Ashley and Will’s wedding at Lowndes Grove in Charleston, South Carolina last fall was one for the books. These two planned their long weekend of wedding events all the way from New York City and had so many friends travel to celebrate with them. Ashley, along with her planner Chelsye from Intrigue Design & Events, used beautiful soft shades of pink, ivory, and orange to transform Lowndes Grove into exactly what Ashley hoped for. One of my favorite touches was that Ashley & Will included their bulldog Winston as a groomsman as well, and he even had a bow tie matching the rest of the men. It’s so fun reliving this day through the photos and I seriously cannot get enough of this gorgeous wedding design!
Planning, Design, Coordination: Chelsye Harp, Intrigue Design & Events | Florals: Loluma | Hair and Makeup: Paper Dolls | Venue: Lowndes Grove | Band: Liquid Pleasure, East Coast Entertainment | Bride’s Dress: Mark Zunino purchased from Kleinfeld Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Jewelry: Heirloom family pieces | Bride’s Veil: Peter Langner | Bridesmaid Attire: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kate Spade | Grooms Tux: His own | Groomsmen Tuxes: The Black Tux | Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings | Catering: Fish | Cake: Fish | Invitations: The Silver Starfish | Officiant: Kevin Kuehmeier | Transportation: Charleston Style Limo | Rentals: Snyder, Event Haus, Loluma and Polished | Mens Services: Gents Barber Shop
Britt Croft is a Charleston Wedding Photographer available for weddings throughout South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, including Charleston, Beaufort, Hilton Head, The Golden Isles, St. Augustine, and beyond.
Spending this time with Casey in her dress was my favorite. She had both her mom and dad along, so that her dad could see her in her dress in person before ever seeing a picture, and I thought that was so special. So much love for this pretty lady with such a big heart!
Another sweet couple and another sweet, private elopement. Megan and Jeff came all the way from Indiana to be married, just the two of them, at the Mansion at Rose Hill Plantation. Having purchased and in the middle of restoring an old farmhouse in Indiana, they really connected with the history and heart behind Rose Hill and I have to agree it was the perfect place for them to begin this new chapter together. It never gets old, being 1 of only 2 people in attendance, besides the bride and groom, for elopements, and I am so glad that they trusted me to document such a quiet but important day for them.
When Abbey emailed me just a few weeks shy of her wedding day, explaining she and her fiance Kenny had thrown their big-ole-Ohio-wedding plans to the wind and decided to hit the road to Charleston with just their closest friends and family for a much smaller, simpler wedding, I was intrigued. Once I got to know them more, I realized they’d made the perfect decision. These two are about as relaxed as they come. They opted to rent a house in Wild Dunes, have a quick beach ceremony, and enjoy dinner on the deck overlooking the ocean to cap off the evening. Kenny, owning a brewery, brought his own beer which made for a fun detail, and Abbey and her sister created the sweetest dinner setting with tons of adorable pops of pink and teal details. I was in looveeeee with Abbey’s simple dress and paired with her gorgeous hair and casual Jack Rogers, it was the perfect look. And how about Kenny’s beard? Come on. I loved it all. I feel like these two were just made to be one of my couples and I was so incredibly honored to be there to spend the day documenting all of the fun moments with just their very closest loved ones. Cheers to Abbey and Kenny! :)
Yesterday could not have been any sweeter. Brooke and Josh traveled to Charleston, just the two of them, to elope privately. I was so excited to photograph this intimate morning for them and even more excited to have my friends Roxanne and Trent of Still Co. alongside me when Brooke decided she wanted video from the occasion (you can check out their amazing video here!). Brooke and Josh decided to get ready separately at the Vendue and meet at the Battery for a first look before their ceremony. I am so glad that they wanted to do a first look because I feel like it added so much more excitement and emotion to the morning. They then recited their own handwritten vows and were married under the gazebo, and we spent a bit of time walking around downtown Charleston photographing portraits for them. I could not imagine sharing my anniversary with one sweeter couple and am so honored to have been one of the 4 people there to witness such a joyful time in their lives. Congrats Brooke and Josh, I loved every second of working with you both! :)
Have you ever heard the saying, “There’s no time like the present”? It’s so true! There is no time in your life more worthy of photos and tangible memories than the here and now. When Brittany and Michael started planning their first anniversary trip to Charleston, she said she knew they wanted to remember this time with a portrait session. I was so excited to work with them (via our mutual wedding photographer, Katelyn…thanks for the connection!) and show them around some of my favorite parts of Charleston. Brittany and Michael love the giant oak trees and spanish moss, so naturally we had to include that in many of our photos. It was HOT for their afternoon session, but these Virginians were total troopers and I loved hearing more about their life a few states north, having renovated their first home together (which I can totally relate to!), their pup Bo, and how they’re high school sweethearts.
Brittany and Michael, I am so glad I got to document such a sweet season of your lives and I hope you loved Charleston so much that you find an excuse to come back in the near future :) Enjoy a few of my favorite images from this Charleston Anniversary Session!
Hi! I’m Brittani, and I’m a South Carolina and Georgia wedding and portrait photographer. I’m also a wife, bonus mom, animal lover, and passionate about creating real, timeless, and romantic images that tell a story and are full of life. I’m inspired by light, love, the outdoors, and adventures with my family. Feel free to browse the blog to see more of my work, learn a bit about my life, and don’t hesitate to send me a note if you’d like to chat!