The city of Charleston holds such a special place in my heart, as it is where I spent the first half of my college career (before moving back to Knoxville and finishing up at the University of Tennessee to be closer to my now-husband Jamie). If I sat here and typed out all the reasons I love it so much, we’d have a novel on our hands, so I’ll try to keep the gushing to a minimum. But if you’ve never been, suffice it to say that Charleston is the ultimate combination of Old South charm, history, architecture full of color and character, gorgeous beaches, delicious Lowcountry-style food (think shrimp ‘n grits!), palm trees and cobblestone streets, and great Southern style galore (seersucker, bow ties, and flowy sundresses, for starters). So when I initially met with Katie and Chris, and they told me they were planning a destination wedding in Charleston, it was hard for me to contain my enthusiasm. :)
And this wedding did NOT disappoint. Mary Margaret (who came to second shoot with me) and I were completely geeking out over all the gorgeous scenery, adorable details, and great Southern style the whole weekend. What we also loved was how FUN everyone was. Chris is originally from Georgia but met Katie in Boston, and they now live in Birmingham, which means they had friends and family coming in from all over the place to celebrate. And wow, did they know how to party! The bridal party was one of the most laid-back we’ve gotten to hang out with, so it really made the whole day that much more fun to be apart of.
The wedding took place at the Wild Dunes resort in the Isle of Palms, which combined the charm of downtown Charleston with the fun of being right on the beach. Also, their food? Killer! Huge thanks to Samantha for doing such a wonderful job coordinating, and to Ooh! Events for the stunning florals. And thanks of course to Mary Margaret for agreeing to a “workcation weekend” with me, and for capturing some lovely shots as always. Enjoy!
SUCH a fun group. Seriously. (We’ll forgive you for disappearing to buy beer during the formal photos. ;) )
How incredible are Katie’s gold Jimmy Choos?!
Linen and seersucker perfection.
The next morning, Katie and Chris met us back in downtown Charleston for a few more portraits in and around the city. They were serious troopers, despite how exhausted they both must have felt. I think that newlywed adrenaline is enough to keep anyone going, though. ;)
Katie and Chris, thank you both so much for having us along on your wedding weekend adventure! It was truly a blast to be there. Congratulations!