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New York Chic Lowcountry Wedding

Alyssa and Michael wanted to have a destination wedding in the Lowcountry. They picked a classic location along the Ashley River, Middleton Place, because it’s, “one of a kind, historic, unique… it took our breathe away pulling in and seeing the road lined with Spanish moss trees.” This day was filled with laughter and a ton of fun.

Alyssa wanted something chic, modern, sophisticated, and classic for her wedding day, and she opted for champagne colored bridesmaids dresses, while the gentlemen wore classic black tuxedos. We started the day with wedding day details, which included Alyssa’s grandmother’s jewelry that she wore, custom “Mrs.” heels designed by the bride herself, and the groom’s pocket watch, given to him by his grandfather.

After first looks with both her bridesmaids, and her father it was time for the big reveal with her husband to be, Michael. One of the parts of the job that will never get old, is seeing two people in love, so happy to be getting married to each other. Their genuine emotion, and affection warmed our hearts!

Getting to the venue provided more opportunities for portraits with Alyssa and Michael. Middleton Place is endlessly beautiful, and it’s expansive grounds make for stunning wedding day photos. They were married in the octagonal garden, enjoyed cocktail hour with their guests at the crane pond, and then danced the night away at their reception in the pavilion. The reception was filled with luscious florals, various candles and each table was named after the boroughs of NYC in lieu of table numbers. We loved that they brought some of their NYC home into their wedding day design! Cheers to the newlyweds!

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

xox Kai & Tim

Middleton Place spring bride and groom walking in field. Groom kissing brides hand while walking.

Mrs. ring box and bridal details with tom ford perfume

Charleston spring wedding details.

Tom Ford groom details with vintage pocket watch from grandfather

Chic spring wedding day details.

Bride and bridesmaids in getting ready robes spraying champagne on downtown Charleston porch

Bride admiring wedding dress on morning of wedding.

Charleston spring groom getting ready and holding cufflinks

Charleston groom hanging out with groomsmen morning of wedding

bride dress reveal with bridesmaids

bridesmaids reaction to wedding dress reveal spring wedding Charleston.

Bride and bridesmaids first look. Bridesmaids in champagne colored dresses.

Bride walks up to dad for father daughter first look.

Dad sees his daughter for the first time on her wedding day.

Emotional father of the bride on wedding day.

Spring bride on a porch in downtown Charleston

Bride standing on porch on the morning of her wedding.

Bride and groom first look on porch in downtown Charleston

Quiet moment before bride and groom first look. Spring wedding.

Black and white wedding photo. Groom looks at bride during first look.

Charleston bride and groom personal vows.

personal vows between bride and groom on morning of wedding.

Cute moment between bride and groom ready private vows.

Charleston spring wedding.

Middleton Place spring bride. Octagonal garden bridal portrait.

Black tie Charlesotn spring groom standing at secret garden entrance.

Middleton Place sheep

groom detail with boutonniere

Bride and groom walking in octagonal garden at Middleton Place spring wedding.

Middleton Place spring bride and groom

Bride and groom standing with veil flowing in the wind.

Bride and groom portraits before wedding ceremony at octagonal garden.

Groom snuggles into bride with bride looking at camera.

Bride and groom share a laugh with spanish moss.

Groom kisses bride's cheek under live oak tree with spanish moss

Bride and groom walk away to butterfly gardens at Middleton Place spring wedding.

Charleston bride and groom dip photo.

Bride standing in front of live oak trees and spanish moss.

Black and white wedding photo. Bride and groom share quiet moment. East Coast Destination wedding photographer.

Groom holds brides hand. Wedding ring detail

Bride and groom with spanish moss. Charleston wedding photographer.

Middleton Place Bride. Charleston spring wedding.

Groom with custom art deco initial cufflinks

Bride and groom walk with bridal party at Charleston spring wedding.

Bride with bridesmaids and flowers.

Full bridal party group photo. Black tuxedo groomsmen. Champagne colored bridesmaid dresses.

Octagonal garden birdbath flowers. Middleton Place wedding ceremony.

Middleton place wedding ceremony pedestal flowers

Charleston spring wedding ceremony flowers. muted spring colors

Middleton Place octagonal garden spring wedding flower-lined aisle.

Crane pond cocktail hour. Charleston spring wedding at Middleton Place

Spring wedding ceremony aisle flowers. Charleston wedding photographer.

Father and bride walk to wedding ceremony at octagonal garden Middleton Place spring wedding.

Proud father and bride walk up the aisle at wedding ceremony.

Happy and emotional bridesmaids in champagne dresses at wedding ceremony.

groom and groomsmen wait for bride at wedding ceremony.

Bride and groom hold hands under live oak tree and spanish moss at Middleton Place spring wedding.

spring bouquets and champagne bridesmaids dresses.

Bride looks at groom during wedding ceremony.

Parents of the bride celebrate during outdoor wedding ceremony in Charleston

Spanish moss outdoor wedding ceremony at Middleton place

Wedding ceremony first kiss dip. Groom dips bride at first kiss.

Bride and groom first kiss at spring Charleston wedding.

Bride and groom celebrate after first kiss. Charleston spring wedding.

Newlyweds walk down the aisle at octagonal garden. East Coast Destination Wedding Photographer

Middleton Place Spring wedding ceremony exit.

Black and white wedding photo. Groom shows off new ring after outdoor wedding ceremony.

Wedding ceremony aisle kiss. Middleton Place spring wedding.

Black and white wedding photo.

Middleton Place horse and carriage newlyweds

Fun moment with bride, groom, and father of the bride at Crane Pond cocktail hour. Charleston wedding photographer.

Bride celebrates with groom at Middleton Place

Circular white bar at cocktail hour with bride and groom.

Middleton Place spring wedding reception set up.

NYC themed seating chart at spring Charleston wedding.

Bride's place setting at sweetheart table.

NYC themed table names at Middleton place wedding reception.

Fun bride and groom first dance. East Coast Destination Wedding photographer.

Bride spins during first dance at spring Charleston wedding.

First dance Middleton Place reception with chandelier

Middleton Place first dance. Charleston wedding photographer.

Middleton Place spring wedding.

Golden hour at Middleton Place. Bride and groom walk together and groom kisses brides hand.

Middleton Place bride and groom dancing in field with old live oak tree

best man speech

maids of honor speech.

Groom and mom dance.

Bride and groom champagne toast middleton place spring wedding.

Photography: Kailee & Tim Shields; Kailee DiMeglio Photography
Venue: Middleton Place
Wedding Planner: Peper Events
Hair & Makeup: Lashes and Lace
Florist: Festoon Charleston
Videography: Serio Visuals
Music: Darby Events
Bakery: The Cake Stand
Rentals: Eventworks
Chandeliers: Lowcountry Entertainment


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