Susan, Alex and their families are some of the nicest people I have worked with so I was more than pleased that the rain stopped JUST IN TIME for their ceremony. Everything was beautiful from the flowers to the cake. I had a great time with the wedding party, with a goal of coming up with some super fun formals. Take a look at ALL my favorites. Great vendors: DJ Ryan Robinson with Global Truth, Day of event planning by Stunning and Brilliant Events, Dress from Fancy Frocks
A big thanks goes out to Karen Elliott for shooting this very special wedding for me. She did a great job as you can see. I sent an email to the bride to find out a bit about her story and she wrote back explaining so perfectly that I thought I would just share with you all, her story in her words. Also, props to Greenskeeper florist in Pawleys Island for helping put this together and for the beautiful flowers.
I am from Melbourne Australia. Grant is from Columbia, South Carolina.
We met 5 years ago, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. I was staying there having a relaxing weekend with my parents after making the BIG decision to move back to Australia after having lived in Miami Beach for 8 years. We met, Grant came down to see me in Miami and we have been together ever since. We got engaged last year on the beach at Prince George while my parents were visiting and now one year later we decided to have a very spontaneous wedding while my parents and brother were visiting. We wanted it to be simple & fun with no stress – barefoot in the sand! We had originally intended to have a big wedding at my parents beach house in Australia but it was becoming so difficult to plan with the seasons being opposite to the US & the impending arrival of our 2 baby girls in January that this just seemed right. Grant has been coming down to this area since he was a child and this beach is now very special and sentimental to me. I have lived my life travelling and visiting different beaches all over the world and am a sun lover, hence the reason why I moved to Miami Beach, so the setting was just perfect – even though the sun was nowhere to be seen on the actual day.
Brooke and Andrew’s wedding was nothing shy of perfect. The girl’s got ready at Pine Lakes in the pool room and we had plenty time to take photos of the details and the girls getting ready. Subway Buses and Trolley took the girls to the First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach. Andrew and the guys were already there so we got some fun one of them outside the church before the ceremony. The ceremony itself was beautiful, followed by some formal shots before the trolley took the wedding party back to Pine Lakes for a wonder reception. Sara of The Bride’s Maid Event Planning really helped pull everything together and had the night run as smooth as could be. Flowers: Little Shop of Flowers, Cake: Priceless desserts, Hair and Makeup: His and Hers on Main St.
Pawleys Island Community Chapel has always been one of my favorite churches to photograph a wedding. It is so quaint and has so much rustic charm. After the beautiful ceremony everyone headed to Murrells Inlet to Oliver’s Lodge for a fun reception, full of surprises. A band from Charlotte called The Boomers was just amazing, and an old friend showed up and sang a special song… leaving everyone in stitches. The décor and food from Inlet Affairs was perfect and the cake was beautiful. Addie and Richard’s exit was real fun. Running through sparklers and leaving on a boat in the middle of the night under the sky lit by fireworks.
Amanda and Amadio’s wedding was perfect. It started with such a unique way for Amanda to come down the aisle. She and her dad drove up to the top of the aisle in a Mercedes and hid behind a pack of balloons. They then cut the balloons, revealing the beautiful bride to Amadio. The flowers and the cake were beautiful. All around the venue, there were neat little details everywhere you looked. DJ Ryan from Global Truth Entertainment provided a dream-like cloud for the first dance and kept the dance floor packed all night. Annie from Elegant Occasions did a wonderful job pulling everything together and Shutter Booth kept the crowd laughing.
Deirdre and Adam, a police officer and teacher, came down from New York for their amazing wedding at Pawleys Plantation. They hired a great band called “Deez guys,” and they were amazing. The flowers and cake were great and really looked wonderful in the big ball room at Pawleys Plantation. Annie of Elegant Occasions did a great job as usual tying everything together.
What a fun wedding. Kaitlin and Trevor have such nice family and friends which made the entire event such a pleasure to be a part of. Kaitlin and her dad shared some sweet glances before coming down the aisle. Her and Trevor surprised everyone with a choreographed first dance that blew us all away. Trevor’s got moves!
The cake made by family friend, Wynnette Smith, was stunning and delicious. DJ Wally B kept the dance floor busy and the food for the night at Pawleys Plantation was great as always. Annie Watts from Elegant Occasions helped pull it all together and was fantastic.