For Melissa and Brock, deciding to have their wedding at Folly Beach was a no-brainer. Brock is currently living his dream as an engineer on a merchant marine vessel and Melissa fell in love with the city of Charleston after visiting one summer. The couple decided to go with a nautical theme on their big day to give a nod to Brock’s career and their love of the water and Charleston. Their ceremony took place right on the beach and the Tides, located on Folly Beach, SC made for the perfect backdrop to continue their love story. Melissa wore a simple lace dress and accented her color palette with blush and navy. The nautical theme continued with their beach inspired wedding cake and lantern centerpieces.
Hair & Make up: Covergirl Brides
Venue: Tides Folly Beach
DJ: Mike Bills Entertainment
Wedding Planner: Reynolds Treasures
Why the bridal portrait? With landscapes that offer beautiful scenery, and studios that offer climate & lighting control, does it make sense to take advantage of an opportunity to do a dress & make-up ‘rehearsal’ prior to your big day? We think so.
The reasons are many for some, not so much for others. Here are a few reasons why we think bridal portraits are important, and why you should consider them.
- No rush, no fuss. The day of is typically fast-paced and hectic, often stressful. Relax knowing that your portraits have been completed beforehand, so no need to rush yourself preparing for the portrait the day of. Save that time for some quiet reflection, or perhaps some fun with your bridesmaids.
- Knowing exactly what you will look like in your dress and how it photographs. Seeing yourself in images before your big day, you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be looking your best.
3. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with your photographer. Handing over the lighting, location, and other details to your photographer will make for fantastic imagery. Also understanding the workflow and personality of your photographer will help you remain at ease during your big day.
4. Time & Opportunity to get creative! What is your fantasy? How do you envision yourself as a bride? Explore a site or location that you’ve always pictured yourself in and create more than a portrait- Create a stunning, iconic image that features you being as beautiful and stunning as you care to imagine.
5. Gifts! Personal notes and an image of you make perfect gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
Take a peek at a cool video on our perspectives of the bridal portrait
Casey & Richard decided that their big day was going to be nautical-themed for their love of the water. The Island House, located on Johns Island, SC made for the perfect backdrop.
The Island House sits on a private island on the banks of the Stono River. With stunning sunsets, a 180 degree view of the river, and a constant island breeze you can be assured to have your own little piece of the Lowcountry.
Caterer: Good Food Catering
DJ/Band: Kenny Mann & Liquid Pleasure
Florist: Pretty Petals of Charleston
Wedding Dress Retailer: Bellasposa Bridal
Wedding Planner: Historic Rice Mill – Jenna DeSavino
Photography: Kevin Maurice
Rustic, Historic, Beautiful.
McLeod Plantation has borne witness to some of the most significant periods of Charleston’s – and our nations – history. Today McLeod Plantation is an important 37-acre Gullah/Geechee heritage site that has been carefully preserved in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. Add the fact that this is a fantastic place for your Charleston Wedding.
Holly & Justin were made for each other and the balance their love creates is quite noticeable. We’re honored & privileged that Kevin Maurice Photography was selected to capture their nuptials on such a beautiful, historic site. The setting, the décor, and of course their love made for a fantastic celebration.
Even the moon made a presence to wrap this fantastic Charleston evening.
Caterer – Home Team BBQ of Charleston, SC
Wedding Planner- A Charleston Event – Holly Simpson
Wedding Dress – BHLDN, 4056 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX, 77027 @bhldn
Music – Charleston Virtuosi – Wedding String Quartet | Electric Violinist | DJ -@Peterkiral
Location – McLeod Plantation Historic Site, 325 Country Club Drive, Charleston, SC, 29412
Charleston, South Carolina
The First Baptist Church was the location for Cathryn & Phillip’s nuptials. The historic Baptist church in Charleston boasts one of the oldest Baptist congregations in the south. This provided the perfect backdrop to capture their love & happily ever after. Despite the southern heat, this energetic couple was cool as a cucumber.
We were blessed and thankful for the honor to capture love & new beginnings for this awesome couple.
Charleston. Waterfront Park. Engaged. Check, check, & check.
This landmark is a popular spot for both locals and visitors alike. While it seems I spend an awful many hours there, the landscape is always a welcome retreat for folks like me.
For folks like Michelle & Beau, its an equally welcome landscape to view while they promise each other love & happiness for years to come. We’re honored to be a part of Michelle & Beau’s engagement, and look forward to their wedding in the next few months.
Meeting Jackie & Jake was similar to enjoying an outdoor concert in the spring. Energetic, fun, happy, and completely in love with each other. Seabrook Island sitting on the Charleston oceanfront was where Jackie grew up visiting Grandma. She decided that this was the perfect backdrop for their wedding. What a fantastic day we had with Jackie & Jake!
It was indeed an honor and privilege to be a part of the celebration for Jocelynne & Jason as they exchanged wedding vows. The Wild Dunes Resort was perfect in every way for this fantastic couple.
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