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

Hampton Park Engagement Portraits Baseball

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 Portrait

Lace House Wedding Sunset Portrait

Lace House Wedding Portrait

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

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Love Letter

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Love Letters

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Necklace

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Church

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Runnymede Plantation Bridal Bouquet

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Bridal Portrait

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portraits

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Portrait with Dog

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Bridal Party

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Bride and Groom

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Couple Portrait

Runnymede Plantation Bridal Portrait Flower Crown

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Runnymede Plantation Wedding Cornhole

Runnymede Plantation Wedding Oyster Roast

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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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Megan & Tomek: Doubletree Hotel {Charleston Wedding Photographer}11.03.14

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Rainbow Row wedding portrait Charleston

Megan’s and Tomek’s fall wedding celebrated historic Downtown Charleston. The couple decided on a first look by the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park followed by Rainbow Row portraits. Near the historic Charleston market, friends and family gathered at the Doubletree Hotel to witness the pair exchange vows. Another Charleston touch I liked was incorporating palm roses with place cards. Megan included some personal elements in memory of her mother. Her two garters were sewn from pieces of her mother’s wedding gown, she wores her mother’s pearls,  and her bouquet included a heart locket with her mother’s photo.

The couple met Megan’s freshmen year of dental school during a welcoming party. They played against each other in a game of cornhole. The next day Megan walked into class to find Tomek the assigned T.A. and her tutor for the semester. Needless to say their relationship flourished from there. There is also another love in their life – their dog, Sarge. Though he was unable to attend the wedding, he was not forgotten. Guests’ favors were cookies shaped like dog bones and during their couple portraits, Megan and Tomek talked about Sarge’s morning drop-off to doggie daycare. This love and attentiveness is not for Sarge alone. It’s obvious watching Megan and Tomek with their friends and family the bonds they share with so many. Congratulations to Megan and Tomek!

Wedding Team: Venue – DoubleTree Hotel, Caterer – Doubletree Hotel, Save-the-Dates – Wedding Paper Divas, Wedding Invitations – The Silver Starfish, Bridal Hair – Lashes & Lace, Bridal Makeup – Meghan Does Makeup, Officiant – Greg Mason, Wedding Cake – Whole Foods, Wedding Trolley – Finger Snappin’ Entertainment, DJ – EPIC, Wedding Gown Boutique – One Enchanted Evening, Wedding Gown Designer – Sottero & Midgley, Linen Rentals – Covers by Nicole, Rentals – Eventhaus

Charleston Doubletree wedding gown

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Charleston Doubletree hotel wedding bridal shoes

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Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding bridal gown

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding rings

Waterfront Park wedding portrait

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Rainbow Row wedding portrait Charleston

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Wedding portrait on Rainbow Row Charleston

Rainbow Row wedding portrait Charleston SC

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Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding ceremony

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Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding ceremony

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding ceremony

Charleston battery wedding portrait

Wedding portrait at Charleston Battery

Charleston battery wedding portrait at sunset

Wedding portrait at the Charleston battery

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding reception centerpiece

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding reception

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Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding cake

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding centerpiece

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Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding bride father dance

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Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding groom mother dance

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Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding first dance

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding first dance

Charleston Doubletree Hotel wedding first dance

 

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