We had the pleasure of meeting our beautiful new friends and family of Bekah and Micah and spending the day with them in downtown Charleston at the The Historic Rice Mill for a perfect wedding celebration. One of the best things about being a wedding photographer is getting an “all-access” backstage pass to experience the joy and happiness of two people standing up in front of loved ones declaring their love for each other. We learned early on that both sets of friends were childhood bonds and the fun and emotions of the day lasted from the getting ready festivities until the very last song. It is typical with weddings where everyone is so close and has been through most of their loves together, that we are welcomed in with enthusiasm and made to feel like on of the crew from the very start.
We always make a plan for the day and scouted the Francis Marion Hotel for an elegant and perfect location for the “first-look”. We picked the church next door as an ideal spot for this emotional and important part of the day. I thought after ten years photographing weddings in Charleston I knew all the best spots, but this location was amazing with the stone tile checkerboard floor and vibrant red door. It was also great to see Micah get a little emotional seeing Bekah for the first time in the beautiful dress-she looked stunning!
The rest of the night was so much fun hearing the toasts and photographing the entirety of family and wedding guests dance to the best wedding band I have ever heard. The band Super Deluxe was extraordinary in their range of genres and their musicianship-they played everything from R&B to old school rap perfectly. The best way to know your photographer is to see how those in front of the lens react and interact with them-it should be easily identifiable in the photographs. Similarly, besides hearing them in person, seeing photos of the energy on the dance floor is possibly the best way to evaluate the band. I think the photos are testament to the way Wilton and the rest of the band kept the dance floor rocking from the first note until last call. I can’t wait until the next wedding we have with Super Delux.
We also want to Thank Ashlyn Moylan from Duvall Events for the beautiful decor, cake which tasted as good as it looked and for another smooth wedding evening. Beautiful work Ashlyn. Thank you to Jenna from Good Food Catering provided delicious meals for us and we appreciate having such elegant food to keep us going. We are also excited to see the video from Adam Siegal from Siegalfilms; it was a pleasure working with their team.
Here is a few pictures from the day. Congratulations again to Bekah and Micah. Thank you for allowing us the honor of spending the day with you and telling your story in pictures.