Kristin Vining Photography ~ Sweet South Carolina Wedding
July 22, 2010
By: eddye
Southeast

We first saw Sarah and Hunter's "easy breezy rehearsal dinner" from Kristin Vining Photography in June on SMP. Their May wedding was equally charming, full of South Carolina pretty and just about as delightful as it gets! Not to mention that Sarah is seriously drop-dead gorgeous and Hunter is a sentimental sweetheart ...



Kristin Vining Pink Bow Tie Birdcage Veil



from sarah ...

after a night out with friends, we went back to Hunter’s house and he took me outside on the back porch and told me to close my eyes because he had a surcy (a surprise) for me. (I know what you are thinking- I should have known at this point… but I didn’t. Surcy is a word his family uses often for a small gift/surprise, so this was not unusual.) When I opened me eyes, Hunter handed me a bible with my new initials embossed on the front. At this point, I knew what was going on and when I looked up he was down on one knee. The next thing I know, “Goin' to the Chapel” was playing on his ipod. We love to talk about how corny it was, but yet how funny and memorable it was as well.



Kristin Vining Wedding Jewelry Vintage



Kristin's lovely wedding gown was designed by Mikaella and was purchased at J. Majors Bridal Boutique in Charlotte, NC. Bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo!



Kristin Vining Wedding Gown Mikaella



Kristin Vining First Look Brays Island Plantation



During our year-long engagement, my Mom and I did a lot of the detail work at home in Charlotte. We picked out details such as attire, invitations, photographer, wedding day details, etc. My aunt was also a huge help - she did all of the printing aside from our invitations. She printed tags to hang on the guest bags, weekend booklets to put in all of the guest rooms, our programs, a sign for our baskets of flip flops for the guests, and wine tags for our wedding party.



Kristin Vining Photography Jenny Yoo



Peony Wedding Bouquet Kristin Vining Brays Plantation Inn



{see their whole SMP gallery here}



Kristin Vining Jenny Yoo Bridesmaids Hallelujah Singers



When my parents decided to build a home at Brays Island, I immediately fell in love with it. It has such a natural beauty and is a place that is truly hard to describe until you have been there. When Hunter and I got engaged, the first thing on the list was booking our photographer - we knew we had to have Kristin! Not only did she photograph 3 of our friends’ weddings, but we loved her perspective and just knew that she would capture our day perfectly. Second item on the list was the date - we had to find a weekend that worked for both Kristin and Brays!!! May 22 it was ...



Kristin Vining Photography Brays Plantation Wedding



Kristin Vining Bride Groom Portraits Brays Island Plantation



Kristin Vining Birdcage Veil Vintage Style



Oh my lord ... exceptionally beautiful!



Kristin Vining J Majors Bridal Boutique Mikaella



Kristin Vining Just Married Wedding Send Off



Like we said ... it doesn't get any better than this!



See the rest of Sarah & Hunter's joy-filled festivities on Kristin Vining's blog!



See Kristin's entire SMP portfolio here.





Photography: Kristin Vining Photography

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Inn at Brays Island Plantation, Sheldon, South Carolina

Cake: Christine Clancey, Brays Island Plantation

Flowers: Brenda Fontenot, Brays Island Plantation

Cateering: Brays Island Plantation

Gown: Designer:  Mikaella from  J. Majors Bridal Boutique, Charlotte

Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid

Grooms Attire: Ralph Lauren , Pink seersucker bow tie from The Cordial Churchman

Veil: Birdcage Veils

Hairstylist & Makeup  - Lindsey Regan Thorne

Invitations/Stationery: Smock invitations ordered from Salutations, Charlotte NC

Music/Entertainment/Booking Agency: Guitarist: DJ Cooke, friend of the groom

Choir for ceremony: The Hallelujah Singers, Beaufort, SC

Reception Band: Still Cruzin’, Willis Blume Agency

Rental providers (tents, linens, tables, chairs, etc.): Classic Party Rentals, Bluffton, South Carolina

Transportation provider: Bill Hatcher Transportation