Fall Elopement Wedding at South Carolina's Wavering Place
Fall Elopement Wedding at South Carolina's Wavering Place
FEATURED ON RUFFLED BLOG! Southern fall elopement wedding with friends and family at Wavering Place. An intimate ceremony followed by a sunset dinner by the cottage house. All shot on kodak film
Nov. 12, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
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Ruffled Blog - Autumn Southern Elopement at Wavering Place
The couple arrives on their bicycles, racing playfully down the avenue of trees
and lush vegetation. Their dog skips eagerly beside them. They sit beneath
the ancient oak for a while, taking in the day and the beauty of the morning.
Togetherness. He plays his guitar as she watches with a joyous smile, then
wanders toward the forest to forage. They swap tales of true love, scribbling the
stories on handtorn paper to share at each place setting later.
As afternoon sets in, they stumble upon an old house in the woods and
climb through the window, exploring the historic corners inside. They find a
countertop next to a window pouring with light and empty their basket of fruits
+ berries, picked from the gardens earlier that day. Together, they prepare
miniature fruit pies for the dinner later on and playfully soak up the moments
surrounded by flour and light.
To see the first half of this intimate weekend elopement, and the proposal leading up to their autumn affair, please see our other feature on Ruffled Blog!
Ruffled Blog - Autumn Proposal at Wavering Place
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LauraLee traipses up the curved stairwell to get ready. Her thick braid falls into
a loose natural wave, and she adds a touch of makeup to her freckled face -
dash of rouge, a soft lash. She dons a silky apricot gown that flows behind her,
billowing in the brisk fall air. Meanwhile, Taylor changes into wool blend pants
with a sage green hue and white shirt.
She carries a bouquet of foraged blooms in muted spice tones, found earlier in
the day along the grounds. They wed before an arch of wild florals in autumnal
shades, their parents standing by. The sun starts to set as together they set the
table - bread, honey, berries, figs, cheeses and charcuterie. An artisan feast.
Upon each handmade ceramic plate sits a jagged slice of wicker upon which
hand torn cloth paper is scribbled in natural pigment from berries showcasing
their guests’ names. LauraLee stretches into a cream knit sweater over her
dress as their parents start to read about the classic love stories shared at their
place settings. They toast to spontenaity, serendipity and love as the autumn air
fills with their laughter and song.
Charleston South Carolina Wedding Vendor Team
Photography: Brian D Smith Photography / https://www.instagram.com/briandsmithphotography/
Planning + Design: Willow and Oak Events / https://www.instagram.com/willow.and.oak.events/
Floral Design: Philo Floral / https://www.instagram.com/philofloral/
Venue: Wavering Place / https://www.instagram.com/waveringplace/
Paper Goods: Little North Company / https://www.instagram.com/littlenorthcompany/
Hair + Makeup Artist: Contours and Curls / https://www.instagram.com/contoursandcurls/
Gown: Jenny Yoo via Bella Bridesmaids / https://www.instagram.com/jennyyoonyc/ / https://www.instagram.com/bellabridesmaids/
Bride's Sweater: & Other Stories / https://www.instagram.com/andotherstories/
Bride's Autumn Attire: Hackwith Design House / https://www.instagram.com/hackwithdesign/
Groom's Fashion: ASOS / https://www.instagram.com/asos/
Pies: Vanilla and the Bean / https://www.instagram.com/vanillaandthebean/
Rings: Sofia Kaman / https://www.instagram.com/sofiakaman/
Tabletop Pieces: Farmhouse Pottery / https://www.instagram.com/farmhousepottery/
Linens: Magic Linen / https://www.instagram.com/magiclinen/
Napkins: Silk and Willow / https://www.instagram.com/silkandwillow/
Bicycles: Outspokin' / https://www.instagram.com/outspokincola/
Models: Kelsey Chambers and Dylan Gibhart from Directions USA
Why Wavering Place is a Favorite South Carolina Venue to Photograph
Wavering place has history. It has a story. To me, that is the most inspiring aspect wedding site and makes it one of South Carolina's most beautiful wedding venues. I love it when the story of the venue is as romantic as that of the couple exchanging their vows on their wedding day. The venue has history and the grounds are sprawling with endless locations to photograph. Greenery is a plenty and it looks beautiful in every single wedding season. If you look through the photographs, below, I think you will see just how beautifully it photographs. If you are looking for a venue for your Charleston or Columbia South Carolina wedding, look no further than wavering place.
Why You Should Hire Me To Photograph Your Wavering Place Wedding or Elopement
I prefer to let the images speak for themselves, and I think they do in this romantic wavering south carolina micro-wedding / elopement. I was inspired to create something beautiful from the moment I stepped on the property and spoke with the owner. She spoke poetically about what the venue means to her family, and it is this personal touch that I think makes it the perfect southern wedding destination. Plus, it's super peaceful and provides an intimacy that is perfect for weddings - small and large. As a South Carolina wedding photographer, every couple and every wedding is an opportunity to create something artistic. Hire me to photograph your south carolina or charleston wedding and let's create some art and tell a story that is unique to you.
If you are inspired by what you read, I'd love to invite you to reach out about the photography services I offer. My guarantee is that you won't find a photographer that cares more about you and your story than I. I'm endlessly passionate about telling stories on film and pushing the boundaries of art in wedding and portrait photography. I'd be thrilled to work for you and document your story, wedding or business in Charleston South Carolina or any destination abroad.
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