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Rustic Southern Winter Wedding

I’ve decided that when it comes to weddings, Virgil Bunao can do no wrong. Period. Anything his camera captures turns to gold and this Boone Hall Plantation is, dare I say, among his best work yet. Brought to life by Sweetgrass Events by Stephanie Gibbs and Ooh! Events, each image is more pin-worthy than the last, so let’s wrap up the chitty chat and head straight for the goods, shall we?

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From Virgil Bunao… I think Boone Hall Plantation has to be one of my most favorite places. Each time I’ve been blessed to shoot a wedding down there, I always get a boost of anticipation and it heightens as I near the entrance to their illustrious “Avenue of Oaks”. I make a point to drive way under the speed limit, just to absorb the oaks’ natural wonder. No matter how many times I’m there, I’m still blown away.

When I found out Dawn and Devin chose Boone Hall to celebrate their big day, I started scribbling mental notes of each location of this venue to take bride and groom shots, and how this beautiful winter wedding would look among the spindly oaks, the great manor, and the Ashley River in the backdrop. On that Charleston winter day, I arrived to capture those special “getting gussied up” moments with Dawn and her girls and then we headed out for “first look” shots. I swear, I have never seen a groom look so enamored with his bride than Devin. From that point on, I started photographing a new budding romance: the deep love of a husband and wife.

Boone Hall Plantation has been around for quite a while now and with my fingers crossed, I hope they’ll stay put. The house and those trees have seen centuries of things and now, they’re privy to the start of beautiful new lives. Dawn and Devin are a part of Boone Hall’s history now. And I’m thankful to be part of it, too.

Photography: Virgil Bunao | Wedding Planner: Sweetgrass Events By Stephanie Gibbs | Floral Design: Sweetgrass Events By Stephanie Gibbs | Ceremony Venue: Boone Hall Plantation | Reception Venue: Boone Hall Plantation | Catering: Granvilles Cafe & Catering | Hair And Makeup: Charlotte Belk | Lighting: Ooh! Events | Band: Two 3 Ways | Ceremony Music: Boone Hall Plantation Singers | Cigars: Coastal Cigars | Rentals: Ooh! Events | Rentals: Eventworks | Transportation: Mount Pleasant Shuttle | Transportation: Lowcountry Loop | Transportation: Chariot Of Dreams

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Romantic Downtown Charleston Wedding

The second I stepped foot in Charleston a year ago, I was hooked. The charm of this Southern city is seriously unreal and the bevy of pink homes the cherry on top. Thus making it the absolute perfect spot for marrying your love. Throw in a photographer like Taylor Rae and a day topped off with a table full of cakes and the result is a true Southern celebration. See so much more right here.

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From Taylor Rae Photography… It was a fall day in Charleston, which can mean many things. It can mean that it’s still unbelievably humid, it can mean that a cold spell has all of a sudden set in, or it can mean perfect weather. And Jess and Casey’s wedding day was the first PERFECT day of the year in Charleston. Jess got ready in her home in downtown Charleston, and as she stepped into her sleek, form-fitting gown, I knew it was going to be the most wonderful fit with the antique buildings of downtown Charleston.

From the Bride… As we planned our wedding, our goal was to create a time where we could celebrate with friends and family. Although we both grew up in other parts of the country, our relationship has grown in Charleston. We chose to celebrate at Alhambra Hall so that everyone could experience being on the water and beauty of our city. The perfect weather and beautiful venue made everything that much more amazing. We made most of the decorations ourselves including a chalkboard sign for the wedding program and our invitations. Looking back, we really enjoyed the time with just the two of us during our “first look”, it was a break from the craziness of the day when we could be alone with each other. Another highlight for us was watching the sunset over the water while Finnegan Bell and Casey’s dad sang during the cocktail hour.

Photography: Taylor Rae Photography | Florist: Whole Foods Market | Wedding Dress: Jean's Bridal | Wedding Cake: Village Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Alhambra Hall | Reception Venue: Alhambra Hall | Catering: Newton Farms | Hair: Tresses Salon | Makeup: Whitney Miller | Musicians: Finnegan Bell

Pink & Peach Backyard Charleston Wedding

Somewhere between the first and last image of this wedding lies my happy place. A little spot where approachable style reigns king and shades of pink and peach live in perfect harmony. Of course, one such dream spot isn’t made possible without fabulous work of Shannon MicheleThe Burlap ElephantBranch Design Studio and Ooh Events, and to get your hands on even more, pay a visit to the gallery right over here.

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They met and quickly became inseparable, bonding over a love of travel, tendency to adopt any stray animal to cross their paths, and a fondness for British television shows. After receiving her father’s permission, Tony proposed to June on his birthday. The best birthday gift she could ever give him, he said, would be her hand in marriage.

They knew they wanted a small, informal fall wedding and realized that her parent’s backyard, which borders the Wando River, would be the ideal location. Katie from the Burlap Elephant helped June achieve the rustic-chic style she desired, Whitney from Branch Design Studio created the amazing, highly-textural floral arrangements (highlighting the warm peach, pink, gold and burgundy tones of fall), and Shannon from Shannon Michele Photography captured every moment of the festivities.

The bride would like to say a special thanks to her mother for her patience, her father, for his hours spent ensuring the yard was at its most beautiful, and her parent’s neighbors, who agreed to have the dock-constructing barge they had hired moved for the weekend so as not to detract from the aesthetics and thereby saving the bride from heart palpitations. The couple will honeymoon in the United Kingdom this spring.

Photographer: Shannon Michele Photography | Cake: Wildflour | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Salthouse Catering | Band: Joe Clarke Big Band | Groom's Suit: Grady Ervin | Bridal Gown: White | Bridesmaid Dress: Bella Bridesmaid | Design And Coordination: The Burlap Elephant | Floral: Branch Design Studio | Rentals: Ooh Events

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