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Romantic Blush + Burgundy Wedding at The Arbor Room Zach + Kelsey | Charleston, SC


My FIRST wedding post of 2021…and it’s unique for a very special reason. Zach and Kelsey are an INCREDIBLE couple. I met them for the first time on their wedding day (which is not typical for my weddings!) but they immediately radiated joy. The way that they love each other is SO sweet…and their wedding day was an absolute dream from start to finish. But, the coolest part? It was all a GIVEAWAY!!! The amazing wedding planners at Intrigue Weddings but together a micro wedding giveaway late last year. They wanted to donate a very special wedding day to a couple that was working the frontlines of COVID-19…and Zach and Kelsey BOTH happen to be working in the medical field fighting the pandemic on a daily basis. Every single vendor involved in this day donated their time and services to give back to the community…and I am SO honored that I was able to be a small part of the magic.

After working with Zach and Kelsey, I can confidently say I could not imagine a more deserving or appreciative couple than these two. Their hospitality, kindness, joy and sweet personalities made this day such a fun one to photograph…and I can’t wait for you to see all of the images. And, they’re even going to be featured on the local Charleston news!!! CRAZY!

A HUGE thank you to the incredible people who made this day happen:

Venue: The Arbor Room 

Hair & Makeup: Silhouette On Site 

Florist: Roadside Blooms 

Planner: Chelsye Harp, Intrigue Weddings

DJ: Bryan the DJ 

Caterer: Salthouse Catering

Bride’s Gown: L&H Bridal RACK

Jewelry: VitaminLove on Etsy 

Invitations/Paper Products: Tiny Shindigs

Transportation: Coastal Limo 

Cake: Cakes by Kasarda 

Musicians: Zoe, Solo Violin 

Rentals: The French Eclectic 

Rentals: Snyder Events

Rentals: The Social Spool 

Bar: Carolina Cocktails 

Caviar and Bananas 

These florals were a DREAM to photograph!!!

Kelsey, you are GLOWING!!!

First look time!!!

Goodness I just love photographing portraits in downtown Charleston!!!

My amazing second shooter, Gladyxa, captured this one! LOVE IT!


The ceremony + reception were both hosted at The Arbor Room, which is a brand new Charleston venue….I DIE.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the room during these vows!!!


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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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My Entire Client Workflow in Honeybook

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