Have you ever seen the Notebook? Do you know of the house that Noah builds for Ali in the movie? Well, that house is actually a real place in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina called Boone Hall Plantation. And when your best friend asks you to second shoot a wedding there you die six times, rise from the dead to scream yes, then die again. That’s basically how the process happened; mostly.
I had the pleasure of jumping on an airplane with Brittany (Alchemy Creative) and heading out to Charleston, South Carolina to photograph Jen + Larry’s charming wedding at Boone Hall Plantation in September. I had had permanent heart eyes over all of the southern architecture, spanish moss trees, newts (little green lizard creature things!), chicken + waffles, and most importantly Jen, Larry and their absolutely incredible wedding.
Jen + Larry had a goose bump worthy first look. Jen pulled up in an awesome VW bus and met Larry under a tree filled with Spanish Moss. Epic doesn’t even begin to describe how perfect it was. Their ceremony was on a dock over-looking an ocean harbor and because of the full moon and the rising tide their guests got to dance the night away in actual ocean water that rose up through the patio of the dance floor. I always tell brides that a dirty dress is the sign of a good time. I love that Jen didn’t even blink an eye before hitting the dance floor and spinning the night away, barefoot, dancing in ocean water with all of her family and friends. That’s how you do your wedding the right way!
I’m glad you rose from the dead, Sharee, because these are fantastic! Boone Hall is so dreamy.
Oh my gosh! I would die!! What a stunning venue for a wedding. I think plantation wedding has been added to my wedding shoot bucket list. Gorgeous images. <3
I seriously want to shoot allllll of the plantation weddings. This was pure magic. The south has SO much charm, too!
Wow! Could this be more beautiful!? The twirling pictures, the bridesmaides dresses, that cake! The embroidered hankeys – so much magic!
Wow! You have such a way with words. I start smiling immediately and I can’t wait to see your photos. Those TREES!!!?? OMG so stunning. Loved the bw of them by the gate where its at twilight. So gorgeous. Beautiful work lady!
These are amazing! I had no idea that location was a real place in real life! What?! I loooooove these photos. What a fun couple & gorgeous venue! I was smiling at my computer screen looking at all of these. I love your editing style too. It’s just perfect. Great job!
Thank you, Lynn! I couldn’t believe it either. I was fan girling so hard. I even watched the Notebook on our flight over haha!
In love with her hair. The green foliage is amazing. I am in love with this festive event. The green cocktails YUMMY! Great work! It’s a Panton color of the year greenery dream!!
Thank you! I was so excited that they served mojitos (and chicken and waffles!) it’s times like that where I wish I was a guest at the wedding 😉
Beautiful photography for a lovely wedding! The bride and groom earned brownie points with me for the VW bus!! To own one of those is a dream of mine! haha
The night pictures of the couple are incredible! I’m such a huge fan of your work!
Thank you Alissa! Those were so fun. I didn’t bring my OCF gear to South Carolina so we improvised and used car headlights. It was magical!
The details of this wedding are absolutely stunning! And those willow trees! Amazing work.
Dang, that first look was magical!
Wow!! What an incredibly beautiful day! I love love love your detail shots and allll that Spanish moss! Beautiful!
Thanks, Melissa! I’m still so obsessed with Spanish Moss. I wish we had it here in Colorado ;).
That skirt on her dress is so beautiful! Such a wonderful day that you captured beautifully!
Isn’t it stunning?! BHLDN wedding dresses are the bomb!
The best wedding photographer in South Carolina has knocked my socks off AGAIN!
Yay! Loved this day! So glad you came along for the ride!
Thanks for always having me along on your greatest adventures!
You always do such a great job composing your images and telling the story. Love it!
These image are gorgeous!! Those trees and her dress… magical!!
HOW FUN! Sharee you seriously kill it every time! These are incredibly beautiful. The vibe the photos give are so sweet! Her dress OH MY
OMG!! This wedding is amazing! Her dress is gorgeous and I love the reception photos!
Those mossy trees are SO amazing. What a beautiful First Look and ceremony. Love her dress too!
These tell such a story! love the film feel to them, too. Perfect!
These are totally swoon worthy! What a beautiful wedding you captured!!
I love every bit of this wedding. It is absolute perfection.
Swoon! I have never been to South Carolina. These images are stunning. Congratulations to the newlyweds.
What a beautiful wedding! I love the twilight photo of the bride & groom in greenery.
Ooook so much yes to this! Southern charm, real life Allie and Noah, dancing in ocean water…dying!! Perfection
Such a beautiful wedding! I love those trees!