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boone hall wedding photos . naomi + michael

ironically naomi met michael during a “girls trip” aka no guys allowed in miami beach. while enjoying a cocktail with her best bud, michael showed up to order some drinks. after one look, naomi knew he was the one. flash forward to their wedding weekend here in beautiful charleston south carolina. naomi and michael brought their family and friends from across the world to join them in charleston for their wedding day at boone hall. they started off their day at the grand bohemian hotel and then headed over to the cotton dock at boone hall for their ceremony. the wind blew through, but that didn’t stop these two from saying their “i do’s.” although their adorable pup wasn’t present for the ceremony, it showed up on the cocktail napkins with the message, “i demand to know why i am not in the wedding.”  naomi’s dad welcomed everyone to the reception with a toast to all the places guests traveled from, while alluding to john denver’s song take me home, country roads. he closed with a group shot of special japanese champagne sake before everyone headed over to a seated dinner by the amazing salthouse catering. the royal suits, kept everyone entertained and hopping on the dance floor with their musical notes. we wish naomi and michael many years traveling the world and enjoying life together.boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography

wedding venue . boone hall plantation
wedding coordinator . elm events
bridal gown . essence of australia . boca raton bridal
bridesmaid dresses . vera wang
hair . jessica smith
makeup . paper dolls
florist . petaloso
officiant . john carter
caterer . salthouse
cake . wildflour
band . the royal suits
lighting . duvall 
getaway transportation . lowcountry valet
rentals . snyder . duvall . spike
stationary . dodeline design

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should you see each before the wedding ceremony?

with spring weddings in full swing, we are reminded of a question we get asked quite often: should we see each other before the wedding ceremony?

are you unsure about whether or not you should see each other before your wedding ceremony?  don’t worry, you are not alone.  the moment when the bride and groom see each other for the first time can be quite a momentous part of the wedding day.  below we have listed the advantages to both options to help you figure out what will work best for your wedding day.

advantages to seeing each other before the ceremony, and/or having a “first look”:

•    if a concern, you can flush out any nerves.

•    offers you a private moment to digest the significant occasion.

•    we can knock out some bridal party and immediate family photos so there are not as many posed portraits after the ceremony. [ curious how to craft your posed portrait list? we have you covered here. ]

•    this option is especially advantageous in the late fall to early spring months [ in charleston, october – early march ] when the sun sets earlier in the day moving up the ideal time of day for portraits. [ curious about the best time of day for portraits? we have you covered here too. ]
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•    you don’t have to get ready quite as early on the day of the wedding, making it possible for photography coverage to begin later in the day.

•    the anticipation to see one another can build to the second you walk down the aisle, and everyone can witness that special moment together.

•    still want to knock out some nerves?  you can have a first touch, without seeing each other and capture a sweet private moment between the two of you. some couples will read letters they wrote to each other at this time, or just exchange a few words while holding hands.

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•    this option is especially advantageous in the late spring through early fall months  [ in charleston, april – september ] as the heat and humidity can be a big factor. the sun also sets later in the day which is the ideal time of day for portraits outside.

wedding at St. Luke's Chapel and the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. Wedding photographer Charleston SC, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt Pleasant SC. Charleston wedding photographer, wedding photographer charleston sc, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.com wedding at the Gov. Thomas Bennett House in Charleston SC. Charleston wedding photographer, wedding photographer charleston sc, modern vintage photography, amelia + dan, 843.801.2790, ameliaanddan.comin the end, it is your day and your choice but hopefully these suggestions will help you decide what will work best for you and your wedding.

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downtown charleston sc wedding photos . leah + jonny

leah and jonny are an incredibly kind couple. before meeting their family for the wedding ceremony, we started at philadelphia alley for a sweet first look. we walked through some of the cobblestone streets enjoying the beautiful early spring blooms while leah and jonny made each other giggle. we joined their family at white point gardens for their ceremony at the gazebo. the live oaks arched in the background as jonny’s dad, dick, performed their ceremony and spoke to them about creating a duet with their marriage versus a duel. after saying their i do’s they led their guests to the edmondston-alston house for cocktails and a reception. the cutting of the cake helped prove beyond a doubt that jonny had never done this [a wedding] before. 😉 while giving a toast to their family he said, “my only regret is that i didn’t meet you [leah] sooner in life.” we know these two will be enjoying life together for years to come, and we can’t wait to see how baby g adds to their performance. we are looking forward to the next party in november!wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography wedding photographer charleston sc - amelia and dan photography

wedding ceremony venue . white point garden gazebo
wedding reception venue . edmondston-alston house
wedding coordinator . klh group
wedding designer . klh group
bridal gown . jenny packham . boutique . white 
hair . willow salon . casey spalviero
makeup . pink dot
florist . out of the garden
officiant . john gorham
caterer . thurston southern
cake . swank
DJ/band . david archer
lighting . gp sound 
rentals . eventworks
stationary . fancy creative

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boone hall wedding photos . lesley + dan

a mutual friend, a party bus and the freefest music festival kicked off lesley and dan’s love story and official best friend status. they both love charleston [how can you blame them?], so they decided to bring their family and friends down to celebrate at their favorite beach destination. not only did they show everyone isle of palms, they also took them to beautiful boone hall plantation where they tied the knot at the cotton dock. although they usually air on the side of laughter, their sweet ceremony and personal vows brought out quite a few happy tears as they officially became best friends for life. the celebration that followed brought a lot more laughs, a couple more happy tears and some pretty epic dance moves. we know lesley and dan will be reminiscing about this amazing weekend for years to come, and we are confident they will travel back and visit us soon! wishing you many more days filled with happy hours, relaxing beach time and teaching your nephews new tricks. 😉 boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photography boone hall wedding photos - amelia and dan photographywedding venue . boone hall plantation
wedding coordinator . elm events
bridal gown . pronovias . jennifer’s bridal
bridesmaid dresses . bill levkoff
hair . lashes and lace
makeup . lashes and lace
florist . duvall
officiant . barbara porter
caterer . duvall
cake . ashley bakery
DJ . stephen darby
getaway transportation . lowcountry valet
rentals . duvall

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