Lake Keowee Inspiration Shoots – Peach Love + Coastal Bliss

C & A Event Planning, Floral Design


In the heart of August, wedding season gently ebbed in the Upstate South Carolina region. We embarked on a remarkable endeavor alongside Charming the Carolinas and Hyde Co. Collaboratively, we orchestrated not one, but two breathtaking wedding inspiration shoots in a single day.

An inspiration shoot, often referred to as a styled shoot, is a collaborative effort among wedding professionals. They work together to craft a visually captivating and thematically cohesive experience. These shoots serve as a wellspring of inspiration for couples, showcasing the collective talents of various vendors in the industry.

Our canvas for this creative project was none other than Lake Keowee Reserve.

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Upstate, Lake Keowee Reserve is renowned for its pristine natural surroundings and captivating waterfront vistas. Its serene ambiance offers an ideal setting for memorable events and gatherings. As a luxurious residential community, it offers a serene and secluded setting, preserving the intrinsic beauty of the landscape.

At Lake Keowee Reserve,

the majestic backdrop of Lake Keowee and the Blue Ridge Mountains provided an idyllic setting for our styled shoots. Southern weddings are synonymous with hospitality, elegance, and meticulous attention to detail, making this venue a perfect canvas for our creative visions.

The first theme we brought to life was the Southern Peach

—a celebration of the region’s warmth, elegance, and the sweet hues of peaches. Soft pastels and rich tones of peach adorned our decor and floral arrangements, complimented by lush greenery to evoke a sense of romance and sophistication.

Every wedding at Lake Keowee Reserve

is a bespoke experience, tailored to the couple’s unique preferences and style. Our double shoot showcased the venue’s versatility, illustrating how it could be transformed to reflect the distinct visions of each couple.

Transitioning to our second theme, we embraced the timeless allure of a classic nautical wedding.

Incorporating maritime elements, coastal colors, and romantic seafaring motifs, we curated an ambiance that celebrated the beauty of the sea. In addition, anchors, compasses, and sailboats infused our decor, while a soft palette of blues and whites evoked the serenity of ocean vistas.

Amidst the creative energy and collaboration of our talented vendors, Lake Keowee Reserve served as the quintessential backdrop for our styled shoots. With its serene waters and panoramic views, it provided the perfect setting to capture the essence of Southern charm and coastal elegance.

While our styled shoots may have lasted only a day, the memories created and the inspiration shared will endure for a lifetime. From the Southern Peach to the classic nautical, each theme showcased the limitless possibilities for crafting unforgettable weddings at Lake Keowee Reserve.

Planning: Charming the Carolina’s Event

Photography: Hyde Co Photo

Venue: Reserve at Lake Keowee

Floral Design: C + A Event Planning

Draping: Voile and Veil

Rentals: Professional Party Rentals

Hair & Makeup: Southern Couture Makeup

Dress: The Poinsett Bride

Suit: Empire LTD Studio

Invitation Suite: Doodle Studio Co

Calligraphy @catsinklings

Cake @couturecakesofgreenville

Bridal Bounce House: The Boutique Bounce House

Videography: Wynn Media

Drone footage @fakzowler