I could hold you in my arms
I could hold you forever
I could hold you in my arms
I could hold you in my arms forever
-Ray Lamontagne, "Hold You In My Arms"
Summer can be such a fun time for weddings in the Lowcountry. Hot days turn into warm nights and everyone seems to celebrate with a little less inhibition in the summer heat, especially when the wedding is a destination celebration for most everyone attending!
I meet Lauren and Tanner for the first time at Magnolia's Restaurant in downtown Charleston. We met early before their rehearsal dinner to have a Day-Before portrait session along Charleston's beautiful historic streets. The gorgeous couple fit seamlessly into the backdrop of late summer warm light and historic charm. It was such a fun way to get to know them better before the wedding day!
The wedding day was just as wonderful. The bride and groom and their wedding party stayed beachfront on Sullivan's Island and got in their share of beach time the morning of the wedding. Sun-kissed skin and a beach vibes set the tone for the wedding day as the wedding party changed from swimsuits to soiree style.
When Lauren and Tanner came together for their first look outside, I knew this day was going to be special. So much love and affection were shared between them both, I couldn't help but smile and swoon. Their ceremony was beautiful, waterfront and sunlit, and full of love and laughter as the the couple spoke their vows.
The entire celebration was so full of life and love from toasts given by their loved ones, and the happy family and friends who traveled to be with the couple, the most energy than I've ever experienced on the dance floor! When the night was over, Lauren and Tanner walked down the dock, through the cheers from the people they love most, and departed on to a romantic boat ride for two into Shem Creek. Such a perfect ending to a sweet summer wedding.
Many thanks to all those who helped make Lauren and Tanner's wedding day unforgettable.
Second Photographer: Adam Chandler
Photography Assistant: Kelsey Miller
Wedding Planner/Day-Of Coordinator: Callie Milligan of Ooh! Events
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Fernandez of Charleston Events Hair and Makeup
Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Seven
Bridal Veil: BHLDN
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bridesmaids choice
Groom and Groomsmen Suits Designer: Hugo Boss
Ceremony Site & Reception Venue: Cottage on the Creek
Wedding Cake: D'lish Dessert
Florist: Out of the Garden by Ooh! Events
Caterer & Bar/Beverage Service: Cottage on the Creek
Ceremony Music: Bluegrass duo of Charleston Virtuosi
Reception Music: Return of the MAC of Other Brother Entertainment
Rentals: Ooh! Events
Invitations or Printing: Love vs Design
Officiant: Charleston Wedding Officiant - Joe Bustos
Transportation: 'The Geechee Girl' of Charleston Harbor Tours