Elizabeth & Jeremy {Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding}11.24.14

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Portraits

Elizabeth and Jeremy had a romantic comedy-esque first meeting. Liz thought she was going out for a quiet night of Mexican cuisine followed by viewing a Christmas lights show. But having some margaritas put her in a dancing mood. Her friends and she walk into a bar where she spots a dancing fiend singing into a beer bottle surrounded by ladies. Somehow they find themselves dancing with each other most of the night. That first night of dance floor bliss led to a brief long distance relationship (11 months in Liz packed her bags for Ohio) and over four years later they sealed the deal on the beach at Hilton Head Island.

This romantic beach affair was designed with light ethereal colors of blush and champagne accented with navy blue. As guests arrived on the beach, they were greeted with a musician playing acoustic guitar and were served a fruity punch to sip on during the ceremony. After exchanging vows, Liz and Jeremy tied a fisherman’s knot for their unity ritual. The reception took place in a banquet room at The Beach House where guests could mingle indoors or on the patio. The couple of course hit the dance floor before joining in the rest of the festivities. Congratulations Liz and Jeremy!

Wedding Team: Venue – The Beach House, Wedding Cake – Signes Bakery, DJ – Johnny Breeze, Florist – D&W Silks, Wedding Gown Designer – Galina, Bridal Hair & MUA – Joy Ross, Officiant – Dr. David Leninger

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding First Look

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding First Look

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding First Look

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding First Look

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Bride and Groom

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Bride and Groom Portrait

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Bridesmaids

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Party

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Punch

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Driftwood Anchor

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Ceremony Site

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Program

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Program

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Ceremony

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Ceremony

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Kiss

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Cake

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding First Dance

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Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Bridal Party

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Bridal Party

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Bridesmaids

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Candid

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Portrait

Beach House Hilton Head Resort Wedding Couple Portrait

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Darina & PJ {Hampton Park and Downtown Charleston Engagement}11.18.14

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Hampton Park Engagement Portrait

I’m fortunate to have worked with numerous great couples in my (almost) 7 years of being a professional photographer. And I’m a firm believer that photographers attract clients with similar traits as themselves. So, when Darina and her mother stopped by my office for our initial consult, I had no doubt this was a couple in which I was meant to document their wedding. We chatted for almost 2 hours and in that time I quickly realized that we have a similar sense of humor and that Darina 100% embraced my approach and style. After such a great meeting, PJ had a lot to live up to. But when I met them downtown for their engagement session he was just as adventurous and funny as Darina. Not to mention these two have a playful sports rivalry that we couldn’t help but include. Congratulations Darina and PJ!

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits Avenue of Oaks

Hampton Park Engagement Avenue of Oaks

Hampton Park Engagement Session

Hampton Park Engagement

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits

Hampton Park Engagement Portrait

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits Baseball Rivals

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits Baseball Shirts

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits Baseball Rival

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Hampton Park Engagement Portraits Baseball Rivalry

Downtown Charleston Engagement Portraits

Downtown Charleston Engagement Portrait

Downtown Charleston Engagement Portrait Session

Waterfront Park Engagement Portraits

 

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Paige & Matt {Lace House Wedding}11.18.14

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Lace House Wedding Portrait

Paige’s and Matt’s fall wedding at the Lace House in Columbia, SC is a stunning example of a DIY soiree. Paige’s grandmother designed and sewed the bridal gowns of her daughters, and wanted to carry on the tradition for her only granddaughter. The bodice of Paige’s dress is hand sewn and beaded by her grandmother while her aunt tailored her skirt. Paige’s mother focused on the theme and decor of the wedding. Gradually gathering materials for almost 2 years to create a green apple and plum purple design the bride had envisioned. Congratulations Paige and Matt!

Lace House Wedding Bridal Shoes

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Lace House wedding Silver Glitter shoes

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Lace House Wedding Flower Girl Dress

Lace House Wedding Flower Girl

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Lace House Wedding Getting Ready

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Lace House Wedding Getting Ready

Lace House Wedding Bridal Portrait

Lace House Wedding Bridal Portraits

Lace House {Columbia Wedding Photographer}

Lace House Wedding Garden

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Lace House Wedding Ceremony

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Lace House Wedding Mini Desserts

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Lace House {Columbia Wedding Photographer} Bouquet

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Lace House Wedding Courtyard Portrait

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Lace House Wedding Rings

 

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Jessica & Sean {Runnymede Plantation Wedding}11.12.14

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Couple Portraits

Jessica’s and Sean’s relationship is all thanks to the game of golf and Sean’s sister, Michelle. Jessica and Michelle played golf at East Carolina University together, which led to the pair being introduced. Since meeting in 2007, these two have taken on long distance love and multiple moves before settling in Jessica’s hometown of Charleston. Aside from their passion for athletics, Jessica and Sean agree that their number love is their dog, Bauer, a German shepard- malamute mix that made a brief cameo at the wedding to share in the celebration.

For their wedding, Jessica envisioned a vintage, Bohemian style. She spent months acquiring mix-matched vintage china from various thrift stores in the Charleston area. Centerpieces included pink and gold painted bottles with fresh lavender and pink astilbe. A quick hair accessory change from veil to flower crown completed Jessica’s bohemian bride look. After oysters and lowcountry BBQ, guests danced under a large oak tree illuminated with cafe lights. At the end of the evening, the couple were whisked away in a vintage Bentley. Congratulations Jessica and Sean!

Wedding Team: Venue – Runnymede Plantation, Wedding Coordinator – Ashley Nicole Events, Save-the-Dates – Zazzle, Wedding Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas, Floral Design – The Blossom Shop, Caterer – The Smoking Pot, Wedding Cake – Publix, Live Band – Eric Penrod Band, Transportation – Tri County Transportation, Wedding Gown Boutique – White on Daniel Island, Bridal Gown Designer – Allure, Bridesmaids’ Dresses – J. Crew & Ensemble, Hair Stylists – Salon of Summerville, MUA – Erin O’Dea, Table & Chair Rentals – The Smoking Pot, High Top Table Rentals & Bartending Services – Snyder Events

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Dress

Runnymede Plantation Bridal Shoes

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Getting Ready

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Love Letters

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Runnymede Plantation Bridal Bouquet

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portrait with Dog

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Couple Portrait

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Runnymede Plantation Bridal Portraits Flower Crown

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portraits

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portraits

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portrait

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Vintage Plate

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Invitation

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Reception

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Gold Centerpiece

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Gold Centerpiece

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Cake Table

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Reception

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Gift Table

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Favors

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Receiving Table

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Globe

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Jenga

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Rings Golf Tee

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portrait in Oak

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portrait Ruins

Runnymede Plantation Ruins Wedding Portrait

Runnymede Plantation Brick Ruins Wedding Couple Portrait

Runnymede Plantation Wedding First Dance

Runnymede Plantation Wedding First Dance

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Groom Mother Dance

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Bride Father Dance

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Flower Girl Dance

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Cake

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Bentley

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Getaway

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Departure

 

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Lauren: Bridal Portraits {Legare Waring House}11.10.14

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Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

I have been patiently waiting to share this bridal session since late spring. Lauren’s ruffled oatmeal blush gown by Watters is a stunning choice that offers the perfect romantic elegance. Legare Waring House is nestled on the grounds of Charlestowne Landing. The historic home and avenue of oaks are the epitome of Southern landscapes here in Charleston. I will be sharing Lauren’s and Josh’s wedding at Legare Waring House later this week. Until then, enjoy some of my favorites from Lauren’s bridal portraits.

Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring House Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring Bridal Portraits

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Legare Waring House Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring House Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring House Bridal Portraits

Legare Waring House Bridal Portraits

 

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