Emily ventured downtown to one of Charleston’s historic homes for some gorgeous William Aiken House bridal portraits and we’re excited to finally share her experiences with you today. Built in 1810, the William Aiken House sits at the corner of King and Mary Streets and features beautifully preserved ballrooms and offers stunning historical spaces perfect for all occasions. Emily chose brightly colored rooms with plenty of natural light and a few spots in the stunning grounds for Rose’s portraits. Her open-back gown featured a flowing layered skirt and silver-accented bodice, which fit perfectly with the period furnishings in the home.
A red room with white trim and rich brown floors created a welcoming atmosphere and the huge window invited a beautiful natural glow. We love the gold-trimmed mirror and the reflection of the chandelier behind the gorgeous bride. The result was a classy moment that fit with the vintage theme Rose envisioned for her upcoming wedding. Outside, the warm afternoon cooperated with plentiful sunlight. The portraits of Rose on the open verandas were stunning and we love the pale yellow of the house against the white and silver of her dress. Aside from the indoor spaces, the house also features gorgeous gardens perfect for outdoor portraits and Rose was beautiful against the dark greens of Charleston’s late Spring.
Rose, thank you again for inviting us along in your journey toward your perfect day. We had so much fun sharing these moments with you and hope that you and your new hubby are settling into happiness. Congratulations again!
Photographer & Editor: Emily