Southern Bride and Rosewood Manor

Who doesn’t love a southern bride and how she plans her wedding?!

southern bride poses with her 9 bridesmaids in the upstairs parlor at Rosewood Manor in Marion, South Carolina

Alison kept traditions in more than one way and they were nothing short of elegant. One of the most thoughtful was the memory of Alison’s mother sewn into her dress. She took her mother’s wedding dress, and had a section monogramed so that she could have it with her as she walked down the aisle. Just beautiful.

Southern bride has a cut out of her mother's wedding dress sewn into her own wedding dress is mother's rememberance

southern bride enjoys the moment as two of her bridesmaids button up her wedding dress

Picking a venue in the heart of old South Carolina, Rosewood Manor hosted a grandeur atmosphere for the Scruggs and their guests. Dr. Gary and his staff go above and beyond to create unforgettable memories at their plantation home, it was simply exquisite.
an interior shot of the downstairs parlor at Rosewood Manor, decorated with a beautiful christmas tree and decorations

A view of the sitting room at Rosewood Manor, decorated with priceless antiques and christmas decorations.

A view of the living room at Rosewood Manor with beautiful interor designs of antiques and art

A lovely setting in the Rosewood Manor's dining room, crafted with hues of blue and trimmed with frosted christmas decorations

To add to the authenticity of the occasion, Alison and Jamie were wed in Marion’s First Presbyterian Church. It is a classic establishment with warm hues that dance against wood shutters. Not to mention an impressive organ sits behind the alter, overlooking each ceremony that enters its doors. Jamie’s father conducted the ceremony and he choked before pronouncing the couple as husband and wife. With a laugh the couple kissed and began their new chapter together.

The groom and his groomsmen pose in front of the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, South Carolina

This southern bride stands at the alter with her groom while a large pipe organ framing the background at the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, South Carolina

This southern bride marries her beau in front of friends and family at the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, South Carolina

A 1977 burnt-orange corvette sat outside the church, ready to take them back to Rosewood Manor to celebrate with family and friends. The Vistas Band performed in fantastic blues-brothers-style and performed pieces that had everyone giggling. Who could forget the duet with the little flower girl? It was a great celebration to ring in the holidays.

This southern bride kisses her husband in front of an orange 1977 corvette at the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, South Carolina

The Rosewood Manor is captured at night while stars twinkle and the wedding party dances under a canopy of lights.

southern bride and her groom dance under a disco light at the wedding reception

The Vistas sing a duet with the grooms daughter at the wedding reception

 

Once there, the crowd partied until the cold encouraged everyone to retire and go inside for a night cap. But before Jack Frost could have his say and as every southern bride does know, the night could only end with a sweet tribute to Sweet Home Alabama.

southern bride, groom, and daughter sing a tribute to sweet home alabama at the wedding reception at Rosewood Manor

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.

Give Away For 2017 – Vote for Your Favorite Couple!

This past year plays back like video film of my life, spotlighting some great friendships from my personal life blended with prosperous business growth. 2016 was a great year for us and I can not wait to tell our couples about this special give away to celebrate our success!

 One of the biggest lessons that keeps being ingrained each year is: Quality comes from separating the person from the contract.

 

Each year I fall in love with my couples. To each of you, I want to let you know that I recognize your love in it’s many shapes and forms. Each year there seems to be a theme with my couples. This year yours would have to center around the quiet calmness that comes from deep intimacy. I have heard more heart felt speeches this year that rekindled and impacted me in such positive ways, and I think you all are amazing individuals.

So I want to say a special ‘Thank YOU’ and I want to pay it forward.

 

When you guys met me, I wanted to provide something for you that is so dear and special to me, something that goes beyond the business/client relationship. It’s called a ‘human experience’ and I have been creating more emphasis on building a friendship with my couples because I want it to be that personal. Getting personal allows me to get closer with confidence, to get to know who you are, and to be able to tell your story instead of only handing you pretty wedding images.

So let’s have some fun together to start off 2017.

As a token of appreciation, I want to offer a special give away to one of my remarkable wedding couples:

 

Abigail and Yosi

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Melody and Nathan

Kerri and Jeff

Rin and Jeffry

Lisa and William

Happy groom and bride on the beach walking away from ceremony

Yvonne and Brian

husband and wife posing for couple portraits after their myrtle beach wedding at myrtle beach state park

Megan and Adam

Lisa and Ryan

 wedding give away photo

Brandon and Anna

 wedding give away photo

Meredith and Mike

wedding couple pose in the library for wedding photos, wedding give away photo

Annah and Joseph

wedding couple pose for a portrait by a sail boat in murrells inlet harbor, wedding give away photo

Kelly and Scott

Christina and Nathan

wedding couple's first look at the dunes club, wedding give away photo

Rachel and Alex

Tina and Scott

bride and groom share a moment at marina inn at grande dunes on their wedding day, wedding give away photo

Mallary and Travis

Tessa and Andrew

Alison and Jamie

bride and groom in front of rosewood manor after their wedding, wedding give away photo

The rules are simple: the couple with the greatest number of voting comments on this post will receive a large 20×30 retouched fine art canvas delivered in time for Valentines Day. To all my readers, feel free to leave some love too because your are equally valued to me.

 Every individual who comments will be entered into a separate give away for a $25 Amazon gift card. Share to Facebook and Instagram, Tweet about this post, and get creative with spreading the word!

I love a good laugh and I’ll be counting comments on ONLY this page’s comment section – one per person – until January 31st.

The Winner will be announced Wednesday, February 1st and will receive a personal Valentine’s Day gift for their newly wed year!

Everything isn’t about the perfect pose or the magazine-style shot. For me it’s about creating a memorable experience, one that my couples and clients will remember forever. I do this in hopes it will lavish a future that distinguishes between a photograph and a memory.

Young love: Wedding at the Train Depot

As a photographer along the Grand Strand, I thoroughly enjoyed this once in a lifetime wedding at the Historic Myrtle Beach Train Depot. The train depot is cherished in the hearts of many locals. It began as a transport hub, bringing families to the coast. Through its journey, the depot was always a part of travelers’ memories. It’s restoration was its own love story, one that blossomed with patience, determination, and everlasting merriment. As the City of Myrtle Beach would say, it is an, “active link to the city’s past and a focal point of its future.”

Speaking about past and future, I personally knew Roosevelt before his nuptials. He supported me and my wife’s venture in to charity work under Global Awareness Project. I was not surprised when the train depot’s timeless history spoke to our sweethearts wedding plans too. The couple mixed the vintage style of the Train Depot with a multi-cultural guest list and used the area’s natural attractions and landscape to personify the wedding theme of “Endless love.”

The beauty and innocence of young love is a powerful emotion –  it can leave you speechless and with very wet handkerchiefs. There’s something about when a bride lets a tear slip during her vows, it has its own volume in silence. Those tears of joy became contagious.

Don’t think this crew doesn’t know how to party, though! I saw friends doing impressions for song lyrics, female friends hoisting the groom in his photo, and “cheers” springing up in regular intervals. Tempered with laughter, the reception showered us with sass, class, and attitude!

As I relive the day, I just want to say, “Cheers with happiness and longevity to this beautiful union.”

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If you would like to see more and learn about Carl Kerridge Photography, please visit my Website or find me on Facebook. Want to know my favorite photo from the day? Well of course, I’d save the best for last.

Engagement photos- water themed session

Recent engagement photo sessions have leaned towards multiple locations and outfit changes so the couple can enjoy several settings and have tons of great images to choose from. Both Kristy and Sebie have a love of water and boats so for their engagement session we started at the lighthouse in Little River and worked our way towards ‘the point’ at Cherry Grove, with a quick stop at Vereen Gardens just across the State line in to North Carolina.

I loved this couple because they were fun, laid back, definitely had their own style and because they gave me the freedom to mix it up and be creative with both the location and styling. Not only that Kristy didn’t get too mad at me for ruining a pair of her shoes as we trudged through the marsh to get shots by the water (thanks for that!).

They also both loved vibrant and saturated colors so this entire session does not have one Black and White photo, quite possibly a first for me. Enjoy.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the end to see my choice for “best pic of the day.”

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My favorite pic of the day used the abstract patterns in the shadows on the Lighthouse wall to make sure both her smile and that precious ring were both glowing in the suns natural light.

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I hope you enjoyed these nautical themed engagement photos, to book your session at the location of your choice call or contact us via email.

Favorite photo of the day