Oct
28

Camden Fall Wedding: Jackie & Matt

Categories: Weddings.

Their friends and family all spoke about how this day was long awaited. Jackie and Matt have been together for many years and faced many challenges that might pull an ordinary couple apart. But they are so clearly not ordinary, and their union was so clearly meant to be this October in their hometown of Camden, South Carolina. If I had to pick just three words to describe them (which would be hard, they have so many amazing qualities!), I’d choose poised, kind, and thoughtful. All day they both remained completely calm, with this unshakable inner peace but SO much excitement to go along with it. They were SO excited to finally see one another for their ceremony! Prior to making it official, they exchanged letters through messengers and I know it just fueled their excitement even more. And once they were formally announced as husband and wife? I’ve never seen such an outpouring of love as they walked together back up the aisle!

The evening was spent beneath the most stunning clear top tent at the Springdale Hall Club, and the Finesse Band literally made the party. They kept the dance floor packed all night and it was so obvious how enjoyable the entire celebration was for all of Jackie and Matt’s family and friends. A truly classic southern soiree in Camden, planned and carried out by Meagan Warren Weddings.
The final gallery of images is available for viewing and ordering here.

Planning, Coordination, and Design: Meagan Warren Weddings | Ceremony: Grace Church | Reception: Springdale Hall Club | Bride’s Dress: Ines di Santo purchased from Hannelore’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Jewelry: Kate Spade | Hair & Makeup: Roxie Hart Salon | Florals: Flowers Naturally | Reception Band: The Finesse Band | Cake: Parkland Cakes | Transportation: Southern Valet | Lighting: Ambient Media | Rentals: Party Reflections

Oct
17

Paige

Categories: Pets.

I typically only shoot a few pet sessions each year, so for Paige to be one of the pups who got in front of my camera this year was awesome. This senior girl was just as lively and busy as she could be. She stayed on the go our entire session but would also bounce in between her mom and dad…loving on them and begging for treats. We had a beautiful evening in Aiken for her session, and I’m happy to be sharing a few of my favorites today!

Oct
15

Classic Aiken Wedding: Caitlin & Kyle

Categories: Weddings.

Caitlin and Kyle are one of the most stunning, dapper couples I’ve ever had in front of my camera. Their classic looks pair beautifully together and it’s so evident that they are one another’s best friends. Having met Caitlin back in July for her bridals, I was eager to meet her other half and of course Kyle was just as calm, cool, and collected as I’d imagined he would be. They were married this past Saturday in their hometown of Aiken, South Carolina, and their entire day had southern elegance written all over it. I love shooting in Aiken and it was a dream taking everyone to South Boundary for a few pictures. Their reception that evening at the Palmetto Golf Club was just beautiful. Between Nandina and Cote Designs, the decor was amazing. What a fun day it was and I’m so excited to share some of my favorites!

The final gallery of images is available for viewing and ordering here.

Ceremony: St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church | Reception: Palmetto Golf Club | Florals and Design: Cote Designs | Dress: Allure purchased from Elegant Bridals | Bride’s shoes: Vince Camuto | Bride’s Jewelry: Heirloom pearl bracelet & James Allen earrings | Bridesmaid Attire: Alfred Sung | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Reception Music: The Traveling Riverside Band | Catering: The Silver Palm | Cake: Delightful Bites Cakery | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Custom Pint Glasses: EGrandstand | Rentals: All-Star Tents and Events

Oct
13

Caitlin: Bridal Portraits

Categories: Weddings.

Caitlin and Kyle were married in Aiken this weekend and it was BEAUTIFUL! I’ll be sharing more from their wedding later this week, but in the meantime I have Caitlin’s beautiful bridal portraits! I’ve been so excited to share these since July when we shot them at Redcliffe Plantation. It was HOT that day, but Caitlin was such a sport, trekking all over the property in her stunning lace gown. She is so naturally beautiful, very elegant, and was incredible at ease in front of the camera, making it such a fun morning. And one of my favorite people ever, Karin of Cote Designs, supplied Caitlin with the most stunning portrait bouquet. It smelled even better than it looked! Enjoy some of my favorites!
Florals: Cote Designs | Dress: Allure purchased from Elegant Bridals

Oct
01

Cottontop Plantation Wedding: Becca & Russell

Categories: Weddings.

I am so excited to share these images! Becca and Russell are one special couple. It’s been such an honor to be a part of their journey and have them in front of my camera so much this year. First, Becca’s sister and fellow photographer Roxanne invited me to help capture Russell’s incredible proposal, then Becca, Russell, and their family took part in our Farm to Table styled shoot out at the farm, and then I got the most exciting news ever that I’d get to be their wedding photographer. Those Morgan girls have incredible taste, so I knew this was going to be a beautiful, personal, and special event.

Cottontop Plantation served as the most perfect backdrop to their intimate wedding, and no detail was left untouched. Becca wore her grandmother’s dress, whom her aunt had also worn as well. During their First Look, Becca had the biggest smile ever as she walked up behind Russell. With just Becca’s sisters by her side and Russell’s brothers by his side, their ceremony was heartfelt and you could feel the excitement between the two of them to finally be married. The evening was spent under the most beautiful cafe lighting, with long farmhouse tables surrounding the dance floor. Becca’s aunt’s veil served as linen for the cake table, and later Becca changed into her reception dress to cut it up on the dancefloor. It was so fun being a part of such a huge day for these families and I’m so excited about sharing some of my favorite photos!

The full gallery of images will be available for viewing and ordering by end of day Friday 10/3.

Venue: Cottontop Plantation | Design: The bride | Bride’s Dress: Heirloom family dress | Bride’s Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Reception Dress: Purchased from Esther Boutique | Veil: Vera Wang purchased from David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Attire: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaid Shoes: Jack Rogers | Groomsmen Attire: Greg Norman | Florals: Dyson Designs | Catering: Sweet Magnolia’s | Ceremony Music: Jackson Sisters String Quartet | Reception Music: DJ Bob Bonnett | Videography: Roxanne Photography | Cake: Theresa Reed | Rentals: Simply Elegant Rentals | Invitations: Alicia’s Gifts