Sneak Peek Engagement: From Minneapolis to Charleston- Jean & Zach

We had such a great time shooting Jean and Zach’s engagement session when they were in town.  While I finish processing their images I wanted to post a quick sneak peek of what we shot and what’s to come. We started on the steps of the Dock Street Theater to the road in front of St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church, the on to Philadelphia Alley and ended on the Pitt Street Bridge for the sunset before they had to head back to Dewees Island. I love being a wedding photographer. Even more, I love being a Charleston wedding photographer.

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©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016
Jean & Zach Engagement
Charleston, SC

Remove Distractions to Focus on You

As wedding photographers, we sometimes have clients that choose a location where we can not control the distractions in the background.  It is usually cars but can also be street signs, people, traffic lights or even buildings.  In cases like this we make the shot as best as we can from the most desirable angle and then allow for some “photoshop magic” to make you the star of the shot and reduce or eliminate the distractions.  There may be a small fee associated with the service as it is time consuming but when it needs to be done, we can do it.  Check out some of these side by side examples:

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wedding photographer Charlestion

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wedding photographer Charlestion

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Adrienne + Drew’s Incredible Engagement Session on Folly Beach

Adrienne & Drew – Gary and I had a blast capturing your engagement portraits.  We are so glad that you wanted to go to Folly Beach.  I have to say, it was so cool learn your story of where you first met on the bench outside of what was then the Folly Beach Shrimp Company.  The bench may be gone and it’s now an Irish Pub but the memories of that day will last forever.  It was a perfect first stop. It was also great to meet Drew’s parents.  Family is so important.

Charleston wedding photographer

©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Adrienne + Drew Engagement

 

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Adrienne + Drew Engagement

 

 

I can’t believe we were able to get to all of the locations we had hoped to cover: Downtown Folly, the pier, the beach and the sunset along the the marsh and on the beach down at the county park.  And that sunset…. it was spectacular!!

 

Charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Lorek + McGarity Engagement

So let me get back to work on your images as there is lots more for you to see.  We are very much looking forward to your wedding day at the Francis Marion Hotel and working once again with Sara at Sara Cavallon Celebrations.  Cheers, from the Rick Dean Photography team.

 

charleston wedding photography

©Rick Dean Photography 2016 * Adrienne + Drew Engagement

 

Reflect: Family, Festive, and Fun- Shannon & Brian Celebrate at Old Historic Rice Mill

Shannon Murphy and Brian Peterson wanted their wedding day to reflect two important sides of their personality. The “formal, serious, religious” side and the “fun loving, relaxed, hanging with family & friends” side.

Did they succeed? Absolutely. For proof, check out the images below, captured by the Rick Dean Photography team.

The day started for Shannon and her bridal party with hair & makeup with the team at Willow Salon. Next stop, Marriott Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel to dress for the day. Brian and the guys were also prepping at the Marriott Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel but safely located on a different floor thanks to the detailed coordination of their wedding planner, Sarah Rodelsperger of Wingate Plantation. On both floors, in full view was the “fun loving, relaxed, hanging with family & friends” side of both their personalities which certainly made for great pictures.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

With transportation provided by Absolutely Charleston on their Old Charleston Trolley, it was time to head to the church for the “formal, serious, religious” side of the day. The couple had their ceremony at the historic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in beautiful downtown Charleston. The cathedral dates back to the 1850’s.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Shannon and Brian’s wedding day timeline included 2+ hours between the ceremony and the reception to visit 3 of their favorite spots in downtown Charleston. With the wedding party in tow and transportation provided on the Old Charleston Trolley, the Rick Dean Photography team captured fun, romantic images at White Point Gardens, Waterfront Park and The Dock Street Theatre providing the backdrop.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

During the “around the town” photoshoot, the incredible staff of the Old Historic Rice Mill was putting the final touches on the reception venue. Good Food Catering was busy in the kitchen creating a crowd pleasing meal.  Also hard at work was the Buy The Bunch team creating flower arrangements, along with Palmetto City Photo Booth & Permanent Vacation Band setting up for the evening’s entertainment.

Formal. Serious. Festive. Fun. Shannon and Brian said yes to it all.

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer, Lowcountry Wedding Photography

Murphy + Peterson Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Reynolds + Fulp – Best DIY Wedding Ever ! At Family Home in Bluffton

Every wedding the Rick Dean Photography team has the pleasure of shooting includes DIY (Do It Yourself) elements in the decor. Some weddings have more, some a little less. But regardless of the amount, we capture images of every little DIY detail. Couples spend a lot of time and effort creating those personal touches. Over the years, memories may fade but photos will last a lifetime.

Tampa, Florida couple, Nikki Reynolds and Casey Flup are masters in the art of DIY wedding decor and we have the photos to prove it!

In their professional lives, they both work in finance. Nikki works at Raymond James Financial as a Technical Analyst managing the development of products for the marketing department. Casey is a Wealth Manager and Certified Financial Planner at an independent financial planning firm.

In their free time, over the last year and a half, they have been busy renovating their 1940’s home and building furniture and decor for their intimate & relaxed Lowcountry wedding. 

The wedding took place at the luxurious home of the groom’s parents at Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton, SC under clear blue skies. Beautiful couple. Beautiful home. Beautiful handcrafted furniture, flowers, food & fixtures. And a lot of family fun, goofy moments & silly faces! 

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Nikki and Casey built their bride & groom table, the bar, the gift & appetizer tables, giant Jenga game & corn hole set, in additional to all the frames, signs and chalkboards. With the leftover wood scrapes and sharpies, guests were asked to “Leave Your Wishes for the New Mr. & Mrs.”. They will incorporate the wood pieces into their next furniture project providing the couple with a long lasting functional guest book.

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

The couple created a simple, yet moving memorial to family and friends who are gone but not forgotten, present in spirit, “walking beside us everyday”. A special tribute was in memory of Casey’s cousin, who was killed in a car accident a few weeks before the wedding. He was his best friend and like Casey, was a “hot rod & monster truck” enthusiast. Casey carried a small toy truck tire in his suit jacket in memory of his cousin.

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Family members were very active in creating this beautiful D.I.Y. event. Casey’s Uncle Tom, Cousins Tommy & Taylor prepared & cooked every bite of the amazing food. Mother of the Groom, Sally, was in charge of set up & placement of the decor elements in addition to supervising family members who created all the flower arrangements for the day.

Nikki and Casey’s wedding was truly an elegant, relaxed, fun D.I.Y family affair!

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Bluffton Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Reynolds + Fulp – Perfect Engagement Session at The Stables at Boals Farm

The perfect setting for an engagement session. The perfect couple for the setting. Sometimes it all comes together.

The Setting – The Stables at Boals Farm. An authentic, working horse farm situated on 32 acres just outside Charleston, South Carolina, and only 10 minutes from Mt. Pleasant.

The Couple – Nikki Reynolds & Casey Fulp. Along with their two dogs, Turbo and Riley.

Just perfect!!!

Charleston Engagement Photographer

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Reynolds + Flup Engagement © Rick Dean Photography

Hunt + Rost – Great Charleston Flood Wedding & Planner Saves the Day

I have often heard that if it rains on your wedding day, you are guarantee a long happy marriage.  Since there is always a chance of rain occurring for some period of time every season in Charleston, we encourage every couple having an outdoor ceremony and/or beach wedding to have a rainy day back-up plan.

The “In Case Of Rain” plan for the October 3, 2015 wedding of Raleigh, NC couple, Nicole Hunt & Ben Rost at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site was created and in place. Their outdoor ceremony to take place on the Grand Lawn will be moved indoors to the spacious screened porch. The plan was finalized months before the wedding so vendors would be ready for whatever the day might bring.

The rains started on Thursday October 1st and quickly became the lead story of every local news cast. The following day the rains greatly increased and Charleston became the lead story on the national news. The 23.7 inches of rain in Charleston between October 1st to the 5th will absolutely guarantee that Nicole and Ben will have one of the happiest marriages of all time, along with every other couple that were able to tie the knot over that flooded weekend.

Nicole and Ben planned their intimate wedding weekend to include their young son and a small group of family and friends. With less than 50 guests, they were able to invite all to attend the rehearsal dinner aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise providing views of Charleston and the surround area from the harbor. The lights of the Ravenel Bridge cutting through the fog and heavy rains provided a mystical backdrop for a fun relaxing evening.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

By morning most of downtown Charleston roads were flooded forcing Charleston police to stop all traffic coming into the city. It was also announced that the road going into Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site and the wedding venue was under several feet of water. Due to the quick thinking of the couple’s wedding planner, Karen Porreca of Simply Eventful, the day’s events were moved to Karen’s home located on “high ground” in the West Ashley area of Charleston, just 15 minutes from downtown. Karen notified the couple of the change and quickly got the couple and all guest who were staying downtown relocated to a coffee shop close to Karen’s home.

By 9am, the Rick Dean Photography team arrived at Karen’s home to move living & dining room furniture into the master bedroom. By Noon, the Eventworks Rentals team arrived to set up dinner seating. Mix Premier Bar Service took over the screened porch to provide refreshments for the evening while Gourmet Bay Catering set up operations in Karen’s kitchen. The only vendor not able to relocate due to lack of space was Chillula, the band for the reception.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

By 2pm, Nicole, her mother and bridesmaids were settled in Karen’s guestroom getting ready for the day. The room was filled with silvers, golds and glamour. The sparkle was not lost due to the change of venue.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Once Ben and his guys arrived, full of fun energy and designer socks, it was time to get this party started. Guests took their seats facing the new ceremony site, Karen’s staircase.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

The couple’s love of cigars took center stage in the decor. Cigar boxes filled with pink and white roses. Personalized cigars as take-aways. Due to the rain, the enjoyment of sipping bourbon while smoking a cigar was limited to a small covered space just outside the porch.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

Gourmet Bay Catering did an excellent job preparing and presenting the original menu regardless of the limited space provided in a standard residential kitchen. Certainly a highlight of the evening.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

The evening ended with a salute to the couple’s and guest’s favorite teams with all involved showing good sportsmanship. Today’s winning team? That’s easy. The team of vendors this lucky couple chose to hire months ago, long before the rain appeared on radar.

Charleston Wedding Photography

Hunt + Rost Wedding © Rick Dean Photography

McKinney + Richardson – Bridal Portrait, Wedding & Reception at Old Wide Awake Plantation

Miranda McKinney and John Richardson love South Carolina. Discussing their connection to the Palmetto State during our first meeting, she shared “It’s where we met, fell in love and will spend the rest of our lives together.” They currently reside in York, SC, just an hour north of Charleston, but their dream is to live in the Lowcountry. Reminiscing about past visits to Charleston, she states “We spend our days walking the cobblestone streets and eating the best food in the South. We stroll through the Historic Charleston City Market and make our way to The Battery. We will continue to make memories here!”

Miranda and John dreamed of a Lowcountry wedding in a location that offered everything they love about the area. From the perfect venue and weather conditions to the handpicked group of wedding vendors, their dream came true! They chose Old Wide Awake Plantation in Hollywood, SC for both Miranda’s bridal portrait and their wedding. The venue offers the feel of Old Charleston but with wide open spaces and marsh/river views located a few hundred yards away in Wide Awake Park, the original home site dating back to the early 1800’s.

As I mentioned in previous posts, the staff of Rick Dean Photography love shooting bridal portraits for several reasons. First and foremost, if you complete a bridal portrait session, your photographer will feel like an old friend on your wedding day. Since you have already worked together, you can relax knowing your images will be flawless. Old Wide Awake Plantation is the perfect spot for a bridal portrait offering so many beautiful backdrops & locations as you will see in the images below.

Charleston Bridal Portrait Photographer

McKinney Bridal Portrait ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Bridal Portrait Photographer

McKinney Bridal Portrait ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Bridal Portrait Photographer

McKinney Bridal Portrait ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Bridal Portrait Photographer

McKinney Bridal Portrait ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Bridal Portrait Photographer

McKinney Bridal Portrait ©Rick Dean Photography

Directing the day’s events, keeping everything relaxed & on time was Margaret McKenzie, venue coordinator at the plantation. While the guys prepared for the day, watching a little football at the Charleston Marriott, Miranda and her girls were getting pampered and prepped by Kacie of Lashes and Lace in the bridal suite at the plantation house. Bouquets and table arrangements were skillful created by Charleston Blooms.

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Before walking down the aisle, the couple exchanged gifts without exchanges glances, keeping the content of their letters private. After a quick First Look between father and daughter, filled with anticipation, it was time for Miranda to make her grand enterence down the front steps of the home.

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Post ceremony, guests enjoyed an array of passed appetizers by Hamby’s Catering, providing a hint of the delicious meal that awaits. The couple’s cake, cheesecake to be exact, was flown in from their favorite bakery in New York. Libations provided by Snyder Bar Service. DJ Richard Clayton of Carry A Tune DJ Services set just the right mood with music and lights.

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

After an evening of great fun, Miranda and John ran off under the glow of sparkles and the perfect Palmetto moon. I believe what she said earlier to be true, “We will continue to make memories here in the Lowcountry!”

For more photos of Charleston weddings, please visit www.rickdeanphotography.com.

Charleston wedding photography by Rick Dean Photography serving Charleston, SC and beyond.

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photography

McKinney + Richardson Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Sneak Peek: Kuehl + Espinoza Engagement Session

Sneak Peek: Dana and Pato….. we had a great time working with you at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  Your engagement session sneak peeks are below!  More to come….

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

charleston wedding photography Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Kuehl + Espinoza ©Rick Dean Photography

 

Keys + Boyle – Wedding & Reception at an Oceanfront Home on Folly Beach

Lindsay Keys and Vince Boyle wanted a small intimate beach wedding. They wanted to be surrounded by close family and friends. And they wanted to include the love of their life, their beautiful boxer. They chose the perfect spot on Folly Beach, South Carolina, twin beachfront homes with a spacious courtyard between the two houses. Special events are permitted on the property! (1681 E. Ashley Ave.) The girls took over the front house to get ready and the guys took over the back beachfront home. Talk about a perfectly designed facility for a small DIY wedding.

The Atlantic Ocean provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. Local wedding officiant, Say I Do In Charleston created the perfect personal and meaningful service for the couple. A relaxed intimate ceremony where their sweet loving dog almost stole the show.

After the signing of the license and group photos, it was time to celebrate. The front house’s open floor plan was the perfect setting for the post ceremony sit down dinner. In addition, the home’s crow’s nest provided sunset views overlooking the Folly River and adjoining marshlands. And the courtyard served as the dance floor, lounge seating areas and late night snack bar serving popsicles and sliders.

Feeling relaxed and loved, Lindsay and Vince slipped away into the night under the glow of a sparkler sendoff. Another perfect element and ending to their special day.

For more photos of Charleston weddings, please visit www.rickdeanphotography.com.

Charleston wedding photography by Rick Dean Photography serving Charleston, SC and beyond.

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography

Charleston Wedding Photographer

Keys + Boyle Wedding ©Rick Dean Photography