Congrats to Hannah and Brad on their Alhambra Hall wedding here in Charleston, SC.  With Hurricane Irma bearing down on the Caribbean and Florida, Hannah and Brad were determined to move forward with their wedding day! This truly is a situation that no couple wants to face.  There are no words to describe how impressed I am with Brad and Hannah’s family and all the vendors involved for making this day just perfect despite the impending storm.   Karen from Simply Eventful did an amazing job getting everyone coordinated with the updated storm plan!

When I first spoke with Hannah and Brad last year we discussed her vision for the wedding day, which was a color palette of ivory, light pink, and gold.   She also loves pineapples, which were used to perfection in the florals and centerpieces!  I absolutely adore the way Anna Bella Florals incorporated the gold pineapples into the centerpieces!  She also used the most adorable mini pineapples in the centerpieces, arbor, and boutonnieres!

Hannah and Brad also wanted their day to be romantic, relaxed, and carefree!  As you can see from these images, not even Hurricane Irma could prevent their vision from coming to life!  These two had the best time celebrating with their friends and family!  I’m so happy for you both!
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Creatives:
Planning and Design:  Simply Eventful Charleston
Florals:  Anna Bella Florals
Cake:  Nothing Bundt Cakes
DJ:  DJ YNot
Catering:  Salthouse
Invitation Suite:  Orrganics
Ring:  Donna Deprisco
Gown: Bridals By Jodi
Bridesmaid Dresses:  Anthropologie
Beverage:  Mix
Hair and Makeup:  Katie Hall

 

By Ava Moore

Charleston Fine Art Photography

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Congrats to Bethany and Keenan on their Gadsden House engagement session this past week!  Bethany and Keenan are world travelers who met in Japan, and Charleston is where they have decided to tie the knot in exactly one year!  They were only going to be in town one time prior to the wedding for their engagement session, so the Gadsden House was our saving grace during this week of crazy weather!  While Charleston has absolutely amazing outdoor beauty, I’m always a little happy when rain forces us indoors to beautiful venues like the Gadsden House!  We popped some Prosecco and let this couple cozy up on this rainy day!  They also got to show off a few of their dance moves on these vintage ballroom floors!  I love to think about the days gone by when these Charleston homes saw lavish parties!  It’s lovely to see them restored to their formal glory and hosting gorgeous weddings! I couldn’t be happier for this sweet, sweet couple, and I look forward to seeing them next year for their wedding day!
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Silk Ribbons:  Honeysilk
Ring Box:  The Mrs. Box
Florals:  Yours truly 🙂
Blue Dress:  Lulu’s
Black Dress:  Leith

 

By Ava Moore

Charleston Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Gadsden House Engagement

  • August 31, 2017 - 12:10 am

    Barry Metzger - Such a good looking and wonderful couple! I love you both very much.
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    • August 31, 2017 - 7:16 pm

      admin - They are a good looking couple!! Really sweet too!! 🙂ReplyCancel

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Congrats to Chase & Maggie on their Lowndes Grove Wedding this past weekend!  This wedding was full of twists and turns, excitement, and lots of unique details! Their wedding date in and of itself was a sweet tribute to Maggie’s parents, who will now share their wedding anniversary date.  Oysters were also a big theme of the day!  Chase and Maggie have been collecting oyster shells since their first date in Boston, and Chase proposed to Maggie by presenting her ring in an oyster shell on the beach of course!  Although, this almost went terribly wrong when Maggie’s excitement got the best of her and she slapped the shell out of Chase’s hands. Fortunately, his quick reflexes kept the ring out of the sand.  Whew!  So oyster shell centerpieces, chandeliers, and cake decorations were in order!  Let us not forget the beloved doodles either!  It was absolutely a must that Lucy, their Goldendoodle, and Ruger, their Bernedoodle, be in the wedding!  While Ruger is only six months old, I had met Lucy last year for Chase and Maggie’s engagement pictures.  She was an absolute doll and Ruger did not disappoint either.  These are two of the most beautiful and sweet animals I’ve ever photographed! Last but not least, was the grand entrance of Maggie and her father in a vintage racing Bentley before she walked down the isle!  I could go and on about this wedding day.  The vows, the choreographed dances, the illuminated “FINALLY” sign, etc… This was a beautifully designed and super fun wedding day!!  Congrats to these guys!!  It was the perfect day!!
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Venue:  Lowndes Grove
Planning & Design:  ELM Events
Vintage Racing Bentley:  Lowcountry Valet, Rodger
Custom Gown:  Martina Liana via Gown Boutique of Charleston
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Catering:  Patrick Properties
Hair & MUA:  Lashes and Lace
DJ:  Steel Toe Stilleto
Florist:  Branch Design Studio

By Ava Moore
Charleston Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Lowndes Grove Wedding Photography

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Congrats to Tyler and Katherine on their Second Presbyterian and Cedar Room wedding this past weekend! The day began at the gorgeous William Aiken House in downtown Charleston.  This 18th century mansion defines southern charm with its sweeping ballrooms, parlors, and lush private grounds.  Katherine slipped into her stunning Hayley Paige gown in the beautifully restored Gothic styled carriage house.  Katherine chose unique and trendy bridesmaid dresses in an iridescent stone gray and blue.  Beth from Wildflowers Inc designed the most beautiful lose bouquets made with white flowers and greenery.  I only wish their was some way to infuse this blog post with the amazing smell of these gorgeous flowers!  For a sentimental touch, Katherine’s bouquet was wrapped with her grandmother’s monogrammed handkerchief.  To celebrate the marriage, all the guests gathered at the Cedar Room for a fun reception where everyone enjoyed the 17 South Band!  I couldn’t be more happy for this sweet couple!  Congratulations to you both!

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“Getting Ready” Venue:  The William Aiken House
Ceremony Venue:  Second Presbyterian Church
Reception Venue:  The Cedar Room
Wedding Planning & Design:  Wildflowers, Inc.
Florist:  Wildflowers, Inc.
Cake and Catering: The Cedar Room
DJ:  17 South
Hair & Makeup:  Lashes and Lace
Gown:  Hayley Paige, Dazhi via White Dresses

 

By Ava Moore

Charleston Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Cedar Room Wedding Photographer

William Aiken Wedding Photographer

 

  • July 26, 2017 - 10:44 am

    Tanner Griffin - This couple was amazing to work with and their love for each other and the sheer joy they shared that day shines through in Ava Moore Photography ‘s amazing photos . If you are in search of the perfect venue for your wedding you really must take a look at the Cedar Room .ReplyCancel

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Congrats to Chad and Kristin on their Cypress Trees Wedding this past weekend in Edisto.  While celebrating their anniversary last fall, Chad took Kristin to one of their favorite restaurants to celebrate!  Chad was able to play it cool, but dessert came with a special message.  “Marry Me” was written on the plate!  While wedding planning, they fell in love with Cypress Trees Plantation in Edisto.  Really, how can you not fall in love with this beautiful family home?  This plantation has been home to generations of the same family and is a place of warmth and beauty!  Kristin’s vision was for a rustic, southern, and traditional wedding.  Kristin picked out Salmon bridesmaid dresses and paired them with blue and white seersucker striped suits.  This was the perfect complement to the cotton boutonnieres, blue table linens, and burlap table runners.  Kristin also used lots and lots of greenery for that romantic feel!  It was such a gorgeous day and I’m so happy for this truly sweet couple!  Congrats guys! You totally deserve the absolute best!! 🙂Cypress Trees Wedding
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Vendors:
Venue:  Cypress Trees Plantation
Florist:  Colonial Floral Fascinations
Cake:  Jean Jones
Band:  The Company Band
Makeup:  Ashlea Ray Brown
Hair:  Taylor Brown @ 193 Hair Salon
Catering:  Jim & Nicks BBQ
Gown:  Madison James via Jo Lins Bridal
Coordinator:  Betty Jean Craft
Bridesmaids:  Alfred Angelo in Salmon
Menswear:  Blue & White Seersucker Stripe Suits from Jos A. Bank

 

By Ava Moore

Ava Moore Photography

Charleston Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Cypress Trees Wedding

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