There is so much to do when planning your wedding day, from picking out your dress to what foods you and your guests are going to enjoy, but one important thing you cannot leave out of your big moment is your flowers. From bouquets and boutonnieres to table centerpieces and cake toppers, Greenskeeper Florist does it all. Located in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Greenskeeper Florist’s Denise Leonard is there to personalize your flowers that will surely capture your true personalities. I have done several weddings with them over the past 10 years, and each wedding is unique from the rest.
Pawleys Plantation has always been one of my favorite places to photograph weddings in the area. Sitting in the heart of Pawleys Island, SC, the golf and country club is a great place for making anyone’s special day memorable. Last year in 2014, I had the privilege of photographing seven amazing weddings there, making new friends along the way. Pawleys Plantation always has a great staff to work with and beautiful scenery to enjoy. The food there is top notch at every event, and I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best vendors in the area. Best of all, it is always a pleasure to work with the wonderful event coordinator, Yuani Valentine.
Jennifer and Ric literally got married on a three hour tour recently. The Carolina Girl floated off from the dock at 4:00 sharp with Jennifer and Ric’s closest family and friends. The boat was beautiful and had all the amenities for such an intimate wedding, including the ceremony up on the top deck. Jennifer with her two boys and Ric and his three girls became one big family out at sea. Planning was done in a much shorter time than your typical wedding but I think they nailed it, with the great blue blazers and Jennifer’s beautiful silver dress. The cake, made by a dear friend, was perfect.
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?