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The last wedding I photographed in February was an intimate affair with only the couple and their families. Alex and Eric wanted a small but elegant destination wedding in Charleston. Like usual, the weather in the Lowcountry can be unpredictable. Right as we prepared for the First Look, the rain started pouring. I suggested my alma mater, College of Charleston, so that we could not only capture portraits with classic historic structures the Holy City is known for but to also stay dry. Randolph Hall and the Cistern area offered a perfect backdrop and refuge during the storm. By the time we wrapped up portraits, the rain had let up enough for us to stick to the original plan of a Hampton Park wedding. Though the weather wasn’t as cooperative as anyone would have liked, Alex and Eric remained flexible and adapted to the circumstances. The bride was prepared for chilly weather with a bridal coat. This accessory was great cause not only did it help keep her warm, but it also created a different fashionable look for some of their portraits. And by deciding on Hampton Park as the venue, they had a covered option for the ceremony and were able to wed in the gazebo.

Hampton Park is one of my favorite city parks, especially for weddings. It’s away from the touristy part of town and is frequented by mostly locals only. Its vast acreage offers such eclectic natural backdrops as mossy crape myrtles, large oak trees, and colorful planted florals. Even on an overcast day, these natural elements contribute to the beauty of a photo. Congratulations Alex and Eric!

Wedding Team: Pre-Ceremony Portraits – College of Charleston, Ceremony – Hampton Park, Officiant – Wedding Belle Rev

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Imagine being abroad in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. Two travelers cross paths in a hotel business center and instantly have a connection. He returns home to NYC. She detours to visit him on her way back to Charlotte and a love story begins. Months later she packs up, bids the South farewell for the Big Apple, and the two have been inseparable ever since. No, that is not the summary of an award winning romantic comedy. It’s Erika and Jack’s amazing love story.

Their whirlwind romance continued with a stunning winter wedding at The William Aiken House. The couple were inspired by their love of travel and incorporated elements of globe trotting throughout the decor. These unique features included vintage luggage tags as escort cards, a guest book globe, and having a destination wedding in Charleston. Along with reflecting the couple’s sense of adventure, Erika wanted a soft, romantic atmosphere. Blush, champagne and ivory offered an enchanting color palette from the drapery to the all rose bouquets. This whimsical wanderlust soiree came together from the amazing team of Southern Chic Weddings and lovely floral design by Wildflowers, INC.

After a courtyard ceremony in the heart of Downtown Charleston, guests dined on cuisine creations from William Aiken House’s in-house caterer, FISH. The evening continued with dancing, photo booth shenanigans, and a cigar bar. Before bidding guests farewell, Erika and Jack made sure everyone had a tasty late night snack provided by Roti Rolls food truck. The newlyweds were sent on their way with a sparkler exit and a vintage Bentley. Congratulations Erika and Jack!

Wedding Team: Venue – William Aiken House, Event Coordinator – Southern Chic Weddings, Floral Designer – Wildflowers, INC., Bridal Hair & Makeup – Wedding Hair by Charlotte, Gown Boutique – RK Bridal, Bridal Shoes – Jimmy Choo, Officiant – Charleston Wedding Officiant, Videographer – Dock House Digital, Caterer & Cake Designer – FISH, Food Truck – Roti Rolls, Ceremony Musicians – Bob Williams Duo, DJ – Bunn DJ Company, Transportation – Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle, Rentals – Snyder Events

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What better way to start off the New Year than with a celebration of love with an intimate wedding at Middleton Place!  Caroline and Luke have a “why wait?” philosophy and decided to embrace a quasi elopement in Charleston, SC.  Two friends and Caroline’s daughter were present for the couple’s nuptials beneath an oak tree and even stuck around for some portrait fun.

I loved Caroline’s self-description in one of her responses to my Getting to Know You questionnaire: “I never meet a stranger and I love people. I live by the saying, ‘rules are only suggestions!’ and Luke is just a nice guy who landed him a color-outside-of-the-lines kind of girl.”  That let me know they were up for about anything, which is good because I’m not shy about asking couples to push some boundaries for the sake of creating unique portraits. One of the reasons I enjoy photographing elopements and smaller weddings is because we usually have ample time for portraits. The gift of those extra minutes allows for more exploration and play with photos, which can lead to some stunning photos.  Congratulations to Caroline and Luke!

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For my last wedding of 2014, I headed north to Charlottesville, VA for a winter soiree at Trump Winery.  I first fell in love with Charlottesville when I attended the photographer festival LOOK3 and have actively been looking for excuses to return.  Fortunately, I had 3 weddings in the area last year and am looking forward to capturing more love stories in this enchanting town.

In the couple of days I got to know Kelsey and Danny, I realized how they bring a peaceful balance to the other.  Kelsey is an artistic, free-spirit and Danny is always cool and collected.  One attribute they share is heart – these two have an immeasurable love for their friends and family.  Even during their rehearsal and wedding day, their attentiveness towards their loved ones never ceased.  And that sense of all inclusive love was seen in tears and laughter throughout the day – from people breaking out in laughter mid-ceremony, to joyful tears from their moms, to the emotional poignant pause in her father’s toast – it was a day cherish and celebrated by everyone there.

A perfect representation of this couple is their engagement story.  Kelsey shared it with me early on:

I will probably cry as I write this…it was just the sweetest moment I could ever have imagined! Danny and I had decided to have our Christmas together on December 19th. We always have ours early so it can be just the two of us. So nothing seemed out of the ordinary. I came home from work and he made me close my eyes so I wouldn’t see that he had decorated the entire kitchen and dining room with flowers and candles. After I got ready, we sat down and ate the most amazing dinner – beef tenderloin, veggies, and even homemade dessert! He even had a playlist of all of our songs playing through the whole thing. Of course, I cried half my makeup off at that point, but I had no idea what was going on! After dinner, we exchanged gifts. When he handed me mine, I honestly thought it was a cookbook, which we laugh about now. It ended up being the sweetest, most romantic book about our life together, with tons of pictures from our first date until now. I STILL had no idea what was going on, but I had cried the other half of my makeup off by this point. Then I got to the last page, which had the words: ‘WILL YOU MARRY ME?’ He got down on one knee and put the ring on my finger!”

After a storybook engagement, they planned a stunning wedding.  Inspired by 1920s vintage style, they wanted to incorporate Gatsby-esque glitz and glam with sequins and textures, but maintain a classic palette of neutrals with accents of gold and silver.  For the seated dinner they wanted a family style table that extended almost the entire length of the Trump Winery barn.  After dining everyone danced under neon lights in the pavilion until late into the night. Congratulations Kelsey and Danny!

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  • 04/07/2015 - 11:38 AM

    juliet - LOVE this!!!! Amazing job, beautiful couple and venue!