Wedding days always go so much smoother when clients opt to do a First Look. It eases any pre-ceremony nerves, gives us plenty of time for photos, and let’s the bride + groom enjoy more time together… and with their best friends! Sarah + Will opted for a First Look – and they knew they wanted to do one from the start – and it was AMAZING. Since they were getting married at Second Presbyterian Church, we did their First Look in a part of town that I rarely shoot in… and I just loved finding new locations along the way. After spending some time together, just the two of them, their bridal party joined us for some photos before we all headed to the church. There, we met their families, and got every single photo done before their ceremony. Everyone was feeling relaxed + on-schedule, which is awesome on what can be a crazy, hectic wedding day.
After their beautiful ceremony, the entire bridal party jumped on a trolley and headed downtown for some more photos close to the Battery. I loved having extra time with them all and watching them celebrate together. We arrived back at the Francis Marion Hotel just in time for them to enjoy the last half of cocktail hour, then the party officially got started.
One of my very favorite parts of the night was when Sarah’s parents got up to speak. They ended up surprising Sarah + Will with a lip-sync flash mob to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – and it was AMAZING!! Love love love those photos and Sarah’s teary-eyed reaction. So sweet + special. The dance floor was packed all night and let me just say, these people know how to party! I had so much fun documenting it all. Here are some of my favorites from Sarah + Will’s beautiful, classic downtown Charleston wedding…
Wedding Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings | Ceremony Venue: Second Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: Francis Marion Hotel | Floral Design: InBloom | Cake: DeClare Cakes | Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia from A Day to Remember Bridal Boutique | Hair: Allie Buffington | Makeup: Lashes and Lace | Bride’s Shoes: Nina | Bride’s Jewelry: personal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier from Bella Bridesmaids | DJ, Uplighting + Trolley: FingerSnappin’ Entertainment | Men’s Attire: Black by Vera Wang | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Signage + Stationery: Magnolia Letter Arts | Catering: Francis Marion Hotel
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