Sometimes a wedding out of the Annapolis area comes across our lenses and we are more than excited to shoot at a new venue.
Amanda and Canon decided on a Charleston, South Carolina wedding at the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Magnolia has been selected as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Gardens,” by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Our day started with Amanda and girls getting dressed at a beautiful Charleston Airbnb. The old exposed brick walls inside gave us an opportunity to take some fantastic bridal portraits indoors and the garden-like courtyard bathed in green hues gave another beautiful photo setting.
Meanwhile the boys spiffied up and put on their bow ties, before walking out onto the streets of Charleston for some cool photos.
An old white school bus arrived to take our wedding party to the church, first the girls and then the boys. While the guys waited in the gardens, they entertained themselves with the local lizards. The groomsmen plucked the little lizards off the trees and posed with them for photos. Who knew lizards were so photogenic!?
Once everyone arrived at the Old Saint Andrew’s parish, Canon stood amongst the tropical gardens, waiting for a first-look of his bride. Amanda walked up behind Canon, gently touched his shoulder and her turned to see his bride. She was stunning in her while gown. Canon was overcome as he wiped away his tears.
Before heading into the church our couple walked the gardens with us to capture some photos. There were so many places to take beautiful photos, Spanish moss hanging from trees, a red painted bridge over a boggy pond and the wide open fields overlooking the river, gave our couple many photo opportunities.
The old church was small and perfect. The guests crowded in and the ceremony begun. Canon and Amanda smiled at each other as they recited their vows, then with a kiss they turned towards the crowd and strolled out arm in arm.
The reception followed at the Magnolia Plantation, which set up a white tent bedazzled with string lights. The guests enjoyed the ambiance, dancing, glow sticks and silly head cut-outs of the bride and groom as children.
After the cake cutting, gusts gathered in a line with sparklers to wish the couple farewell. Amanda and Canon waved their goodbyes and got into a cool vintage car, where they were whisked off to begin their life as a married couple.
Destination weddings can be a really fun and unique way to bring people together. If you’re interested in a wedding outside the Annapolis, MD area, we would love to work with you documenting your wedding wherever you choose to get married!