Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding – Pamela + Alex – Hollywood, SC

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!”

Dad helping Groom adjust bowtie photo

Blush and gold wedding details photo

Mom helping bride dress prep photo

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!

bride and groom exchanging love letters photo

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.

Cute Ringbearer Signs Wedding Ideas Photo

Hollywood SC Wedding Photo

Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding Photo

Wide Awake Park Wedding Photographers


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

wide awake park hollywood wedding photo

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.”


rainy wide awake park wedding photo

Hollywood SC Wedding Photo

old wide awake plantation wedding reception photo



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.

southern lawn games wedding reception photo

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.'”

lawn games wedding reception photo

spring pink peony and anenome bouquet; charleston wedding photo

hollywood sc wedding photo

wide awake park wedding photo

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bride and groom photo ideas

stono river wedding photo

charleston plantation wedding photo

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



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

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  • Glorianna Tjiong - This is so beautiful! i love everything about this wedding: the ring, the TREES, the color <3 <3 great job capturing it!ReplyCancel

  • chrissy - Great job!! You captured their wedding beautifully. I love those wedding ring shots. Her ring is gorgeous! And the couple photos are amazing! Well done!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessi - Wow, what a beautiful wedding… and posing the bride and groom in the trees!!! Omg, it’s so adventurous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kat - Love these! Wide Awake Park looks like a gorgeous wedding venue. Those trees are amazing. I love the colours and they look like such a fun couple. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Shawndelle - Beautiful images.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - What a fun and gorgeous wedding! And her shoes!!!!! Omg, they’re to die for!These wedding photos are all so beautiful! ReplyCancel

  • Aryn Baker - I adore all of their unique details! You captured this Wide Awake Park wedding beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Harvey - Wow! The colors in this wedding are incredibly gorgeous. Charleston would be such a great place for a wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Durham - What a GORGEOUS wedding at Old Wide Awake Plantation! That bouquet is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Bouma - i don’t even know where to start! first of all your attention to their details is lovely, the shots totally tell the story of their day! and the colors of this Charleston wedding are so perfect!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - Oh my goodness!!! You captured this wedding so perfectly. Im sure the Old Wide awake park is lovely, but the way you captured this wedding there is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Moore - Oh my gosh this wedding is absolutely stunning! I just love all of the little details and how all of the beautiful bright colors all come together throughout the day. Also — the look on her face when she’s grabbing his arm and looking up at him is just priceless. You did a wonderful job capturing this wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Kari - I looooove Charleston. This is a beautiful wedding, and I’m not usually that girl- but those SHOES! haha 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Angela Patrick - Wow, absolutely gorgeous! What an amazing location for a destination wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Oh my goodness what a beautiful location! This makes me wish we had done a destination wedding. Such lovely work and a gorgeous couple!ReplyCancel

  • Savannah Chandler - Oh my gosh – those trees and spanish moss are simply amazing. Being from Colorado, we don’t have those gorgeous trees, and I simply can’t get enough of them. I love her bridal portrait up in the tree – simply stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - Oh my goodness this wedding is gorgeous! Those mossy trees are my favorite!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter - This Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding is so incredibly beautiful! Their details are stunning and I looooved that they climbed a tree for their photos! Such a lovely couple, and wonderful work!ReplyCancel

  • Jess - Those trees! Those colors! I love how you captured this wedding. Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - What beautiful photos!! Their love really shines through! I can’t believe she got on the tree!! You are a top choice for a Charleston Wedding Photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Tiara Wilson - This is such a stunning Charleston wedding. I love everything from the colors they chose to how you documented their day. Your images are truly stunning and I love your edit style. <3ReplyCancel

  • Sharee Davenport - Charleston is seriously one of the most gorgeous places to have a wedding. I just can’t get enough of those incredible spanish moss trees. You really captured this day beautifully – you have a true talent for photographing destination weddings!ReplyCancel

  • Giselle - Everything about this wedding and photos are pure perfection. Wide Awake Park was the perfect location for a wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Agostino De Maio - beautiful photos, congratulations, work done very well.ReplyCancel

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