Congrats to Cody and Abby on their Boone Hall Plantation Wedding this past weekend!  In her speech, Melissa (Abby’s Maid of Honor), talked about how amazing she is at movie quotes.  So it’s no surprise she can recite dozens of lines from “The Notebook”.  And like many of us, this movie is one of the reasons we all fell in love with Boone Hall Plantation.  Cody and Abby were so blessed to say their marriage vows under these majestic oaks.  Abby and Cody wanted a classic lowcountry wedding and this is definitely what got along with all the romance that Boone Hall has to offer.  The day was relaxed and upbeat and guests enjoyed a perfect sunset as the celebrated the night at the Cotton Dock.  Tassia from Beautiful Brides did an amazing job of creating the elegance that Abby desired for her reception space, and Ann from the Purple Magnolia did an incredible floral design with lush greenery and blush garden roses.  The blush bridesmaid dresses were complemented by the gold sequin maid of honor dress, which tied together the gold accents in the wedding day design. Of course one of my favorite elements of this wedding day was Abby’s two piece blush wedding gown!  This is my dream wedding dress and Abby was beyond stunning in it!  It was all just perfection!  Of course my absolutely favorite part of Abby and Cody’s wedding was her father’s speech.  His words were the sweetest sentiments a father could express to his daughter. I could not be happier for this sweet couple! Congrats guys!
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Ceremony Venue: Boone Hall Plantation
Reception:  The Cotton Dock
Event Planner:  Beautiful Brides Events
Florist:  The Purple Magnolia
Cake:  Declare Cakes
Hair and MUA: Lashes and Lace
Catering:  Sticky Fingers
Invitations:  Minted
DJ: Bunn DJ Company
Videographer:  Nick, Epic Charleston
Gown Boutique: Rebecca’s Wedding Boutique
Gown: Martina Liana Tulle Skirt, Marjorie Corset by Watters
Belt:  Maggie Sottero
Ring Designer: Marcel Tolkowsky
Shoes:  Audery Brooke
Bridesmaid dresses:  Sorella Vita



By Ava Moore

Charleston Fine Art Wedding Photography
Boone Hall Plantation Wedding


Congrats to Corey and Noelle on their Gadsden House Wedding this past weekend! I first met Noelle’s family 4 years ago at her sister’s wedding.  I was absolutely THRILLED when I Noelle reached out to let me she too had gotten engaged and would be planning her lowcountry wedding!  It was so sweet to experience another wedding day with this lovely family and meet the new addition, Jack, who is Noelle’s completely adorable nephew!  And quiet honestly, he almost stole the show with his dance moves!

Corey and Noelle’s wedding is the stuff dreams are made of…lush greenery, soft dusty blues, and lots of wonderfully thought out details.  Noelle’s vision was for a whimsical fairy tale garden wedding! Kathleen and her team at KSHG Events along with Branch Design Studio definitely brought Noelle’s vision to life in most stunning way!  The invitation suite set the stage for lush greenery as the thread that tied all the wonderful details together from the customized bar, the napkins, and welcome baskets all the way to the lovely alter where this sweet couple exchanged their vows.

Noelle’s wedding gown was a stunning Hayley Paige gown with a dusty blue ballgown bottom and a jeweled belt.  The dusty blues and ivory were carried through into the bridesmaid’s dresses, the linens, and the gorgeous lose bouquets along with the sweet flower crown worn by her flower girl. The jewels were seen again in Noelle’s amazing Bella Belle jeweled tieback shoes.  Again, the stuff dreams are made of!!

I’m so incredibly happy for these two sweethearts!  My heart is a little sad that both the girls of the family are now married, but I’m hoping to see them all again for the nieces and nephews weddings one day!!  Congrats guys!

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Venue:  The Gadsden House
Planning and Design:  KSHGevents, Kathleen Shuler
Florist:  Branch Design Studio
DJ:  Nice Entertainment
Hair and Makeup:  Meg Workman
Catering:  Maybank Catering
Ceremony Music:  Classical Charleston
Gown:  Hayley Paige
Gown Boutique:  The White Magnolia, Atlanta
Shoes: Bella Belle
Bridesmaid Dresses: Joanna August, Morning Dew


By Ava Moore

Charleston Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Gadsden House Wedding Photograper

  • October 12, 2017 - 11:13 am

    Laura Ludlum - Beautiful! Thank you Nicole! Your work shines through in these excellent photos of Noelle & Corey’s wedding reflect their vision and family and friends wonderfully!


I am so thrilled to share this bridal inspiration shoot from Old Wide Awake Plantation!  Everything about this shoot screams vintage!  It’s always such a pleasure to work with creatives here in Charleston!  Old Wide Awake Plantation was so gracious to open their doors to us.  The ladies who care for this property are so incredibly sweet and helpful.  We couldn’t be more appreciative of their hospitality!  Our insanely gorgeous florals are from Beth at Wildflowers.  She always amazes me with her creations and she did not disappoint!  We wanted a color palette of soft pinks, blush, and golds and she tied this together beautifully!  The planning and design for this collaboration was done by the team at Charleston Wedding Studio.  I adore how they included vintage items like the mix matched antique china, the vintage engagement ring, and the antique beaded clutch!  The talented ladies at Classic Beauty SC and Diana Cardona Hair Studio made our already gorgeous models look even more stunning.  Our models Corissa Rogers and Grace Oenbrink gave life and movement to our stunning gowns provided by Verita’ A Bridal Boutique.  Verita’ will be having their grand opening in Mt. Pleasant in the weeks to come, so be sure to set up your appointment with Jessica ASAP! This stunning vintage engagement ring was provided by Bliss Designs by Donna Marie.  And last but certainly not least is the breathtaking invitation suite created by Plume & Fete.  Dominique instantly connected with our vision for this shoot and created a one-of-a-kind invitation suite to tie our shoot together!
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Venue:  Old Wide Awake Plantation
Florals:  Wildflowers Inc.
Planning & Design:  Charleston Wedding Studio
Engagement Ring:  Bliss Designs by Donna Marie
Hair & Makeup:  Classic Beauty SC & Diana Cardona Hair Studio
Gown Boutique: Verita’ A Bridal Boutique
Paper Suite & Calligraphy:  Plume & Fete
Models:  Grace Oenbrink and Corissa Rogers
Gowns:  Calla Blanche 17245L (Grace) and Madison James MJ360 (Corissa)
Ring Box:  The Mrs. Box
Ribbons:  Honeysilk


By Ava Moore

Charleston Fine Art Wedding Photographer


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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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


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.

    • August 31, 2017 - 7:16 pm

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