Congrats to Maggie & Chase on their engagement! These guys came to Charleston last week with their incredibly sweet and photogenic golden doodle, Lucy, for their Boone Hall Plantation engagement session! Three years ago, Chase proposed to Maggie on the beach hiding her ring in the perfect oyster shell!  Lucy, who will melt your heart in an instant, was there for the proposal, the engagement pictures, and (fingers crossed) the wedding as well!  I fell so in love with her that I’ll be sad if I don’t see her again!  Maggie did an amazing job styling her engagement session!  Her blue and white prints pop so brilliantly amid the romantic greenery of resurrection fern that grows so lushly in the summer time on the Live Oak trees in the background.  And my heart literally skipped a beat when I saw Lucy’s pink floral garland!  How amazing is this couple and their precious Lucy!!!

I love Maggie’s own description of the day she and Chase met each other, “”Did I see y’all at Trader Joe’s earlier today?” It was a Friday night at White Horse Tavern in 2011, and that’s all it took. Perhaps it was the subtlety of my approach amplified by the romantic setting and fueled by the fireball, but not only had I just won a bet with my sorority girlfriends, but also his heart. That chance encounter has made for a great story and led to beautiful friendship–one built on a shared love for cooking and wine, the bond of parenthood to our goofy goldendoodle, and mutual aversion to ice skating. We’ve become quite the little family already and after a long three-year engagement, we’re excited to make things official. We hope we’ll see y’all in Charleston later this year.”

They will be getting married at Lowndes Grove next year, which will be planned by the very talented Lauren Miller of ELM Events!  I’m absolutely honored to be part of this special time in their life!  Congrats guys!!

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By Ava Moore

Charleston Engagement Photos
Boone Hall Plantation Engagement

Venue:  Boone Hall Plantation

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Justin & Ashley are a sweet couple from Tennessee who made their second trip to Charleston this year for their anniversary!  Because they knew they would be enjoying a few kid free days, they decided to do Charleston anniversary pictures here at Folly Beach, which just continues to amaze me with it’s gorgeous light and romantic setting.  Again….this is why EVERY couple should do anniversary sessions from time to time.  Ashley and Justin have two gorgeous children and every reason to celebrate their life together.  You can see the depth of their love for each other and how it has grown since the wedding day.  It truly makes my heart swell to see these moments preserved forever so that they can be passed down to the generations to come.  Congrats guys!!!
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By Ava Moore

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Ava Moore Photography

Location:  Folly Beach
Dress:  Dillards

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Congrats to Ben & Erica, whose lovely Charleston engagement pictures are up on the blog today!  I’m thrilled to have met this sweet couple who came in from Charlotte on this gorgeous evening.   As you scroll through these amazing images, you really fall in love with Erica & Ben.  You can see the sweetness and playfulness that grounds their relationship.  I love how authentic they are with each other and I’m even more pleased that it shines through in the images!  You just can’t beat the romance that Charleston provides!! Congrats guys!!!  I’m so happy for you both!
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By Ava Moore

Charleston Engagement Pictures

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I’m so thrilled to share this sunset beach wedding inspiration planned and designed by Gigi Strong of Smells Like Peonies Events!  She has such an amazing talent to create inviting and romantic settings such as the one we see here.  I am blessed as well to have Beth of Wildflowers, Inc. showcasing her amazing talents again.  We wanted something with smokey gray blue tones with lots of greenery and Wildflowers, Inc. created something better than we could have imagined.  This inspiration is earthy and organic…yet elegant and romantic….almost dreamy!!  Our beautiful model Glennon was wearing a stunning dusty blue gown by designer, Alyssa Kristin.  Alyssa has partnered with brides all over the country to design their perfect wedding dress.  Our calligraphy was designed by the the amazing Kate Brooker.  Her design perfectly set the tone for this organic and romantic sunset wedding inspiration at Folly Beach, South Carolina in Charleston.  Our hair and make up was provided by Silvia Salon and Spa, who transformed our bride, Glennon, into a a type of goddess.  The hard work, investment of time, and expense that all our creatives went to is so appreciated!!  We hope brides will be inspired and love what they see!!!
Sunset Beach Wedding Inspiration
Sunset Beach Wedding Inspiration
Sunset Beach Wedding Inspiration

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Vendors:

Planning and design: Smells Like Peonies Events
Flowers: Wildflowers Inc.
Models:  Glennon Wagner and TJ Fitzmaurice
Gown: Alyssa Kristin
Calligraphy: Kate Brooker
Hair and makeup stylist: Silvia Salon & Spa

By Ava Moore

Charleston Wedding Photographer
Fine Art Film Wedding Photography

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Congrats to Katie & Aaron on their stunning Wild Dunes Island Chic wedding!  This couple met while attending the College of Charleston and their love for this awesome town brought them back for their wedding day!  They are such fun loving people with a great sense of humor! So they absolutely wanted a casual, laid back vibe to their wedding day.  Wild Dunes Resort was the perfect choice for them to provide an atmosphere of relaxation and fun for their family and friends.  A big shout out goes to Ashley Nicole Events for making their vision of an Island Chic theme a reality  with blush pink, navy, and gold accents.  It was truly stunning!!  I’m obsessing over the backs of these blush bridesmaid dresses as well as this soft pink and white bouquet from Ooh Events!  These three elegant cakes were by The Cake Stand Charleston, and the Emerald Empire Band provided the entertainment for the night!!  Everyone had a great evening with perfect weather to enjoy outside under the stars!!
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Vendors:
Venue:  Wild Dunes Resort
Planning & Design:  Ashley Nicole Events
Florist:  Ooh Events
Cake:  The Cake Stand Charleston
Band:  Emerald Empire Band
Makeup & Hair:  Lashes & Lace
Catering:  Wild Dunes
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm
Suits:  Tommy
Gown:  Lillen Collection
Shoes:  Kate Spade “Charm Heel”
Invitations:  Sarah Smith

 

By Ava Moore

Charleston Wedding Photographer

 

  • May 26, 2016 - 9:01 pm

    Carole - Beautiful photos! I love the way you captured all the fun at the reception, too! Great job, these are all so pretty, and the couple is gorgeous! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • July 20, 2016 - 2:09 am

    Will - I could not resist commenting. Very well written! http://www.yahoo.netReplyCancel

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