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Love in Technicolor

One of the most exciting parts of this job is that each wedding we have the pleasure of photographing is completely unique. Between the venue, the decor and the color palette, it’s always a nice surprise to see how the aesthetic of each event inspires us as photographers. When we arrived at the Gadsden House for Jenna and Logan’s big day, we were ecstatic to find bright and rich colors enticing our cameras as we surveyed the charming venue. We appreciate a clean and classic look, but the vibrant hues of Jenna and Logan’s colorful summer wedding provided a lush cheer that set the tone for the evening, and perfectly complemented this sweet and happy couple.

Jenna and Logan were both raised up North but were eventually drawn to the warm southern sun and the pace of coastal living. After Jenna graduated from College of Charleston, she met Logan while slinging smoothies in Mount Pleasant. Logan became one of her regulars because he can’t resist a good smoothie, nor the opportunity to be greeted by Jenna’s beautiful smile. The two started dating and in the past few years have moved together to Boston, New Orleans and are now settled down in Charleston.

Jenna and Logan held their wedding at the newly restored Gadsden House on the east side of the Charleston peninsula. The florist Petaloso transformed this historic venue into a botanical museum, providing the guests with brilliant arrangements to marvel at. Every arrangement was a work of art, each one intentionally placed throughout the venue, with contrasting hues that enchanted us all. Mandalynn Shwartz of Spellbound Events created four different dining experiences inspired by the shades Camel, Sage, Coral and Maize. Each shade and its accompanying decor and florals produced a unique and sophisticated dining room atmosphere.

Jenna was an effortlessly gorgeous beachside bride. Her spaghetti-strap gown and lace train fell weightlessly on her silhouette as she moseyed around the Gadsden property. Logan looked dapper in his blue suit with a yellow rose fastened to his lapel. The couple said their vows in front of a menagerie of tropically inspired flower arrangements, and then strolled down the aisle with pink and white rose petals raining on their beaming faces.

After the ceremony, the wedding party enjoyed the quaint courtyard of the Gadsden property, hanging out on the chic furnishings provided by The French Eclectic and cooling down with ice cream pops stowed away in a bicycle cart. As the sun set, Jenna and Logan took to the floor for their first dances, and then cut their wedding cake adorned with flowers and Jenna’s parent’s original cake topper. The wedding party spent the rest of the evening dancing, laughing, embracing and basking in all of the love that permeated the venue. Jenna and Logan were glowing with joy as they watched their dream wedding night unfold before their eyes.

Thank you for inviting us along to this colorful celebration. We wish you the best Mr. and Mrs. Fiery!

Check out a few of our favorites from this wedding day below!

xox Kai & Tim

Wedding flat lay with tropical florals and rose gold metallic lettering

bridal details with wedding day heels and perfume. film photography.

Wedding dress hanging in Gadsden House Charleston wedding venue.

Bridal bouquet and heels laying on veil.

Mother of the bride helps with veil at Gadsden House wedding.

Wedding film photography. Bride straps heels in pink vintage chair.

Quiet moment with bride in vintage chair, covered by veil.

Engagement ring and flower detailed wedding dress.

First look in Gadsden house with bride coming down the steps in the background. Charleston spring wedding.

Bride taps on grooms shoulder during first look.

Groom sees bride for the first time at Charleston wedding. Wedding day bride and groom first look.

Bride and bridesmaids group photo. Bridesmaids in neutral tone with bright tropical flowers. Charleston spring wedding.

Bride and bridesmaids bright and tropical bouquet.

Bride walks with bridesmaids on the porch at Gadsden House.

Groom and groomsmen on the porch at Gadsden House.

Fun groomsmen group photo. Groomsmen in three piece suit and bowties.

Groom walking with groomsmen.

Tropical flowers ceremony set up with lush greenery at Gadsden House wedding venue in Charleston SC.

Wedding day flowers details.

Boho pillows and wooden bench at outdoor wedding reception.

Gadsden House staircase decorated with yellow tropical flowers and greenery.

Pale pink wedding day welcome sign with flowers.

Pink and yellow simple table top flowers at cocktail hour.

Outdoor cocktail table at Gadsden House.

Wedding guest reception dining seating chart.

Camel themed wedding reception room.

yellow themed wedding reception room.

yellow candle and gold number reception table set up.

Green themed wedding reception room. Tropical greenery on fireplace.

Charleston film wedding photographer.

Pink table cloth with gold table numbers at Gadsden House wedding reception.

Tropical pink flowers and greenery. Pink themed wedding reception room at Gadsden House.

Pink table cloth wedding reception.

Charleston wedding film photographer.

Charleston spring bride and groom. Tropical bridal flowers and groom in three piece suit.

Bride and groom on Gadsden House grand porch.

Quiet moment at Charleston spring wedding.

Groom kisses brides cheek

Bride standing on the porch at Gadsden House in Charleston.

Bride looks down at flowers. Charleston wedding film photographer.

Bride and groom bouquet detail.

Happy groom at Charleston spring wedding.

Groom and mother of groom walk to outdoor spring wedding ceremony.

Groom waits for bride with emotion.

Bride walks up the aisle with her dad.

Emotional bride with tropical flowers walks to groom at outdoor wedding ceremony in Charleston.

Bride looks at groom during Gadsden House outdoor wedding ceremony.

Aerial photo of outdoor spring wedding ceremony.

Groom looks at bride during outdoor spring wedding.

Groomsmen laugh during outdoor wedding ceremony.

Happy father of the bride.

Bridesmaids with tropical flowers laugh during Gadsden House wedding.

Parents of the groom. Charleston wedding photographer.

y Bride and groom share a happy moment during outdoor wedding ceremony in Charleston.

Charleston wedding film photographer. Outdoor wedding ceremony in Charleston.

Groom reads vows to bride during outdoor wedding.

Groom puts ring on Bride during wedding ceremony.

Gadsden House first kiss. Tropical wedding ceremony flowers.

Cute kiss on the cheek after wedding ceremony.

Bride and groom celebrate being married.

Pink petal toss outdoor wedding ceremony exit. Elated bride and groom walk down the aisle.

Bride and groom kiss under falling flower petals.

Gadsden House bride and groom at outdoor wedding reception.

Newlywed portraits on the steps on Gadsden House wedding venue in Charleston.

Bride and groom kiss in front of mobile ice cream cart.

Full bridal party group photo at Gadsden House.

Tray of blood orange cocktails at outdoor spring wedding in Charleston.

Fried green tomatoes.

Watermelon cocktail hour finger foods.

Mini chicken and waffles at Charleston spring wedding.

Charleston wedding film photographer. Gadsden house spring wedding.

happy bride and groom on film.

Newlywed wedding ring photo.

Father of the bride speech funny moment.

East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer.

Parents of the groom laugh during wedding reception.

Black and white wedding photo.

Gadsden House outdoor wedding reception with string lights.

Groomsmen jacket on outdoor wooden bench.

Photography: Kailee & Tim Shields; Kailee DiMeglio Photography
Venue: Gadsden House
Wedding Planner: Spellbound Events
Hair:Lashes and Lace
Makeup: Cheryl Quinn Makeup
Florist: Petaloso
Officiant:Rev. Kristen Barner
Ceremony Music: Palmetto Strings
Reception Music: Charleston Groove Factory
Caterer: KSHG
Bakery: The Cake Stand

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