July 8, 2015
Throughout the planning process, Callie turned to me for a lot of advice. I am always more than happy to share my knowledge with my brides and when she started to ask about possible locations for their First Look, I knew her venue wasn’t the most ideal in terms of great portrait locations on-site. Since Callie + Brian booked me for their entire wedding day, and we could build their timeline around photos, I suggested that they do their First Look and bridal party/family portraits in historic downtown Charleston before heading to Cottage on the Creek for their ceremony + reception. To my surprise, they were all for that idea and I’m so glad we made the trek downtown. We had a ton of time to grab amazing photos of Callie, Brian, their bridal party + immediate family before the ceremony against a stunning backdrop of historic homes, gorgeous window boxes, ivy-covered walls, and classic Charleston architecture.
After photos downtown, we all headed across the Ravenel Bridge to Cottage on the Creek, which sits right on gorgeous Shem Creek. They said “I do!” on the dock outside, looking over the creek, in the most perfect ceremony – then enjoyed cocktail hour on the creek with all of their friends + family. Despite thunderstorms in the area, Mother Nature played nice with us once again, allowing Callie + Brian to really enjoy the creekside celebration the way they had envisioned. The dance floor was packed all night and the newlyweds made their grand exit on a boat, after running through a tunnel of guests waving glow sticks. It was such a fun celebration and a beautiful day. Here are some of my favorites from Callie + Brian’s wedding day…
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Venue: Cottage on the Creek | Floral Design: On A Limb Floral Studio | Cake: Delicious Desserts | Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo | Hair + Makeup: Stella Nova Salon | Bride’s Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer | Bride’s Jewelry: Ann Taylor | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | DJ + Trolley: FingerSnappin’ Entertainment | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Catering: Cottage on the Creek | Rentals: Snyder
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