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Allison And Josh ~ Charleston Wedding


Pregnant bride gets married at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

The wedding cake was made from scratch by the groom.

A beautiful white bouquet from Lotus Flower in Charleston South Carolina.

The Groom wore a 1960s vintage double-breasted pinstripe suit from Rue Saint Denis.

The father of the bride wore a pinstripe suit and red tie.

The groom and his brother at Lowndes Grove In Charleston South Carolina.

The bride's wedding dress was custom made by Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek, a Brooklyn-based designer who specializes in custom maternity bridal gowns.

The Bride's flower hair piece is made of silk with vintage pearls and was ordered on Etsy from Dashley Designs.

The groom designed the beautiful Ketubah, which in Jewish tradition states the couple's wedding vows.

The Brooklyn based couple chose to have an intimate wedding in Charleston, SC.

The bride's mother handmade all of the flower decorations on the cake to match the wedding colors which were red, moss green, and gold.

The primary flowers were ivory roses and hydrangeas, a motif that Josh incorporated into the Ketubah.

For her makeup, the bride consulted with Jessa Blades at Blades Natural Beauty in Brooklyn, who recommended a great array of natural and organic products..

The Bride and Groom share a passionate kiss during the reception.

The pregnant bride is six months along in these photographs.

Alli's wedding band and engagement ring were custom designed by Mallory May Jewelry in NYC.

Allison is my oldest sister. She found her perfect match in Josh. They live in Brooklyn and chose to have an intimate wedding in Charleston, SC.

There were many beautiful elements that made their day truly special. Alli is six months pregnant in these photos. Her dress was custom made by Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek, a Brooklyn-based designer who specializes in custom maternity bridal gowns. The ribbon Rebecca incorporated into the dress Alli picked up at Hyman Hendler & Sons in Manhattan. The flower hair piece is made of silk with vintage pearls and was ordered on Etsy from Dashley Designs. Alli’s wedding band and engagement ring were custom designed by Mallory May Jewelry in NYC. For her makeup, she consulted with Jessa Blades at Blades Natural Beauty in Brooklyn, who recommended a great array of natural and organic products.

Josh not only baked and assembled the red velvet cake (from scratch!) that was seriously one of the best wedding cakes I’ve ever tasted (and I’ve had my fair share), he also designed the beautiful Ketubah. Our Mother handmade all of the flower decorations on the cake to match the wedding colors. Josh’s 1960s vintage double-breasted pinstripe suit was from Rue Saint Denis in NYC’s East Village, a fantastic shop where everything is NEW vintage.

The people at Lowndes Grove were great, and the setting overlooking the marsh perfect, even on a chilly January day. The beautiful flowers at the wedding were done by the gracious and top-notch Kit Bennett at Lotus Flower in Charleston. The primary flowers were ivory roses and hydrangeas, a motif that Josh incorporated into the Ketubah.

Since the wedding, I’ve become an aunt to Moses Maxwell, who was born in March and who is now three months old. I never imagined I could love him so much.

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Blessing Plantation


A beautiful portrait of a horse on a Charleston plantation

Great white egret flying



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I love October in Charleston


The weather in Charleston is a fickle thing but October is one of the most beautiful months of the year here.
A tree turns orange for fall and it's dry leaf floats upon the lake in charleston.

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