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Before I DO at Hollywood, South Carolina Wedding

A Spring wedding in Hollywood, South Carolina directed by Before I DO LLC. Charm, history and details are all put together at this gorgeous venue!
Old Wide Awake Plantation

Located in Hollywood, South Carolina, sits a gorgeous home with a unique story. Built in the 1800s, this beauty started out as a 24-hour general store for the Stono Ferry that docked on this property. After several different owners throughout many decades, parcels of the land were sold and divided up between several children of the Jarvis family. They were unaware of the significance of the history and wanted to have the home demolished to rebuild a new modern home. Thankfully, two of the Jarvis sons realized what a mistake that would be and purchased the home for a huge deal: $1.00! They were able to have this historic home carefully moved to its present location, still on the parcel of land purchased by William Jarvis in 1974.


Before I Do 

Many lovely weddings and receptions are celebrated at Old Wide Awake Plantation. Before I Do LLC is a wedding planning and directing business owned by Joanna Babbitt. Joanna is an elementary school teacher and enjoys managing her wedding business. She is able to meet with brides to offer Rehearsal and Reception Services and has unique ideas to add to your special day. Her desire is for every bride and groom to feel like a guest at their very own speical day!


Before I Do LLC also offers wedding planning services to make sure all the details are taken care of. On this particular wedding in April, 2019, the dance floor stayed packed, the guests were happy and even more importantly, the bride and groom were over the moon. Services such as decorations, coordinating the bridal party and much more all took place at Old Wide Awake Plantation


History & Charm

The entire property at Old Wide Awake Plantation is emersed with history, beauty and charm. The landscaped gardens and travertine patio add the natural backdrop to every wedding photo. The Cypress trees and waterfront views are an added bonus. The ammenities of this property also are able to accomodate small to large weddings.
Ceremonies are where you say I DO! Where you see your groom for the first time!
Everyone has their own style and theme for their day. Before I Do LLC is able to discuss all the important things that are desire ahead of time and put your mind at ease. Also, ceremonies are sentimental and special at Old Wide Awake Plantation. Some may prefer an evening ceremony with low light and dancing under the stars. Others may want a wedding at noon with a gourmet lunch served to their guest. Whatever it may be, it is truly possible!


To find out more about Old Wide Awake Plantation, click HERE.
To find out more about Before I Do LLC, click HERE.

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