Leslie and Ed’s Home Sweet Home Wedding

Leslie and Ed were married at their home in Summerville, South Carolina. They were surrounded by their children and closest friends and family.  Leslie was escorted down the aisle with her son on one arm and her father on the other. The reception was a traditional backyard barbecue with food provided by Sticky Fingers and the local band Plain Jane provided entertainment for the evening. One of the most unique aspects of the wedding were the hand bell choir, Palmetto Bronze Handbells. Hand bells are an old southern tradition that was used throughout the ceremony. Sweetest Blessings created a beautiful three tiered round cake which was wrapped with yellow, navy blue, light blue, and white stripes.  Decor included lanterns with candles and small flowers inside. The picnic tables were dressed up for the occasion with a navy tablecloth and a burlap runner with a “B” inscribed on the ends.

Katie and Damon’s Citadel Wedding

High school sweethearts Katie and Damon wanted a simple, yet formal southern wedding.   The groom is a graduate of the Citadel and so the bride incorporated many military traditions into their wedding, including a sword arch following the ceremony and the cut the wedding cake with a military saber.  Beth at Wildflowers, Inc created beautiful arrangements to match Katie’s colors of purple, silver and orange.  The ceremony was held at Summerall Chapel, with the reception at the Citadel Alumni Center.  The brides dress was from New York Bride and Groom and Ashley Bakery prepared a beautiful cake for the occasion.

Folly Beach Wedding

Chicago couple Nicole and Josh met about three years ago it was not quite love at first sight.  After six months of seeing each other at the same bar every Tuesday night, Easy Bar, Josh finally got the nerve up to talk to Nicole.  The couple were married at The Citadel Summerall Chapel and the reception was held at Folly Beach Shrimp Co, on Folly Beach.  Wildflowers came up with beautiful pink and white garden roses for the bouquet and boutonnieres.  Ashley Bakery provided a simple two layered white cake and Folly Beach Shrimp Co., provided delicious lowcountry favorites for dinner!

Jennifer and Scotts Maryland Wedding!

We got to travel to Edgewater, Maryland for Jennifer and Scott’s September Wedding.  The ceremony took place at Holy Family Catholic Church and the reception was held at Historic London Town and Gardens.  The couple wanted to show off their Maryland roots while everyone kicked back and had a great time!

A Stunning Harborside East Wedding

McKayla and Randy were married in September at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  The day could not have been more beautiful with crystal blue skies and the perfect sunset for a beautiful reception.  Horst Wholesale Flowers provided an all-white rose bouquet for the bride and her bridesmaids.  Café Catering handled all the food which included cheese trays and mini stuffed potatoes.  Sweetest Blessings created a simple beautiful cake with silver ribbon fondant throughout.  Loving anything glitter, the bride had many martini glasses with glitter balls as decorations.  Harborside East is a hidden gem in Mount Pleasant that is the perfect backdrop for any couple wanting a wedding with Charleston scenery!

Chris and Ashley’s Charming Wedding

Ashley and Chris have a very interesting love story.  Both lived in Germany about twenty minutes apart and never actually met in person, Ashley was even friends with Chris’ sister before finally meeting in person by their families.  They chose Charleston because they wanted their guests to feel how they feel about the city and see its elegant, southern charm.  From bow ties and seersucker to Spanish moss and magnolias, Chris and Ashley love this southern city!

Kelly and Justin’s Southern Charm Wedding at Magnolia Plantation

Kelly and Justin knew they wanted their guests to experience Charleston the way they did the first time they came to visit.  With most guests coming from out of town, they choose Magnolia Plantation and Garden to show off Charleston’s southern charm.  Beyond Expectations provided a delicious menu, while DeClare Cakes made a beautiful green and brown stripped cake.  Kelly and Justin enjoyed the low key day with family and friends while dancing into the night with Eklipse Productions.

Caroline and Aaron’s Creek Club Wedding

Caroline and Aaron had a beautiful summer wedding in August of 2013.  The couple was married at Creek Club at I’on in Mount Pleasant, SC.  The bridesmaids wore periwinkle dresses and Beth from Wildflowers Inc. provided each bridesmaid with a different colored bouquet.  Caroline was inspired by blogs and her vision came to life with help from Ashley at Ashley Nicole Events.

Kat and Tyler’s Dream Wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

(From the Bride)  Katina and Tyler moved to Charleston from Massachusetts a year ago and fell in love with the Lowcountry. With Kat’s family in NJ and Tyler’s in Chicago, they knew they wanted to host a destination wedding in Kat and Ty’s new home, and found the perfect venue at Magnolia Plantation. The Carriage House set the tone with its rustic, romantic gardens and natural, relaxed vibe. Kat set about designing a wedding that featured all the Southern charm that Charleston could offer their Northern guests: bridesmaid dresses by LulaKate, groomsmen shirts by Half Moon Outfitters, and the coffee table book Charleston Then and Now as their guest book, for guests to add their names to Charleston’s history. Sweet tea and lemonade in mason jars greeted guests upon arrival. To help keep cool in the July heat, large patio umbrellas shaded the ceremony seats, and wooden fans were offered as favors. Debi Brickell at First Bloom used a romantic palette of soft blush, coral, yellow, and green flowers to enhance Magnolia’s summer beauty with loose, garden-style arrangements in bowls, bottles, and lanterns. As a unity ritual during the ceremony, Kat and Tyler incorporated traditional Greek crowns (honoring Kat’s heritage) joined by a ribbon that are exchanged on the couple’s heads three times; for the crowns they used sweetgrass wreaths custom-made by a local craftswoman. For the reception, Duvall set up a tasty catering menu featuring fried green tomato hors d’oevres, chilled melon soup with salad, and boursin cheese grits served alongside filet mignon and grouper. For dessert, Kat and Tyler did not want a traditional wedding cake, so they worked with Michelle Diminich at Dolce to design a dessert table with a selection of treats including hummingbird cakes, something the bride and groom had never seen up North. Overall, their wedding represented everything Katina and Tyler came to love about Charleston: its natural beauty, great food, and charming mix of history and romance.

Tracy and Shaun’s Downtown Engagement Shoot

Here are some beautiful shots from Tracy and Shaun’s Engagement session Downtown Charleston!  Don’t you just love her hot pink dress?  Nathan did a great job showing off the fun side of this beautiful couple.