Chris & Lynne || Charleston Destination Wedding

Weddings

August 17, 2017

What a dreamy wedding!!! We spent our weekend celebrating with Chris and Lynne at their Destination wedding in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina at the Governor Thomas Bennett House. It was perfection on every level… yes, even despite the rain shower that came right at ceremony time. Still perfect <3

The venue was one out of every photographer’s dream venue book. Gorgeous plantation home with winding indoor and outdoor staircases, tall ceilings with chandeliers and tons of windows (creating the perfect natural lighting of my dreams!), gorgeous gardens and fountains, and even a large covered back porch overlooking the garden.  And that was just the venue!

Chris and Lynne and their incredible wedding party and families topped even the perfect venue! This wonderful group of people made this wedding even more out of a fairytale! I knew when I met Chris and Lynne over Facetime almost a year ago, then when I met them in person for their engagement session in Virginia back in the Spring that they were my dream clients to work with. I was already looking forward to their wedding, but getting to work with them and photograph them a few months ago only set that excitement further in stone :)

Chris and Lynne are the type of couple that can’t help but smile beaming smiles when they are around each other. It’s literally physically impossible for them to NOT smile :) My type of couple :) I love smiley couples!!  We had to move the ceremony from the garden to under the reception tent because of a rain shower that came just before ceremony time, but it didn’t put a damper on the joy! When Chris saw Lynne walk down the aisle (I’m getting chills just thinking about it!), the joy and love and adoration they have for each other couldn’t be denied. It was a beautiful, perfect moment! The ceremony that followed was full of joy and adoration as well. I was smiling a huge, cheesy smile while photographing it. I couldn’t help it! <3

The reception that followed was SUCH a fun party!! Chris and Lynne’s guests danced their hearts out for hours!  I wanted to dance right along with them! Coffee and beignets were passed out to the guests as the evening drew to a close before Chris and Lynne headed off to their honeymoon in Figi! (Tiny bit jealous over here)

Chris and Lynne, we love you guys!! Thank you for bringing us along to capture your perfect day for you! It was a joy working with you and we are in love with your photos, oh my goodness! I cannot wait to show you all of them! Until then, how about a few previews?? Enjoy! :-D

 

   I walked into the most peaceful, pleasant bridal getting ready room. Everyone was so lovely!       Lynne was such a stunning bride!!  The Governor Bennett House is staircase heaven! The ceremony site was truly lovely!   Spanish moss makes my heart happy!! Due to storms that came just before ceremony time, we didn’t get to have the ceremony in our original location, but it was stunning and needed to be photographed regardless! The ceremony under the reception tent was just as magical and perfect for Chris and Lynne’s vows <3  I love how Chris and Lynne look at each other <3  Love this!! Those candid moments inbetween shots are always some of my favorites…  I am so in love with all the greenery at this wedding!! The food display was mouth watering!! Shrimp and grits… you can’t go wrong!  Seriously, every time you see Chris and Lynne together, it’s beaming smiles and undeniable adoration for each other <3  I love watching the groom watching the father daughter dance <3 The sweetest (and funniest) toasts <3  Towards the end of the reception, they passed beignets! They were a huge hit, obviously <3  The Governor Thomas Bennett House had misters spraying the dance floor! The perfect way to combat that Charleston heat! And they created a cool visual effect for photos, so I was extra happy :-D

Venue: Governor Thomas Bennett House

Coordinator: A Charleston Event, Holly Simpson

Catering & Beignets: Duvall Events

Bride’s Cake: Cakes by Kasarda

Florist: Keepsakes Florist

Paper Goods: Salt+Paperie

DJ:  DJ Jon Feist

Lighting: Charleston Uplighting

Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Lashes and Lace

Bride’s Dress: Elegance by Roya

Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals

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