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Sage Green Fall Wedding at Founder’s Hall Briana + Kyle | Charleston, SC


Well, we kicked off fall wedding season with a bang…because we kicked it off with Briana and Kyle’s wedding right after the HURRICANE! If you were watching the news at all last week, then you saw that Charleston got unexpectedly hit with Hurricane Ian as a Category 1. And, the storm made landfall the day BEFORE Briana and Kyle were scheduled to get married! I was holding my breath all day on Friday as we lost power and the storm pummeled through Charleston. But, somehow we woke up on the wedding day with SUNNY skies and gorgeous 75-degree temperatures!! What a miracle!! The only problem was that Briana and Kyle’s wedding venue was still without power.

Baylye and the amazing planning team had to navigate some huge hurdles while the kitchen prepped in the dark and DJ used generators to make the ceremony happen. Everyone was running around finding battery-powered candles and ways to keep the food warm with an open flame. The ceremony was outdoors…and the power kicked back on RIGHT as the ceremony was ending and guests were about to head indoors for the reception. Is that not the craziest thing you’ve ever heard!? The reception went off without a hitch, and it was a BEAUTIFUL day celebrating an even more beautiful couple!! Briana and Kyle are so clearly meant for each other, and it was such a joy to capture their fall wedding day.

Briana and Kyle: Thank you so much for choosing me to capture such precious memories for you both! I am so glad this day was still able to happen despite the hurricane craziness, and I hope you enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites!

Kyle handmade this ring box for Briana!! Love!

Baylye, Briana and Kyle’s wedding planner, designed this suite for them! And I absolutely love it!

Briana’s dad opening his wedding day gift from the couple!

First look time!!!

The back of her dress was absolutely STUNNING!

A favorite!!


Kyle loves sneakers, so it was the perfect start to the reception to put on some comfy shoes!

A huge thank you to the amazing vendors that made this day happen:

Venue: Founders Hall @ Charles Towne Landing Planner: Baylye Burnette Bride’s Gown: Malindy Elene Hair: Brittany Hickman Makeup: Alexis FloydFlorist: Wisteria Designs DJ: Bunn DJ Company Caterer: Harvest Catering Cocktails: Squeeze Cocktails Invitations/Paper Products: Burnette PaperTransportation: SC Coach Linens: Stradley DavidsonRentals: EventWorks Draping: Tanis J Events


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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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