happy couple kisses under the live oak tree - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography
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WILLIAM AIKEN HOUSE WEDDINGS . TOP TEN BEST WEDDING VENUES IN CHARLESTON SC

so many people are booking weddings right now for 2018 that we were reminded of our posts about the top ten best wedding venues in charleston south carolina

let’s head back to the heart of downtown charleston and upper king street to one of the top 10 best wedding venues in charleston south carolina, the william aiken house. this stunning historic 1810 mansion has so much to offer. the william aiken house features a gorgeous drawing room with beautiful light to photograph you getting ready and portraits before the ceremony. it is literally one of our favorite indoor spaces to take photos. the open-air piazzas overlook the garden and provide the option for a birds-eye view to gaze out upon the lush gardens. the option for a seated dinner inside the formal dining rooms showcasing antiques and artwork is reason enough to book this incredible space, not to mention the delectable food by patrick properties hospitality group. outside there is a two-century-old magnolia tree that is simply breathtaking. a long walk-way provides the perfect opportunity for a grand entrance on to the dance floor. since the william aiken house is located on upper king street it is super convenient to keep the party going afterward at a bar downtown. how could we forget? you can announce your wedding day on the american theater marquee right next door. william aiken house is intimate yet spacious and you get to celebrate your wedding right in the heart of charleston sc.bride getting ready - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography bridal party cheers with champagne - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography happy bridal portrait - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography bride with her sweet pup - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography dapper groom with suspenders - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography bride has her veil adjusted in the nice light - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography seating chart and ceremony set up - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography sweet mother of the groom - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography here comes the bride - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography ceremony kiss - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography husband and wife walk down the aisle - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography happy couple grins ear to ear during portraits - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography bride touches groom and silhouettes on yellow wall - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography

american theater marquee - the william aiken house wedding - amelia and dan photography

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happy couple walks the avenue of oaks - boone hall wedding - amelia and dan photography
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BOONE HALL PLANTATION WEDDINGS . TOP TEN BEST WEDDING VENUES IN CHARLESTON SC

so many people are booking weddings right now for 2018 that we were reminded of our posts about the top ten best wedding venues in charleston south carolina

as we travel around through our top 10 best wedding venues in charleston south carolina, we come to the infamous boone hall. boone hall has been referred to as the most romantic destination in the state, and it is easy to see why. as you pull in to boone hall plantation you drive though the avenue of oaks, a 3/4 mile stretch of 270 year old giant live oaks draped in spanish moss. the quintessential look of the lowcountry. azaleas bloom in the spring and you may even see some cotton popping up aside the colorful blooms. there are so many options for your wedding ceremony and reception throughout the grounds, and the “belle of the hall” otherwise known as the cotton dock provides a rustic interior space overlooking the tidal marsh. the staff at boone hall is super sweet and they even have a golf cart available to take you around to the many locations throughout the venue. it is truly a remarkable place.

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sun shines though oak trees for portrait of bride and groom - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan
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LEGARE WARING HOUSE WEDDINGS . TOP TEN BEST WEDDING VENUES IN CHARLESTON SC

so many people are booking weddings right now for 2018 that we were reminded of our posts about the top ten best wedding venues in charleston south carolina

the legare waring house at charles towne landing is certainly in our top ten best wedding venues in charleston south carolina. the ancient avenue of oaks is truly breath-taking, and can be used for your ceremony or reception location. the legare waring house is a historic home on-site to get ready inside of and then step out for your ceremony and reception. it offers beautiful window light, and is a nice air-conditioned spot to hang out in before the ceremony begins. the large wedding oak is one of our favorite trees. it stands tall and works well for the ceremony or a spot for portraits. crystal lagoons rest alongside the house, and there is even a marsh view if you are adventurous. legare has one of the friendliest and most upbeat staff around, and they make the process a breeze. it is the perfect location to give your guests a taste of charleston outside of downtown, yet is conveniently located to hop back over after the party ends. the historic beauty, unique spaces and convenient location make the legare waring house at charles towne landing the perfect spot for your wedding.

grooms being silly - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan bride getting ready for wedding - butterfly kisses with flower girl - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan groom tightens his bowtie - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan bride sheds a tear as she has a first touch with her groom - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan happy bride and her mom before they walk down the aisle - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan bride walking down the aisle with flower crown amid avenue of oaks and flower archway - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan avenue of oaks ceremony with church pews - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan groom chokes up seeing his bride for first time - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan wedding ceremony under the wedding oak - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan happy couple sneaks a kiss as they walk down the aisle under the avenue of oaks - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom portrait with their dog - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom pose in front of iron gate and live oaks with dripping spanish moss - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan happy couples young and old - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan bride throws her bouquet in the air to celebrate her wedding day - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan gorgeous local flowers on wooden farm table with burlap reserved sign - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan sweet light during cocktail hour on lagoon - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan children romp as reception takes place under tent - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan first dance as husband and wife  - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan cutting the mini cake - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan breaking it down on the dance floor - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan woohoo she caught the bouquet - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan flower petals thrown at bride and groom - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan husband and wife run through pom poms as they say goodbye to their guests - legare waring house wedding - amelia and dan

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bride and groom kiss under live oak tree and parasol - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan
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MIDDLETON PLACE PLANTATION WEDDINGS . TOP TEN BEST WEDDING VENUES CHARLESTON SC

so many people are booking weddings right now for 2018 that we were reminded of our posts about the top ten best wedding venues in charleston south carolina

as we continue our top 10 best wedding venues in charleston south carolina we are headed to middleton place. middleton is located in charleston along the ashley river, and is full of lush gardens. pansies and camellias bloom during the winter months, and azaleas and salvia bring bright colors in spring and summer. the middleton inn is located right next door so you can get ready on-site and head over to the gardens for the ceremony and reception. live oaks draped in spanish moss grow throughout the property, including the middleton oak estimated to more than 900 years old. a handcrafted horse and carriage, peacocks and a stable yard offer your guests a unique experience. if you’re lucky, you may even see a rainbow.

getting ready to get married - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan bride kissing a horse and twirling in her gown - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan groom walking up to get married - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan bride rides up in a horse and carriage - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan happy bride sees her groom for the first time - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan wedding ceremony under a live oak with handmade heart carving - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan happy couple has rice thrown as they exit their ceremony - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom walk up from the lagoon - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan sunlight beams through happy couple - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan standing on a live oak and donning a parasol for couple portraits - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan kissing couple in front of pond and dripping spanish moss - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan peacock says hello - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan rainbow shows up for bagpipe player - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan happy couple dips in front of historic home - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan circus tent lit up at night and first dance for bride and groom - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom kiss in front of flower wall - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan first dance as husband and wife beneath flower wreath chandelier - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan wedding dap by all guests for new husband and wife - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan husband and wife kiss below sparklers - middleton place wedding - amelia and dan

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bride and groom hold hands and watch the sunset - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan
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LOWNDES GROVE PLANTATION WEDDINGS . TOP TEN BEST WEDDING VENUES IN CHARLESTON SC

so many people are booking weddings right now for 2018 that we were reminded of our posts about the top ten best wedding venues in charleston south carolina

next up in our top 10 best wedding venues in charleston south carolina is the lovely lowndes grove. there are countless reasons to have your wedding at lowndes grove. for starters, you can get ready in the restored estate with 1786-era architecture and period furnishings. everyone who walks in to the house stares in wonder as they walk around the home. lowndes grove has an expansive piazza that provides the perfect spot for magnificent photos, and if the weather is inclement the interior of the house has tons of beautiful window light and open spaces for photographs. you can have your wedding ceremony on site overlooking the oak-lined banks of the ashley river. there is a glass enclosed portico for the reception so your guests can continue to enjoy the breathtaking views. did we mention the stunning private dock yet? you even leave by boat. the staff is super nice and helpful, and the food by patrick properties hospitality group is SO tasty. bonus – lowndes grove is one of the best sunset spots in charleston. there is on-site parking which is very rare for a wedding in downtown charleston. once the party comes to an end, it can easily roll on to the next stop because you are a hop, skip and a jump from the heart of downtown charleston.cute bridesmaids photo in their custom robes - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan bride gets on her wedding dress - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan bride on spiral staircase - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan bridal portrait and ring bearers - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom first look - so happy - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan guests cross the front lawn for wedding ceremony - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan groom wipes away tears as bride walks down aisle - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan happy couple kisses under live oak tree and azaleas - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan happy couple portraits with black and white checkered floor - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom wave to their guests from balcony of house - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan first dance and groom serenades his bride - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan candlelit reception under the stars - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom by the sunset and water dock - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan sunset portrait of happy couple by live oaks and water - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan beautiful sunset - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan guests enjoy the dock and dancing - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan white rolls royce takes the bride and groom home - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan sparkler exit and waving goodbye on a boat - lowndes grove wedding - amelia and dan

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happy couple kisses in sunset light - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan
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RIVER COURSE CLUBHOUSE KIAWAH ISLAND WEDDINGS . TOP TEN BEST WEDDING VENUES IN CHARLESTON SC

so many people are booking weddings right now for 2018 that we were reminded of our posts about the top ten best wedding venues in charleston south carolina.  we have what we believe to be one of the best jobs around. we get to photograph people on one of the most extraordinary days of their life—their wedding day—and tell their unique wedding day story through photographs. there is so much love and happiness floating around it is palpable. we do all of this in the stunning lowcountry, photographing weddings at some of the most beautiful and historic places we have ever seen. we thought it would be fun to share our picks for the top 10 best wedding venues in charleston south carolina. we will be highlighting each one, in no particular order, over the next few weeks. all these gorgeous spaces are literally in our backyard, and we are so thankful for it.

first up is the river course on kiawah island which sits on an ancient bluff surrounded by huge live oaks. kiawah island itself is simply incredible, and such a unique retreat for your guests to enjoy all weekend long. the girls can get ready on-site [or up the road at cassique] and the guys get to enjoy one of the most spectacular clubhouse locker rooms around. it is like being inside a whiskey barrel. your wedding ceremony can take place behind the clubhouse overlooking the river, and there is a balcony for a birds eye view which makes for distinct photographs. the reception area is kept hidden from guests while everyone enjoys the cocktails either outside on the porch or inside around the stunning wood bar. when the doors open your guests are surprised by a custom designed ballroom with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the kiawah river. the amazing staff is ready and waiting with your first course, and the food is simply delicious. nature steals the show for quick bit as the sun sets over the kiawah river and the 18th green. the party begins in the spacious, climate controlled ballroom so you can show off your dance moves without breaking a sweat. guests have the option to sit and chat comfortably inside or enjoy a cigar outside. the river course on kiawah truly is a magnificent space for a wedding.

bride getting ready at cassius for her river course wedding on kiawah - amelia and dan groom playing pool in the guys locker room at the river course clubhouse - kiawah wedding - amelia and dan bride having a special moment with her dad as he walks her down aisle - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan groom smiling ear to ear as he sees his bride - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan stunning rose petal aisle - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom kiss as they walk down aisle as husband and wife - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan portrait of happy couple among live oak trees - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan cute puppy with bride and groom - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom sunset photo - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan wedding rings on golf ball - happy couple walks in to sunset - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan sunlight glowing over clubhouse at river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan mr and mrs chair signs - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan cutting the cake and toasting bride and groom - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan sunset at river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan happy people dancing at wedding - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan everybody on the dance floor - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan happy couple kisses as they exit through flower petals - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan bride and groom happily exit wedding on golf cart - river course kiawah wedding - amelia and dan

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charleston, sc

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HONEY HORN PLANTATION WEDDING . THE WEDDING ROW . HOT OFF THE PRESS

we recently had this destination wedding at honey horn plantation and coastal discovery museum in hilton head sc published on the wedding row. check out the post below for all the details!

sheridan + taylor’s destination honey horn plantation and coastal discovery museum wedding in hilton head south carolina.honey horn plantation wedding - photos published - Amelia and dan

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WINDOWS ON THE WATERWAY WEDDING . A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING . HOT OFF THE PRESS

we recently had this nautical destination wedding at windows on the waterway in hilton head sc published on a lowcountry wedding. check out the post below for all the details!

brooke + greg’s nautical destination windows on the waterway wedding in hilton head south carolina.windows on the waterway wedding - photos published - hilton head island

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GOVERNOR THOMAS BENNETT HOUSE WEDDING PHOTOS . THE WEDDING ROW . HOT OFF THE PRESS

we recently had this fabulous charleston wedding published on the wedding row.  check out the links below for all the details!

laura + andy’s governor thomas bennett house wedding in downtown charleston south carolina.governor thomas bennett house wedding - photos - Amelia and dan

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