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Wedding planner Ashley Rhodes helps merge love and location

“Stay local, buy local goods for favors and embrace Lowcountry style and settings,” said Ashley Rhodes. Rhodes has planned a score of Lowcountry weddings, and is full of ideas for making your local wedding one-of-a-kind.

Details abound, such as the sweet potato butter from Lowcountry Produce given out as wedding favors. “They were listed in Oprah’s favorite things four years ago,” Rhodes added.


Of course, the key to pulling off a Lowcountry wedding that juggles grace and beauty with the outdoorsy setting of the Lowcountry is someone who can take the reins.

“Find a suitable planner,” suggested Rhodes. “Be sure to interview several. You want to make sure you have a good fit for your special day. Hire a planner you trust and have fun.”