Lauren and Mark made their wedding day details really matter. The reception venue: where Mark proposed. The date: exactly one year from when Mark asked Lauren to be his wife. The wedding party: the closest and best of friends and family. From now on, when I think of a small, intimate wedding, I'll think of the how these two were able to show the joy about starting the next chapter of their life to each and every guest that traveled down to Charleston to celebrate these two. That is so lovely in my book. As I begun editing this session, I began to realize how much I wanted to showcase this wedding strictly in black and white images...and that is exactly what I decided to do. All images were edited with vsco actions (which I cannot recommend and love more than I currently do). I just adore the grain and slight adjustments they add to these photos.
Mark surprised Lauren right after their kiss by having the wedding party release butterflies-she was completely surprised!
How cute are these programs?!
I love some open sky
These toasts were so genuine and filled with emotion
The night ended with everyone releasing floating lanterns into the sky. The wind had surely picked up since Lauren, Mark and I were on the beach earlier in the evening and everyone was laughing so hard watching the lanterns float up and then crash down. I laughed the hardest I have in a long time watching Mark run and fly belly-first into the dunes to catch the plunging lanterns. The best part about it all: everyone was cracking up while repeating "This is AWESOME!"