Julie is such a sweet gal that is as beautiful on the inside as she is n the outside. Carl is pretty cool too but Julie was my favorite. :) Their wedding was real nice, with about 100 close friends and family from close by, California, and New York. The ceremony was at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach then the reception was at a cool beach house that was perfect for the event. I had a blast and here are some of my favorites from the big event.
I met Shana and Garrett this summer when I was hired by Garrett to photograph a surprise proposal on the beach here in Myrtle Beach. I had such a good time working with them and we really hit it off. So I was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their big day at the Willow Creek Conservatory in Landrum, SC. I was told it would be a REAL country wedding and it sure was. From the setting itself, the old truck, the covered bridge and the old mill, to the shot gun shell boutonnieres for the guys. Shana actually rode her horse around the entire property in her dress to meet her dad and walk down the aisle. Everyone loved seeing that, it was so original. DJ Wade Turner was great, made everyone laugh and kept the dance floor packed all night. The cake was perfect for the theme of the wedding and the flowers, with the cotton and feathers, were beautiful. I believe the feathers were from a bird that the guys had hunted.
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. :)