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When two people who have impeccable style and make friends where ever you go, it’s obvious their wedding with be nothing but amazing! Shannon & Derek’s Glam Gibbes Museum of Art wedding was on point in every way. You couldn’t find a more glamorous couple in Charleston that day.
When we arrived in Charleston we took a bit to explore the cobblestone streets strewn with historic architecture nestled in with ancient oaks who’s long branches hovered over the city like protective arms. It’s a beautiful city that brings me back to movies like Forrest Gump and The Notebook. It’s almost surreal to be in the middle of it all. Right in the heart of Charleston is the Gibbes Art Museum. A stately building filled with beautiful classical works. Their courtyard outback is finely manicured and the perfect location for Shannon & Derek’s party of the year.
Shannon and Derek’s taste didn’t stop at their choice of city & venue. Oh no, they hired the best team possible to create an atmosphere of glamor and elegance at Gibbes. Every beautiful detail was perfectly in place. And let’s not forget about fashion. Oh, this was the part I was looking forward to the most. Shannon & Derek’s style is hard to contend with. I was just as excited to see Derek’s outfit as I was to see Shannon’s gown! Neither disappointed when they came out in their black and white duds.
As the ceremony drew near, people found their seats…until there weren’t any left. This event had standing room only! It was clear to see how well loved these two were with almost every guest on their list attending. So as the ceremony closed and the party ensued, it was no surprise to see the dance floor packed all night long!
Shannon & Derek live their lives to the fullest and their wedding was the perfect example of that ideal. Thank you for choosing us to capture it for you! We loved every moment!
This group of vendors was incredible! A huge thank you from us for creating such an amazing event to photograph! Event Coordination: Yoj Events // Florals: Stephanie Gibbs Events // DJ: Other Brother Entertainment // Caterer: Salt House Catering // Cinematography: Christopher Danger Mendrala // Rentals: Eventhaus & 428 Main // Ceremony Music: Jon Rooks // Lighting: PDA Stage // Hair & Makeup: Pink Dot Beauty Bar
Shout out to the awesome vendors that made this wedding day possible!
Venue: Glen Foerd on the Delaware // Coordinator: J Hollander Gourmet // Caterer: J Hollander Gourmet // Florist: Flowers by Jennie Lynne // Band: Don Eaton Band // Baker: Penza’s red barn bakery // Hair & Makeup: Shimmer & Spice
People ask me all the time how we get so many cool destination weddings? The answer may not be what you expect, but it’s because our clients don’t like big traditional weddings.
Sometimes the idea of having a large traditional wedding is scary. But you go for it anyways because that’s what you’re “suppose” to do right? You start planning, you make a guest list that seems a mile long, and then you get sucked down deeper and deeper into the details of center pieces, linens, bridesmaid dresses, and more. It’s completely overwhelming! When you think about planning your wedding day, it shouldn’t send you into a panic attack, if it does it may be time to re-evaluate how you’re doing things. I am giving you permission to do things differently, think outside the box, have a wedding day that brings you joy not fear!
Most of our destination weddings are because our clients don’t want the traditional, so they take their budget and choose a magical location! We’re just so honored that our clients love us enough to bring us along!
This scenario is exactly what happened with Alicia & Bill. They were all in on planning their NC based wedding when they realized it wasn’t the right thing for them. In stead they decided to dream about what they really wanted, New York City was #1 on their list. Both Alicia & Bill are lighting designers for theatre shows so Broadway is in their blood! They’ve also both lived in NYC for periods of time and have a special love for the Big Apple. So they pulled the trigger and decided to “elope” to NYC with just their closest family and US! Wowzah, I’m still pinching myself!
Not only did Alicia & Bill choose to have their wedding in NYC, but they chose to do it in the most amazing & unique way ever! In stead of renting a venue or going to the court house they chose to hit the city in style! They rented a limo for the day, made a list of their absolute favorite places, and took us all along on their personal tour of their beloved city! Daniel had yet to visit NYC and this was such a cool way for him to experience it for the first time!
I personally love adventure weddings like this one because we really get to know our clients and their loved ones. We watched mom cry as Alicia put on her dress, Bill’s sons crack jokes and make silly faces, and Alicia’s sister squeal with glee when they were officially wed. These relationships & memories are so important and they fill my heart up to overflowing! It was such a joy and honor to explore NYC from the perspective of Alicia & Bill! Thank you both SO MUCH for bringing us along on your incredibly amazing adventure!
2016 started out a little crazy, but it ended beautifully! We had some incredible clients this year and to witness the love ya’ll have for your people just melted my heart! Over the past week we’ve had so many wonderful comments left on the blog, Instagram, & Facebook! We loved reading every one of them. When it came down to it tho, there was one couple who had a few more comments than others. CONGRATS TO KRISTIN & NATE! Hooray! They’ve won a free 16×24 gallery canvas print of their choice a $250 value! I wonder which one they’ll choose? Here a few of my personal favorites:
Here’s to true bonds of love & friendship in 2017! It’s already off to an amazing start!