I’ve been super lucky to second shoot so often this year for Paige of Paige Winn Photo. So many of her couples this year chose to get married at Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina and it’s easy to see why. Lowdnes is elegant, classic, offers so much Charleston charm, is close to downtown, and can be dressed up or dressed down so many different ways. Taylor and Lee chose to have their ceremony in front of the dock and it was so beautiful to watch Taylor walk through those awesome rustic doors toward Lee down by the river. These two were the easiest to be around all day and seeing them together made my heart melt. They are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends and I was really appreciative Paige asked me to be a part of this day. Enjoy some of my favorites!
To me, Megan and CJ’s wedding was everything an intimate fall wedding should be. With 50 some of their closest friends and family, Megan and CJ said their I Do’s in the church Megan grew up in, then spent the evening mingling and dancing at the Bistro at South River. Megan so tastefully chose the most perfect color pallet of oranges, purples, reds, browns, and golds and of course the colors still left on the trees rounded out the look so naturally. My favorite surprise of the day was when Megan and CJ’s dog Teddy made an appearance at the ceremony! He was the cutest :) And I just adored how often CJ snuck a peek at his beautiful bride during the ceremony, and how emotionally raw these two were with one another. For the reception, the Bistro was such a cozy setting and encouraged everyone to spend time together just enjoying the wonderful company and sweet occasion :) I was honored that Megan, CJ, and their families allowed me to be a part of their day. Enjoy some of my favorites!
Ceremony: Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church | Reception & Catering: The Bistro at The Golf Club at South River | Florals: The Little House of Flowers | Bride’s Dress: Allure purchased from Lillian Lottie Couture | Bride’s Shoes: Badgely Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff purchased from Lillian Lottie Couture | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Paper Goods: Pretty Papers | Hair & Makeup: Julians Hair Designers | Cake: Sweet Hearts Patisserie | Limo: All Stretched Out Limousine | Reception Music: The Sound Investment DJ Company
I’m so excited to share Jessica and Joe’s wedding images from this past Saturday on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia! Jessica was one my most excited brides this year and always told me that the most important thing to her was just marrying Joe at the end of the day. Regardless, she put so much thought and energy into making their wedding so beautiful and such a joy for all of their guests. I love St. Simon’s Island and it was the perfect backdrop for their fall nuptials. Sadly it absolutely poured right as their ceremony finished (at least it didn’t happen during the ceremony!) so we lost so much picture time outside and that was a real bummer. But you know what…Jessica handled it all with SO much grace. I think it bothered me more than it bothered her…she just completely rolled with the punches and we made plan B work just fine!
I’m so grateful to have gotten to know these two – they have the biggest hearts and together I can only imagine what the future holds. Some pretty babies…I’m pretty sure! They have the most adorable niece that they love on so dearly so I know they will make incredible parents. I’m so glad that their day came together perfectly and Jess was right…really, at the end of the day, plan B or not, she was SO thrilled to just be Mrs. Breithaupt :) Congratulations Jessica and Joe! Enjoy some of my favorites!
Did you attend Jessica and Joe’s wedding? The full gallery from the day will be available here within a week.
Ceremony: Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon’s Island, Ga. | Reception: The King & Prince, St. Simon’s Island, Ga. | Dress: Venus purchased from La Raine’s Bridal Boutique | Shoes: J. Renee | Bridesmaid Attire: Adrianna Papell purchased from Nordstrom | Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Hair: Image Artisans Salon | Florals: Emily Burton Designs | Paper Goods: Paper Affair Chastain | Music: The Interactive Band | Videographer: Dale Leonard Productions | Cake: Serendipity Bakery | Ceremony Chairs: Beachview Event Rental
Sheri and Jeff. Hands down one of the most beautiful, sweetest couples I’ve had the opportunity to work with. From the beginning, I knew Sheri and Jeff would be so wonderful because Sheri mailed me (like real, tangible prints!) pictures of them and their fur-babies so that I could get a feel for who they were as a little family. So of course I loved them from the start! Their day, orchestrated by Ashley of Fraiche Event Design, and held at the Daniel Island Club, came together so beautifully. They had the most gorgeous, soft light for their ceremony, and a PERFECT Carolina sunset during their portraits.
Being around these two was so easy…Jeff is relaxed and funny, and Sheri is the cutest, sweetest, most laid-back bride EVER! Their families were wonderful, and their parents and their marriages are the perfect role models for these two and their life together going forward. I loved Sheri’s classic navy and pink colors, the soft romance of her florals, and how much fun all of their friends and family had on the dance floor. I know these two have such an amazing life ahead of them, and it was such a privilege to be a part of their journey even for just a day :) Enjoy some of my favorites from their classic Charleston wedding!
When I stumbled upon this photo below, it literally made me tear up. Even though the napkin is for Jeff’s mom to wipe her eyes, if you look closely, you’ll see that Jeff’s eyes are also welled up with tears. These are the moments that define why I feel so privileged to be a part of such an emotional, monumental day for these two families.
Planning, Coordination, and Florals: Fraiche Event Design | Venue: Daniel Island Club | Dress: Allure purchased from Dar-Lynn’s Bridal | Bride’s Shoes: Toms | Bridesmaid’s Attire: B2 Purchased from New York Bride and Groom | Groom & Groomsmen Attire: New York Bride and Groom | Paper Goods: Nicole Riley | Hair: Hair by Alise | Music: Jay Maxwell’s Music by Request | Cake and Catering: Daniel Island Club | Linens: Snyder | Photobooth & Trolley: Fingersnappin’ Entertainment
Steph, Kevin, and their friends and family traveled all the way from Maryland last week to celebrate Steph and Kevin’s marriage on Friday. October weddings in Charleston are the BEST…the weather was gorgeous, and the way everything came together at the Creek Club at I’On in Mt. Pleasant was perfect. This was such a fun crowd and Steph and Kevin were so easy-going and all about having a good time. It was so fun seeing it all come together and I’m excited to share some of my favorites from the day!
I was in LOVE with Steph’s picks for her bridesmaids. I loved the casual look of gold flip flops and that necklace? I want one! Everything went together so effortlessly with grey and purple.
Venue: The Creek Club at I’On | Dress: Maggie Sottero purchased from The Columbia Bridal Boutique | Shoes: Nine West | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Columbia Bridal Boutique | Bridesmaid Shoes: Nordstrom | Hair: Melinda Bunce | Makeup: Dannon K. Collard | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Florals: WildFlowers, Inc. | Cake: DeClare Cakes | Linens: Snyder | Music: Jay Maxwell’s Music by Request
Although I have deep roots in Maryland where I grew up, I am absolutely in love with all things southern. I live on a farm in a small town in South Carolina with my handsome husband, my beautiful step-son, our two yellow lab fur-kids, and three spoiled horses. My blog is a journal of sorts. It’s where I can share all about the things I love so much: my family, our life together, and of course all of the amazing and wonderful people and pets whose story I get to tell.
I love collaborating with laid-back and down- to-earth couples who appreciate the value their wedding images will have for the rest of their lives, and I believe in unique weddings that are truly designed around two people and who they are together. I strive to create images that are emotional, organic, fresh, and genuine, but that will remain timeless twenty, thirty, or sixty years down the road. I believe in printed images, developing friendships with my clients, and having a completely relaxed and enjoyable wedding experience. Each and every story I get to tell is unique and I truly enjoy sharing all of the little pieces that together form this beautiful relationship.
I am currently booking weddings for 2013 and 2014, so please get in touch below to start the journey of documenting your love.