Apr
23

Isle of Hope Wedding: Jordan & Denny

Categories: Weddings.

It’d been two years since I’d been back to Isle of Hope, just outside of Savannah, Ga. and that was two years too long! I’m so excited because this year I get to shoot two weddings there this spring, so essentially I’m making up for missing out last year :) If you’ve never been to Isle of Hope…put it on your bucket list. It is truly the most quintessential southern town that sits along the banks of the Skidaway River and it’s incredibly inspiring. Jordan and Denny grew up in Savannah, and Jordan’s parents still live on the Isle of Hope, so naturally that’s where the day started, where they had their First Look, and where they chose to say their I Do’s.

Despite the forecast for rain the majority of the day, we had the most PERFECT weather! We were in awe, and so incredibly thankful for the sunny skies, wonderful breeze, and amazing light. After their First Look at the Isle of Hope Marina, we strolled W Bluff Drive for wedding party photos, skipped over to Wormsloe, and Jordan and Denny had so much downtime to spend with their friends and family. Following the ceremony, the celebration continued at the Savannah Golf Club, where guests enjoyed Brusters Ice Cream, the MVP band, and Denny and his mom’s amazing choreographed mother/son dance. Definitely a highlight of the night!

There are no words for how grateful I am to spend these moments with my couples and their families. Weddings are full of the most amazing emotions, so much happiness, beauty, and incredible locations. From their rehearsal dinner Friday night through after Jordan and Denny’s bubble gun exit to a vintage car Saturday night, their families welcomed us with open arms and allowed us to document so many special moments. I’m so excited to share a few of my favorites of the day…I’m confident you’ll love these two just as much as I do!

Planning & Coordination: Posh Petals and Pearls | Floral & Event Design: Joshua Grotheer Designs | Ceremony: Isle of Hope United Methodist |  Reception: Savannah Golf Club | Bride’s Dress: Wtoo by Watters purchased from I Do I Do | Bride’s Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Veil: Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Group purchased from I Do I Do | Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Michael Kors from Simons Formalwear | Hair & Makeup: Royal Makeup & Hair | Reception Band: MVP – East Coast Entertainment | Catering: Savannah Golf Club | Cake: Mollie Stone | Groom’s Cake: Lowcountry Confections | Invitations: Candice Jenkins | Calligraphy: Mary Hollis | Transportation: Old Savannah Tours | Lighting: JLK Events | Linens: BBJ Linen

The final gallery will be available here for viewing and ordering by Monday 4/27.

Apr
15

Dunes West Wedding: Bolling & Moultrie

Categories: Weddings.

There are some weddings that are just extra special, and there are some couples that are extra special. Bolling and Moultrie and their incredible wedding day were extra, extra special. When I met these two for their engagement photos back in December, I instantly felt like I’d known them for years. I’m sure that everyone they meet feels this way…they just have the most beautiful personalities, and anyone who is lucky enough to count Bolling and Moultrie as friends are lucky enough.

Naturally I could not have been more excited for their wedding at Dunes West Golf & River Club in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The forecast all week was glum, but I knew that if any couple could handle rain on their wedding day, it’d be these two. Sure enough at 5:30, rain drops started falling on their guests seated on the edge of the creek awaiting the start of the ceremony. Umbrellas popped up and everyone was concerned. But then as Bolling walked down the aisle just seconds later (looking absolutely effortless in one of the most beautiful gowns I’ve seen in a long time!) with her brother at her side, the rain was gone. Not another drop all day long.

The celebration that ensued was incredible. Bolling and Moultrie enjoyed dinner alone to themselves, then mingled with their friends and family, and soon after the band had EVERYONE on the dance floor. The dance party was insane! The night ended with Bolling & Moultrie running through an aisle of sparklers and exiting in a classic car…one for the books, seriously! I could not be more appreciative to have been a part of such a beautiful day and am so excited to share these images!

Planning, Coordination, and Florals: Ooh! Events | Venue & Catering: Dunes West Golf & River Club | Bride’s Dress Designer: Purchased from Maddison Row | Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors | Bride’s Earrings: Sara Gabriel | Veil: Heirloom belonging to Bolling’s godmother | Bridesmaid Earrings: Currie Jewelry | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Hair & Makeup: Paper Dolls | Ceremony Music: Classical Charleston | Band: East Coast Entertainment | Cake: Ashley Bakery | Letterpress Invitations: The Half & Half, cousin of the groom |  Transportation: Lowcountry Valet | Calligraphy: Giovanna Alvino Calligraphy

The entire gallery is available for viewing and ordering here.

Apr
01

Old Medical College Wedding: Brittany & Josh

Categories: Weddings.

I knew that Brittany and Josh’s Augusta wedding would be something special. They worked for over a year to meticulously plan their wedding day and made each choice a personal and significant part of the overall look and feel of their day. Together with their planner Meghan Bishop, they pulled everything together effortlessly. Brittany was one of the most beautiful, classic brides I’ve ever photographed and if Josh isn’t the definition of dapper then I don’t know what its. I am so appreciative that I got to be a part of this celebration…from their engagement session, to Brittany’s bridals, and the culmination of the wedding day…it was a wonderful year working with Brittany, Josh, and their families. I especially love that they wanted to go back to where they met at the Bee’s Knees for a few wedding day portraits. Enjoy just a handful of my favorites from their downtown Augusta wedding!

Planning, Coordination & Design: Meghan Bishop | Ceremony: First Christian Church of Augusta | Reception: Old Medical College of Georgia| Florals: Flowers on Broad | Bride’s Dress: Custom by Mercy Design | Bride’s Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Bride’s Jewelry: Anton Heunis | Veil: Mercy Design | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale purchased from House of the Bride | Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kate Spade | Hair & Makeup: Hannah Myers & Aly Dimassa | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Simon’s Formal Wear | Reception Music: Playback the Band | Videography: Grain and Key | Catering: Tastefully Yours | Bartender: 1454 Cocktails | Cake: I Do – Wedding Cakes | Invitations: The White Crane | Programs: Fascopy with calligraphy by Lucinda Eaves | Koozies & Specialty Cups: Kellys Promotional Products

The entire gallery is available for viewing and ordering here.

Britt Croft is a Augusta Wedding Photographer and is available for weddings throughout South Carolina and Georgia, including Charleston, Savannah, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, as well as Destination Weddings worldwide.

Mar
30

Brittany’s Bridal Portraits

Categories: Weddings.

This Saturday Brittany and Josh were married in Augusta and I am so excited I can finally share these bridal portraits! I love this extra time I get to spend with my brides…the hardest part is just holding onto these photos and keeping them secret for weeks, and sometimes months! We shot Brittany’s bridals a few weeks back on a chilly day in downtown Augusta at the most beautiful historic home that her planner Meghan found for us. I love all of the variety to her portraits and loved even more seeing one of them on display at her reception. Knowing that framed print will hang in her parents home and be passed on for generations is pretty awesome :) Enjoy a few of my favorites, and later this week I’ll be sharing all of the amazingness from Brittany and Josh’s downtown Augusta wedding!

Britt Croft is a Augusta Wedding Photographer and is available for weddings throughout South Carolina and Georgia, including Charleston, Savannah, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, as well as Destination Weddings worldwide.

Mar
27

Friday Five: March

Categories: Personal.

Spring is here! I’m going to keep my little Friday Five intro short this month because really…it’s always the same thing every time. “How did another month go by so fast?” It’s true but we don’t need to hear it every month. Even though you just did. Oops haha sorry. Five things I’m loving/that are on my mind this month and some of my favorite Instagrams

1. Weddings!: Weddings officially start back starting…tomorrow! March was a wonderful month of engagement and bridal sessions and I’m excited to see what my wonderful spring weddings hold. There are so many amazing couples I am looking forward to seeing again so soon!

2. Drywall: We have walls in our house! Like walls you can’t walk through haha! This has definitely been the biggest transformation so far and the most exciting because our #projectcroftfarmhouse finally resembles a real house again. Of course we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel but we still have 3100 sq. ft. of flooring to lay so there is definitely a long road ahead.

3. Spring Break: Even though as a grown up I don’t get “spring break” anymore, I still look forward to that time Landon is off school and is able to spend here with us. The work must go on here in the office but it’s certainly worth the later nights before/after and a bit more planning to spend as much time as possible with him during the day. I have lots of fun ideas in mind for our week and also hope I can get that little ham in front of the camera too. He grows way too fast!

4. Getting rid of stuff: With the move into the new house on the horizon, I’m taking the opportunity to get rid of whatever I can so that we move in to the house with as least amount of junk as possible. We’ll essentially be tripling our square footage of living space but regardless I still have some of my favorite mantras in mind…”less is more” and “quality over quantity.” I’ve been donating lots of stuff to our local Animal Advocates and putting whatever I can on Ebay…old clothes, sunglasses, old wallets, bags, etc. I’ve also considered an Instagram yard sale. Has anyone had any luck with this? I don’t want to go through the effort only to not sell anything but I’m open to suggestions!

5. Finding great boots at the end of winter: Does this happen to anyone else? All winter long you’re on the prowl for the perfect boots. Whether they’re knee high boots, riding boots, snow boots, booties…whatever. Winter’s coming to a close and boom…you find them. Just as it’s becoming flip flop weather. This is the second year this has happened to me and it’s kind of annoying but you can bet your bottom I’ll still find whatever excuse I can to wear them. And end of the season finds also mean they’re on sale…it’s always worth the wait to save a little!

Folly Beach, SC – Flea market finds – Spring on the farm – From the back door – Late night working in the house – Drywall progress