Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton South Carolina Wedding by Elizabeth Lanier, South Carolina Destination Photographer. This blog post includes wedding details, ceremony inspiration, reception ideas in Santa Barbara, bridal fashion, groom fashion, bride and groom portraits, and wedding day inspiration. Book your South Carolina wedding and browse the blog for inspiration #photography #wedding #weddingphotography #southcarolinawedding

Montage Palmetto Bluff Wedding, Bluffton South Carolina Photographer

Feb 10

“Working with the Elizabeth Lanier Photography team was a dream.  Sarah Elizabeth’s talent is unmatched, her professionalism is unwavering, and her kindness is absolutely infectious.  She made us and our families feel so calm and comfortable in front of the camera and captured every little hidden moment so perfectly.  By the end of our wedding weekend, Sarah Elizabeth and Will felt like family and it truly wouldn’t have been the same without them there!” 

Is there anything more beautiful than a weekend spent surrounded by your friends and family in a beautiful location? All of our discerning Palmetto Bluff clients think not! Set on the beautiful May River, Montage Palmetto Bluff allows your guests to check-in for a weekend full of events and fine dinging and never even have to leave the property. This is exactly why busy NYC couple, Mariana and Nicholas, chose Palmetto Bluff as their picturesque, destination wedding venue. 

From the planner and designer, Kristen of Bella Fare

“Having been born and raised in New York but chosen a low country venue near and dear to their heart, we wanted the design to feel modern and chic, much like the couple’s own personal style, yet fitting to the landscape. Mariana and Nick hoped their welcome dinner would feel like an intimate gathering, reminiscent of parties their families often host at Nick’s country house in Upstate New York. Working with a neutral palette of mostly whites and greens with touches of soft blue, we incorporated a balance of contemporary furnishings, flatware, and glassware alongside natural seaside elements like woven baskets, sea glass, and moss. The bride’s aunt created a custom invitation suite with the help of Bespoke Designs that set the tone for an elegant, lush, spring wedding. Katelyn Pinner wrapped the sailcloth tent poles in greenery and framed the head table with more greens amongst the rattan chandeliers we rented to create a clean yet impactful design. We kept the linens crisp and monochromatic in a light gray and added in white linen runners for the head farm tables placed in the center of the tent. Guests dined amongst a warm glow of candles and lighting before heading into the Oak Ballroom for a full on dance party complete with a canopy of string lights, flowing speciality cocktails, and late night Brazilian desserts.” 

From Mariana the bride: 

“Montage Palmetto Bluff has long been my family’s happy place.  We’ve been traveling there for many years and, despite being born and raised in NY, there is something about the low country that feels like home. I knew immediately that this was the place for us to host our destination wedding weekend! 

While hard to pick one favorite memory from the wedding, the intimate ceremony on the chapel lawn overlooking the May River embodied the sheer happiness and love that radiated throughout the entire weekend.  Our close family friend officiated the wedding and we wrote our own vows which allowed us to tell our story and add a genuine and deeply personal element to the day. Sharing that with our family and friends – including my relatives from Brazil who hadn’t all been together in 19 years! – was beyond special. I’d also be remiss not to give a shout out to the weather gods who gifted us a perfect 75 and sunny.”


Planning & Design  | Photography : Elizabeth Lanier Photography| Venue & Catering : Montage Palmetto Bluff  

Florals: Katelyn Pinner  | Linens: La Tavola  | Mayker CreativeOoh Events   | Tenting  Skyline Tent Company   

Music (ceremony)  Palmetto Strings   (reception)   Elan Artists – The Social  

 Stationery Studio R Design (save the date)  Full Suite: Bespoke Designs |  Technical Event Lighting  

Transport: Low Country Trolley | Hair & Makeup  Meg Workman  

See the full features on Vogue Weddings Over The Moon, Style Me Pretty and Carats and Cake

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