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Alex + Drew // A Summer Alhambra Hall Wedding // Charleston, SC

I knew it!! It was an amazing wedding and everything turned out perfectly. Remember when I told you about Alex and Drew, the lucky couple who won a free wedding in Charleston?

Who doesn’t, let me refresh your memory : Engagement session Alex + Drew

Who does, let’s go back a couple of months first.

 

 

When I first met Alex and Drew…

…at their engagement session in January, I could immediately tell, they were a lot of fun, extremely good looking and so in love!!! Alex clearly couldn’t contain her excitement when she told me that they had entered a giveaway and won a free wedding in this beautiful city. I was so happy for them, but knew they already had a wedding photographer… Shoot!

Well, I must be lucky because about one month later Alex reached out to me, asking if I could photograph their big day – the photographer had canceled on them and they fell in love with the engagement pictures I took… We all know my answer to her question. Heck yes, I do! ;)Fast forward, Thursday June 13th, their big day has finally arrived and let me tell you, it was a true fairytale wedding, with all the beauty and romance of a Charleston wedding.

A romantic first look in front of a typical southern front porch, a perfectly trimmed lawn flanked with beautiful flowers and framed by a Spanish moss hanging from the trees. Check! -Thanks again to Kathy, the owner, for letting us do that spontaneously! A ceremony right in front of the Atlantic, the shade of the majestic oak tree and the nice ocean breeze creating a comfortable place on a sunny summer day. All that accompanied by the soft tones of 2 violas in front of the charming Alhambra Hall. Check!

 

A vintage 1967 Ford truck, called Priscilla

– how cute is that? – painted in a shade of aqua. Perfectly arranged for the bridal party pictures. We fell in love!

A small pier reaching into the ocean. In the background you can see the contours of the Holy City to the left and the iconic Ravenel Bridge in some distance to the right. The sun is already setting behind the skyline and creates perfect light. Yes please! – also here many thanks to Al, the owner, for offering us his little slice of heaven – A complimentary astonishing Charleston sunset to a well-prepared cocktail from Direct my Bar? A must have! Add a boisterous party surrounded by great music, a delicious, out of this world tasting coconut cake and a no less tasty southern BBQ buffet. Check! Check! And Check! I could keep going on and on, but photos tell more than a thousand words, right?

Thanks to everyone who contributed their time, hard work and passion to this day. Y’all helped to make it a special one!And last but not least — Congratulations to the amazing and lovely couple. I am so happy for both of you and can’t wait to see your honeymoon pictures!!

 

 

Planner | Direct My Day

Venue | Alhambra Hall

Rentals & Truck Priscilla  | Something Borrowed K&S

Hair & Makeup | Alter-Image

Florist | My Darling Flowers

Cake | The Tenacious Tart

DJ | DJ Miketech

Photo Booth | Getem Twisted

Beverages | Direct My Bar

Wedding Dress | Bridal House Of Charleston

 

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  1. Ursula Frieß says:

    Sehr komfortabel und das drücken die Fotos toll aus.Am iriginellsten der Hund ” i loved her first”

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