Magnolia Plantation

When I think of “The South” I envision large plantation homes with wrap around front porches, oak trees covered in Spanish Moss and a tall glass of ice tea. I knew I wanted to visit one (if not more) of the plantation homes when were planning our trip to Charleston. I did some research of the surrounding areas and kept seeing Magnolia Plantation. The name alone would have been enough to convince me, but the gardens sounded like a must see.

Visiting Magnolia Plantation - Waketon Road Blog wearing Reformation

Brian and I like to get an early start when we travel. It helps us pack as much into our day as we can and it also allows us to beat the crowds. We woke up early our second day in Charleston and made our way out to visit Magnolia Plantation.

Visiting Magnolia Plantation - Waketon Road Blog wearing Reformation

Visiting Magnolia Plantation - Waketon Road Blog wearing Reformation

Turning onto the long drive is such a magical experience. There are rays of sunlight that shine through the oak canopies and reflect off the Spanish Moss creating a shimmering haze. The drive winds through marshlands and heavily wooded patches before you reach the clearing where the plantation sits.

Visiting Magnolia Plantation - Waketon Road Blog wearing Reformation
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We set out for the gardens deciding to skip the guided tour of the plantation home. Brian and I are always more interested in being outside. The grounds are extensive and it’s easy to get lost in the trees. We found so many beautiful sections of the gardens connected by little white bridges. It seemed to go on for miles!

Visiting Magnolia Plantation - Waketon Road Blog wearing Reformation

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As we got deeper into the trees the air got thicker and it really started to heat up. I was grateful to be wearing this off the shoulder dress from The Reformation. I have a couple of dresses from them and I love how unique and beautiful each design is. This dress is sold out but I love this similar style.

Visiting Magnolia Plantation - Waketon Road Blog wearing Reformation

With the humidity and proximity to the marshes, the mosquitoes were out in full force. We had to stop shooting and actually run away at one point! If you do plan to visit Magnolia Plantation be sure to pack the bug spray.

Visiting Magnolia Plantation - Waketon Road Blog wearing Reformation

Mosquitoes aside, it is truly a magnificent place to visit. The wildness of the gardens is like nothing I have ever seen. It is a wonderful change of pace from wandering the streets of Charleston.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful week! Xo Bryn

Shop the Look:

Dress: Reformation, Sandals: Mango, Glasses: Le Specs + Self Portrait, Bag: Cuyana

37 thoughts on “Magnolia Plantation

  1. Jessica Hart

    Beautiful photos. This looks like a stunning place to visit. That dress is lovely too 🙂

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you! It’s a must see, for sure! xo Bryn

  2. Jenn Lake

    So stunning! Loving that floral dress on you too, lady! Happy Monday!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Jenn! I always appreciate your support! Happy Monday! xo Bryn

  3. Jen @ Skirt The Rules

    Gorgeous photos!! Loving your dress – it’s so romantic!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Jen! xo Bryn

  4. Rach

    It truly does look beautiful there. I definitely want to check it out! And your dress is so gorgeous!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Rach! It’s a beautiful plantation! xo Bryn

  5. Chloe of beyond blessed

    This place looks positively dreamy!!! Love love love!!!

    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Chloe! It was beautiful! xo Bryn

  6. Jalisa

    Wow, this greenery is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to visit Charleston for a while now because I’ve heard that it is indeed charming and there’s so much to do and see, including the plantation homes. Thanks so much for the heads up on the bug spray because I’m extremely allergic to mosquito bites, the whole area gets incredibly swollen and red! As for your outfit, you look so beautiful in that dress, I love the off the shoulder design and print! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Jalisa! YES bring lots and lots of bug spray! It’s pretty crazy there, but so so worth it! I hope you get a chance to visit soon! xo Bryn

  7. Vanessa

    Bryn, these pictures are BEYOND beautiful! I want to visit Charleston so bad! In fact, SC is one of the States I would like to move to! Love the post — you look SO gorge!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you SO much Vanessa!! South Carolina is gorgeous and such a fun place! I lived there for 3 years and would move to Charleston in a heart beat! xo Bryn

  8. Christina Beauchamp

    Wow, what a dreamy location!! It’s absolutely enchanting! And your dress is the perfect look for the magical setting!

    hugs,
    Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Christina! You are too kind! 🙂 xo Bryn

  9. Tamara

    These pictures make me wanna be in Charleston at this second! I’ve been hearing more and more about this charming town…

    Your dress couldn’t be any better fit for this town. I absolutely love this post!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  10. Tamara

    These pictures make me wanna be in Charleston at this second! I’ve been hearing more and more about this charming town…

    Your dress couldn’t be any better fit for this town. I absolutely love this post!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  11. Amy Arnold

    What a fun place to visit! It is gorgeous. And your dress – love! Perfect choice to wear to the plantation.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  12. Lindsey

    So gorgeous! Your dress fits in perfectly with the location, too!

    Lindsey
    The Fashion Barbie

  13. Maryam

    You look amazing, love the floral dress on you!

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Maryam!! xo bryn

  14. Cielo

    Love your stunning shots! Pretty dress!=)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Cielo! xo Bryn

  15. Madeleine

    Oh my gosh Bryn, these photos are totally dreamy and you look just stunning in this dress! I’ve always wanted to visit Charleston and now want to visit more than ever!

    xx Madeleine

    http://www.lilyandblush.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Madeleine!! I loved following along on your travels! xo Bryn

  16. Carmen

    The place looks beautiful. That’s quite a lovely dress as well. :]

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  17. Maggie

    Wow, this is seriously stunning!! All of it!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Maggie! That’s so sweet! xo Bryn

  18. Emily

    Such amazing pictures…the plantation looks absolutely breathtaking 🙂 Love your dress too!

    -Emily
    https://baublesandthreads.wordpress.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Emily!! It’s a gorgeous place to visit! xo Bryn

  19. TOUCHOFGUCCI

    Such gorgeous photos! Love it xx

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN 

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks so much! xo Bryn

  20. Brooke

    Looks like you had an amazing time babe! And you look gorgeous! xo

    -Brooke
    Charmedjerseybelle.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Brooke! It was the best! Loved every minute! xo Bryn

  21. Jennifer

    Gorgeous shots! Also adore that floral maxi on you!

    xo, Jennifer
    http://www.publicistinpearls.com

  22. Mel

    Wow, the Magnolia Plantation looks unreal! I am not surprised that it is in Charleston though since it is absolutely beautiful there in the south. Gorgeous outfit and post!

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

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