Happy Friday, y’all! I’m finally settling into a normal post-hurricane routine and wanted to blog some wedding pictures of the almost-Royals at their gorgeous DeBordieu Colony wedding last month! Kate and Will are high school sweethearts who have been together for years! I don’t often cover the rehearsal dinner, but it was fun to shoot that event for these families and hear some heartfelt toasts the night before the event. I always love seeing the slideshows of childhood photos, and Kate’s sister also spearheaded a tear-jerker video with greetings from fans far and wide who were not in attendance.
Kate’s family has had a vacation home in this serene Georgetown, SC community for years, and it was fun getting ready in their sunlit waterfront space.
This adorable mini Goldendoodle, George, lives in NYC with Kate’s sister, seen below as she tried to fight off the ugly tears every time Kate would reminisce about all the fun they had growing up. Love these cotton tunics for a fresh take on bridesmaid loungewear that will get lots of use after the festivities!It’s not every day you get to tackle domestic chores beside your daughter’s elegant custom-tailored Martina Liana wedding gown. Church Street Bridal is the hot ticket for any brides-to-be near Lynchburg, Virginia. The shop operates from a YWCA and sells sample gowns from Kleinfeld’s (of Say Yes to the Dress fame), and proceeds benefit domestic violence victims. Road trip, anyone?!The protector and assistant with the Cinderella slippers.
This DeBordieu Colony wedding celebration continued with a Blue Heron Beach Club reception.
Thanks to everyone on the creative team for making this such a fun and gorgeous day to document!
Venue and Catering | DeBordieu Club
Event Planner | Caitlin with Stunning & Brilliant Events
On-site Hair & Makeup | Stox & Co. of Litchfield
Gown | Martina Liana at Church Street Bridal in Lynchburg, VA
Bridesmaids | Alfred Sung at Bella Bridesmaid
Bridesmaids’ earrings and bride’s bracelet by her savvy sister | Beth Ladd Collections
Florals | Lee at Carolina Charm
Cake | Pawleys Island Bakery
Rentals | Event Works
Harpist | Hannah Beckett
Band | In the Pocket
A special thanks to the videography team, Re-Peet Productions, for working together so well (which means staying out of each other’s shots to ensure the best photos and video). It was especially appreciated on a day I worked without an assistant. You guys rock!
Congrats to Kate and Will! Thanks so much for choosing me to document your beautiful day.
Love this venue? Check out these other DeBordieu weddings: Shelley & Andrew’s Georgetown church wedding and McNeill & Pat’s Pawleys Island church wedding. And I haven’t blogged Lyndsey & Harsha’s outdoor affair yet, but pop over to Wedding Row Grand Strand to see their day.
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