Chelsea and Zackery’s wedding at the Atlantic Hotel was even better than how they described it to me in our first meeting over skype! Through my screen I could see them surrounded by their 3 dogs as they shared with me their vision for the day – to have a romantic, intimate wedding that captured the historic beauty of Berlin and the hotel. The town holds a deeper meaning and history for these two! Not only were they raised there, but it’s also where they met (in the 5th grade!) and it’s where they now live.
I have to say, I was counting down the days to their wedding day after the blast we had at their engagement session! There was a sudden drop in temperature on the day of their session, but they braved it without a single complaint and were non-stop joking and laughing together. I knew their wedding day would be exactly the same! The weather on their actual wedding day was absolute perfection! When I arrived to Chelsea’s bridal suite, she had a gift for me (Thanks girl!!) and had already noticed there was a marble table top I would want to shoot details on. Does she know me or what?!
Guests gathered around the porch for a heartfelt ceremony, followed by cocktails and lots of dancing! The dance floor was out in the open air with lights strung above. Congratulations Chelsea and Zackery! You two are going places and will do great things together. I’m so glad we met and became friends! I hope you had a blast on your Charleston honeymoon! Wedding Venue: The Atlantic Hotel | Florals: Bleached Butterfly | Cake Baker: Miss Patti Cake | Gown: Maggie Sottero | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Boutique: Scher’s Bridal Shop | Bride’s Accessories: Family Heirloom | Paper Goods: Minted + Carlson Craft | DJ: Caleb Miller Productions | Wedding Photography: Joy Michelle Photography | Bridesmaid Dresses: Christina Wu | Hair & Makeup: Do or Dye Salon and Spa