Wow. It is HOT in the Lowcountry…let me tell you. And I happened to photograph Melanie and her sweet family on one of the hottest evenings yet while they were visiting on vacation. BUT – that did not stop us from getting some adorable family photos in historic downtown Charleston. Enjoy!
After four children and twenty-two years of marriage, Vickie and Scott decided to renew their vows at the Battery in downtown Charleston, SC. It was perfectly romantic and fairytale-like. Vickie arrived in a horse drawn carriage as her prince charming waited to see her. Their ceremony was simple and sweet. Just them and an officiant. Scott went off script during the vows - “you’re my best friend” – he said. After the ceremony we took some photos before they drove away in their carriage.
Enjoy some of my favorites.
I loved, LOVED, loved getting to be a part of Amber and Andy’s downtown Charleston, SC wedding. Amber has a fun and spunky personality that keeps her friends and Andy laughing. Plus, she and Andy are gorgeous together, so what’s not to love about that?
I started the day with the girls at a home in Mt. Pleasant before heading downtown for the ceremony at Bethel United Methodist Church. After the ceremony, a party bus took us to various spots in historic downtown Charleston before ending at the Francis Marion for their reception. I am thankful for Reese Moore who was my second shooter and amongst many things, photographed the guys getting ready while I was with the girls. Several of the shots in this post are hers.
As usual . . . my FAVORITE photos of the day, by far, are the portraits . . . and since my sweet husband recommended that I start with my favs, I am front loading them all to the beginning of this post. After you get to see the bride, groom and their wedding party throughout historic Charleston, then, you will see the day in the order that it unraveled.
Amongst the gorgeous setting, incredible golden light and simple yet elegant decor – what really stands out to me from Nicole and Steven’s wedding day was the joy that was so apparently present. Nicole beamed ear to ear as she first saw Steven, watched him put her wedding ring on her hand and laughed during portraits - she just could not hide her joy. And neither could the family and friends who watched this couple become husband and wife.
The vendors who made this day possible included:
Coordination | A Southern Ceremony
Venue | Alhambra Hall
Catering & Bar | Mosaic Catering
Band | Emerald Empire Band
Cake | Rachel Jacob
Hair/Makeup | Tabula Rasa & Lauren Wood