Kathryn and Andrew’s wedding at the Legare Waring House was amazing. It might be 2016 when I finally catch up and share all of these cool details but it will happen! For now, I am just excited to see a small part of this beautiful day in print, and a few more details online here: http://charlestonweddingsmag.com/feature/big_doings
Thank you so much Charleston Weddings Magazine for featuring this gorgeous day and couple!

Wow y’all. This wedding was beyond GORGEOUS from start to finish. Beautiful bride and groom, perfect weather, incredible details. I could go on and on but I think I’ll just share images and you can see for yourself!!!

The amazing vendors!

Location: Boone Hall Plantation
Ceremony Music: Blue Plantation Band
Reception Band:The Adrian Duke Project
Pies: WEW Pies by Whitney Williams
Ginny’s Headpiece: Treats for Tresses
Coordination, Decor and Flowers: Ooh Events
Makeup: Pamela Lesch
Hair: Charlotte Belk
Gown: Amy Kuschel, Gown Boutique Of Charleston
Officiant: Kemp Baldwin
Videography: Life In Rewind

Oh man this is an oldie but goodie!! Still on a roll trying to share all of the weddings I’ve done and I’m not giving up yet!

Meredith and David were so awesome – a little camera shy like me but I loved that about them. I so related to how they felt about the awkward amount of attention you get on your wedding day! Even so, I could tell they were so happy to be there and had a blast!

My friend Ali did such a great job making this a bright happy spring day wedding with pops of yellow and blue! Magnolia has an ambiance all it’s own – if you’ve never been, you should definitely visit and make sure you have lots of time to walk and meander.:)

Location: Magnolia Plantation
DJ: The Party Music DJ Service
Caterer: Newton Farms
Coordinator: A. Caldwell Events
Floral Designer: Ooh Events

When Megan told me she was engaged I was SO happy and excited for her. I’ve known her for years and knew we’d have a ball! I was also excited when I found out she booked Stephanie Gibbs to coordinate and Quiana Parler for her reception. I was prepared for everything to look amazing and a party for the books!!

The coolest part was Megan and Cameron left on a boat. It was so fun and I tagged along to get a few photos.:)

Check out this so-much-fun and beautiful Island House Wedding!!

The amazing vendors that made this day a success!

Location: Island House
Band: Quiana Parler & Friends
Cake Designer: Cakes by Elisabeth Hanckel: ehcakes@yahoo.com
Caterer: Duvall
Coordinator: Stephanie Gibbs
Floral Designer: First Bloom
Gown Boutique: Condon’s Bridal
Makeup & Hair Artist: Elizabeth Sweat, Vanity Salon
Officiant: Rev. Jon Van Deventer

When I met Cynthia and Paul they had such a sweetness about them and as a couple they were just so romantic with each other! This made it so easy to photograph them. Check out their pretty winter wedding! St. Lukes Chapel and Lowndes Grove Plantation are always gorgeous and add in the amazing plantation singers and it’s a perfect day!

Vendors

Ceremony Location: St. Luke’s Chapel
Reception: Lowndes Grove Plantation
Hair & Makeup: Ash & Co.
Videography: Lowcountry Wedding Films
Design, Coordination and Flowers: Tiger Lily Weddings
Band: Soul Fish
Plantation Singers: http://www.plantationsingers.com

Hope and Raleigh are such a special couple!!! If they look familiar you may recognize them from their sweet engagement session.

The thing you wouldn’t know by looking at these photos is Hope’s mom Lori was battling cancer. This was a special day in the midst of such a difficult time for them! These families and their friends truly experienced this time together, celebrated LIFE, and loved each other more than words.

Hope and Raleigh, thank you BOTH for being so sweet – I will always remember you and your wedding day! God bless you both, and your families.

Vendors

Ceremony Location: Legare Waring House

Reception: Founders Hall

Design, Coordination: WED

Flowers: Sara York Grimshaw Designs

Hope’s Gown: David’s Bridal

DJ: CREATIVE SOUND

Catering: Jim & Nick’s

 

 

  • Hope Gold - Awww love it! Thank you for such sweet words. I’m so glad we got to share our special moments with you! :)

Happy April to you all!! Hope you are having an amazing spring and the pollen isn’t kicking your fanny like it is MINE.:)

I am ready to tackle and share ohhhh… about 40 weddings. Yep! I know I know.

Jenn and John – these two amazing people just make me smile! They are the most down-to-earth people and what struck me most about their day was the genuine happiness they exuded. I want to make sure I mention they are both very creative and talented people in their lives and careers, but they gave me total creative freedom! As an artist this is the BEST. Brides and Grooms I want to stress this to you (and most people will never read this but here goes anyway!). Let go of what you “think” you should look or act like on your wedding day and just be YOU. Jenn and John did this and it is so obvious they (and their friends and family) actually EXPERIENCED this beautiful and love filled day.

I will always remember this couple and how they were never afraid to truly be themselves around me, each other and everyone at the wedding. The weather, venues, and other vendors they picked collectively made it so perfect. My hope for you (as a reader) is that you feel the JOY they felt as you go through these images!

Vendors

Ceremony Location: St. Lukes Chapel

Reception: Lowndes Grove Plantation

Hair: PaperDolls

Makeup: Charleston Onsite Makeup

Jenn’s Gown: Amy Kuschel, Gown Boutique of Charleston

Bridesmaids Dresses: Love Lane, Bella Bridesmaid

Design, Coordination & Flowers: Sweetgrass Events By Stephanie Gibbs

Ceremony & Cocktail hour Music: Jesse Cockcroft (Organ and Accordion)

DJ: Creative Sound

Cake: Sugar Bakeshop

Catering: Fish Restaurant

Invitations and save the date, Design & Screen printing by Jenn, The bride herself! Printed by Knight Press.

Letterpress: Sideshow Press

A moment I will never forget! This is NOT Jen’s guitar but she didn’t flinch when I asked her to “pose” with it! I love this photo. It makes me smile every time I see it.:) I hope it makes you smile too!! Just a friendly reminder that life doesn’t always have to be so serious. When we stop trying to make everything perfect, things get a little lighter, there is more JOY and we see people in a different way.

Have an awesome weekend!
Happy Bride!

  • Jen N Enan - Great advice Juliet! Keep on smiling & enjoy life

Oh Kate and Raheel, I just love y’all. You are so fun! Thank you for letting me be my goofy self AND totally going along with the ridiculous idea of sitting on the some kid’s “motorcycle” left on the side of the road!

  • Steven M Haynie - Great shots of a couple in love!

This is actually a repost! I thought of this couple today, who were married almost FIVE years ago and remember just how much I loved their day. Kelsey and Michael’s photos just make me happy! They went the same route that my husband Mat and I did – super simple….the focus was their friends, family and love for each other.

I remembered how Kelsey made these super cute bags for her bridesmaids and sewed them pajama pants out of seersucker. I loved how happy she and Michael were to be married! Oh how I miss the pre-Pinterest obsession days!

This is going to be another blog post but girls, if you are planning a wedding and feeling overwhelmed, this may help. Remember the most important part is the WEDDING itself – not making everything perfect. I think the more time people spend trying to make everything just “so,” we are missing out on really LIVING, loving and feeling real JOY.:)

Citadel Chapel Wedding-1

Vendors
Ceremony Location: Citadel, Summerall Chapel
Reception Location: McCrady’s Restaurant
Officiant: Rev. Terry Wilson, wilsontl@musc.edu
Cakes: Ashley Bakery
Flowers: Tiger Lily
Hair and Makeup: All about the Bride, (Jamie Leigh)

  • Kelsey Erin - Thanks Juliet! My mom did most of the planning for this wedding and is due most of the credit. Her strategy was to choose beautiful locations that didn’t need more that a few simple details to bring them all together. With a mid day wedding we saved at ton on the food and had tons of time to really enjoy our wedding day at the reception and afterward. And of course we selected an incredible photographer who could capture the magic we felt in the day. My advice to any bride would be to put the money into the photographs and keep everything else simple and affordable. At the end of the day all the other details will be consumed, packed away or thrown away; only the photographs will last to be enjoyed day after day. An amazing photographer like Juliet can take a dandelion in a mason jar on a table with a simple white cloth next to a slice of cake and make it look fit for magazine!

WOW folks. Okay, this was way back!! 2011 to be exact. I got super excited when I started going through this Pepper Plantation wedding again and a few older ones that I never blogged. I LOVED this day so much. Becca and Pat were hilarious! So awesome to work with. We had a ball and I am honestly starting to see a theme here this week as I go back through older weddings…. I am completely inspired and can’t wait to share more!