Mount Pleasant Wedding Photography: Valerie and Nick


Valerie and Nick married along historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC, at the Cottage on the Creek.
The intimate event was a wonderful family celebration complete with a first for me: the ring bearers flinging their pillows down the aisle upon their entrance.
But nothing would put a damper on this wonderful event, even heat and humidity that made locals a bit uncomfortable.
It was also a great pleasure seeing Anne and Tim and their families. We photographed their wedding in Charlotte in 2005 (on a similarly hot day) and later had the pleasure of photographing their twins - Mary Anne and Austin. Anne and Tim's parents and Tim's sister made the trip as well. I also learned that Valerie's family and I shared some ties in Upstate New York and both families were a joy to be around.
Congratulations Valerie and Nick, and have a great time in Saint Lucia!
Valerie and Nick at the Cottage on the Creek

Valerie and Nick at the Cottage on the Creek along Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC

The dress

The dress

A little help from her friends

A little help from her friends

First look

First look

Valerie's excited

Valerie's excited

Feeling good

Feeling good

A hug from one of Nick's daughters

A hug from one of Nick's daughters

Nick and his father get ready

Nick and his father get ready

Flower for one of the ring bearers

Flower for one of the ring bearers

Flowers all around

Flowers all around

Ready for the ceremony

Ready for the ceremony

The first ring bearer decided he wasn't going to carry his pillow - so he flung it down the aisle

The first ring bearer decided he wasn't going to carry his pillow - so he flung it down the aisle

His cohort liked the move so much he threw his pillow too (I don't think the actual rings were on the pillows)

His cohort liked the move so much he threw his pillow too (I don't think the actual rings were on the pillows)

Everyone got a good chuckle out of the ring bearer antics

Everyone got a good chuckle out of the ring bearer antics

Valerie was such an expressive bride

Valerie was so expressive

Nick waits for his bride

Nick waits for his bride

The wedding site along historic Shem Creek

The wedding site along historic Shem Creek

The happy couple leave the ceremony

The happy couple leave the ceremony

Nick glances back to one of his daughters following the service

Nick glances back to one of his daughters following the service

Newly married

Newly married

A light moment before the reception

Having some fun

First dance

First dance

Lost in the moment

Lost in the moment

More dancing

More dancing

The setting as Nick dances with his mother and Valerie with her father

The setting as Nick dances with his mother and Valerie with her father

Nick dances with his daughter

Nick dances with his daughter

A hug from both daughters

A hug from both daughters

Tim swings Mary Anne as Anne dances with Austin. They have been wonderful clients and it was great to see them again

Tim swings Mary Anne as Anne dances with Austin. They have been wonderful clients and it was great to see them again

Bridesmaid Courtney shares her joy with her friend

Bridesmaid Courtney shares her joy with her friend

And the emotions poured out

And the emotion poured out

Pretty setting

Pretty setting

More dancing

More dancing

Last dance

Last dance