Jessica's Bridal Session at the Ryan Nicholas Inn

Jessica's Bridal Session at the Ryan Nicholas Inn

The importance of a bridal session lies in its simplicity: the bride and her photographer don't have to worry about guests waiting in the ceremony area or if the hairdresser is running an hour late. It's just a woman in love wearing the most beautiful dress of her life as she has those fleeting moments as a bride captured forever. 

Just a few months ago, photographer Rebecca Hicks met her client Jessica at the stunning Ryan Nicholas Inn in Simpsonville. The results are a beautiful start of Jessica's big day, which we'll be featuring next week on the blog (so come back to see even more!).

Jenna + Christina: Historic Wedding in Shandon

Jenna + Christina: Historic Wedding in Shandon

After they got engaged, Jenna and Christina debated on whether they should have a big wedding ceremony or make it a quiet affair in a civil ceremony. They made the decision to go all in on a church wedding and catered reception--and organized the entire thing in just 3 months!

Along with a close group of friends, the two quickly put together the wedding of their dreams that celebrated their lives together; the result is a mixture of modern decor and personal details that make this wedding one worth remembering. 

Bridal Session: Allison's Atalaya Castle Wedding Portraits

Bridal Session: Allison's Atalaya Castle Wedding Portraits

Recently, photographer Melissa Brewer took advantage of the beautiful surroundings to capture client Allison's Atalaya Castle wedding portraits: the result is a series of photos that perfectly combines the haunting quality of these Huntington Beach State Park ruins with the casual elegance of this bride-to-be.

Spotlight On: Southern Protocol Bridal

Spotlight On: Southern Protocol Bridal

The ladies at Southern Protocol Bridal work hard to bring this magical experience to each and every one of the brides who walks through their door on Market Street in downtown Charleston. 

Led by the mother-daughter team of Ann E. Rice Ervin and Lisa Rice, as well as manager Michelle Miller, Southern Protocol Bridal is open exclusively by appointment so they can shower each of their clients with attention. 

Wedding Inspiration: Vintage Bridal Charm in Charleston

Wedding Inspiration: Vintage Bridal Charm in Charleston

Event planner Lauren Tracy and her team of vendor partners found a private home in Mount Pleasant with an elegant, intimate feel. They added in a handful of incredible bridal gowns, a few versatile models, and the cutest vintage bus you've ever seen. The result is a styled shoot that balances modern Southern style and a romantic vintage perfection.

Wedding Inspiration: Bridal Fashion Shoot at Coleman Hall

Wedding Inspiration: Bridal Fashion Shoot at Coleman Hall

In this Mount Pleasant, South Carolina-based shoot, the team of vendors worked to create multiple bridal looks with their models, and the result showcases four different wedding looks each with their own stunning wedding dress and coordinating bridemaids' attire.

Get inspired by the work of Kelly Vann Calaway Photography and her hardworking vendors at this Coleman Hall styled shoot.

Wedding Inspiration: Romantic Old Village Mount Pleasant Styled Shoot

Wedding Inspiration: Romantic Old Village Mount Pleasant Styled Shoot

Drawn to the village's mixture of old and new, quaint but modern, and timeless vintage appeal, photographer Candi Leonard of Candi Leonard Photography teamed up with Verita Bridal, Southernly Sweet, Carolina Occasions and other talented Charleston vendors to create a soft, romantic styled shoot at the Old Village Post House in the heart of the Old Village.