Bonnie Doone Plantation, South Carolina

I barely even know where to begin! Carolyn and Patrick's weddings at the Bonnie Doone Planation in Walterboro South Carolina was ridiculous. We drove out there with only a 2 day break from our previous wedding in Boston, MA. The road trip was so much fun, but it felt amazing to pull through the gates of the plantation and see the classic southern trees covered in moss. Right away I was ecstatic to be there! There was so many possibilities and so much time for photos. It was the perfect setting for an incredible wedding. Then you have Carolyn and Pat's massive family. I actually shot Carolyn's sister's (Mandy and Jared! (You two are amazing)) wedding a few years back, and I couldn't wait to see everyone again. The whole trip was like hanging out with old friends. The biggest hurdle for us was the heat. I forgot just how hot and humid it can be in the middle of summer in South Carolina. Midway through the day I was a wreck, but it didn't even matter because wow these photos turned out way too good!

My favorite part of the day had to be after the wedding came to an end. Maybe I shouldn't even say it because technically we were not supposed to, but a bunch of us from the wedding hopped the fence to the pool and swam for a few hours to cool down. So we watched the stars and a distant thunderstorm roll by until, well who knows when. It was the perfect ending to one hell of a day. Even just thinking about it now makes me want to go back to that night where getting out of pool meant being swarmed by mosquitoes.


Holi Festival Inspired Wedding

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