I got to know Evan & Brianna last year when he contacted me to secretly photograph his surprise proposal to the love of his life!!! It was AMAZING: https://chrisandcami.com/evan-surprises-brianna-with-his-proposal/. So when they called to ask if I would also capture their wedding, I was elated!
Although rain threatened us for a minute, it actually ended up being the perfect weather…not too cold, not too hot, with a little bit of cloud cover. The guys started out at Haberdash…hanging out and having fun while they got ready. Evan was looking pretty dashing by the time they got done with him! Then it was over to The Cottages at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. Brianna’s “reveal” to the girls was a highlight! She was an absolutely STUNNING bride in her elegant gown!!! 🙂 Finally we all headed back over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge to The Historic Rice Mill for the main event!
The lively and humor-filled ceremony was led by Brianna’s half-brother, Seth. At one point I think I saw a tear in Evan’s eye…which was so touching. Then it was on to wedding party photos while guests enjoyed cocktails with views of the sailboats bobbing in the Ashley River. I was worried that the low-lying blanket of clouds was going to ruin our plans for some gorgeous sunset photos of Brianna & Evan. But just 15 minutes before sunset, a sliver of sky opened up on the horizon to reveal the most amazing sunset for us to work with!!!
A warm welcome by Brianna’s dad, and a delicious meal awaited everyone at the reception. Lively chatter and fun festivities carried on throughout the night. Cake cutting, signing the marriage license, and touching toasts also ensued. Eventually, The Vistas band started jamming and the party kicked into high gear! Everyone was dancing and singing and having a BLAST!!! But finally it was time to bid Brianna & Evan a fond farewell. We closed the night out with a big group photo featuring the entire band…before this amazing couple headed off into the night!
Many thanks to Alyssa and her team at www.stunningandbrilliantevents.com for making sure everything went off perfectly. And a huge shout out to all the vendors who made this special day possible.
CONGRATULATIONS Brianna & Evan!!! Having been there from the “I Will” to the “I Do”, it was an absolute honor to capture all the beautiful memories of this special day for you. We wish you all the best as you begin this new journey together.