Jun 23, 2017

Ridgeway, South Carolina Elopement
Ally & Justin's Wedding Day

Just a few short weeks ago, Justin and Ally joined their lives together in a beautiful, early-morning South Carolina elopement ceremony outside of the Victorian Elegance Inn in Ridgeway, SC. The couple was surrounded by only their closest friends and family as they read vows they wrote to each other themselves.

Everything about this morning elopement was perfect, from the start of the morning with details to the very last portrait of the couple. I love photographing days like this one, and every time I photograph a smaller, more intimate affair, I feel more connected to the couple and their love story.

Honestly, I could go on and on about how sweet Ally is or about how kind Justin is, but instead, I’d rather let these images speak for themselves! Be sure to leave the newlyweds some love in the comments below if you love their South Carolina elopement’s images.

You can find Ally’s bridal portraits HERE, and the couple’s engagement session HERE.

Vendors:

Wedding Gown: Evelyn’s Bridal and Formal Wear; Essense of Australia
Bride’s Shoes : Jack Rogers
Groom’s Tux: Belk; Van Heusen
Bridesmaids Attire: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Belk
Florist:  American Floral; Lugoff Flowers
Wedding Cake Vendor:  Sweet Carolina Cakes
Wedding Favors:  Pint Glasses
Ceremony Location: Victorian Elegance Inn
Officiant: Nikki Thompson
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Challion Boykin
Paper Products : Etsy – LoveAndPaperNY
Furniture Rentals:  Thompson Rental Services

Victorian Elegance Inn Elopement

I really loved photographing Ally’s details. Her ring, earrings, and garter were stylized perfectly with her invitations, and it was just lovely for this summer wedding.

Scott over at American Floral never disappoints when it comes to bouquets, and this one full of pink peonies that Ally carried throughout her day was stunning. I’ve kinda got a think for peonies in general, so obviously I was excited when I saw Ally’s flowers.

That RING, tho!! What a stunner!

Ally’s mom, girls, and flower girl were all there to help her slip into her stunning gown from Evelyn’s Bridal and Formal Wear. I am just in LOVE with the lace detailing on the back of her gown, too.  Victorian Elegance Inn Elopement

And you know I just can’t forget the groom’s details, no matter the wedding day! 

I really liked the matching flasks the couple brought along on their day, and after the ceremony, they even used them for a few fireball shots! 

And check out these sharp fishing lures that Justin used to make his own boutonniere and one for all of his groomsmen! I’ve never had a groom who made his own boutonnieres before, so I was just impressed by his creativity and dedication to this wedding day’s details. You rock, Justin!

Oh, and he’s pretty handsome too… Did I not mention that yet? 

Ally and Justin opted to see each other before their South Carolina elopement ceremony, but they still wanted to preserve that ‘reveal’ moment, so Justin wore a blindfold so they could chat, hug, and trade a quick kiss before the big moment!
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Just look at his face!! He LOVES this girl!

It was a beautiful early morning ceremony outside the Victorian Elegance Inn for this elopement ceremony…
Victorian Elegance Inn Elopement ceremony location

The couple traded vows they wrote themselves, promising each other their forevers. 

And then they were MARRIED! Victorian Elegance Inn Elopement

We pushed right into portraits after the ceremony…

And their summer wedding party was a sharp looking group, I tell ya! Victorian Elegance Inn Elopement Victorian Elegance Inn Elopement

What’s a summer wedding without a bubble exit, amiright? 

Finally, we finished up their portraits on the grounds before they ran off to the reception…

It was hot and bright on their wedding day, but Ally and Justin toughed it out for me. I’m so glad they did, too, because these couples portraits are just gawwww-geous. 

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into Ally and Justin’s South Carolina elopement and ceremony at the Victorian Elegance Inn. Please feel free to congratulate the couple in the comments below!

And to Justin & Ally, Thank you so much for trusting me with your big day! I had such a great time getting to know you both better and  photographing your engagement session, bridal portraits, and wedding. I’m so proud of how far you both have come, and I couldn’t be more thankful to have been your photographer. You two deserve the best, and I cannot wait to watch your family grow! Congratulations, love birds, you did it!

Jess

cheers

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