Posted on May 31, 2011
Katie & John converged in Charleston on an April Sunday, along with 50 friends and family members, for the perfect destination wedding. We started with outdoor portraits at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant, soaking up harbor views and watching ships pass. Then we headed down Pitt Street to the Old Village Post House. John & Katie wed in the courtyard and immediately followed the ceremony with their first dance — no small feat for a groom who had torn his Achilles tendon.
After a few more group photos in front of the restaurant, we ambled down the street for some portraits of the couple. The historic home tour that had been going on all afternoon had just wrapped up, but I couldn’t resist asking some colorful Southern ladies if we might borrow their perfect porch for a shot or two. They were so gracious! They found the homeowner for us, and she encouraged us to wander in her garden, too. We had a fun mini-session on her picturesque grounds — a special bonus since I had not photographed this couple prior to their big day. (In fact, we hadn’t met until the wedding since they live in Atlanta.)
Perfect Peonies are by Out of Hand, just a few doors down Pitt Street
Back at the restaurant, the cocktail hour soon wrapped up, and the guests were led to the private dining room upstairs. Bedecked with windows and vibrant artwork, the festive dining room was filled with friends and family toasting the happy couple. The best man’s toast was both hilarious and touching, as he compared the couple to the first meal he was served at John’s house — soup and stew. Congratulations, Katie and John. Your Post House wedding was wonderful!
Posted on May 27, 2011
Seersucker, peonies and pearls. Oh my!
Katie and John exuded Southern wedding style at their April destination wedding in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant. I’d hoped to finish the full blog post about their lovely wedding, but the long weekend is here, and it’s time to kick off summer! My husband and I are celebrating our 12th anniversary this weekend, and we’re heading to Beaufort, SC. Plenty more wedding goodness to come in a few days. Check out the full Faceless Friday gallery, or browse Categories to see family, child and wedding images.
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Posted on May 20, 2011
Love this shot of Andrew dancing with his mom beneath the big top as the late afternoon sun streams in. Light on their feet at DeBordieu’s Blue Heron Club. Hope your weekend includes a few jubilant twirls in the sun, too!
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Posted on May 13, 2011
On Mom’s Day, we loaded up our foursome in the Jeep for the easy, breezy ten-minute jaunt to Sullivans Island. We scored a front-door parking spot at Poe’s and a primo outdoor table, both of which I thought would be hard to come by on such a fine beach day. I chowed on some mahimahi tacos with my fave local brew, HopArt IPA by Coast. The kids ate grilled cheese sammies while the hubby scarfed down a decadent blue cheese burger with his Son of a Peach on draft. All the makings for a fine afternoon!
After our foodfest, we ambled to the beach to romp and play and collect enough sand to fill the Jeep for the ride home. My kids had a blast and wished me “Happy Mother’s Day” several times. (Um, without prompting — it was the best!) Sometimes it’s no fun to be the sunscreener, homework helper, disciplinarian, laundry lady, room inspection official, rulemaker, sibling rivalry moderator and tough-love administrator. But the occasional afternoon like this, peppered with my gal’s sandy love note and my sweet son’s “I Love You, Mommy” with double-cheek-kisses will get me through. Special thanks to my husband for the added treat of lots of handmade confections from Christophe. A dark chocolate each day might keep the doctor away.
I’m so thankful to be a mom and to have a mom and to know lots of fantabulous moms! Happy Faceless Friday, friends!
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Posted on May 11, 2011
Despite a frightening forecast for torrential rains and tornadoes, Ben and Colleen had a gorgeous breezy day for their reception at the Lowndes Grove River House. Colleen’s brother escorted her down the aisle at First Baptist Church in downtown Charleston, and the cloud cover blew away to reveal the perfect spring day.
My husband and I wed at this scenic spot on the Ashley River, so I was happy to return and experience a wedding from the other side. Ben and Colleen are so laid-back, animated and fun. They also hold the distinction of being my first engagement session clients (here’s the downtown session from last summer). Congrats, you two!