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.”

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!