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We have the finalists for A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING Giveaway!

I confess it was tough to choose only three.  We received so many heartfelt videos sharing story after story about why a couple should win the $40,000 dream wedding in Charleston, SC. Thank you ALL for your entries.  But we only have one wedding to give away.  After much discussion the committee selected the three entries.  But the final decision is not mine to make. Now it’s up to YOU to vote!


Click on the contest image to watch the brief videos from the finalists and cast your vote. And please share it with your family and friends. Everyone gets to help play a part in making one couple’s wedding dreams come true!

This contest wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of Charleston’s best, award-winning, A-list businesses in the wedding industry. They make wedding dreams come true every week of the year!


You don’t need to be getting married to enjoy their services and products. These wonderful businesses are spotlighted in my new novel A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING, and I want to share some ideas of how you too can enjoy some of Charleston’s best businesses:

Wear something classy and new from the LulaKate collection. For you brides, you’ll love everything at Kate McDonald Bridal!

Brackish Bow Ties

Get dressed by Charleston Tuxedo for your next special event, and complete your look with a handcrafted original feather bow tie from Brackish that you’ll cherish forever.

Buy something special from Croghan’s Jewel Box, Charleston’s oldest family owned jeweler and engraver. It’s a treasure trove!

Find Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels (cutest food truck in town) in Charleston so you can enjoy one of Karen’s gorgeous desserts in mason jars!

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Croghan’s Jewel Box

Let EventWorks and Squeeze On Site  transform your space into the most memorable party. And Charleston Virtuosi (Kiral Productions) will set the tone with music entertainment.

If you need a party planner, try luxury event planner Ashley Rhodes Event Designs. Her talents are front-cover magazine worthy. Another highly regarded talent in town is Christy Loftin, who can help plan your special day or be your officiant.

Preserve the memories of your special event on video with Dock House Digital Videography.

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Sweet Lulu’s Bakery on Wheels

Then, send out customized party invitations from Studio R.

And don’t forget your floral arrangements from the superb team at Wildflowers Inc.

Looking for things to do in Charleston? Take the family to Charles Towne Landing to experience the city’s history, enjoy the views, trails, and animals. Also on site is the historic Legare Waring House, an antebellum plantation home where legendary parties of past and present are held.

Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island is a popular destination in Charleston. Get a tour of the state’s largest distillery and have fun with friends in the Firefly Tasting Room where you can sample any of the Firefly brands (ask them to make you ‘A Lowcountry Wedding’ while you’re there).  Drink responsibly and hire a driver from Carolina’s Executive Limo Line.

Cru Catering
Cru Catering

Want a taste of the Lowcountry? Enjoy lunch or dinner at Cru Cafe/Cru Catering in downtown Charleston. Food tip: order the Four Cheese Macaroni! (Cru is voted Charleston’s #1 caterer)

Make a reservation at one of Charleston’s best bed & breakfasts, The John Rutledge House Inn. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, you’ll enjoy southern hospitality at a national historic landmark. Perfect place to celebrate anniversaries and love!

Pamper yourself with a fresh haircut or manicured nails at SalonSalon of Charleston. I’ve gone there for years. And a new favorite in town is Stox and Co, where you can treat yourself to a luxurious facial or massage. You won’t regret it!

Whatever adventure you go on this summer in Charleston, perhaps give yourself the gift of an on-location photo shoot with Riverland Studios. Isn’t it time to update the family album?

Again, thank you ALL who entered this $40,000 LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING Giveaway! Who will win this dream wedding in Charleston? We’ll find out June 27th–so vote now!

© Dana Cubbage Weddings 2015
© Dana Cubbage Weddings


Happy summer reading season my friends!



Comments (4)

I am having trouble voting for my couple Julie & Ryan. I was able to vote for them & then all of a sudden it keeps giving me “Thank You for voting” again & again. I am using an IPhone & have tried everything I know to do. Any ideas of what I can do to help me to vote? Thank you!

Mary Alice Monroe

Hi Angela,

It is working correctly. I tweaked the post-entry page this week so that after a vote is cast, the voter receives the ‘Thank you for voting’ page. If you scroll down to the bottom of it, you can also share the voting page with others on Twitter, Facebook, Email, etc. Thank you for voting in the contest! Keep those votes coming in!

Mary Alice Monroe

Hi Linda,

Voting is over. Winner was revealed June 27th. Julie & Ryan from Beaufort, SC will soon begin planning their dream Lowcountry wedding. I’ll periodically post updates about their wedding planning and special day.

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