You can’t know for sure where love will strike but for about 10-15% of us, we meet our future spouse through the workplace. It’s how it happened for the photographers on the Valerie & Co. team (read Val & Ed’s meet-cute here, lol)! The same is true for our bride Rhonda, currently a HR Generalist, and her now hubby, Byron, who is a Furnace Technician. The two of them actually met at their previous place of employment and as Rhonda puts it, “He shared a snickers ice-cream bar with me as his way of saying ‘hi’ and the rest is history!”
The pair have now grown their family by one with sweet baby Landon Elijah and they plan on continuing to grow, love, & support one another. The couple told us they also have a list of short & long term goals that they’re working on like plans to travel and enjoy the married life and everything that comes with it! But before all their planning and baby Elijah, was their beautiful waterfront wedding in Mt Pleasant, SC. :-) Read on to see a few of their stunning wedding photos and to learn more about BJ & Rhonda!
We're so excited to share Sarah and Wes's story and surprise proposal pictures! It's so very sweet and we just can't wait for their wedding because Valerie & Co. Photographers will be present for the couple's BIG DAY to document more of their love story! Wes is from a small farming town called Snead in Alabama and Sarah is from the Birmingham suburb of Hoover. The two first met after being set up on a blind dinner date at Jim n' Nicks Bar-B-Q. They hit it off so well, the pair spent the rest of the night talking over coffee at a Starbucks! Now, after a year of dating, Wes has popped the big question at the Charleston Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain. :-) From proposal to wedding plans, read on to learn more about this wonderful couple and see a few of their breathtaking proposal pictures!
The most commonly given advice to future brides is that you should relax and enjoy your day. :-) That’s the exact advice newlyweds Shirlei & Jamie wanted to give to others with the bride saying, “You should enjoy every second because it really does fly by so fast, you barely remember the day. It’s cliche, but so true!”
But what a wonderful whirlwind of a day they had. It was so beautiful & fun, from the personal touches & the charming details, to all the special moments. :-) The entire event was absolutely wonderful and you can read on to learn more about Shirlei & Jamie, how they relaxed and enjoyed their Big Day, and see a few of our favorite photos from their Charleston Wedding!
For some, school pride runs very deep and in South Carolina, we love our universities, their teams, and the rivalry between USC and Clemson. Take a visit to this southern state, and it won’t take any time at all before you see just about everyone showing off gamecock colors of garnet & black, or tiger pride in orange and purple. For Bride & Groom, Sara & Dean, the theme for their wedding came from their love of her alma mater, and their favorite collegiate football team, Clemson University! Sara graduated from Clemson and went on to become an RN and her Groom, Dean, is a Farmer and owner of Hutto Brothers Partnership. The college and Dean's occupation gave inspiration for their wedding. From the breezy tea length bridesmaids gowns, to the beautiful flower bouquets, Clemson inspired accent colors were delightfully displayed and their reception exit is a farm boys dream come true. ;-) Checkout a few of their country farm & Clemson inspired wedding photos and read on to learn more about this couples big day!
Like mentioned in Part 1 of our blog about our favorite spots for Springtime Charleston Bridal Sessions, the weather is finally starting to act right and all of the flowers are in bloom, making this the perfect time of year is for Bridal Portraits with Valerie & Co. Photographers. :-) In this second part of our list you'll learn a bit of history about these picturesque places and see more of our Bride's portraits in the gallery!
Here in Charleston this year, mother nature must have been a little confussed. Our February felt like March, and our March has felt more like February. ;-) But even though the weather doesn't currently reflect it, Springtime has officially arrived! This time of year is PERFECT for a Charleston Bridal Session with Valerie & Co. Photographers because of all the beautiful flowers that are in bloom in all the beautiful locations in our area. We've got a two part list on our favorite spots for Springtime Bridal Sessions in Charleston for you so read on to learn a bit of history about these picturesque places and to see our Bride's portraits in the gallery!
Each Bride & Groom's love story is special and we love learning these stories from all of our couples! Brooke and Matthew have a unique and super sweet romance and their wedding day is just as special! They actually met & fell for each other in an exceptional way, got married, THEN had a gorgeous intimate Wadmalaw wedding on the water a few years later. :-) Read on to learn more about Matthew & Brooke, their wonderful wedding, and see a few of the absolutely breathtaking images from their big day!
The Bride and Groom spend a lot of time planning their big day. With all that work and preparation, you’d obviously want to savor it all and really be in the moment. We here at Valerie & Co. Photographers have a few more tips on how to relax and fully enjoy your Charleston wedding!
Weddings can be a mіnеfіеld. Getting married іѕ a оnсе іn a lіfеtіmе еvеnt thаt people wаnt to fondly remember fоr thе rеѕt оf thеіr lіvеѕ, but the stress can make it difficult to enjoy your day. So this experienced Charleston Wedding Photographer has put together a few tips in a two part blog series to help reduce stress and to help your big day go off without a hitch!
We here at Valerie & Co. have found that for many brides and grooms, their big day would not be complete without their furry family members! I mean, how cute is it to see dogs at weddings?!? Your wedding is the day where you commit to becoming a family and it’s so special and sweet to have the whole family present and a part of the ceremony, including pets. :-) Thinking of making Man's Best Friend your Best Man? Read on to see a few tips on including your pup pal in your wedding and to see a few favorite photos of good good dogs at their family’s wedding!