Claire and Ryan had a destination wedding at Magnolia Plantation in June, and nothing could rain on their parade. Cru Catering showcased many southern favorite such as shrimp and grits and chicken and waffles. Claire and Ryan wanted to keep with the natural beauty of Magnolia and keep the color scheme simple with tans, creams, and pale yellows. JW Weddings did a great job putting together the floral arrangements, and Lashes & Lace made the bride stunning on her day! Congrats to Claire and Ryan!
Caleb and Jennifer knew they wanted to get married in her hometown of Charleston, SC, and since Caleb is a graduate of the Citadel and Jennifer’s great grandfather was an architect of the chapel, Summerall Chapel was the perfect place for there September wedding. Both the bride and the groom love the water so they went with a nautical themed wedding at Lighthouse on the Creek. Country and Lace provided beautiful flowers for the ceremony and reception and Mosaic had a wonderful menu guests enjoyed all evening. Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal had a beautiful cake which had the couples monogram in the center. Caleb and Jennifer love spending time on their boat so they decided they would leave the reception by boat!
Lisa and Wesley had a beautiful outside summer wedding at the Historical Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation.
Johnnie and Chin have been vacationing in Charleston for many years and knew Magnolia Plantation and Gardens was the perfect place for their wedding. Much of the wedding was DYI with inspiration from blogs and etsy. Chin wanted a romantic, Charleston feel to her wedding so she had moss hanging around throughout the reception and the signature cocktail was called “The Magnolia”. The day of coordinator, Charleston Wedding Studio, and the florist, Wildflowers, Inc helped to make this vision come to life. The wedding cake was designed by Artistic Cakes by Linda and was a round white cake with babies breath and pink and orange roses on each layer. Johnnie and Chins wedding was also featured in Charleston Wedding Magazine, http://charlestonmag.com/weddings/feature/banking_on_good_ideas, for more pictures from this beautiful wedding check out this link!
Samantha and Max met at Coastal Carolina University and after three years of dating they couple decided to show off their southern roots with an outdoor wedding at Magnolia Plantation. With local and out of state guests, the couple used mason jars, lanterns, and lots of burlap and lace for an old Charleston feel. While waiting for the ceremony to begin guests were able to sip on sweet tea and lemonade out of mason jars with blue chevron straws to add the final touch. The colors were sapphire blue with hints of yellow in the flowers and centerpieces. Duvall Catering and Events continued the theme of old southern by providing Charleston cuisine including shrimp and grits and Palmetto Brewery beer. Guests were able to indulge in their own personal taste when it came to dessert. Being a lover of all sweets, Samantha had cupcakes by Cupcake Downsouth which were displayed on a large black tier surrounded by mason jars. Everything really came together and made for a classic southern wedding.
Since everyone has enjoyed reading Holly & Chad’s wedding story view it here: http://www.richbell.com/for-better-or-worse-in-sickness-and-in-health-chad-hollys-incredible-wedding-day-2/ Here are some of the photos from the Bridal Shoot, two days before the wedding. This shoot was at beautiful Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant. Holly looked absolutely gorgeous, as she did on her wedding day!
Boone Hall Plantation Cotton Dock wedding pictures with Jennifer and Myles by Charleston Wedding Photographer Nathan Bell & Wanda Cavazos of Richard Bell Photography
Professional first baseman for the Seattle Mariners married his beautiful bride, Kristin this month. We put together a very special presentation. Check it out:
The aquarium is such a fantastic place to be a wedding photographer! There are endless possibilities with the luminecent tanks and unique architecture. Adair is a Marine Biologist, so the Aquarium was the perfect venue for her!
(post by Valerie)
That’s right, folks. The 2008 calendar year is coming to a close, and wow what a year it’s been! Can you believe that (Nathan & my weddings combined) our studio has shot 63 weddings this year!!!! And of course we’ve also shot countless sessions of engagements, bridals, family portraits, babies and children.
We LOVE what we do, but boy oh boy have we been busy!
A couple weeks ago, I posted a few of April & Justin’s wedding pictures. I am proud to share their album design (don’t miss it!) www.charlestonwedding.com/weddings/garris
Also, as promised, I am now posting some of my favorites from April’s bridal session….she seriously had one of my favorite bridal sessions of all of 2008, no doubt!