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Lauren & Cole | The Beaufort Inn | Beaufort, South Carolina

Meet The Russell's. 

Lauren and I have known each other for what feels like forever. We share the same hometown, went to the same high school and college and even sorority together! 

Their wedding is a stunner...gorgeous couple, beautiful light and meaningful details right down to the napkins that were designed by the bride herself. Together these two share a love for the Panthers, expanding their palette and cooking up new recipes, and finding the coolest antiques to fill their home with! 

What an honor it was to shoot their wedding...Congratulations to Lauren and Cole! 

Ceremony Location: Carteret Street United Methodist Church
Reception Location: Tabby Place
Dress Designer: Stella York from Poffie Girls
Reception Dress Designer: Sherry Hill
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid Charlotte
Rings: Custom, Douglas R. Harris
Bridesmaids Jewelry: Moon and Lola
Hair and Makeup: Bride's Side Beauty
Wedding Planner/Event Coordinator: Southern Graces
Paper good, napkins: Designed by the bride and executed by Reaves Engraving
Videography: Hart 2 Heart Media
Groom's Attire:  Menquin, Ole Mason Jar
Florist: Southern Graces
Cake: Southern Graces
Music: Flashback Band

Ashley & Allen | Cloverleaf Farm | Georgia Wedding Photography

Southern weddings can take many forms, each as lovely as the last. Today, we have a really special one!

Ashley and Allen have such an adorable story - Despite the fact that they were both University of Georgia graduates, they were set up by Allen's mother and Ashley's aunt while they were both in Savannah for residency.

The rest is history! As Ashley tells it:

"Well...one day I ran into his mother in Augusta while I was having lunch with my aunt. They know each other and so we chitchatted awhile about life, med school, etc. She told me all about her son who was in med school in Savannah. She called my aunt the next day to get my phone number to give to her son so he could take me out for dinner when I moved to Savannah for an upcoming 6 week OB/GYN rotation. I didn't think much of it and quickly forgot about giving her my number. Three months later I was getting settled into my new room in Savannah when a guy called. It was that August lady's son, Allen! I was positive that he was a huge nerd and not the type of guy I would be interested in dating so I politely said "maybe another time" which really meant "maybe not". I think he was relieved (he thought I was likely a huge nerd as well) until his mom insisted that he call again. He did and given his persistence and the unlikeliness of him letting it go, we set up a time to have dinner. We went to a southern restaurant called Sweet Potatoes and we have been each other's sweet potato ever since. Hehe! Four years later he proposed to me at that same restaurant at the same table where we had our first meal together on our blind date. Awwwww!"

Their wedding day at Cloverleaf Farm was a perfect balance playfulness and refinement- Ashley wore a detailed lace gown with chic espadrille wedges, while Allen's silk paisley bow tie and spunky green socks brought some flair to a classic suit. In true Athens style, the party was wild - moms were dancing, and the groom even played drums! 

Venue: Cloverleaf Farm
Wedding Planner: Genie at WedED
Catering:  Epting Events
Rentals:  Greg Hall & Co., Goodwin Events, Connie Duglin Linens
Minister - Rev. Bill Coates
Music - Dr. Tony McCutcheon, Creativity, Music Garden –Dobbins Cosby
Floral Design - Greg Hall & Co.
Hair Stylist - Donnatella Alexander
MUA - Anna Zoe | Accomodations - Hotel Indigo
Transportation - Classic City Transportation, Hawkins Transportation

Laura & Chris | William Aiken House Wedding | Charleston SC Wedding Photographer

 

What a gem of a day this was! Laura and Chris' wedding at the William Aiken house on Charleston was gorgeous. The historic venue, situated on King Street in the heart of the Holy City was the perfect match for the couple's style, with a lush formal courtyard for their heart-melting ceremony.

Now, I'd like to take a second to gush about attire. While Laura's strapless lace gown and bejeweled Badgley Mischka pumps are obviously jaw-dropping, check out the dapper, thoughtful details the groom is rocking: with a subtle paisley bow tie and mother of pearl buttons he keeps it unique, but not over-the-top. For a playful touch, check out his blue and pink polka dot socks, which make a quiet nod to the pink accents woven throughout the florals.

In gracious Southern style, the pair sent guests off with adorable shrimp and grits favors after a chic reception and a night of exuberant dancing. I love shooting couples that are so obviously bonkers for each other, and know these two have many smiles ahead!

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Sneak Peek of Laura & Ryan's Wedding | Magnolia Plantation Wedding | Charleston Wedding Photographer

Y'all! Laura and Ryan are MARRIED! These two met and fell in love here in Charleston and decided it would be the perfect place to tie the knot. I am so excited to share a few sneak peeks from their Magnolia Plantation wedding

xoxo