If I were to make a bet, I would say that this Southern city produces some of the most romantic weddings on the planet. And blush hued architecture has only a bit to do with it. There must be something in the water in Charleston or maybe insanely talented vendors like Mac & B Events and Dana Cubbage are to to blame. All in all, it makes for the most gorgeous classic celebration in downtown Charleston. See the full day right here.
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I knew that Jocelyn + Justin’s wedding day was going to be amazing, but just how amazing… I had no idea! It surpassed every expectation I had and I’m just so thankful for this job – documenting love like theirs is an absolute honor and I count myself lucky to have been the one they chose to be there with them on their wedding day. Every part of their wedding day was pure perfection. The weather was gorgeous, we found some incredible locations during portrait time, the venue was incredible – it was my very first time shooting at The Cedar Room and let me just say that I could shooting EVERY wedding there! It’s stunning!! A few notes: Jocelyn is a twin. She + Justin met in college at the College of Charleston. During college, Justin suffered cardiac arrest one day while running and after frantically looking for him when he didn’t come home that night, they found him in the hospital as “John Doe”. He was in a coma for two days and they didn’t know if he’d survive. But he did! And it’s something that bonds them together forever. Additionally, Jocelyn lost her brother while they were dating – yet another obstacle that they tackled together. These two are just absolutely incredible. Their love + bond is something everyone should wish for. They are just amazing.
We started their day with a sweet First Look in downtown Charleston before meeting up with their bridal party for group photos. Jocelyn + Justin’s bridal party was amazing and everyone was so nice… It felt like I was part of the family! Their ceremony was officiated by a family friend and it was honestly one of the most moving ceremonies I’ve ever witnessed. I was on the verge of tears as they recited their own vows to each other. Witnessing + documenting love as strong as theirs is the ultimate honor and makes me so excited to find that in my own life someday. It exists!! After a seated dinner, we ventured to the rooftop at The Cedar Room just in time for the perfect sunset and it was AMAZING!! I loved spending this time with them and allowing them to take some time together before the party really got started. They even shared a second First Dance together on the rooftop… So sweet!! DJ Wade kept the dance floor packed all night and let me just say that Jocelyn + Justin know how to throw an incredible party! I am just so happy for them and so honored to have been there to document it all for them.
Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Videography: Film Anywhere Productions | Floral Design: Tiger Lily Weddings | Gown: Essense of Australia | Cake: The Cedar Room | Stationery: The Silver Starfish | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Kennedy Blue | Catering: The Cedar Room | Hair + Makeup: Pink Dot Beauty Bar | Lighting: Lowcountry Entertainment | DJ: DJ Wade Of Other Brother Entertainment | Men's Attire: The Black Tux | Ceremony + Reception: The Cedar Room | Gown Shop: De Ma Fille Bridal | Planning + Coordination: Mac & B Events | Rentals: Event DRS