“Rustic Southern Charm”
Palmettophoto1.com recently had the honor of photographing the rustic southern wedding of Kristen and Steven. In typical southern fashion, the ceremony was a seemless blend of formal elegance and casual tradition.
The venue for the wedding was a rustic log building that was constructed in the 1700’s. In the middle of a hub of bustling urban activity the venue was nestled among ancient moss draped live oaks.
The majestic oaks standing sentinel nearly obscured the location from the unknowing eye. Retrofitted with all the modern appointments and then some, the charming log building exemplified the deep south heritage shared by this couple.
Decor for the event was highlighted with burlap and local ivy grown on location. After a short traditional exchange of vows, and a quick bustle of the Vera Wang gown, the cavernous reception hall was opened.
The reception offerings consisted of fresh boiled peanuts and beer, local wild caught Carolina shrimp in a low-country boil (thats frogmore stew if you are familiar with the local brogue), and of course pit cooked barbecue.
After a full evening of dancing and socializing with their guests, the wedding couple were seen with a gallon of muscadine grape wine making their way to a vintage 1948 Ford pick-up truck that was in immaculate condition aside from the cans trailing behind.
The crowd in attendance gathered to cheer the happy newlyweds as meandered the long winding gravel drive under the light of the crescent Carolina moon.
By: Tad Atkinson
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