Thrilled to have this beautiful Charleston shoot featured on Wedding Sparrow! Below is a story I crafted in my mind as I photographed this European inspired elopement. I hope someone out there planning their intimate elopement gets as inspired as I was while capturing all the gorgeousness!
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Venue + Florals: RiverOaks Charleston assisted by Simone Gebsattel Design
Styling: RiverOaks Charleston + Elle Golden Photography
Dress Slip + Robe + Veil: Gossamer Vintage
Wedding Gown: Astrid + Mercedes
Hair + Makeup: Tasha of Juve Salon Studio
Stationery: Amanda Day Rose
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Ribbon: Silk and Willow
Jewelry: Glitz and Love
Developed and Scanned: The FIND Lab
Camera: Canon 1V 35mm
Film: Portra 400 rated at 320/200 + Portra 160 at 125
Black + White Images: Portra 400 converted to B+W with Mastin Labs
Photographed during the Southern Film Collective Gathering in Charleston, SC // See more HERE, HERE, and HERE.
I imagined an intimate elopement for our bride and groom. Only their closest friends and family members shared the journey to the private estate where the couple would wed near a tranquil river. The morning of the wedding, our bride takes a moment for herself. She is cloaked in a delicate robe, readying herself for the day ahead. She gazes through the window and catches a glimpse of her handsome groom. She smiles as she envisions their first wedding anniversary. She will present these boudoir images to her husband as the traditional paper gift: in a simple linen album or as loose prints in a custom, handcrafted wooden box.
As the day progresses, all the little details are captured. A veil resting on a nearby chair, waiting for its moment to shine. The elegant invitations bestowed on a privileged few. The al fresco dinner reception table is which reflects the couple’s laid back style and is lovingly set up by their parents. Fine wines, cheeses, fresh herbs, honey and berries. Even the beloved pets who befriend all the venue’s guests get their chance to smile for the camera.
Our couple allowed nature to choose their wedding day palette. Drawing inspiration from the spanish moss and the winding river, the florals display a lovely combination of creams, blues, greens, and accents of dusty rose and deep purples. The bride’s dearest friend foraged and arranged her bouquet.
The time has come for our couple to see each other. There is no rush associated with traditional wedding days. They take their time enjoying these sweet, private moments, knowing they will soon be husband and wife. They embrace one another as Charleston’s iconic live oaks provide a stunning background. The soon to be newlyweds pose for a few more photos before joining their loved ones to begin the biggest adventure they’ll ever take together: marriage.