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Marni and Niko


Marni and Niko met in  Stuttgart, Germany and got married in Charleston, Marni’s hometown.  The ceremony was at St. Luke’s Chapel, with a reception at The American Theater.  The American Theater is a Charleston venue downtown that is great for couple looking for a modern twist on a vintage Charleston wedding.  Frederick’s Florist did beautiful flower arrangements for the ceremony and reception with rentals by Snyder Events.  Paper Dolls and Gown Boutique of Charleston created a comfortable, elegant look for Marni.   Marni and Niko love to travel and are from different countries so they went with a travel theme for the day with little accents from the movie Up!batterycharleston brideandgroomfredericksfloristgownboutiquegownboutiqueofchs groomrings snyderevents stlukesmallari-0365mallari-0390-Bmallari-0430mallari-0439mallari-0922stlukeswedding theamericantheaterrbpwedding

Erin and Nathan are engaged!

Erin and Nathan met in Charleston and they are excited to be getting married at the Confederate Home and Harbor Club on Friday.   Nathan is from Pittsburgh and Erin is excited for his family to see some of the beautiful landmarks of Charleston.  Their engagement session at Boone Hall Plantation in October was absolutely gorgeous. I just love the cotton fields and the oak trees.  boonehallengagement boonehallengagement-2 boonehallengagement-3 boonehallengagement-4 boonehallengagement-5 boonehallengagement-6 boonehallengagement-7 boonehallengagement-8 boonehallengagement-9 boonehallengagement-10 boonehallengagement-11 boonehallengagement-12 boonehallengagement-13 boonehallengagement-14 boonehallengagement-15 boonehallengagement-16 boonehallengagement-17 boonehallengagement-18 boonehallengagement-19 boonehallengagement-20

Audrey and Thomas

It may have been a little chilly, but it was a beautiful day in Charleston for Audrey and Thomas’ wedding! The day started with Audrey being pampered by Pamela Leash on make-up and Joyous Occasions on hair. Audrey had a beautiful gown from Alexia’s Bridal located in Raleigh, North Carolina. She carried with her a fur wrap for those chilly moments throughout the day. Kendra from Weddings By Leah was so wonderful to work with and she did a great job coordinating the day. In Bloom helped decorate the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation with palmetto leaves and Helen’s Florist put together the red and white flower bouquets. Guests munched on boiled peanuts, a South Carolina favorite, from Cru Catering while dancing the night away with entertainment provided by Donnie Atwood. Audrey is a lymphoma survivor and as a gift to all of their guests, the couple made a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


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Karin and Robert

Karin and Robert were married at Grace Episcopal Church with a reception at South Carolina Society Hall.  It was important for couple to have a fun, classic, simple Charleston wedding.  Karin’s hair and make-up were by Lashes and Lace, and Karin looked gorgeous (she is also a former Miss. South Carolina contestant!). Karin worked with Sweet Magnolia Flowers and Good Food Catering to help make her dream day come true.  Robert is part of the United Sates Marines, and Charleston Cakes Etc., created a cake to represent his service.  Guests enjoyed dinner and danced all night to Lee Edwards Entertainment DJ.  It was a fun evening had by everyone with a special guest appearance from the Clemson Tiger! bridecharleston bridechurch charlestonbride charlestoncakeetc charlestoncakesetcwedding charlestonwedding charlestonweddingdowntown churchwedding clemsonwedding couplecharleston downtownweddingdress graceespiscolchurch groomsmeninthewater lashesandlacebride nightshot ringpicturerbp scsocietyhall weddingdance weddingpartydowntown

Meredith and Bryan

Meredith and Bryan met through mutual friends, and they wanted a wedding to truly show of their southern roots.  Bryan is a carpenter and Meredith is a chief so they wanted to make sure there was a lot of wood accents as well as good southern food at the wedding.  Bryan even constructed the cake stands with wood from the family farm, how awesome and unique!  B. Gourmet Catering coordinated this beautiful day, and also catered the event with dishes like fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits.  Rentals were provided by Event Works.  Congratulations Meredith and Bryan!!  Meredith and Bryan were also featured on Aisle Ready, and you can check them out here! richardbellphotography richardbellphotography-2 richardbellphotography-3 richardbellphotography-4 richardbellphotography-5 richardbellphotography-6 richardbellphotography-7 richardbellphotography-8 richardbellphotography-9 richardbellphotography-10

Kristin’s Bridals at Magnolia Plantation

Kristin had her bridal session at Magnolia Plantation in August.  It may have been hot, but that did not stop Wanda from capturing some amazing photos of the beautiful bride.  Look for photos of Kristin and Jame’s special day in a few weeks! russell bridals-0001 russell bridals-0016 russell bridals-0023 russell bridals-0027 russell bridals-0036 russell bridals-0040 russell bridals-0044 russell bridals-0060 russell bridals-0064 russell bridals-0080 russell bridals-0092 russell bridals-0095

Kamilah and Tashir

Nothing could stop these two from saying “I DO”, not even the hot July sun!  Kamilah and Tashir were married at the Island House on John’s Island, and with such breathtaking views it is no wonder they did not care about the heat.  It was such a beautiful day for a beautiful couple.  Confetti of Charleston did a great job designing the coordinating the event.  I loved the burlap table runners and the beautiful wildflower pictures Wanda captured with the bride and her bridesmaids.  Congrats Kamilah and Tashir, and thanks for letting us be apart of your special day!  You can also check out more of Kamilah and Tashir’s wedding published in La Belle Africana here.motley-0099 motley-0311 motley-0386 motley-0507 motley-0527 motley-0534 motley-0542 motley-0545 motley-0695 motley-0697 motley-0698 motley-0707 motley-0714

Meredith & Matt

Meredith and Matt were set up by a mutual friend in 2011, and got married this past June.  The ceremony was held at Second Presbyterian with the reception at the Francis Marion Hotel.  Meredith loves anything pink and girly and that is exactly the kind of wedding that she wanted. Meredith worked with OK Florist, Ashley Bakery, Blushair, and Creative Sound to make her day perfect!  Thanks for letting us be apart of your special day, congrats!  Meredith and Matt were also published on My Hotel Wedding, and you can check it out here!lummen-0069 lummen-0074 lummen-0108 lummen-0348 lummen-0353 lummen-0498 lummen-0845 lummen-0848 lummen-0852 lummen-1088

Emily & Daniel

Emily and Dan’s Wild Dunes wedding was all about starfish and the colors turquoise and lime green. The theme was inspired and expanded from the Starfish wedding invitation Emily used.  JW Weddings and Events made sure to bring everything together throughout the day.   I also loved Emily’s tea length dress, it was a perfect dress to for the day.  Congrats guys! mcdowell-0233 mcdowell-0241 mcdowell-0252 mcdowell-0282 mcdowell-0286 mcdowell-0592 mcdowell-0599 mcdowell-0616 mcdowell-0626 mcdowell-0778 mcdowell-1135 mcdowell-1137

Jasmine & Jeffery

Jasmine and Jeffery got married at Harborside East in June.  They had a day full of friends, family, and laughter.  Congrats! varner-0007 varner-0045 varner-0510 varner-0529 varner-0535 varner-0538 varner-0540 varner-0626 varner-0633 varner-0864 varner-0866 varner-0943