I was so honored when Rachel and Matthew asked me to travel down to picturesque Charleston, South Carolina for their May wedding. I knew I couldn't pass up the chance at photographing a wonderful couple in such a historic and pristine location!
Their day couldn't have been more perfect. We lucked out with beautiful warm weather and bright blue skies. Rachel rented out a gorgeous carriage house on Rutledge Avenue to get ready in, which made for the most amazing pre-wedding photos! We photographed their first look in the house's courtyard, which felt intimate and effortless. In fact, most of the day had that relaxed feeling, which is just how they wanted it to be.
Kala from MOD Events Charleston planned a stunning ceremony and reception at the Pavilion at Pepper Plantation. The dusty blue and ivory palette was perfectly accented by the lush greenery in their florals. One of my favorite parts of the event design was the white drapery she looped in and out of the wood ceiling beams. It really helped add some light and a touch of drama to the space.
Rachel and Matthew were married lakeside with all of their family and friends—from both near and far—surrounding them. So many personal touches were incorporated in their wedding, including little hints of Philadelphia in their reception to make some of their guests feel right at home. The "LOVE" sign above their sweetheart table was a tasteful touch, and so was the delicious Philly cheesesteak bar.
Thank you Rachel and Matt for including me in documenting your wedding day! I wish you nothing but the best in your life together!
Photography: Grace + Ardor Co.
Event Planning: MOD Events Charleston (Kala Turpin)
Florist: MOD Events Charleston
Hair and Makeup: Lashes and Lace Salon & Bridal
Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven
Cake: DC Sweet Potato Cake
Gelato Cart: Gelati Moto
Catering: Hamby Catering and Events
Venue: The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation