Jessie + Scott

Jessie + Scott

Jessie and Scott were married at St. Luke’s chapel in downtown Charleston.  The reception followed at the Rice Mill building set against the Charleston harbor. If there is one time of year I appreciate an air-conditioned  indoor venue, it is July and August.   It’s the time of year my colleagues and I joke about freezing our *ahem* undergarments before heading to an outdoor shoot.  I usually pack a change of clothing for days like this one.  But my dear Jessie was not inclined to “glisten” for her wedding portraits, so she thankfully opted to shoot mostly indoors. The always fabulous Luke and Megan of Luke Wilson Special Events provided some of the decor and were on hand to make sure the day went perfectly.  Katie Bell of Timeless Designs created the bouquets and all the floral decor.  The beautiful cake was another splendid creation from Lauren at The Cake Stand.   The guests danced through the evening to live music from Soul Fish. That look says what we were all thinking… it is HOT out here! This little cutie was trying on the “princess” shoes while we waited those last few moments before the ceremony began. I just love how every single picture of the bride and groom, from the processional to recessional, they were grinning ear to ear at each other.  It is beautifully evident what they were feeling right here. This was a pretty sweet and normal cake cutting up until this moment.  We have undeniable proof here who started the cake smashing!  And I spared the couple by not showing the last dozen shots in this...
Stacie’s bridal session

Stacie’s bridal session

Congratulations to Stacie and Justin who tied the knot on the very popular 10-10-10!  Look for their full wedding post in the next few weeks. Now to post some of Stacie’s oh-so-pretty bridal shots from back in August!  You may remember the rustic farm shots from Stacie and Justin’s e-session on the farm.  And they also chose a very rustic venue to wed.  Well, these bridals are anything but rustic.  Stacie got to show off her sophisticated and elegant side…and she did a superb job of it! Stacie’s beautiful makeup was compliments of Laura Pascazio, Independent Arbonne Consultant.  Her hair was courtsey of Kelly Johnson at Serenity Salon and Spa.  And bridal bouquet, as well as wedding day florals, were created by Frankie Turner of Flowers by...
Chanel & Joseph wed at The Wentworth Mansion

Chanel & Joseph wed at The Wentworth Mansion

From the start, Chanel won me over with her gorgeous Aussie accent, her confident style and her easy laugh.  Joseph, originally from Tennesse, resides in Charleston on behalf of our military.  The two met in school where Chanel was an exchange student.  By the way, LOVE her name!  From her pin curls to her Laboutins, Chanel was gorgeous!  She could strike a pose like nobody I’ve ever seen, and then suddenly break into laughter over something Joseph said or did.  You’ll see plenty of giggling during the ceremony over something to do with the rings.  hmm…..  And Joseph had the most interesting way of standing for his portraits…poor Chanel couldn’t keep a straight face.  Aside from lots of laughter, there was lots and lots of kissing.  They kissed for about a minute during the ceremony (try that sometime) and pretty much the rest of the day……you’ll see!  The neatest thing about these two lovebirds was that I didn’t do a bit of posing or scripting for their pictures.  This is them….all the way to the bouncing on the bed as I left for the night. The location here was one of my all time favorites.  The immaculate accomodations at The Wentworth Mansion have been enjoyed by the rich and famous…..and me.  : )  The officiant was Nancy Russell.  Dinner and cake was served by Circa 1886. That is her brother helping her pin a brooch to her sash….isn’t that just...
Travis & Jessica featured on The Wedding Row

Travis & Jessica featured on The Wedding Row

See Jessica & Travis featured today on The Wedding Row!  Their beautiful wedding was at the Inn at Middleton Place this past April.  Let me just say I’ve never seen a bride, or whole wedding party for that matter, handle an outdoor wedding on a rainy day with such grace!  It was truly a beautiful day.  Many of the details were DIY, including the handpainted signs which hung from trees, the branch easels which held handpainted tree slices, the colorful paper cones at the candy table, and so much more.  The ceremony site was set overlooking the Ashley River.   The bride’s makeup was by Leslie Moore of Moore Makeup, and all of the flowers were by Country and Lace...