Old Sheldon Ruins Wedding Shoot

Typically, the word “ruin” isn’t synonymous with weddings but in this case, it’s a Just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, you’ll find the site of this charming styled shoot – Old Sheldon Church Ruins. treat. From its first service in 1757 to present day, this historic site has survived wars, weather, and fires. But for this shoot, it serves as an enticing and interesting backdrop. Originally built to imitate a Greek temple, the columns and architecture are still very much evident. The low-hanging trees and surrounding vegetation frame it in a most beguiling way.

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To capture the charm and natural beauty of the location, the shoot dreamed up by Vitor Lindo Photo and Video incorporates bright colors and florals to bring the old back to life. A bright bouquet of peonies, yellow and white roses and greenery give a fresh pop of color.

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The bride is styled in a white gown with a modern neckline and sleeves. In her hair, she wears a floral crown made with berries, roses, and greenery created by August Floral and Event Design.

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The long silky ribbons on her bouquet emulate the gracefulness of her gown, designed by Donna Morgan.

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The groom wears suspenders with his gray pants and white shirt and cheerfully grabs the bride’s hand to walk the property.

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The location is known for its moss-covered trees and it’s perfect for those who embrace and appreciate wildlife.

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The dilapidated brick walls serve as a characteristic background for the bride and groom, one that so many couples have enjoyed over the years.

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A yellow bicycle built for two is the perfect addition to this outdoor styled shoot. With a heaping floral arrangement in the front, this couple can make a fun getaway look even better.

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Antique china from Lillian’s China awaits them at the reception table. How quaint it looks with a lace tablecloth and vintage suitcases sitting close by. Savannah Vintage Rentals provided the perfect décor for the scene.

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The bride and groom are all smiles as they sit and admire one another beneath the low-hanging branches.

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The cake from Rum Runners Bakery is a divine dessert. Two tiers, not completely frosted, are topped with a small collection of pink roses, which also dot the sides.

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But inside – alternating layers of yellow and pink cake make for an unexpected and colorful treat.

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Barefoot and beautiful, the couple dances as the sky turns to dusk and soon the bride lights candles to guide the way.

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The minimalist styling to this shoot lets the location and the couple be the center of focus. The charming details and warm ambiance make this a truly magical experience, reinvigorating Old Sheldon Church once more.

Photographer:  Vitor Lindo Photo + Video Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale - Nordstrom Floral Designer: August Floral & Event Design Dress Designer: Donna Morgan Linens and Coverings: Lillian's China Makeup Artist: mirror|mirror Bakery: Rum Runners Bakery Equipment Rentals: Savannah Vintage Rentals, LLC Location: Old Sheldon Church Ruins