Posted on March 26, 2012
Congrats to Kayla and Brian on their engagement! They met in Denver and will wed in Montana this summer and will live in Charleston after the dust settles. We had such a fun, relaxed plantation engagement session. I love their style and was glad she heeded my advice to wear color with their boots. The jewelry that matches her eyes was her fab idea. With spring flowers blooming early this year, it was a perfect weekend with lots of color and enough breeze to keep the bugs at bay. Too bad these two already have a Montana photographer lined up for their August festivities — I was all ready to cash in some frequent flyer miles and shoot their dreamy Big Sky wedding. Have a great summer, you two!Pin It
Posted on March 20, 2012
Dever & Jay’s coastal Georgia wedding was special for so many reasons. The bride is my husband’s sister, and we have been so excited for her to marry Jay! They live in St. Mary’s and have spent lots of time boating over to Cumberland Island and frolicking with the wild horses. They are the consummate hosts, so a backyard reception was a no-brainer for these two, who regularly host oyster roasts and cookouts for large groups of friends and family. Both the bride and groom embraced Pinterest for DIY lighting and decor ideas, and they did a fantastic job of creating a magical backyard reception venue.
The morning started as the bride and about 40 guests boarded the Cumberland Princess for the quick jaunt to the sleepy island that gained notoriety when JFK Jr. wed Carolyn Bessette there in 1996. The groom’s plans to drive his boat over separately were foiled by the howling 30mph winds, but the ferry worked out fine for keeping the bride and groom apart prior to their ceremony. It was also a fun way to start the festivities, as everyone mingled. After a spontaneous decision to relocate the ceremony from the windy waterfront to the remains of the Carnegie’s Dungeness, the Cumberland Island wedding kicked off around midday. Following the ceremony, guests noshed on an array of homemade picnic treats as a few wild horses wandered about. Next came family photos, hugs galore, then a walk back through the lush maritime forest for the trip back to St. Marys. While some caught catnaps, I headed out for an afternoon coffee but was turned away from the local java spot since Oprah and the BBC were in town. Unexpected!
After the cruise to the mainland, the small group dispersed, and the newlyweds headed to make the most of the hours prior to the backyard reception. Ribs in the smoker, oysters prepped for roasting, linens, ice, side dishes and a final check of all the lighting. Kids tossed beanbags, adults mingled in the twilight, and the yummy cake was served. What a fun and laid-back affair. Congrats to my sis-in-law and her handsome hubby!
Posted on March 13, 2012
Lights, camera, action! The 2012 wedding season is here! I had a great time kicking off the year by second shooting for my friend Paige Winn. Grab some popcorn and take a look at Brittany & Ed’s fun American Theater wedding. Following are some of my fave images from this unique celebration. You can see Paige’s full blog post here. Hope you enjoy the red-carpet affair!Pin It