one space, which is actually amazing. I can’t belive we were even able to secure a date because this property books up so far in advance, but we will be getting married at Boone Hall Plantation outside of Charleston on October 16, 2020!

When I lived in Savannah I used to venture up to Charleston often and the first time I stepped foot on the grounds of Boone Hall I was completely awestruck. Breathtaking doesn’t even begin to cover what this plantation looks like. I am constantly inspired by the south and the lowcountry holds such a special place in my heart. It will be very exciting to show our friends and families around a city I love so much. Daniel is most excited about the food (hello fried chicken!) The color palette we are going for is based of the tones seen throughout downtown Charleston and will have a very soft and romanic fall feel. An Al fresco reception under string lighting and airy linens sprinkled with rustic florals is pretty much all I have ever wanted and I am very lucky Daniel is on board with my vision. Of course music will play a giant role in the whole weekend so I am also looking forward to cranking out some playlists.

I am planning on keeping wedding content to somewhat of a minimum, but I know a lot of you wanted to see some of the planning process and what we will register for, so I will keep you updated as we move forward. As for now we are just enjoying this fun time and soaking everything in!

  1. Jennifer

    July 12th, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Love it! Can’t wait to see!

  2. Chrissy McDonald

    July 13th, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks so much Jennifer!

  3. Sharon

    July 12th, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Such lovely details! Congrats on your engagement! If you need a photographer – I’m willing to travel! 😆

  4. Chrissy McDonald

    July 13th, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you so much Sharon!

  5. Ellie

    July 12th, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations!! So excited you chose Boone Hall–it’s gorgeous! I am from Charleston originally and got married there… and I work as a wedding coordinator 🙂 I’m happy to send over some vendor recs if you’d like! But I don’t want to be pushy if not 🙂

  6. Chrissy McDonald

    July 13th, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Oh how cool! Thanks Ellie! I have a lot of vendors somewhat narrowed down, but I will definitely reach out if something comes up!!

  7. Brandi

    July 12th, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Such an exciting time in your life! I wish you and your fiance a lifetime of happiness. Your wedding venue sounds so beautiful. Congratulations!

  8. Chrissy McDonald

    July 13th, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you so much Brandi! That is so nice of you!!

  9. Lexie

    July 13th, 2019 at 9:16 am

    So exciting!! Weeee!!!

  10. Chrissy McDonald

    July 13th, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Thank you!!!

  11. Brealyn

    July 14th, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Such a refreshing color palette! That venue is stunning, so different from what we have here in the Southwest. Congratulations and please keep posting more wedding content 🙌🏻 I love your unique vision as always!

  12. Chrissy McDonald

    July 15th, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Thank you so much Brealyn, that is so nice!! I definitely will!

  13. Emily

    July 17th, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    I love your style so much – keep the wedding content coming!

  14. Chrissy McDonald

    July 18th, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Thank you so much Emily!

  15. Emily

    July 17th, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Congratulations! I love your style – keep the wedding content coming.


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  17. Kacey Perez

    August 3rd, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Congrats Chrissy this looks gorgeous! Can’t wait to follow along 🤗

  18. Chrissy McDonald

    August 3rd, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you so much Kacey!!

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