Category Archives: Weddings
This is one of those weddings that I will never forget.
I still remember the moment I received a phone call from Scott. Jordan and I had just arrived to Clover, SC after packing up our valuables and evacuating from impending the Hurricane Matthew. I picked up the phone and could hear the uncertainty in Scott’s voice as he told me they were relocating their wedding from Charleston to Asheville in a matter of days. I assured him and Aubrey that no matter where their wedding ended up being, I would be there to capture it. When their wedding day arrived a few days later, it sunk it that I was the only original wedding vendor that could make arrangements to be there, and that Scott and Aubrey literally planned an entirely new wedding in three days.
It was all hands on deck. Jordan even came along to do what he could to make their day as perfect as possible. I vividly remember a moment during their ceremony when the officiant said “we only have one last thing to do” and Aubrey looked terrified. Because of everything that had occurred leading up to the wedding, Aubrey had a moment of panic thinking she had forgotten something. It wasn’t until the officiant said “Scott, you may kiss your bride” that she bust out laughing because of all of the things to forget, she forgot that she got to kiss her new husband.
The staff at The Inn at Biltmore did an outstanding job to go above and beyond for this deserving couple. Because they were in financial limbo trying to get refunds from their original vendors, they cut costs wherever they could. They opted out of having a cake for that reason, but when the chef heard about their story, she made them a beautiful cake free of charge. The Inn also comped them with the honeymoon suite for the evening – which after all of the stress leading up to the wedding, they certainly deserved to relax and be pampered.
Scott and Aubrey, you are two of the most wonderful people I’ve crossed paths with. Thank you so much for trusting me to document your unforgettable day!
Jenna and Luke got married back in September at the Magnolia Plantation Carriage House and it was nothing short of spectacular. Jenna was my consultant at Gown Boutique of Charleston when I got married, so I was beyond flattered that I got to play a role in her wedding day too! From the moment I left their engagement session, I was so stoked knowing that their wedding day would be just as fun and just as easy. When a couple has been together for as long as Jenna and Luke have, they have a natural way of interacting with each other. Their love for each other is so evident and I loved being able to capture it for them.
Jenna and Luke incorporated their love for all things Western and Equestrian into their wedding decor. They had custom aztec-patterned napkins made for the tables, handmade horseshoes as favors, and dreamcatchers as their sweetheart table backdrop. Their organic florals and potted plants complimented the relaxed environment they aimed for. Jenna looked stunning in her jaw-dropping custom gown, which was exactly what I expected from a bride that works at a bridal gown boutique! Everything came together so perfectly which is just what these two wonderful people deserved. Happy 75 days of marriage Jenna and Luke!
Jenna and Luke’s Dream Team
Photographer // Sara Bee Photography
Planner // Pure Luxe Bride
Videographer // Dock House Digital
Custom Gown // Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige
Engagement Ring // Heidi Gibson Designs
Bridesmaids Dresses // Hayley Paige Occasions
Florals // Miele Events
Back in June I had the absolute privilege of capturing Allie & Cody’s wedding day at The Island House in Johns Island, SC! The story of how I know these two and how they fell in love is kind of humorous, so brace yourselves. Before I was a full-time wedding photographer I worked at Trader Joe’s, which is where I met and became friends with these two. Allie and Cody also worked at Trader Joe’s, which seems to be a breeding ground for love stories. Their wedding is actually the second Trader Joe’s wedding from our particular store (shout out to Paula & Jared), and I know of many more marriages that have come from various Trader Joe’s around the country.
As my understanding of their love story goes, Cody had his eye on Allie for quite some time, but it wasn’t until Allie got a hug from Cody that she really reciprocated those feelings. Allie is a huge lover of warm hugs, and I must say (from personal experience) that Cody gives great hugs. After many warm hugs were shared and they worked several shifts together, their love for each other bloomed and eventually led to their wedding day this past June!
In other slightly humorous and coincidental news, Allie goes to law school with one of my past brides (Hey Bianca!) who also happened to get married at The Island House! Small world.
Thank you Allie & Cody for having me document such a special day for you two!
Photography // Sara Bee Photography
Venue // The Island House
Hair & Makeup // Paper Dolls
Bridal Gown Designer // Allure Couture
Bridal Gown Shop // Bridals by Lori
Bride’s Earrings // Kenneth Jay Lane
Bride’s Headpiece // Marea Elena
Bride’s Shoes // Kate Spade
Bridesmaids Dresses // J Crew
Groom & Groomsmen Attire // Tommy Hilfiger
Rentals // EventWorks
Transportation // Lowcountry Valet
Cake // Publix
Catering // Gourmet Bay
Bar Service // Coastal Crust
DJ // Stephen Darby
Coordinator // Lynn with The Island House
Invitations // Minted
Videographer // Morgan Parham