When the fiance of a crazy talented local musician contacts you about doing their wedding you get a little giddy, because you just know that’s going to be a pretty killer wedding. I worked with Luke Cunningham over the Summer and did some photos of him and his band for his recent album titled Kentucky (listen and purchase here) and I knew at the time that he was engaged—but certainly thought they probably had someone booked for their wedding already. Usually photographers get booked pretty quickly once a couple is engaged, I mean I should know. So I was thrilled to hear from Luke’s fiance Annie! She contacted me and explained the details of her and Luke’s wedding which all sounded so great, but let me just be real for a second, she had me at “the wedding and reception will be at Palmetto Brewery”! I happen to be really enthusiastic about drinking craft beer, and Palmetto Brewery makes fantastic beers. Not to mention their facility is the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Luke and Annie are a super cool couple and they were more than willing to do a first look—pair that with a wedding at a brewery in downtown Charleston—and I was beyond excited to say the least. Having worked with Luke prior to his wedding I already knew he was such a great person and really easy to work with. I had not met Annie before, but was not surprised to find out that she was just as incredible as he is (maybe a little more). If he picked her I knew she would be awesome.
I met up with Annie at her aunts gorgeous house in Charleston for some getting ready photos. Shortly after the ladies got all gussied up we headed to the College of Charleston for their first look and bridal party photos. Having their first look at the Cistern at the College of Charleston—where Annie graduated—was perfection. I think that’s my new favorite place to take photos. The College of Charleston was founded in 1770 and the Cistern yard is one of the older parts of the school. It’s beautifully surrounded with architectural history and gorgeous oak trees. Hampton Park was next on our list for photos. I love getting to do all the formal photos before a ceremony. It truly gives everyone a little extra time to breathe and not feel rushed. Not to mention sometimes you get to actually go to two different locations and take photos. LOVE that!! The ceremony at Palmetto brewery was pretty spectacular and the reception was even better. I don’t think there was a more perfect venue for these two!
Take a look!!
Venue and Bar service: Palmetto Brewing Company
Caterer: King Street Hospitality Group
Day of Coordinator: Ashley Konkle King Street Hospitality Group
Decor: DIY Bride
Flowers: DIY (Bride’s sister)
Photographer: Jeanne Mitchum