Charleston Wedding by Corbin Gurkin Photography
September 9, 2011

Blue has never really been on my radar as far as favorite colors go. That is until now. The perfect shade of blue is making a dreamy appearance in just about every nook and cranny of this Charleston wedding. From the vibrant azure of the bridesmaid's dresses to the softest pale blue of the hydrangeas and it fits right in with this Southern soirée crafted from beginning to end by Tiffany Snyder of Loluma. One thing that has always been on my favorites radar though is Corbin Gurkin who has never taken anything short of an amazing photograph. And her perfect picture taking continues with one dreamy photograph after another in the full wedding gallery. See it all here!

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From Corbin Gurkin Photography...Ross and Amanda met nearly 10 years ago at Elon College, and their friends knew, it was a match made in heaven from the start.  They chose Charleston for the celebration of their nuptials as many couples do for its beauty, romantic and historical feel, great food, and a weekend of entertainment for their guests.  This wedding turned out just as Amanda and her family dreamed.  In a wedding venue, they wanted an intimate and casual feel that was an extension of the property itself.  The private, southern, estate feel of the Governor Thomas Bennett House was exactly what they had in mind for the modernized, Victorian style reception, and the garden setting made for an incredible backdrop for the ceremony under an oak tree strung with white wash, French chandeliers.

Following the ceremony, the guests were led into the house for a champagne toast from the bride and groom on the gorgeous spiral staircase.  They were then left to enjoy the house along with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while the bridal party returned to the garden for photos.  The tent on the carriage house lawn awaited the group following cocktail hour and as guests were led there, they strolled under trees of votives in clear glass to create a dreamy effect of twinkling light that increased as the night progressed.  The elements of detail in the tent focused on various lighting fixtures, an antique style mirrored bar and back bar shelf lined with an eclectic assortment of votives.  The lounge accented with pale blue and cream toss pillows embraced a glass cube coffee table filled with the bride's signature blue hydrangea glowing with soft light.  To top it all off, the addition of perfect fall weather was the best gift the bride was given all day.

Wedding Photography: Corbin Gurkin Photography / Wedding Coordination, Design + Floral Design: Tiffany Snyder of Loluma / Caterer: Cru Catering / Wedding Cakes: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal / Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Musicians: Helen Greenfield / Reception Music: Skate Rink Jukebox via East Coast Entertainment / Bridal Gown: Romona Kevesa via Bridals by Lori / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Groomsmen Attire: JoS A. Bank / Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company / Rentals: Snyder Event Rentals / Bridesmaid’s Hair: Stuart Lawrence Salon / Make-up Artist: Margaret Ghierhart / Bride's Hair: Ashley Fisher