Casey and Chris, the extremely hard working couple, had a beautiful night in Pawleys Island, SC for a wedding. I had a blast with everyone there. DJ Scott Ries and his man Joe kept the dance floor full ALL NIGHT. Annie from Elegant Occasions worked her magic and pulled everything together to make Pawleys Plantation look amazing. The team at Pawleys puts out some amazing food, just ask the DJ’s. I heard they ate all the leftovers. :) Casey’s dress from Fancy Frocks in Murrells Inlet was as gorgeous as she was and her girls looked beautiful too. Looking forward to working with these two in the future.
Whitnie and Josh, as well as their entire families, are the nicest people ever. They could not have been more of a pleasure to work with throughout this experience. Hidden Acres looked stunning on this special night for sure and a little bit of rain wasn’t going to stop anyone from having an amazing time. The flowers from Daisy Fair in Conway were to die for and the cake from Coccadots was prefect. Annie Watts from Elegant Occasions may have outdone herself this time. Not sure how she does it without a team of 50 people. DJ Wayne Cribb from Premier DJ Entertainment did his thang as usual and rocked the tent all night. There were personal touches around every corner…. Photo booth from East Coast Party Booth was as fun and silly as ever. A giant canvas collage painted by Caitlin from Redemption Art of different times during the event was quite unique. A touching set of slide shows and then actual fireworks to end the night. And BTW, that dress. Really? How stunning was that dress from The Little White Dress?
One word comes to mind when I think about this wedding, and that word is “FAMILY.” Fredanna and Mike had family literally come from all across the world. I heard different accents every time I turned a corner and loved seeing their two families come together as one. The ceremony took place in Garden City, SC at St. Michaels Catholic Church. The seats were filled and the ceremony was beautiful and very personal. The country reception out at Thompson Farms in Conway, SC was filled with details that Fredanna and Mike had worked very hard on. Beautiful heartfelt speeches began the evening and then everybody danced until the very end.
So much thought and preparation went into this wedding. There were so many details from the décor to Jaziya’s son getting a ring at the ceremony. I loved every minute of it and look forward to shooting at Hidden Acres, with its rustic charm and personality. The flowers came from Pawleys Island’s Greenskeeper Florist. The Djs from Hubbell Entertainment did a great job all night. And the cake from Taste and See Bakery in Carolina Forest was the perfect finishing touch. Jaziya, Chad and little Aven are the coolest and most loving family who I look forward to working with in the future.
This wedding for Liz and Mike was prefect in so many ways. They didn’t do everything by the book and like every other wedding. Instead, they did things their way and I loved every part of it. Rather than the traditional wedding cake, they had multiple cheesecakes and they were amazing (so I heard) ;) Liz had mom AND dad walk her down the aisle, making it twice as special. This wedding was real laid back and everyone had a blast. Great DJ, great BBQ and the huge beach house was perfect. And my favorite part was that Liz had two Bride’s Maids, her sister and a best friend….. and I shot both of their weddings. :)
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.