It’s been such an honor to be part of Alyssa and Chad’s journey. I remember meeting Alyssa for the first time when Chad came down to Charleston for a visit, and I immediately liked her. She’s warm, has the greatest giggle, and loves adventure. Chad is her perfect complement. He’s goofy, loves to bring laughter to whoever he’s with, and is her go-to travel buddy! I was so happy to be able to photograph their proposal, engagement session with their new puppy, and finally, their Punta Cana wedding!
Their wedding day was a week of fun with their closest friends and family. We laid on the beach, drank out of coconuts, did water-aerobics, relaxed in the spa, and giggled over Michael Jackson dancers. Their wedding day was a culmination of all the joy throughout the week. I think Chad said it best when he said, “I feel blessed that we get to share this walk down the beach with amazing family and friends who have loved and supported our journey, but it is even more exciting to know that when all of the beach balls have been deflated, the sand has been kicked off our sandals, and the tan lines have faded – we will be together.”
Caitlyn and Dylan had the sweetest ceremony at White Point Gardens in downtown Charleston. I know I say it so often, but I just LOVE elopements! Every time I photograph one, I’m struck by how personal, intimate, and intentional the ceremonies are. Listening to their vows put the biggest smile on my face! Dylan told Caitlyn, “When we stand in front of each other, like we are now, the rest of the world always disappears.” You could tell that they only had eyes for each other as they read their vows. The two of them are adventurers at heart, and they told me of their cross country travels, living in states all over the country, and getting married after just two months of being engaged! If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know how I feel about adventuring with the people you love. I talk about it a lot, and I feel so fortunate to get to meet so many couples who feel the same way! Caitlyn and Dylan, I think you’re entering into the greatest adventure of all! Cheers to many amazing years to come!
Thank you to the vendors who made this day possible!