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Donovan & Brandi Wedding, Charleston, South Carolina

Donovan & Brandi Wedding, Charleston, South Carolina

I apologize in advance for the over sharing of photos with this wedding but Don and Brandi are one of my absolute favorite couples and I loved everything about their day!

Inseparable.  That's how Donovan and Brandi describe themselves and I absolutely love their story!  When asked how they met, Brandi said, "I saw Donovan for about 7 months on the school bus in 10thgrade as my school had to help out his school and pick up children that were on our route. Donovan happened to be one of those students. However, he never talked to me, but the very first day I saw him, I told my mom even though it sounds crazy, that I had found my husband. Everyday on the bus, I would hope he might say something, but he never did the entire sophomore year, but in July 2007, Donovan sent me a friend request on MySpace. I sent him a thank you note for the request as I did with every new request and he sent me a message. He didn’t even know who I was or that we had seen each other before, but lucky for him, I did.  We messaged for most of the day and then exchanged numbers and began talking everyday all day until we fell asleep. We officially began dating on August 13, 2007 and the rest history. He was stuck with me for life and he didn’t even know it yet."

They are truly high school sweet hearts and have been together since the 11th grade!

I asked how he proposed and she said, "We were moving to Savannah, GA in June 2017 as Donovan’s job had relocated him from Charleston, SC and my mother threw us a going away party at my favorite restaurant, Miyabi, with about 40 of our closest family and friends. We were all about to start eating the going away cake, when my mother stood up to say how much she was going to miss me and our daughters, Allie and Ava Grace, and how she was trusting Donovan to take care of us, and that she was just a quick drive away. Donovan then stood up, and I was confused because he shouldn’t have had anything to say, but I assumed he wanted to say thank you to everyone for coming out to send us off, but then he started talking about how much he loved me and he wouldn’t have been where he was in life without me and how I was a great mother to our girls and whole bunch of stuff that I honestly can’t remember as all of it is really a blur, but I will never forget at the end of speech, he asked if I would marry him. I cried so hard, that my eyelash began falling off, but I of course shook my head yes, as I was unable to utter any words as I had been waiting for that moment forever."



Don and Brandi wanted an indoor venue where they could get married in one room and have their reception in another. Brandi hates the heat, the sun in her eyes, and nasty mosquitos, so a completely indoor ceremony was a must. They both also wanted a location where parking was not going to be an issue and where their wedding was to be the only event going on that day. Finally, they wanted a central location in Charleston so The College Center at Trident Technical College met all of their needs!!


When I asked Brandi what they both were looking forward to the most on their wedding day, Brandi said, "Besides marrying my best friend, we are looking forward to our first dance. The dancing on the clouds experience was a last minute addition and we had to look hard to find a DJ that could give us that experience. We finally found him and we just know that moment is going to be so memorable for us and our guests. It’s going to be beautiful!"

And she was right!  It was amazing and so magical to witness.


James & Stacey Broemer Charleston, South Carolina

James & Stacey Broemer Charleston, South Carolina

James and Stacey were so wonderful to work with!  I had a wonderful time with them in May doing their engagement photos in White Point Gardens with their Boston Terrier named Loki.  

This couple has been one of my favorites so far.  Their wedding was held at the Charleston Yacht Club on a beautiful October day.  

Here's a couple of my favorites from that day.


Jonathan & Sara Wedding White Point Gardens Charleston, SC

Jonathan & Sara Wedding White Point Gardens Charleston, SC

Saturday morning was perfect for a quick ceremony at a beautiful location.  John and Sara didn't want anything big or fancy and they actually went to the courthouse to do the legal part of the marriage!

I love simple, small weddings.  I love the relaxed feel to them where everyone isn't too worried about a time line and in my opinion, everyone is more friendly.  I arrived at White Point Gardens at 10 AM.   My first morning wedding!  It was actually on the chilly side of a May morning in the South.  We had one minor hiccup, the officiant who was a friend to the groom thought the wedding was at 1 instead of 10:20!  So, with some improvising they used a family member who happened to be a lawyer.

After a quick ceremony and photos, we headed off to the reception venue at Ms. Rosie's Fine Food and Cocktails for some brunch.  It was fine indeed and very filling and before I knew it my time was up!  of course I stayed to finish up my Bloody Mary and grilled pimento cheese sandwich.... yes it was a good morning!!

Here's just a couple of my favorites from that morning, ENJOY!

Aaron & Liz Shemcreek, Charleston, SC

Aaron & Liz Shemcreek, Charleston, SC

Aaron and Liz met in high school and reunited a few years later while both serving in the military.  They were relocated to Charleston, SC where they fell in love with all the Palmetto trees.  So what do you do when you live in Charleston?  You get married at The Cottage on Shemcreek of course!

It was a mild December day in the south which is perfect for a sunset wedding on the river.  The bride and groom both got ready with friends and family at The Kings Street Inn on King Street in downtown Charleston.  The bride had both mom and step mom help her get ready while her bridesmaids watched.  At the same location, they did their "first look" which left the groom speechless.

After a few more photo ops, we were headed to The Cottage.  The colours chosen were forest green and light pink.  The bride came down the aisle to the instrumental version of Beauty and the Beast and it was just perfect!

This couple was so fantastic to work with and they had waited so long for this day!  Thank you Aaron and Liz Longo for giving me the privilege of capturing your special day!