Posted on December 16, 2011

Now up: Getting hitched and a party!

bride kissing groom's cheek

Michael Smallwood, looking quite at home backstage.  In addition to being an actor, playwright and director, he’s also a talented writer/reviewer for the Charleston City Paper. Archive search his name; it’s good stuff.

The flower girl threw ticket stubs from a popcorn container. Adorable.

flower girl movie tickets

They were married by College of Charleston theater professor Joy Vandervort-Cobb.



Several of their engagement images were enlarged and made into movie posters. I love the way this one turned out. They decided to get married as they were walking out of the theater after seeing  Away We Go .

movie themed wedding

Such an eminently quotable, iconic movie. (“Lloyd, Lloyd all null and void!”)

Say Anything quote

Just beautiful.

groom red tie

groom dancing with mother

Enter Ronald.

harry potter wedding

dance floor wedding dougie

I just love this. Shortly after this, my husband and assistant found Michael’s grandmother in the lounge, with her feet kicked up, watching BBC news. He joined her for a few minutes before I busted him. 🙂

It’s that time! On to the afterparty. I was so impressed with their wedding party and friends. They all buzzed around and had the whole reception venue cleaned and packed away in maybe 10-15 minutes. Maybe it’s all that practice switching up sets and clothing between acts.

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Posted on December 6, 2011

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights-

I don’t usually split weddings into multiple posts. But Jillian and Michael’s wedding at the Emmett Robinson Theater was such a shootfest; seriously, backstage alone was a separate quirky, random world just begging to be documented. I prefer short-ish blog posts with an emphasis on the people. But there’s so much I want to share about this wedding, so this is part one:

movie theater wedding

I love this. It reminds me of the slumber party scene in Grease.

bridesmaids in curlers

One of the girls saw me unwrapping these and thought they were mine. Nope- I wish I could shoot a wedding  in non-sensible shoes! Jillian was the one rocking the purple fabulousness.

marilyn monroe makeup bag cerave

bride getting ready backstage

silly bridesmaid

backstage theater

bridesmaids painting nails black

“No, I really am a D. Look at my bra-it’s in the bag over there.”

black bra DD strapless

bride mascara eyeliner

bride putting on dress

simons school of the arts bridal portrait

groom portrait

college of charleston cistern bride and groom wedding portrait

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