It’s official – this STUNNING wedding I photographed at Boone Hall in Charleston, South Carolina, will go down as one of my favorites ever. I met Olivia and Tyler when they were still living in Wilmington, and I had recently moved to town! We used to sit together in basement bars and drink cheap beers together and honestly, isn’t that how the best kinds of friendships start? I always knew I liked Olivia because we had the same obsession with dogs. Dog people just go together. These two moved away and when it came time for them to plan their wedding, I am SO HAPPY they reached out to me. They chose Boone Hall as their venue, which I found out later was also where they filmed The Notebook, and then I got even MORE excited. I’ve wanted to see some of the locations from that movie since moving to the south, and talk about epic views for photos. Boone Hall is a dream. It’s one of America’s oldest working plantations, continually growing crops for over 320 years. The most unique of all of these is their famous “Alley of the Oaks” where the son of Major John Boone planted live oak trees, arranging them in two evenly spaced rows on a pathway towards their home in 1743. THIS was my favorite spot that you can see below!

Not only was the venue easily one of my favorites that I’ve ever been to and gotten to work in, right up there with Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, but I also was over the MOON with the way that Olivia and Tyler decorated their reception. I mean. We’re talking live trees inside, greenery everywhere, multiple food stations, late night McDonald’s, a live band, chandeliers, neon signs, honestly what more could a photographer hope for?! The details are always my favorite part, what makes each wedding stand out against all the rest, and this one left NO room for disappointment. I’m so happy I got to take a quick visit to one of my favorite places, I got to see my friends and be a part of their special day, and also……. I HAD SUCH A BLAST. I even got to clock out after the formal dances and join in as a guest – BONUS!

Check out the highlights from this amazing day!

Photographer: Allison Eding, Lightbloom Photography
2nd Photographer: Avery E Photography
Venue & Coordinator: Boone Hall (Natalie)
Catering/Bar: Cru Catering
Florals: Festoon Florals
Rentals: Snyder
Lighting: PDA
DJ: Scott Sain
Videographer: Heartline Films
Cake: Cru Catering
Transportation: Lowcountry Trolley
Linens: Stradley Davidson
Officiant: Rev. Will
Draping: Duvall Decor
Hair: Unique Style Lounge
Makeup: Studio Seven
Trees: Nancy’s Exotic
Ice Sculpture: Ice Man