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Kelle and Kyle | Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding


wedding day collage at Old Wide Awake Plantation in Charleston South carolina

Kelle and Kyle’s beautiful Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding in Charleston, SC fell on the perfect fall day! Old Wide Awake Plantation is a lovely southern wedding venue, featuring a private historic home, big southern porches, old oak trees, and classic Charleston charm.  

Old Wide Awake Plantation Wedding

Kelle and Kyle had their sweet and emotional first look on the Plantation’s porch. There was hardly a dry eye as Kyle saw his bride! The first look is always one of my favorite wedding moments to photograph. I love capturing the joy and emotion of this special moment! 

The venue has beautiful green ivy covered steps leading up to the historic house on the plantation. It was in front of those ivy covered stairs that the couple said “I do!” After their outdoor ceremony Kelle, Kyle, and I snuck away to capture their  newlywed portraits under the Spanish moss covered oak trees along the Stono River. The light shimmered through the Spanish moss, creating the most beautiful and romantic backdrop as Kelle and Kyle soaked in the moment, shared a dance, and strolled through the garden. 

After capturing their newlywed portraits, we headed back to the outdoor reception which carried on into the night. Everyone had a great time dancing under the stars and stringed lights celebrating Kelle and Kyle!

Kelle and Kyle’s Love Story

As many couples today, Kelle and Kyle met on a dating app – so modern and 21st century! Kyle proposed to Kelle during a ‘staycation’ at a historic home in Wadamalaw Island along Bohicket Creek. It was there, along the river’s edge where Kyle proposed to Kelle with family nearby!  In their free time, they love spending time together and with their dogs! They both enjoy going out and exploring Charleston, as well as staying home and working on one of their many DIY woodworking projects.

Kelle and Kyle, thank you for giving me the privilege of documenting your special day! It has been a joy to get to know you both and celebrate your wedding at Old Wide Awake Plantation!


Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Old Wide Awake Plantation 

Planner: Direct My Day 

DJ: The Dance Doctors DJs 

Bar: Direct My Bar 

Caterer: Crazy Dutchman Catering 

Rentals: Snyder Events 

Hair: Jennifer Zullo 

Make Up: Silhouette On Site 

Bridal Gown: The Bridal House of Charleston 

Looking for more wedding inspiration? Check out these beautiful Charleston Weddings I’ve had the honor of photographing:

 Boone Hall Plantation Winter Wedding

Winter Wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Spring Wedding at Historic Rice Mill

Boone Hall Plantation Spring Wedding 

Are you planning your dream wedding day?  If so, Congratulations!! Please Contact Me today to learn more information about my wedding photography services! I can’t wait to hear from you!






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