Every Friday needs some pretty wedding pictures, right?! Back in April, Chris and I traveled to Charleston, SC for a few sessions. It was an awesome trip, and a great way to charge up our creativity before wedding season started! We knew while we were there, we wanted to photograph something wedding related. Through a crazy chain of events (the awesome Lauren at ELD introduced us to Jeni, who introduced us to Bianca and Emily), we were introduced to Bianca and Emily of B.E. Bridal in Charleston! We were super thrilled that they were willing to help us out with a shoot!
As we were planning, we told Bianca and Emily that we wanted to do something framed around ideas that inspired them, because telling their story was more important to us than the theme! Emily and Bianca only started working together recently, but both have a background in event planning. Emily is from Denver, but after a trip to South Carolina and finding that she could go outside mid-winter with only a sweatshirt, she decided the South was the place for her! Emily was raised in Clemson, SC, and has a background in several different art forms, and is awesome at bringing her creativity to a wedding day!
Charleston sees a lot of beach weddings, and Emily and Bianca wanted our bridal shoot to showcase some of the other beautiful settings Charleston has to offer, including Charleston Harbor, Waterfront Park, and of course the cobblestone streets! The dress was loaned to us by The Bride Room here in Nashville, and was a beautiful Amsale ballgown. When I contacted Stephanie at The Bride Room, we told her where we were shooting, and that we would love for her to pick one of her favorite dresses (instead of us choosing one). Her choice of the Blair gown was absolutely perfect! Bianca and Emily contacted Tammy Gaither of The Petal Pusher and Jane Ray of Jane Ray Flowers for our beautiful bouquets. They also located our lovely models, Lauren and Elle, and arranged for us to shoot at Curiosity (more on that later!).
Chris and I had an amazing time shooting all day, and are super thankful for the team we got to work with! Here are some of our favorites from the day:
A little behind the scenes fun with Bianca and Emily!
Lauren loves dogs, so we took several pictures of her and some adorable dogs we met!
That’s all for today! Check back soon, and we will share the second half of our shoot, which involved shooting in and around Curiosity Vintage Rentals, more cobblestones, and Elle modeling as a bridesmaid!
Huge thanks again to everyone that made this shoot happen, we couldn’t have done it without you, and you are all amazing!
Happy Friday friends, have a great weekend, and check back next Friday for part two!