Oh, Charleston weddings, how I love you! I know no other city more charming than The Holy City. Cobblestone, horse drawn carriages, history, and Spanish moss are the beauty that abounds here. Toss in an Atlantic sea breeze and a pretty couple in love, and I’m in film photography heaven. This particular set of photos is part of an editorial I was honored to shoot at RiverOaks Charleston, for Cottage Hill Magazine’s Homecoming Issue, with a wonderfully kind and talented team (listed and linked below).
When Kaitlin Holland reached out to me about collaborating in a Charleston wedding editorial, I was immediately onboard because of how I love shooting in Charleston. However, having shot mostly in downtown Charleston and on old plantations in the area, I was pleasantly surprised to encounter a unique Charleston wedding venue. RiverOaks combines the quintessential low-country coastal vibe of Charleston with a distinct European countryside experience. The Spanish moss hangs low above organic vegetable garden beds and there is a chicken coop in the distance. Marianne’s soft and warm demeanor radiated through the nuances of the whole property, and Lauren’s children ran happily around the wedding cake. I cherish the experience of this day because of the connections made during our shoot.
Gold on white, grey linen, with touches of light pink , oyster shells, barefoot children… What’s not to love? Kaitlin really outdid herself on styling this one. The stunning yet playful lettering of scripture and hymns created the perfect balance between whim and reverence. We planned and photographed this event to inspire brides, but really I think we were all inspired ourselves.
Hugs to the team! // Design: Kaitlin Holland // Editorial Sponsor: Cottage Hill Magazine // Venue: RiverOaks Charleston // Makeup: Dannon K Collard // Lettering: Lettered Life // Floral Design: Fern Studio // Rentals: Simply Put Vintage // Hair: Hair by Alise B. // Dress: White Dresses Boutique // Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids // Photography: Buffy Dekmar