With stunning waterfront views, manicured gardens and the right balance of modernity and southern charm, a Boone Hall Plantation wedding is always an amazing event. One such wedding was an intimate affair that Shannon was privileged to photograph, and we would like to share some of her experiences with you. Kilby and Kyle met through work and share a love of travel that influenced their decision to have a destination wedding in Charleston. Friends from across the nation descended on Boone Hall for a simply gorgeous affair. The day began with the couple sharing their first look by the horse fields beneath hanging Spanish moss. Kilby was divine in her flowing strapless white gown, perfect for the idyllic plantation. Kyle was quite handsome himself in his navy blue suit (we love the pale pink bow tie), and was all smiles when he saw his bride. The historic oaks made for the perfect frame for the duo’s pre-ceremony portraits.
After spending some time with family, friends, and the wedding party, it was time to head off to the Cotton Dock to tie the knot! Gossamer white draping and wooden lanterns created a rustic, inviting atmosphere for the guests. Add in the trickling waters of the creek behind the dock and one has the portrait of perfect serenity. In the fading light of late afternoon, Kilby and Kyle became newlyweds. With the vows exchanged and kisses shared, it was time for the party to begin!
As the Cotton Dock is constructed of rustic wood all around, the possibilities for decor are endless, and it’s always a treat to see what couples and planners dream up for their day. Kilby and Kyle went with romantic and playful details that we adored. The PhotoBus guestbook was a head turner and a unique take on a wedding staple. White roses, candles and crystal could be found scattered about the venue, along with a wide palette of colors splashed in the interim.
Before the sun had dipped too low, Shannon stole the couple away for newlywed portraits in the vibrant gardens. The pink, gold, and purple hues added a lovely pop of color to the photos. The avenue of oaks and some of the plantation’s original brick also served as gorgeous backdrops for a few touching moments.
Thank you again for inviting us to join in your beautiful day. We had so much fun! We wish you all the best and want to say congratulations one more time!