A Kiawah Island Wedding | Charleston, South Carolina

A Kiawah Island Wedding

Kristen + Matt

I’d been looking forward to Kristen and Matt’s Kiawah wedding ever since meeting the two of them last year for their in-home engagement session last year. The world cup was on, and Matt, being from England, had to see the end of the match. Luckily, they won that day, and we got some really fun shots of him dancing around the room, hugging Kristen and fist punching the air

Their wedding day was everything I imagined it would be. It was held in Kristen’s parent’s backyard right outside of Kiawah, and backyard weddings are always my favorites! There’s something so intimate about it being such a personal space. It was made even more special by the fact that Matt proposed to Kristen at this very spot! Samantha Anderson Events and the team at Duvall Events did such an amazing job transforming the backyard into a magical wedding venue! I also loved seeing their friends and family from two cultures brought together. I laughed A LOT during their toasts, which both started out as friendly roasts and then turned into how much they adored Kristen and Matt. I got teary-eyed when Matt stood up to thank his parents, Kristen’s parents, all the friends who had traveled from Europe to see him get married, and most of all, his lovely bride whom he never wanted to be apart from again!

Kristen and Matt, I hope nothing but the best for the two of you as you start your lives together in London!


Planning: Samantha Anderson Events
Florals and Rentals: Duvall Events
Dress: Lazaro from bridals by lori
Hair: Stefanie Simpson with Wedding Hair By Charlotte
Makeup: Lashes and Lace Bridal Hair and Makeup
Calligraphy: Hatchcove Designs
Stationary: SAS-E Ink
Transportation: Lowcountry Valet
Videography: Matt Rouse Films

A Creek Club at I’on Wedding | Charleston, South Carolina

A Creek Club at I’on Wedding | Charleston, South Carolina


Caroline + John

Caroline and John’s wedding at the Creek Club at I’on was yet another reminder (as if I needed one!) of how INCREDIBLY blessed I am by the amazing couples that book me to photograph their wedding. I woke up on Sunday morning to gray skies, thunder, lightning, and the threat of hail. When I arrived to The Dewberry, Caroline was getting her makeup done and was nothing but smiles. She and her bridesmaids were giddy with excitement, and could care less about the rainy day. They popped champagne, danced around to a great playlist, and couldn’t keep the smiles off their faces.

Despite the ground being soaked through, Caroline and John still chose to do their first look out on the dock when the rain subsided for a bit. Their ceremony was moved from the lawn to the porch, but that didn’t phase the two of them one bit. Honestly, the rain hitting the metal roof at Creek Club at I’On during the ceremony was pretty incredible. I heard a few of the guests talking later in the night about how it was the most romantic ceremony they’d ever been to! Caroline and John, you are once again proof that a wedding day is about so much more than everything going according to plan. It’s about gathering in one place with your closest family and friends. It’s about celebrating love. It’s about committing your life to your best friend, today and forever. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such an incredible day. You two deserve nothing but the best!

Don’t worry, it had stopped raining by this point! Caroline wasn’t getting drenched with rain :) :)

I love that they included Moose in their engagement photos AND in their wedding photos! What a sweet pup!

He looks so sad here…

Aaaaaaand then someone mentions the word “TREAT.”