In the week leading up to Ian + Marianne’s fabulous downtown Charleston wedding, I’m not going to lie… the forecast did not look good. There was pretty much a 100% chance of rain every time I looked at the Weather Bug app on my phone and I was fully prepared for the worst. When I woke up on their wedding day, I immediately checked my phone and, although the hourly forecast still had a chance of rain throughout the entire day, the radar looked good. I felt optimistic that Mother Nature would, once again, bless my fabulous couple with dry weather on their wedding day… and she didn’t disappoint!
Marianne + Ian’s day went off without a hitch! After a sweet First Look on Chalmers Street downtown, we took the two of them on a short walking tour while we waited for their bridal party to join us. We were able to shoot all over downtown Charleston and I had such a blast with Marianne + Ian. They were both so excited and so ready for this day. I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time I was with them because they were just so absorbed in each other and they were both really enjoying every single moment together. So sweet! After photos with their bridal party + family, we headed to the beautiful Unitarian Church downtown, where they said “I Do!” and walked out those beautiful church doors as husband and wife.
An amazing reception followed at the Francis Marion Hotel. It was my first time shooting there and I was so thoroughly impressed. The ballroom was stunning and the service was impeccable. It was so great to see them taking such good care of Marianne, Ian, and their families + guests… and their vendors! They truly were so fabulous to work with and I’m looking forward to many more weddings at the Francis Marion Hotel in the future! Here are some of my favorite images from Marianne + Ian’s gorgeous wedding day…
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Unitarian Church | Reception Venue: Francis Marion Hotel | Floral Design: Branch Design Studio | Cake: WildFlour Pastry | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals from Fontana Couture | Hair + Makeup: Blushair Hair + Makeup | Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Papell | Bride’s Jewelry: Eliot Danori | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff | DJ: Complete Music | Men’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Catering: Francis Marion Hotel