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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!”

Emerald Engagement Ring Macro Detail Photo

Bridal Prep Styled Details Photo

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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Blush and gold wedding details photo

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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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Coastal Charleston Wedding Photo

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

Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding – Colombus, OH.

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It was an absolute honor to photograph Kate and David’s wedding at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio last fall. These two have been so much fun to work with over the last few years! If only they lived a little closer…
Kate and David’s wedding weekend was our first time exploring Columbus. And it’s a pretty awesome city! The Franklin Park Conservatory is easily one of my all-time favorite venues now. It’s just so gorgeous! There were infinite beautiful locations to use for their wedding portraits, and trying to choose between them was my biggest struggle! Luckily, Kate made sure to set aside plenty of time for portraits and we had a full hour to roam all of the various garden collections. Yay!

Kate and David’s wedding ceremony and reception was held in the Palm House. This grand Victorian-style glass greenhouse was built in 1895 and houses a 100+ year old Fiddle-leaf Fig. (If you’ve ever struggled to keep a fiddle-leaf fig alive, like me – you would’ve been in awe!) It was the perfect tropical backdrop for their beautiful ceremony.

We’re so fortunate to be able to photograph couples from all over the world. Destination weddings can be stressful at times, but it’s always such an honor to get these opportunities. We can’t thank Kate and David (and all of their awesome friends and family) enough for being so hospitable to us! We wish them all the best!

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Columbus, Ohio Wedding Vendors:
Venue: Franklin Park Conservatory
Florist: Bloomtastic Flowers and Events
Catering + Cake: Franklin Park Conservatory
DJ/Entertainment: DJ Steve Warren via Buckeye Entertainment

The Oaks at Salem, Apex Wedding

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We had a blast photographing Taylor and Alex’s wedding day! These two were SO easy-going and fun.
Taylor and Alex were wed at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. I always love photographing weddings here. The Oaks at Salem has so many gorgeous locations throughout the property. It’s basically of a photographer’s dream venue!

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Where do you get married? 
“We got married at The Oaks at Salem in Apex, NC. We chose this wedding venue because of a family friend’s recommendation; the second we walked around the grounds we knew it was the place.”

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What is your favorite wedding day memory?
“My favorite memory is the look on Alex’s face when I walked out to see him before the ceremony.”

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What were some of your favorite wedding day details? 
“The food! I also loved hearing the reactions from guests when they saw that my dress had pockets; because my vows were in my pocket!”

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Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their own wedding?
“Get your groom to help you!!! Do not stress!! Plan food tastings around others things (then he will definitely tag along!)”

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What was the most fun part of the wedding planning for you?
“Definitely Ashley’s personality! She honestly made it super easy to take pictures and didn’t make you feel awkward, especially when you share the same quirkiness that she does!!”

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Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“We went on a cruise to the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Marteen.”

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NC Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Venue: The Oaks at Salem
Officiant: Chris Hankins, The Point Church
Hair & Makeup Artists: José Schmidt, JMS Hair Designs; Ashley my older sister did my make up 
Florist: Daniel’s Florist 
 DJ / Entertainment Services: All Events DJ
Wedding Cake: Confectionate Cakes
Catering: Belle’s Catering
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee from Savvi Formal Wear
Bridesmaid Dresses: Versa Dress from David’s Bridal
Groomsmen & Groom Attire: VIP FormalWear
Invitations: Write Image, Cary

Raleigh Courthouse Elopement

Andy + Daniel

Oh my goodness! We LOVED photographing Andy + Daniel’s super fun Raleigh courthouse elopement recently!

This sweet couple decided to finally tie the knot on their 11th anniversary. They invited a small group of their closest friends to join them for their low-key civil ceremony at the Wake County Courthouse in Raleigh. We loved the humor and unique touches that Andy and Daniel worked into their wedding ceremony. They couldn’t reach a decision on which friends should be selected as their ring bearer or witnesses, so they opted for the judge to draw names from a special box each time. It was adorable!

After the ceremony, everyone headed across the street to Whiskey Kitchen for some celebratory wedding cake and champagne.  This is one of Raleigh’s newest downtown spots and it’s pretty cool inside! Have you guys seen that amazing blue chesterfield sofa?! (OBSESSED!) It was the perfect spot for some cozy portraits of the two of them immediately following the ceremony.
Once everyone had their share of cake and bubbly, Andy and Daniel left their friends to celebrate at the bar while we headed all over Raleigh. Downtown Raleigh is a big part of Andy and Daniel’s lives, so they wanted to incorporate some of their favorite art into their wedding portraits. Thanks to the Raleigh Murals Project, there have been some amazing murals that have popped up lately! We were so excited that Andy and Daniel wanted to stop in at two of newest NC Equality murals that had popped up recently at Trophy Brewing and Poole’s Diner, as well as the Warehouse District mural.

It had been threatening to rain all day, but thankfully the weather held off until the end of the day. We headed over to Mordecai Park to meet back up with their friends and round out their wedding party portraits. This was our first visit to this hidden gem. I’m not sure how we’d managed to pass that park so many times without noticing. But the historic homes and church on the property were adorable – and the perfect place to wrap the day.

Congrats again, you two! We’re SO SO thrilled for you both!

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