Lauren + Stephen :: Columbia SC wedding

You will not find a sweeter couple than these two.  From the very beginning, I loved working with Lauren, her sweet momma, and their amazing planner Meagan Warren (she's the best y'all).   With a soft and romantic color palette and springtime blooms, I just knew that their wedding day was going to be so beautiful.  Lauren has a classic and timeless essence about her and is every bit as beautiful on the inside as she is the outside.  And what a wonderful group of family and friends these two have- they really made this day a special one. 

Lauren and Stephen, it was such a pleasure to be present with you and I wish you every happiness in the world.  xoxo

Ceremony venue :: Eastminster Presbyterian Church

Reception venue :: The Hall at Senate's End

Planner :: Meagan Warren Weddings

Videographer :: Life in Rewind

Caterer :: Dupre Catering

Florals :: Julianne Sojourner

Band :: The Finesse Band

Hairstylist :: Metropolis Salon

Makeup :: Eyebrow Junkie

Cake :: Parkland Cakes

Invitations :: ByFarr Design Studio

Lighting :: Ambient Media

Linens :: La Tavola

Rentals :: Cricket Newman Designs + Party Reflections

Transportation :: Southern Valet

Bride's dress :: Allure at Eveyln's Bridal

Bridesmaid's dresses :: BHLDN

Groom's suit :: Granger Owings

Natalie + Anthony :: City Roots Farm wedding Columbia SC

Weddings at City Roots Farm are my jam.  Add to that a fabulous couple whose vision for their day is built upon love, family, a sense of community and connection, and locally sourced amazing food, and basically I've died and gone to heaven.  

Natalie and Anthony were a dream to work with.  Every detail of their day was thoughtful, intentional, and a perfect reflection of who they are.  I loved that Anthony's best friend Alex officiated the wedding, just as Anthony had done for him.  And hats off to the incredible Farm to Table Event Company's team who made sure everything was gorgeous and perfect.

Venue :: City Roots Farm

Planner + Caterer + Bar :: Farm to Table Event Company

Florals :: By Design

Officiant :: Alex Jaggard

Cake :: Ally and Eloise Bakeshop

DJ :: Greater Columbia Society for the Preservation of Soul

Invitations :: hand drawn by the Groom's brother in law

Dress :: Maggie Sottero at Elegant Bridals

Hair :: Studio O2

Makeup :: Eyebrow Junkie

Barber :: Circa Barbershop

Groom's suit + tie :: Bonobos + J Crew

Groom's shoes :: Alfred Sargent

Lauren Bridals :: Columbia SC photographer

This sweet lady, who is every bit as beautiful on the inside as she is the outside, got married on Saturday and I'm excited to finally share her portraits at Wavering Place.

Planner :: Meagan Warren Weddings

Florals :: Julianne Sojourner

Dress :: Allure

Dress store :: Evelyn's Bridal

Hair :: Metropolis Salon

Makeup :: Eyebrow Junkie

Natalie Bridals :: Columbia SC photographer

Introducing the newly married Mrs. Charles and her stunning portraits at the Lace House.

Dress :: Elegant Bridal

Florals :: White House Florist

Hair :: Studio O2

Makeup :: Eyebrow Junkie

Amsterdam

What an enchanting city.  Filled with canals, flowers, gorgeous architecture, bicycles, houseboats, and friendly people, Amsterdam completely stole my heart.  I was fortunate to tag along on my husband’s research trip and got to spend a week in this lovely city.  We stayed in the cutest Airbnb and loved how walkable everything was.  I had heard ahead of time that De Kas Restaurant was a must, and it ended up being one of my favorite moments of the trip.  Housed in a greenhouse, De Kas grows all of their own organic vegetables and herbs on site and has a fixed menu that changes daily depending on the harvest.  Hands down, it was one of the best meals I've ever had and was the coolest space for a modern restaurant with rich urban history. 

Our other highlights (and things I recommend for anyone traveling there) were the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt's House, Anne Frank House, Fotografiemuseum (FOAM), a dinner cruise on the canals, the floating flower market (Bloemenmarkt), and a day trip outside the city.  We decided to take the train south to Den Haag to find windmills and visit the Mauritshuis Museum (home of the Girl with a Pearl Earring).  I'm already thinking about our next trip there to catch the flower fields blooming in the spring!