December 30, 2019
Photographing friends on their wedding day is my favorite thing! I met Michaela at small group soon after both of us had moved to Charleston. We both attended the same church and had the same friends, so we quickly found ourselves spending a lot of time together. I was so honored she chose me to photograph such a special day in her life and it was such a joy getting to be there to celebrate with her and some of our shared friends!
So now that you know how I met Michaela, on to the slightly more important story of how Michaela met Taylor! 🙂 On July 6th, 2016, Michaela met Taylor at the motor company they both worked at – I love that she remembers the exact date! Michaela had just lost her mother and wasn’t in a place for dating, so it wasn’t until months after Michaela left the job that they got together. Both of them love discovering new things – food, music, traveling to different places and finding new ways to make each other laugh. Michaela’s favorite holiday is Christmas, so naturally that was the best time for him to propose. After they finished opening gifts, Taylor got on one knee and asked Michaela to marry him in front of the entire family. Needless to say, there was not a dry eye in the room!
Michaela and Taylor held their wedding at St. Luke’s Chapel in Downtown Charleston before heading to the Charleston Yacht Club to celebrate their reception. Michaela’s bridesmaids all wore beautiful pink bridesmaid dresses, including her sister and Maid of Honor, Abigail (I just love the photos of Abigail helping Michaela into her dress and jewelry!). Taylor is a graduate of the Citadel (their engagement session even ended at the Citadel!) and comes from a family of Citadel alumni, so we got lots of photos with their rings! One of my favorite details about Michaela’s wedding was her bridal bouquet – hydrangeas and palmetto roses. Before Michaela’s mother passed, she gave Michaela two palmetto roses and told her to put them in her wedding bouquet one day. Michaela’s mom may not have been there on her wedding day, but she made sure Michaela felt her presence and love through those roses.
Honestly, this was such joyful wedding to photograph and celebrate. It makes me smile to see Michaela so happy with Taylor!
I pray God blesses you two during your life together!
Ceremony Venue | St. Luke’s Chapel
Bride’s Dress | Morilee
Reception Venue | Charleston Yacht Club
Ceremony Musicians | Erin Norton
Wedding Caterer | Braised in the South
Wedding DJ | Wedding Music Charleston
Wedding Limo | ACW Limo & Vintage Rolls Royce
Photography | Kaitlin Scott Photography