Lydia and Seth’s wedding at Merchant Hall overflowed with love at every moment throughout the day. The couple, who share a deep Christian faith and a desire to help others, were ready to make forever happen on a sunny, gorgeous day in Charleston in early 2019.
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.