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Magnolia Plantation Conservatory Wedding

Apr 12, 2021

If you’re planning a smaller Charleston wedding, Magnolia Plantation’s Conservatory is worth considering!  I was so excited to Second Shoot for Kaitlin Mendoza Photography for the first time and photograph Dana and Corey’s wedding.  Kaitlin has since moved back to Indiana but would you believe we used to live in the same neighborhood!  It’s such a small world!  And to make it even smaller of a world: Dana and Corey ALSO live in my neighborhood!  After the wedding was over, I was so sad that Kaitlin no longer lives here in Charleston!  Some people are just fast friends!

The Schoolhouse Lawn is the stunning ceremony spot for a Magnolia Plantation Conservatory Wedding.

The Schoolhouse Lawn is probably the best part about choosing the Conservatory for your wedding!  Dana and Corey’s ceremony was stunning.  She walked across the iconic red bridge and up the hill to marry her best friend.  Overlooking a gorgeous waterfront view, it’s just so peaceful.  This location is such an iconic lowcountry landscape.

The Conservatory is a plant lovers paradise and a charming reception space!

As many times as I’ve visited Magnolia Plantation both personally and professionally, Dana and Corey’s wedding was the first time I stepped foot into the Conservatory.  It seats about 60 people and has a winding path lined with tropical plants as the backdrop.  (I recognized many exotic plants that I once tried to keep alive in my own house … thriving!)  I am pretty sure they have the largest, healthiest fiddle fig tree I’ve ever seen in my life.

Dana and Corey had dinner inside the Conservatory and dancing out on the deck.  For a more intimate wedding guest count, this is such a fun space!  Especially for the plant lover!

A southern, coastal, and sophisticated vibe.

Dana’s gown was a dream fit to flair gown with the most romantic off the shoulder sleeves.  She was stunning!  I had so much fun assisting Kaitlin and photographing all the details and moments of their day!  All the details were perfectly southern, coastal, and sophisticated.  One of my favorite details was their cake: perfectly accented with oyster shells!

Cheers to this incredible couple – that I look forward to seeing around the neighborhood!  It was so much fun to photograph my first wedding there at Magnolia Plantation’s Conservatory!






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