This past weekend, I had a lot of fun photographing Kris & Jon’s wedding at a killer new venue in Awendaw, Pepper Plantation. As much as I love the William Aiken House and Boone Hall, it’s also fun to get to shoot somewhere new. In addition to having a gorgeous bride & groom, there were great oak trees, a horse pasture, lake, dock and a modern barn-style venue as the backdrops.
Hannah Alexander and the team from WED put together a gorgeous event. Peacock feathers were a central theme, from the invitations to the bouquet and boutonnieres. Navy bridesmaids dresses and navy and celadon green linens carried the colors of the peacock feathers throughout the event.
Granville’s Catering had a delectable blueberry mojito signature drink for guests to sip upon their arrival. Who’s going to pass that up? It made me long to be a guest so that I could try it.
The ceremony took place on the lawn overlooking the lake. And even though the sky was heavy and threatened to pour, it didn’t rain the entire night. The Doctors Leake were married without a hitch! Here are some of my favorite shots from the first half of the day. Stay tuned as tomorrow I will blog the crazy dancing shots and lots of candids from the reception!
Sparkly details on Kris’s wedding dress make for fun photos.
Kris had some tried and true bridesmaids who were on the ball. Special kudos go to her sister, who was maid-of-honor.
The girls beneath one of the great oak trees by the horse barn.
Did you know that in Asia, the peacock feathers are considered auspicious and protective?
Kris and her bridesmaids
Kris was one of the most calm and cool brides ever! After swatting a mosquito and getting blood on her white dress, there were no tears or tirades. Her sister ran for the Tide stick, did a little dabbing and the dress was back to perfect in a matter of seconds. Phew!
I love this photo of Jon. It was moments before the ceremony began and he was waiting in the wings, so as to not see Kris. Look at that grin!
Jon and his groomsmen.
A refreshing blueberry mojito signature drink by Granville’s was on hand for guests as they arrived.
The ceremony took place overlooking the lake at Pepper Plantation.
The Doctors Leake!
Don’t you love their invitations!
The wedding party.
Taking a moment to absorb it all.
I think this photo of the two of them is adorable.
And look at this beautiful light! Congrats you two!