We were absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph Alex and Ashleigh’s wedding in Savannah, GA! Ashleigh grew up in the Charlotte area, and now that she and Alex live in Savannah, they knew they’d have a lot of guests traveling for their Georgia wedding. They wanted to highlight the beauty of Savannah and chose Bethesda Academy as their venue for it’s beautiful southern oak trees draped in Spanish moss. They incorporated Georgia peaches into their color-scheme and decor, and even had ice-cream sandwiches instead of cake from Savannah’s famous Leopold’s Ice Cream as a treat for their guests (a spectacular choice in the midst of the southern August heat). Alex and Ashleigh did a first-look which made their whole day flow with ease. All we had to do after the ceremony was steal away for a few snuggly shots of the newlyweds while the guests settled into the reception! Though it was hot, the whole day was simply beautiful… southern, classic, and truly joyful! Enjoy a few of our favorites from Alex and Ashleigh’s wedding in Savannah, GA!
Gown | David’s Bridal
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Bethesda Academy
Stationary | Minted
Flowers | Kato Floral Designs
Caterer | Wylie’s BBQ
Ice Cream Sandwiches | Leopold’s Ice Cream
Laura and Ross are two of just the sweetest people there ever were. To be a part of the day they became one was truly an honor! We had never met them before they booked with us, but from our initial meeting we knew we were going to get along great with them. Their engagement session was super fun, because they are super fun people. Laura’s bridals were a delight to capture, because she is genuinely a delight!
Just after their engagement session, we discovered that our baby on the way at the time, sweet Avonlea, had some heart and kidney problems and might need surgery after birth. I vividly remember posting to Facebook about this discovery, very fearful for what was to come. Well Laura is a nurse, and was working at Levine Children’s Hospital at the time. She took the time after seeing my post to message me and let me know that she worked, of all places, on the heart & kidney floor of the hospital, so if our Avie ended up needing surgery after delivery, she would take good care of her! I remember feeling so much comfort from that sweet thought of hers to reach out and let us know that! She and Ross even sent Avonlea an adorable onesie 🙂
We’ve seriously had a wonderful time getting to know them and had an absolute blast capturing this beautiful Winston Salem wedding day. Everything was so beautiful, including the new Mr. & Mrs. Howard! Enjoy a few of our favorites from Ross and Laura’s wedding day!
Andrew and Erica! Oh goodness… the world needs more sweet and fun people like them! Not only do these two adore each other to the moon and back, but they draw out the fun-side in everyone around them. When Erica sent me her wedding-day timeline and we saw how much time she’d allotted for dancing at her reception, we thought “This girl must be over-calculating how long the average crowd of wedding guests can party. No one can dance for that long!” But low and behold- their guests danced (and danced well, might I add) for hours longer than we’ve ever seen a group carry on at a reception! Erica and Andrew knew their crowd, and planned their day accordingly to allow everyone in attendance to simply lay back, relax and celebrate with them for as long as possible! They did a first-look early in the day, and allowed plenty of time to finish all photos before their ceremony (this added tremendously to the amount of time they were able to spend with their guests). They hired Melanie Murphy of By Invitation Only Event Planning, as well as Southern Way Catering, both tried-and-true pillars in the Columbia wedding-vendor community who helped ensure that their day ran smoothly, on-time and that their guests were well-fed! Every heart in attendance was full of joy for the newlyweds as they said “I Do,” and we had an absolute blast capturing every minute. Enjoy a few of our favorites from Andrew and Erica’s wedding in Columbia, SC!
Gown | Carolina Couture
Bridal Shoes | Nine West
Bridesmaids Dresses | Alfred Angelo
Hair & Makeup | Lauren Jeffcoat
Engagement & Wedding Rings | Zales
Guys’ Suits | Vera Wang – Mens’ Warehouse
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Leaside
Event Designer | By Invitation Only – Melanie Murphy
Officiate | Kevin Roberts
Flowers | Something Special Florist
Rentals | Party Reflections
Caterer | Southern Way Catering
Cake | Bonnie Brunt Cakes
DJ | Robert Briggs
Accommodations | Country Inn & Suites