LeeAnn did such a beautiful job planning her wedding. LeeAnn and Justin got married under a gorgeous big Oak Tree at The Confederate Home and College in Charleston, SC. The Confederate Home and College, a cherished institution in Charleston, was built circa 1800. Their wedding day was was just beaming with romance. I love that they chose to hang twinkling lights from the tree. It added such a dynamic element to their photos and just had me swooning! It felt like a sweet fairytale. Her Bridesmaid wore floor length blush gowns, which paired so perfectly with the men's dark suits. Justin is a big baseball fan so LeeAnn had a special cake made just for him. They also had their ring bearer walk down the aisle with a catchers mitt in lieu of a ring pillow. I love that she incorporated something that was important to her groom in such a creative and unique way. I loved getting to document this sweet couple's wedding day. I didn't get the chance to meet LeeAnn before her wedding day since it was a destination wedding for them, but I walked into the salon where they were getting married and immediately felt like part of the family! The girls at Gibson Hair and Makeup did an awesome job creating the soft romantic hair/makeup looks for their wedding day. It's a gorgeous salon in the downtown area.
I love that LeeAnn and Justin chose to do a First Look. I am such a fan of first looks because it really gives the Bride and Groom a chance to see each and have a special moment alone before all of the fast paced wedding festivities begin. I know some Brides get nervous that if they opt to do a First Look that it will take away from the moment where your groom sees you walk down the aisle but I really believe that it's a whole other special and emotional moment in itself. If you're still on the fence about whether or not you want to do one, talk with your photographer and get their opinion. It really makes for such a beautiful moment.
After the ceremony we explored around the nearby streets around the Confederate Home for the group and Bride and Groom photos. I love the cobblestone road that this venue sits on. Its quintessential Charleston.
It was such an honor getting to document this beautiful wedding day. Congratulations to the happy couple!
//Cana is a Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC available for international travel.//