Jean and John’s elegant Country Club of Charleston wedding highlighted the loveliness of their Lowcountry venues, while allowing the baby blues and neutrals of the wedding wardrobe to blend seamlessly with the backgrounds.
The Old Sheldon Church ruins in Yemassee, South Carolina, are the perfect balance of history, romance, and mystery. Dating to before the Civil War, the property now hosts a select number of weddings each year, in addition to bridal shoots, wedding styled shoots, and engagement photography sessions.
Photographers and couples alike are drawn to the live oaks, rustic brick, and lush greenery at the ruin site. As photographer Audrey Priel of Rose Trail Images remembers, “This venue provided the most unique backdrop I've ever used!”
To design their neutral modern wedding, the couple relied heavily on textured fabrics (like the bride’s stunning gown), lots of greenery in the decorations, and every shade of white and beige in the books. Their monochrome approach was anything but boring, as the simple but clean design allowed the beauty of the venue to shine through.
Charleston might not have much snow or ice, so winter weddings in the Lowcountry have to get a bit creative. For their winter wonderland wedding styled shoot, event coordinator Nicki Paige and photographer Leigh Hayward instead turned their attention to the lovely greenery that stays bright and beautiful year round in our mild climate, and used that as inspiration.