Historic Rice Mill wedding

Posted on August 24, 2012




Lisa and Justin packed up and moved away right after their beautiful Charleston wedding this summer. I’ve had another couple move away after the wedding too, and I’ve photographed weddings for couples who didn’t live in town.

It’s sort of a weird feeling. It’s like, “What? You won’t be around? I won’t run into you at Whole Foods?”

Not that I’ve ever run into a past client at Whole Foods, uh, EVER, but it could happen, you know?


On the flip side, it’s an incredibly romantic notion too. Getting married and then whisking off to face the next adventure that life will bring, eyes forward, together.

I wish Lisa and Justin, who are so warm, kind, and fun, a wonderful journey together.



something borrowed hankerchief


bridal pedicure pink getting ready at the courtyard charleston waterfront marriott


bride updo sock bun


Charleston SC Ashley River marina James Island connector


Bridesmaids getting ready mascara


This next series is from my trusty assistant for the day, Bridgit of McBee Photography.  I love them. She has such a way with the guys. (Wait, does that sound right? you know what I mean.) 🙂








Bride and mother portrait Charleston wedding


Bride veil blowing funny Charleston waterfront wedding portrait


Bridesmaids short gray dresses apple green bouquets


Bridal portrait by fountain Charleston Courtyard Waterfront Marriott


father kissing bride on cheek charleston wedding


groom and mother portrait charleston sc wedding


Cakes by Kasarda




How great are these green apple place settings? I completely geeked out over them; even considered switching my logo from my longtime beloved lemon to a green apple. I love everything about them: crisp, perfect, bright, southern, festive but not fussy, organic…

Green apple place settings



Justin converted family wedding portraits to black and white to display at the reception. It was a fabulous idea, and he did a wonderful job.


Family wedding photos displayed at wedding reception

















Black and white wedding party portrait charleston sc wedding



wedding lime green and cream flowers










wedding mantle green apples and candles






I love this shot of Justin and his Dad. it has such an old-fashioned speakeasy feel to it. Can’t you just see them in an old photograph? Like the image in the opening sequence of Cheers?





Call me?







Isn’t this awesome? Cooling off at the end of “Shout!”

If you do it up right, that song *is* quite the workout.



Venue and Catering: Historic Rice Mill

Hair: Piccolo Salon

Flowers: Maria at Saint Sampson

Cake: Cakes by Kasarda


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