I met Melissa and Daniel for the first time a little over a year ago for their engagement session in downtown Raleigh. I knew then, that this couple was without-a-doubt madly in love. They were completely in tune with each other and absolutely adorable in front of my camera. As their wedding weekend plans unfolded, I knew that their big day would be unforgettable. Melissa and Daniel chose to seal the deal in Beaufort, South Carolina at the historic Beaufort Inn. Melissa and Daniel fell in love with the southern charm of this quintessential Low Country city and knew this would be the perfect spot to start a new chapter in their lives together.
As the Bride and Groom prepared for their ceremony, I spent the morning roaming around the Beaufort waterfront, looking for the perfect spot to take Bride and Groom portraits. I even asked locals at the cutest coffee shop for their best advice. Needless to say, I think I picked a winner. The Spanish Moss, golden sunshine, palm trees, blushing couple, cool breeze off the coast, and spring temperatures--it was truly the perfect setting!
Melissa and Daniel incorporated many heartfelt and intentional details into their special day. One of my favorite details was Melissa’s bridal jewelry; a custom engagement ring and earring set. The couple created a true symbol of their love and unity by including diamonds, pearls and metals from both of their parents and grandparents to create the statement pieces. I also loved the soft pink bridesmaids dresses and elegant bouquets created by Southern Poppy Flowers. The hint of orange blossoms and organic greenery was the perfect touch to this wedding day design.
The Bride, Groom and guests enjoyed an al fresco dinner course under the Spanish Moss and South Carolina blue sky. Working with Melissa and Daniel over the past year has been an absolute blessing and I felt so honored to be apart of their day. Melissa and Daniel, I am so excited to call you friends and I am so happy for you and your families. I wish you the best of luck and cannot wait to see you again soon.
A special thank you to all of the wonderful vendors below, for creating a seamless and unforgettable day!
Wedding Planner, Style and Design- Maren Rogers, Weddings With Leah
Ceremony and Reception Venue- The Beaufort Inn
Music- Low Country Strings
Catering- Downtown Catering Company
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist- Bride's Side Beauty
Florist- Southern Poppy
Calligraphy- The Southern Flourish
Wedding Gown- Pronovias from Lana Addison Bridal
Bridal Details- Kate Spade and Bailey's Fine Jewelry
Bridesmaids Dresses- Bardot from Bloomingdales
Groom Suit- Alton Lane