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Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding

Pamela + Alex were wed at the Old Wide Awake Park in Hollywood, SC.

Angel-Oak-Charleston-Wedding-PhotoCharleston is possibly my favorite US city, so any excuse to shoot a wedding there is a dream! Pamela and Alex’s destination wedding at the Old Wide Awake Plantation in Hollywood, SC. was no exception. I was so excited that they picked this as their venue. Set against the Stono River, the grounds are lined with historic oaks full of spanish moss; it’s romantic and full of southern charm! Pam and Alex are one of the sweetest couples, and their wedding day was lovely. From her gorgeous, colorful bouquet to the orange adorned garland and gold flatware, every detail was perfect.

Wide Awake Park Wedding Photo

Pink and Yellow Peony and Anenome Wedding Bouquet

B&W Groom Getting Ready Prep Photo

How did Alex propose?
“The first gift Alex got Pamela was a stuffed Red Panda. A few years later, we went to Lincoln, Nebraska for the weekend of Alex’s birthday. The first stop was to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, but when we arrived the zoo was closed! Nonetheless, Alex waltzed up to the gate and knocked. We were let in and told we would be feeding the young Red Pandas! We got to go in the cage with them and feed them apples, which was such a cool (and cute) experience. When the apples ran out, Pamela turned around and Alex was on one knee!”

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Tell us about your wedding!
“Our wedding was held at Wide Awake Park in Hollywood, South Carolina. We loved this venue because it felt like it a secluded getaway from everyday life. We wanted our guests to be able to escape into the natural beauty and have fun being together!”

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Non-first look wedding photo

Pamela and Alex wanted to save the first look for their ceremony, but still wanted to spend a few minutes together. So they exchanged love notes they’d written just before the ceremony. So sweet!

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Faux First Look Wedding Photo

Wide Awake Park Wedding Ceremony Photo

Coastal weather is always so unpredictable. The rain paused just long enough for their ceremony, thankfully. So these two were able to say their vows under the beautiful oak trees overlooking the Stono River as planned.

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What do you love most about Alex?
“I’ve never met a nicer, more level-headed person. We’ve been together for almost four years and the only time I’ve heard him yell is while watching sports!”

Colorful Wedding Party Photo; yellow dresses and tulle skirts

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What qualities do you admire most in Pamela?
“Beyond being the kindest, most beautiful person I’ve even met, I love how passionate Pamela is.  Whether it’s play or work, she gives it everything she’s got. I’m not sure she even knows what the phrase “giving up” even means.”

 

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We also love when couple’s aren’t afraid to break tradition and make their wedding day their own. These two love games more than dancing, so they opted to spend the evening playing classic lawn games with their friends. Several stations of horseshoes, croquet, cornhole, and giant beer bong were set up throughout the park – allowing guests to bond and enjoy a low-key evening.

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What was the most fun part of wedding planning for you?
“For Pamela, it was the dress! She designed it herself and seeing it all come together was a lot of fun. Alex said, ‘tasting the food, of course! I also enjoyed putting together the game plan (ha) for the yard games.'”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We’re going to go to Trinidad & Tobago!”

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Wedding Vendor Love:
Thanks to the following vendors for making Pamela and Alex’s Old Wide Awake Plantation and Park wedding so wonderful!

Wedding Venue: Wide Awake Park 
Officiant: Carolyn Pryor, Sea/Side Ceremonies
Florist: Charleston Blooms 
Catering: Swig & Swine
Wedding Dress: The bride’s design via Dress Gallery in Wichita, KS
Bridesmaid Dresses: custom Jasmine Bridal via Dress Gallery
Groomsmen & Groom Attire: Michael Kors via Dress Gallery
Flower Girl Dresses: Tip Top via Dress Gallery
Invitations: Pamela Fey
Engagement Ring: The bride’s design via Burnell’s Jewelry,Wichita, KS
Bride’s Wedding Band: SONGofDESIGNS on Etsy
Groom’s Wedding Band: custom via cldiamonds on Etsy
Video Guest Book: MVP Photo Booth Charleston
Sound equipment: Lowcountry Sound & Stage
Event Rentals: Snyder Events

Downtown Charleston Engagement Photographers

Downtown Charleston Engagement Photographers

You guys, I LOVE Charleston! It’s such a gorgeous, charming little city. So when Michelle and Rich contacted us to photograph their downtown Charleston engagement – we were thrilled! I mean, you really can’t go wrong in Charleston. Every street is filled with so much beautiful history and texture. I think the hardest part of photographing engagements there is narrowing down which neighborhoods to photograph in.
We ended up starting off Michelle and Rich’s engagement near Rainbow Row, a series of 13 colorful, historic homes. And then heading down a few of the side streets along Bay St. before finishing up the session with the couple’s adorable dogs along the ruins of Ashley Hall Plantation.
These two are from Chicago, so this was our first time meeting them (and just a few days before their wedding!) It was great to finally get to talk about all of their destination wedding plans and learn more about the amazing beach house they’d rented for their vows.  Michelle and Rich were adorable together and had so much chemistry, it made our jobs super easy!

We can’t wait to share their Folly Beach wedding, but here’s a peek at their historic Charleston engagement session in the meantime!

 

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(Michelle and Rich loved these horse drawn carriages. So anytime we saw one of them head our way, we’d position the couple and wait for it to pass. These two are in SO many tourists photos! 😂)

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Charleston Plantation Engagement Photo, spanish moss
Credits:
Michelle’s dress is from BHLDN.
Hair and Makeup Artists: Lashes and Lace Salon + Bridal, Charleston

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor Wedding

Sarah + Matt were wed at The Cottages on Charleston Harbor in Mount Pleasant, SC.

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Sarah and Matt are from Ohio, but Sarah dreamed of an destination wedding where they’d be surrounded by their closest friends and family. (And preferably on a beach!) When they stumbled upon The Cottages at Charleston Harbor, with it’s white sand and private harbor views – they knew they’d found their perfect venue! The Cottages at Charleston Harbor are nestled along the edge of Mt. Pleasant, directly across from downtown Charleston. It was the perfect intimate location for their wedding day!
After their vows, we whisked Sarah and Matt to Charleston’s Historic District and Rainbow Row for a few portraits. I absolutely love shooting in downtown Charleston! There are so many beautiful buildings and alleys, you can never go wrong – and they all lend a little extra romantic southern charm to wedding photos.
Once we were finished exploring downtown, we headed back to The Cottages at Charleston Harbor for the Sarah and Matt’s wedding reception! Sarah’s family had transformed the cottage’s backyard into the perfect beach-y chic reception space. Succulent filled mercury glass votives and white hydrangea bouquets adorned all of the tables, and their first dance took place underneath twinkling cafe lights strung between palm trees. It was a gorgeous wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier to celebrate these two!

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Charleston Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Cottages on Charleston Harbor
Hair + Makeup: Paloosh Salon
Florist: Charleston Flower Market
Catering: Cru Catering

 

 

A Harborside East Wedding

Charleston, SC

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Willa + Brad’s Harborside East wedding was charming and classic, much like Willa + Brad. Harborside East is a wedding venue near Patriot’s Point in Mt. Pleasant, just across the harbor from Charleston. It boasts gorgeous views of the Ravenel Bridge making it the perfect venue choice for this sweet couple.

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Charleston Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: Harborside East
Officiant: Steve Vickers, Coastal Hospitality
Hair + Makeup: Paloosh Salon + Bellelina
Wedding Dress: Maddison Row
Florist: Horst Florist
DJ / Entertainment: DJ Wendell Gilliam
Live Music: Classical Charleston + The Vistas Band
Catering: Shrimp Boil via Mt. Pleasant Seafood
Bar: Creek Club at I’ON Catering
Wedding Cake: Publix