We always jump at an opportunity to capture a lovely event at one of Charleston’s historic locations and Emily had the pleasure of photographing a Historic Rice Mill wedding recently. We’re excited to share some of our favorite moments with you today, featuring a fun couple from Boston who fell in love with Charleston’s charm. The day began with a bit of champagne at the Mills House while Ashley assembled her bridal look. Her lovely open-backed gown with plunging neckline was complimented by lace accents on the bodice and silver beading across the waist. Pretty sharp himself in a classic tux, Ned was all smiles when he laid his eyes on Ashley for their first look. Emily used one of Charleston’s cobblestone streets beside Washington Square to capture the feel of the city while capturing some stunning portraits of the duo.
What a sight it must have been for a bride and her party trekking the streets of Charleston heading toward the Historic Rice Mill. We love the happiness and energy on all of their faces! The Rice Mill’s waterfront patio held the ceremony and the exposed brick lent itself perfectly to the theme of the day. The ceremony itself was lovely and the reception was absolutely amazing, with so many details that transformed the Rice Mill’s rooms into a touch of Charleston magic.
The original exposed brick of the Rice Mill complimented the gold, ivory, and blush palette. The tables were set with beautifully scripted place cards and favors as well as gorgeous white hydrangea centerpieces. At the entrance to the hall was one of the most unique guest books we’ve ever encountered: a polished and engraved Jenga set perfect for any home Ashley and Ned have in the future. After a delicious meal and a few dances, Emily stole the newlyweds away for some sunset portraits. The docks surrounding the Rice Mill were perfect for these moments, with the Harbor painted in pink and gold all around them. As the sun set on their wedding day, Ashley and Ned shared a sweet kiss and held onto one another in the fading light.
We would like to thank you both for allowing us to share in your absolutely gorgeous wedding day. We loved the boundless energy that was present in every moment. Congratulations again and the best of luck beginning your new life in Boston!
Photographer & Editor: Emily