Carriage House Inn Aiken, SC Wedding Photographer | Madeline & Andrew

Wedding Photography

Apr 26, 2016

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There are some wedding days that you could just relive 10 times over. Madeline & Andrew’s effortless romance and playfulness made for a day that her Matron of Honor described as “straight from Madeline’s childhood dreams.” And truly, it did feel like a dream! The band introduced “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?” with this: “The words to this next song are ones you just can’t say enough.” Well, Madeline & Andrew, let’s just say I loved being a part of your day and experiencing the love you share with your closest family & friends!

An intimate affair, Madeline dreamed of a timeless, classic feel for the evening with true Southern hospitality. Not originally from Aiken, SC, these two who currently live in Pawley’s Island fell in love with the city when her parents moved to the area. With a stunning courtyard and Southern plantation ambiance, the Carriage House Inn (a new favorite venue!) was a quintessential setting for their spring soiree! Madeline & Andrew’s grace & joy throughout the day made us feel like we were part of their family. And with family of such importance to them, they incorporated little details into their day in honor of their nearest and dearest.

Madeline carried a stunning bouquet from Cote Designs with her late grandmother’s dragonfly pin gentle nestled in the florals, and her other grandmother handmade each of the boxes given as favors to the guests! Plus, Andrew is from Savannah, so Savannah Candy Company treats only seemed fitting for the evening!

They closed the evening dancing under the palms, magnolia and oaks hand-in-hand. Then, there was a final sweet moment toward the end of the evening while guests were enjoying their cake when Andrew led Madeline onto the dance floor and they swayed beneath the stars. Truly magical.

Madeline & Andrew, so grateful for how you welcomed me into your lives with such ease and let me escort you all over for some of the most lovely couple’s portraits I’ve ever seen! You two exude love for each other, and I’m honored to capture it! Your day is one I won’t soon forget… and I can’t wait to celebrate more together in just a couple weeks for your next session!

Ceremony: St. John’s United Methodist Church, Aiken, SC | Reception: The Carriage House Inn | Florals: Cote Designs | Hair & Makeup: Veronica Pennington at Salon Trale | Catering: Linda’s Bistro | Cake: La Dolce | Band: Preston & Weston | Bride Gown & Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Charlotte’s Bridal

  1. Roxanne Still

    April 26th, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    These are beautiful, Lauren!!

  2. Lauren Carnes

    May 3rd, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Ah, thank you, Rox! Such an amazing addition to Aiken!

  3. Shannon Hager

    April 27th, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Gorgeous! These are beautiful images.

  4. Lauren Carnes

    May 3rd, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you, Shannon! Appreciate that!

  5. Ashley Miller

    April 27th, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Beautiful work and beautifully written!

  6. Lauren Carnes

    May 3rd, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Thank you so much, Ashley! Such an amazing day, and I loved their hearts!

  7. Gina Patterson

    May 5th, 2016 at 10:47 am

    These are just stunning!!!! Such a beautiful wedding and a fun night!!!

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