Vote for your favorite couple – best wedding of 2017

In 2016 we started a tradition to honor our beloved wedding clients by sending out a blog post asking you, our readers, to vote on the “Couple of the year”

Each and every year I fall in love with my wedding couples and after 18 years in this business it still amazes me that I can tear up at the emotional connection that is shared and displayed at your weddings . To each of you, I want to let you know that I recognize your love in it’s many shapes and forms.

So I want to say a special ‘Thank YOU’ and pay it forward.

Getting personal allows me to get closer with confidence, to get to know who you are, and to be able to tell your story instead of only handing you pretty wedding images.

As a token of appreciation, I want to offer a special give away to one of my remarkable wedding couples so let’s have some fun together to start off 2018.

The rules are simple: the couple with the greatest number of voting comments on this post will receive a large 20×30 retouched fine art canvas for their first Valentines Day as a married couple. I’ll be counting comments on ONLY this page’s comment section – one per person – until February 12th.

The Winner will be announced Wednesday, February 14th!

Sara & Christian

Jamesha & Kelly

Cassidy & Mark

Deb & Steve

Elizabeth & Howard

Caitlin & Rick

Jolene & Ron

Mary & Lucas

Every individual who comments will be entered into a separate give away for a $25 Amazon gift card. Share to Facebook and Instagram, Tweet about this post, and get creative with spreading the word! You can earn studio gifts by referring a bride and groom to us too, check out how here!


Elegant Wedding on the Inlet

The Brown-Boy married the Howard-Girl in this family-oriented, classic and elegant wedding in Murrells Inlet.


Both sides of this family are super sweet people and welcomed us like family. The bride and groom choose a private residence facing Murrells Inlet to say their vows and even with large wind gusts, the beauty of the day was unparalleled.

Our bride, Annah, is the cousin of one my former brides and that’s how she became acquainted with my work. When we were going over details of her upcoming wedding day, I realized that I knew part of their guest list. Matter of fact, there were quite a few familiar faces I enjoyed reconnecting with! That’s the real beauty of having an established business, building relationships and getting great referrals from past clients who trust and love your work.

One of the most notable parts of the wedding day were the children. It is truly amazing to witness how the children were incorporated into the wedding day, this family was close! in fact their entire “Bridal Party” was made up of siblings and their kids. The girls were adorable in their flower crowns and the boys looked sharp in their tailored tan suites. These tender touches stayed in the atmosphere all night from the first dance through to the sparkler exit.

Annah and Joseph epitomize southern elegance and charm. One of the memorable moments of the wedding day was when Annah walked down the aisle. Joseph’s reaction took me by surprise. His emotions at seeing his bride was nothing short of tear-jerking. I saw them after their honeymoon (at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach – Yes this is important info!) and my assistant asked how they liked being newly weds? Annah just looked up at Joseph and her eyes said it all. We all laughed and joked. I know that they both are still in a blessed state of bliss that only true love brings. Congratulations to my awesome love-birds, and until next time!


bride's engagement ring in marco photography before this elegant wedding

wedding dress and wedding shoes detail photography against decorative tile waterfall before their elegant wedding

the bride gives her flower girls a huge before the elegant wedding

a traditional bridal portrait for this elegant wedding

during their elegant wedding, the bride and groom share a moment as they are presented as husband and wife

the wedding party throws flower petals over the bride and groom to celebrate the elegant wedding

after the elegant wedding, the bride and groom pose against a sail boat for their couple's portraits

after the elegant wedding, the bride and groom share a kiss in a classic willy's jeepsters

Live painting portrait of the bride and groom dancing at their elegant wedding

After their elegant wedding, the couple wave to their guests as their drive off in a classic willy's jeepster



Hair/Makeup: Vanity Salon

Elegant Wedding Dress: Charlotte Jones (Center Stage)

Suites: BLACK by Vera Wang (Jos A Bank)

Wedding Planner: Debi Hamilton

Officiant: Dr. Wayne Brown

Catering: The Original Benjamin’s

Video: Joe Courrier

Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery

Florists: Gale Richardson

Entertainment: Matt Jones

Live Painter: April Bensch

Violinist: Seth G.

Steel Drums: Carmen with “Surfside Groove”