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Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Elopement in Charleston, South Carolina, part 1


January 23, 2020


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Bride on the steps of the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center

Katie’s Bridal Session at the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, GA was the perfect way to end 2020. We met on what was one of the nicest December days I’ve ever experienced – with temperatures in the high sixties, it was incredibly warm & pleasant, even for a city that has […]



Charleston Elopement photographed along Rainbow Row in South CarolinaBride captured on medium format film in downtown Charleston, South Carolina

The vibrant colors and romantic vibe of this styled Charleston elopement are the perfect cure to chase my winter blues away! Charleston has long held a special place in my heart – even capturing the title of my favorite US city! So when the opportunity came to head back to this coastal gem with some of my favorite vendor friends, I jumped at the chance! With Rainbow Row as inspiration, the lovely Danielle with Detailed I Do’s designed a shoot full of bright, happy colors that oozes with romance! And, it’s such a privilege to have our work featured in both A Low Country Wedding and Bridal Musings!

Before heading over to Magnolia Plantation (which will come in part 2), we kicked things off with dreamy portraits along Charleston’s Rainbow Row with our lovely models (and real life couple) Paula & Ron. Not only did I enjoy capturing this couple’s natural chemistry, but I love the styles they wore as well! This Sarah Seven gown is such a lovely modern silhouette, and what about the Sam Edelman suede fuchsia heels?! Absolutely adorable! A pair of modern Kendra Scott earrings and a stunner of a ring by Susie Saltzman round out this bridal look! And for our Groom, the Black Tux came through again with this modern look featuring a hunter green jacket and polka dot bowtie! How could we do a Charleston shoot without a bowtie?! More color was introduced in the invitation suite by the Impressionist; I especially loved the bright pink touches in the Save the Date envelop, escort cards and silk ribbon to tie the wedding invitation pieces together! Gorgeous! Megan Dunlap, our floral design maven, created a stunning bouquet and boutonnière full of gorgeous texture and even more bright color! Our lovely hair & makeup artist Margaret Snider created a chic and romantic look, and I adored kicking the shoot off with some beauty shots before capturing portraits of the couple together in this historic part of town!

Modern Bridal Portraits on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South CarolinaVibrant Purple Wedding Pumps styled with flowersModern Bridal Portraits on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina on Film

Y’all, isn’t this bouquet stunning?! Such a gorgeous statement with the modern lines of this Sarah Seven gown!

Rainbow Row in Charleston on Medium Format FilmBride with Puppy in Charleston Wedding

Thinking about adding your favorite furry friend to your wedding day entourage? Why not have her decked out in a floral collar like this?

Modern Bridal Portraits on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South CarolinaModern Bridal Portraits on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina

This Susie Saltzman ring is my favorite of all time! Isn’t it stunning?!

Couple Laughing together on Rainbow Row in Charleston

Y’all, these laughs are 100% genuine & I couldn’t love this moment more if I tried!

Modern Bridal Portrait Details on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South CarolinaModern Bridal Portraits on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina Bright Charleston Wedding Invitation SuiteRomantic Elopement in Charleston, South Carolina

It just doesn’t get much more romantic than this!

Modern Elopement Details on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South CarolinaModern, Romantic Elopement on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina

This boutonnière matched the colors and southern vibe of Rainbow Row to a T!

Modern Bridal Portraits on Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina

Stay tuned for part 2 (featuring the stunning Magnolia Plantation) coming very soon!

Featured In: A Low Country Wedding & Bridal Musings

Planning, Styling & Floral Design: Detailed I Do’s

Hair & Makeup: Margaret Snider Artistry

Linens: Nuage Designs

Rentals: Ruth’s House

Flatware: Tablemade Co.

Stationery: The Impressionist

Venue: Magnolia Plantation

Dress: Kelly’s Closet + Sarah Seven

Groom’s Attire: Black Tux

Ring: Susie Saltzman

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Bride’s Shoes: Sam Edelman

Models: Paula & Ron Rallis

Cake: Gingerspice Bakery

Photography: Carrie Joy Photography

  1. […] with vibrant bridal details and fun Bride and Groom portraits along Rainbow Row (that I shared in part 1), and today I’m sharing part 2 which includes the beautiful garden ceremony and bright […]

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