Proposal and Fairytale Wedding

I feel as if I’ve watched Jamesha grow up, so I was thrilled when I head of her proposal. I first met her when she danced in Horry County Dancing with the Stars, representing the Early High School Education Program. She and her partner performed a beautiful tango. The past few years, Jamesha as bloomed into a Myrtle Beach professional and dazzled the social scene.

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Last year at a friend’s wedding, a little birdie rumored that a proposal would soon be in the works.

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As the story goes, Kelly had a plan A, B, and C for the proposal. After sharing her birthday by going to the beach, enjoying herself, and dinner with her family, Jamesha would get her biggest birthday surprise when she returned to their house. Kelly called her out into the living room. As she walked out, he was down on one knee proposing in the perfect place – their home.

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I enjoyed shooting their engagement portraits and watching them plan their special day. Kelly surprised Jamesha with priceless Diamonds for her wedding gift. Jamesha surprised her Beau equally, with a very authentic and timeless treasure. Our beautiful couple said “I do,” at Atalaya Castle with friends and family. He father was our jokester and her mother was as beautiful as she’s always been. Speaking of fun, who could forget the roast and toasts? The weather couldn’t have been more perfect as our couple photobombed each other, danced and cut up the entire night.

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I can not think of anything but happiness in the future for this couple. I am very thankful to have been apart of this chapter in their lives and I consider them dear friends. 

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Guys, congratulations! May every year increase with happiness and may all the days of your lives be full of adventures.

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Planner/Florist: Willow Event Designs
Catering: Gourmet Cafe
Rentals: Event Works
Entertainment: DJ Bryant White
Lighting: RSG Events
Desserts: Flower Child

Litchfield Plantation Wedding: I Love You, I Know

Episode IV: Litchfield Wedding

engraved forks of the special day for this Litchfield Wedding

I hope you get the IV reference??. I figured, “First met, relationship, engagement, wedding,” plus the Roman Numeral for the number four has more intensity, don’t you think? Anyways…Our journey begins “Not that long ago, in a galaxy far far away…” ok, maybe that’s all I have for you as far as a Star Wars opening, anything more and it might get a little too nerdy. However, our bride and groom love for both Star Wars and Lego at Litchfield’s Plantation House inspired the entire atmosphere for this wonderful outdoor wedding.

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lego seating chart features bride, groom, and photographer at this Litchfield Wedding

Litchfield Plantation is an elegant setting. When you drive down the pathway, Spanish Moss dangles and shades the road before reaching the Historic Home. All of the small details are treasures in their own right, however, my favorite moments are a little harder to hold on to.

The bridal gift chosen to send to his beloved, makes for a great wedding story.

groomsmen wear star wars socks at this Litchfield Wedding

bride looks down at her wedding gift before her Litchfield Wedding

groom shows off his wedding gift before his Litchfield Wedding

Sara’s gift had a traditional element just like her wedding, a beautiful jewelry box and keepsake heart locket. It was the “nerdy” gift I liked the best. Every man knows that if you make a girl cry happy tears, you must be doing something right. Christian gave Sara a specially designed mask to use while snorkeling. Complimentary, Sara gave Christian classic lego cuff-links to complete his dapper attire. That’s another aspect I love about this couple, their craving for adventure and fun is inspiring. On the day they took the biggest step of their new adventure, the sun was shining, the temperature was cool, and the view overlooking the marsh settled with a painted sky.

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bride poses with her bridesmaids before her Litchfield Wedding

bride and her mom look back at brother and father during Litchfield Wedding portraits

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bride and groom share first look during Litchfield Wedding portraits

groom and groomsman pose for a silly candid during Litchfield Wedding portraits

flower girl poses for Litchfield Wedding portraits before the ceremony

In addition to Star Wars, the couple designed a Lego layout of their wedding day. It was remarkably cool and I couldn’t imagine the hours spent delicately composing the piece. Christian and Sara put together each Lego character to represent each of their guests. The thoughtfulness and connection through such simple gestures were the hallmark of the Moyer-Lara Wedding. They even found a lego male and female photographer for me and Crystal…how cool!!

groomsman and groom dance during the Litchfield Wedding ceremony

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Sara and Christian choose wonderful elements to incorporate on their wedding day, this Litchfield Plantation wedding highlighted the nerd that we all love and of course, know. Now, let’s see what the honeymoon holds.

….To be continued…

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Planner and Florist – Gigi Noelle Events
Catering – Creative Catering
Hair and Makeup – Bobby Pins & Blushing Brides
Horse and carriage – Heritage Carriages
Rentals – Hotz Rentals
Lighting – MC Sound and Light

Love, Time, and Sweet Moments

Love knows no time, it only knows how it feels, it relishes sweet moments while unfolding.

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That’s probably the most elegant way I can describe a union that waits patiently for the right time. Tessa and Andrew are a beautiful representation of what love looks like when everything has been carefully crafted. Unlike love, timing is everything. Time is a measurement that is as strict as it is graceful.

Tessa and Andrew picked a lovely date to be wed at the Members Club at Grande Dunes, incorporating their love of golf, elegance, and family into a single venue. Friends and family flocked all the way from England to see the cherished couple’s first kiss, first dance, and first moments as husband and wife.

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There’s more, I don’t know if there’s a way to properly describe the immersion without seeing it for yourself. The couple set aside a special song for the bride’s niece. Her niece was recently wed, but didn’t get to have her own first dance. Before the night was over, the young couple were invited to the floor to share a loving moment in front of family and friends too.

This was impactful – The love and consideration my bride and groom could have for the rest of their family and friends. It’s the same love that withstands the test of time, it sets the example for all to see. The support of their union is incredible. Between both sets of parents, over 100 years of marriage and good fortune wove around the room.

the groom dances with his wife, smiling and looking at her with a lot of love

the grooms parents dance at the couple's reception

the brides parents dance at the couple's reception and look at each other admiringly

the bride and groom share their reception with another newly wed so that they can have their first dance too

The bride poses with her niece after inviting her to dance in her own newly wed dance

With an atmosphere of love and fun, the couple pose for a portrait in front of the big glass doors at the members club at grande dunes.

The icing on top would have to be where they went for their honeymoon – Disney World! Again, it is freshly renewing to think about this beautiful love, tempered with wisdom and patience, that still sings like the heart of a child.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Calvert, may all your dreams come true!

 

The bride and groom look at each other with love as they pose for a portrait near a willow tree and pond at the members club at grande dunes.

Referral Program: We’d Like To Meet Your Friends!

Carl Kerridge Photography Referral Program featuring gifts for client referrals and black and white images of one of our brides.

Our referral program is a great way for our wedding couples to get additional gifts from their wedding day. It’s a great way for all of our clients to enjoy special memories with new products that are exclusive to our referral program!

 

Tell your friends, family, and co-workers about Carl Kerridge Photography! When they become part of the CKP family, you’ll receive a very nice “thank you” gift and always our gratitude. All the details about the our referral program are above. Have a question or other inquiries?

Call: 843-333-1212 or E-mail: info@carlkerridge.com.

Styled Photo Shoot – Members Club

Oh The Great Gatsby, a tale of impossible love, dreams and tragedies….thank goodness the iconic style of the 20’s and 30’s is what mostly influenced our styled photo shoot! We did have a hiccup, but overall the day was just as successful and beautiful as part one of our styled shoot at the Dunes Club last week (incase you missed it here is that blog).

Here’s the preparation list of contacts for our styled shoot

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Our model was superb. Mary and Wing transformed her in to a classical and elegant beauty. The dress! I will never forget that stunning design, how it fit our model like a glove and fitted perfectly to our Vintage Gatsby inspired theme. When she walked out of the changing suite, even bystanders awed as we exited the building. We marveled at her hair, makeup, and how well the dress complimented her and the look we wanted for this shoot.

Then came the tiny tragedy, “Rollsmarie” (a 1930’s Rolls Royce) had a flat and the sun had already started to set. Were we going to have enough time to capture the essence of our location?

Making ample use of our time, we began without the classic car and Whitney moved beautifully in her vintage gown. Then, just as dusk hit, Robert cruised up and parked in front of the Members Club’s front doors.

With the car on site, our models boyfriend lending his support as our groom to be, we all decided to continue shooting as the light dipped in to dusk. The cool breeze in the air with night approaching gave the shots more vibrancy and atmosphere that we anticipated!

Remember from our other blog, I said I intended to make this styled photo shoot entrancing? Well, see for yourself! Thanks to the Members Club for allowing us to shoot at your beautiful location and to all the vendors involved for the time and effort to create such a wonderful series of images.

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styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

styled photo shoot with bridal portraits and a Rolls Royce at The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina