Shannon was able to photograph Alice in some absolutely beautiful Governor Thomas Bennett House bridal portraits and we are excited to share them with you! Built around 1825, the Thomas Bennett House is significant to Charleston due to its preserved ornamentation and classic architecture. It is no surprise that Shannon chose to showcase the historical elements alongside the blushing bride-to-be. Whether framed by ornate doors or lounging on vintage furniture, Alice’s portraits are classic Charleston and speak to a bygone era. The picture of the bride on the house’s iconic flying staircase exemplify natural and architectural beauty. Elegant and flowy, Alice’s dress was seasonal and perfectly classic, truly belonging with the period pieces surrounding her. A pale yellow and vibrant goldenrod bouquet that included roses and craspedia complimented the ethereal style of the dress and added a pop of color to the subtle hues of the house. The bridal session ended with a quick jaunt to the back lawn where Shannon caught Alice smiling and staring down at her bouquet, lost in a moment captured beautifully.
Shortly thereafter, Alice married her love Bryce in a summer ceremony at the Thomas Bennett House. The couple met at Davidson College in North Carolina. Though they had semesters abroad and time apart, the distance helped them cultivate a lasting relationship. Alice eventually interned at the White House and Bryce suggested that her time there be represented in some of the colors for the wedding. The goal was to enhance but not overpower the simple elegance of the house. Their decisions resulted in a gorgeous event that we were so blessed to share with them.
Photographer: Shannon | Editor: Lucy