Mary Lake + Tyler's Downtown Charleston Wedding

Being photographers in Charleston makes us kind of spoiled. The awesome backdrops we have by just walking around the historic downtown neighborhoods are countless. This wedding was particularly special because the bride Mary Lake grew up downtown with me (Elizabeth). We wandered these streets constantly whether on bikes, rollerblades, or bare feet. Again, spoiled.

On February 2nd this year, ML + Tyler tied the knot in our old stomping grounds. The gals got ready at a private carriage house down the street from St. Michael’s where the ceremony was held, while the boys got ready at ML + Tyler’s house. We wandered the charming streets South of Broad for their first look. After the ceremony, we all paraded with horn players down the street to Hibernian Hall. And a party was had to say the least!

Head over to Charleston Weddings Magazine’s blog to see the feature with more photos!

Planning + Coordination :: The Petal Report
Dress :: Lela Rose
Shoes :: Loeffler Randall
Bouquet :: Bride’s mama
Ceremony :: St. Michael’s
Reception :: Hibernian Hall
Rentals :: Event Haus
Cake :: Charleston Cakes Etc
Transportation :: Sea Island Event Co
Catering :: Bride’s dad
Cotton Candy Cart :: Pure Fluff

Musical Duo's Unique Charleston Wedding

We shoot a lot of weddings in Charleston, so it is super cool for us to get to shoot a day that has a really unique feel. Enter McKenzie and Elliott. These cats are one of the few couples we worked with who actually live here in town, so their day had much more of a local vibe. They had their ceremony in a space downtown that had recently served as a yoga studio. It was basically a giant light box, so as the sun set during their ceremony, the colors and the mood in the room were so cool. Then the party moved a few minutes down the road to The Royal American - a bar and music venue that many of us frequent. McKenzie and Elliott are a musical duo (amongst many other things), and we had previously shot one of their shows at The Royal American. It was a perfect spot for them to celebrate with all the friends and fam. They called upon so many talented friends to keep it going from different musical artists to dancers to comedians. Having worked with them a few times in the music world and also just being buds, we were honored when they asked us to document such a special celebration. Blah blah blah, too many words, check out the photos now :) We love you, M + E!

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Photography - Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay

Planning/Design - Elliott and McKenzie (groom and bride)

Coordination - Blake Sams Events

Venue - The Royal American

Catering- Embers and Ashes

Bar - Dave Axelrod batched cocktails and curated the Mezcal and liquor,
Graft did the wine, and The Royal American provided bar staff

Invitation/Paper- Elliot A. Smith of MES Creative (the groom) 

Hair - Steven Geissel

Bride's dress - Ceremony gown was a vintage 80's wedding gown given to McKenzie by her 5th grade teacher Ms. Cherry. McKenzie’s mom, Ann Eddy, totally redesigned it and made it custom fit her. 

Groom's suit- Billy Reid

Officiant - Fitzgerald Wiggins

Rentals (Lighting) - TEC

Rentals (Tent Walls) - Snyder

Cocktail Hour - Poppy Native and Honeysmoke with Jordan Igoe
Dinner DJ - Travis Roberson
Comedian - Jason Groce
Dance Party DJ - Sista Misses 

Ceremony Arch - Kaleigh Hastings of Sisal Creative