A White Point Gardens Elopement | Charleston, South Carolina

A White Point Gardens Elopement | Charleston, SC

Emily + Chance

Emily and Chance eloped at White Point Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina with their families in attendance. I won’t reiterate the fact that I love elopements, because y’all already know that! I loved meeting Emily as she sat on a bench with her mom and her sisters, taking deep breaths while her dad stood by ready to walk her down the aisle. I met Chance up at the gazebo where he had a huge smile on his face waiting for Emily to walk around the corner. They had been together for 8 years, being high school sweethearts who met volunteering at a local hospital. Emily told me that Chance proposed to her by putting a rose outside her apartment door. Confused, she picked up the rose and opened the door, and there he was, inside her apartment on his knee. I giggled to myself as I thought about the nervous anticipation of waiting for someone to get home from work, trying to be in the right spot exactly when the door opened!

There were so many things I loved about their day, including the sweetest smiles on both of their faces all afternoon. I know I say that a lot, but I know every couple isn’t always like that on their wedding day, and I have been SO blessed by couples who are just SO JOYFUL. I absolutely loved when during the ceremony, each of their families came up, laid hands on them, and spoke words of encouragement and prayer over the two of them. How incredibly special to have the most important people in your life speak over you on your wedding day. 

Emily and Chance, thank you for letting me see a little glimpse of your beautiful families and the joyous love the two of you share!

A Downtown Charleston Elopement | Caitlyn + Dylan

A Downtown Charleston Elopement

Caitlyn + Dylan


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!

Florals: Roadside Blooms

Officiant: Barbara Pinker

Dress: Lulus

Hair and Makeup: Paper Dolls