The Valerie & Co. Photographers crew is really excited for the start of this year’s wedding season. You know it’s about that time when all of the flowers are blooming and really nice weather begins to roll in. Our studio is all set and ready to rock & roll through this new wedding season, but, even though Spring is the kickoff, it’s not the only time of year for weddings. Summer’s extreme heat can sort of bring a slow to the season in Charleston, the fall, however, is when weddings pick right back up. The weather is, once again, excellent and it’s a beautiful time to get married, just like our couple, Christina and Mike! Their Charleston wedding at historic Society Hall was a perfect fall nuptial celebration. This lovely venue was built in 1804 and, since 1841, has hosted a variety of meetings, from dance classes to weddings. The pair’s big day at this historic Charleston site was our last 2016 wedding and a really great event to end the year with! There were so many beautiful, fun, lively, and emotional moments. It was an honor and a pleasure to capture them all and these two were also very glad that we did. Bride, Christina, kindly thanked us and said, “Thank you for all you did. So many of my guests made comments about how hard you all worked to get the shots you got and many said whatever I paid you, you were well worth it and more.” Making these two so happy with images from their fantastic fall wedding was a delight! We appreciate their acknowledgment, and their joy is such a huge compliment to us. For a little more about Chris and Mike, their wonderful wedding, and their different vendors, the pair shared answers to a few of our questions!
How did you meet?
Mike and I first dated in high school. We met again at his 35 year high school reunion. He divorced about 2 years after that. We both had been through terrible marriages and after we got back together, we just felt like it was supposed to be.
Who is the designer of your gorgeous wedding gown and what bridal shop is it from?
I'm a huge on line bargain shopper. It is a Badgley Mischka from the website Rue La La. I paid $199 and the shoes are also the same designer and website for $99.
What was one of the most favorite things about your wedding?
The fact that everyone had so much fun! That's all I wanted.
What are some plans for your future together? Grow old.
Vendors: Catering: Hamby's Catering & Events || Band: Plane Jane || Rentals: Snyder Events || Wine: Trader Joe's || Beer: Westbrook Brewery || Venue: Society Hall || Dress & Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Be sure to check back here to see our first wedding for this year and in the meantime take a look at this sweet couple's wedding, the first wedding of the season last year!