Erin and Zack! This couple has everything, love, laughter and big smiles! They came in from Chicago, for an engagement session on the Tuesday before their wedding in Hilton Head on Saturday! Boy was it a smart thing to do as this past Saturday was a rainy one and I couldn’t get many outdoor photos of the two of them! I am working on their wedding now! Stay tuned!
Ashley and Brian, might be the most passionate couple I have photographed! I loved the emotion they showed and all the kisses that were exchanged between the two all day long! Ashley and Brian live in DC but will soon move to Charleston! What lucky people they are! Ashley’s mother, during her toast, said that Ashley is the kind of girl who “lights up the room when she enters.” I couldn’t agree with her more. Brian is a kind hearted guy who adores his new wife Ashley. Their wedding was filled with navy accents and I loved the runners on the tables. Katie, of, Burlap Elephant, planned every little detail for a smooth, fabulous event. A favorite detail of mine, was the flask that Brian and his friends started to engrave when they get married and lose their bachelorhood. The Creek Club at I’on is one of most beautiful places for a wedding: on the water with the stunning sunset. Ashley and Brian had mentioned to me that they just wanted their reception to be a big fun party, and that it was!!! Lots of great dancing and happy times! Nautical touches and navy blue colors were clues that after the big dance party our couple would be whisked away on a boat!
Thank you Ashley and Brian for having me photograph your wedding! I hope to see you soon in Charleston!!!Venue: Creek Club at I’on - Mt. Pleasant, SC Wedding Coordinator: The Burlap Elephant- Katie Poole Band: The Boomers Cake: Publix - Charleston, SC Florist: Charleston Flower Market – Charleston, SC Wedding Dress: Hayden Olivia Bridal – Charlotte, NC Maids Dresses: J. Crew Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Vanity Salon – Kim Coleman - Charleston, SC
A special thanks to my second shooter, Sterling Sinclair Pickett.
I seem to always start my blogs off with, “Oh where do I start?” Maybe it’s because blogging is the last part of what I do after the wedding is shot and the editing is done. I always try to tell a story with each wedding blog post and give insights into the beautiful feelings of the families and scenery of the wedding.
Mary Simms and Alex exchanged wedding vows at the beautiful Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation (which by the way is the most sought after venue now because Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds were married here! I hear it is booking out into 2015!) Mary Simms and Alex were so great to work with through their engagement session, the bridal session and finally the wedding day. In this wedding there were many details documenting points in their lives. I was told almost all of them by Mary Simms and her mother, so my camera was ready to capture these details. I honestly couldn’t choose from all the wonderful pictures of moments, and that is why there are so many! To most, they will not seem significant, but to Mary Simms & Alex and their families, they will. A moment frozen in time, forever, a hard copy to remember it by in years to come: excavating a bottle of bourbon and toasting, greeting guests with a mileage sign post to their favorite places to name a few! Exuberance and joy was all around as the bride, Mother, and bridesmaids dressed and admired the hand sewn handkerchiefs, the jeweled garter and meaningful rings. The love that was shown between the father and daughter dance melts me, and always will, as it reminds me of my daddy.
One of the most touching details that was shared with me was from her mother Julia. Mary Simms was adopted by her parents when she was two days old. She was delivered in a pickup truck on Sunday morning, March 19th. The “Sweet Pea” truck was the backdrop for the Photo Booth and at the end of the evening provided the ”going away” transportation. Two journeys, one as a baby, now as a couple beginning their life together.
Thank you Mary Simms & Alex for being such a wonderful couple to work with. I loved being with you on this important, happy day.Venue: Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation - Mt. Pleasant, SC Wedding Planner: Fork Catering – Margaret Edwards Band: Finesse – Columbia, SC Caterer: Fork Fine Gourmet Catering & Events – Charleston, SC Cake: Ashley Bakery – Charleston, SC Florist: Eventsublime - David Singleton Wedding Dress: Gown Boutique - Charleston, SC Maids Dresses: Fabulous Frocks – Charleston, SC Bride’s Hair: Carrie McLeod – Paper Dolls - Charleston, SC Bride’s Makeup: Willow Salon – Sabra Mizzell Videographer: Life in Rewind – PJ Brown - Charleston, SC
A big thank you to Amy-Marie Kay for second shooting and Brook Bertschy for operating the Photo Booth!
Mary Simms and Alex got married this past Good Friday at the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation. Here are some of my favorite pictures of a sweet girl and beautiful bride. I’m keeping this one short and sweet…more later on her wedding blog!
Laura and Tyler will be getting married this May in Charleston at the Thomas Bennett House. I can’t wait to see this precious couple again! They are both attorneys and had me laughing the whole time, especially Mr. Tyler. I would worry if guys “wanted” to do engagement pictures. Usually the groom does it to appease his lovely bride. (Pretty) Laura and I were just cracking up at Tyler and his expressions which made for some fantastic pictures. You both look so happy and I can’t wait to photograph your wedding.