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Luxury Pink Wedding at Lowndes Grove Austin & Maddie | Charleston, SC


WHERE DO I BEGIN?! I’ve been waiting for this day for over a year! Maddie and Austin’s luxury pink wedding at Lowndes Grove in Charleston did NOT disappoint. It’s actually the most GORGEOUS wedding day I’ve ever photographed! From start to finish, my jaw was on the floor this entire day. The design, the vision, the florals, the gowns…it was truly breathtaking. But, even bigger and better than any of those things is the love story between Austin and Maddie. It sounds so cheesy…but it could not be more true! They have the most special, one-in-a-lifetime, best friends type of love. It was such a joy to witness and an absolute honor to photograph!

The amazing planning team at Fox Events blew it out of the WATER with this wedding day. Maddie actually used to work with their planning team, and it only takes ONE time of meeting Maddie to understand why EVERYONE would go above and beyond to make her feel special. Because she makes everyone else around her feel that way! She is such a ray of sunshine and Austin sets a HIGH bar and amazing example of loving her so, so well. Their wedding day was the perfect combination of beautiful design and thoughtful, intentional, personalized details – it all came together to create the most epic Bridgerton-meets-Barbie dream. I can’t wait for you to take a scroll through!

To Austin and Maddie (and your amazing families!): Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to capture such an incredible celebration. I don’t take this responsibility lightly, and it truly means so much to me. Being a part of your big day was such an honor, and I hope you love the images as much as I do! Enjoy scrolling through from the beach on your HONEYMOON!!!

A huge thank you to the one-of-a-kind, best-of-the-best vendor team that made this day possible:

Venue, Caterer & Bar | Patrick Properties, Lowndes Grove

Event Planner | Fox Events

Second Shooter | Katherine of Katherine & Tyler

Florist | Blossom Bay Designs

Lighting | Technical Event Company

Reception Band: Station Seven

Rentals | Snyder Events

Rentals | Curated Events

Rentals | Crush Event Design

Draping| The Social Spool

Paper Products | Studio r

Cake | Vanilla and the Bean

Linens | I Do Linens

Transportation | Whipdash

Transportation | Coastal Limo

Transportation | Lowcountry Valet

Videographer | Whale Tale

Hair & Makeup | Meg Workman Beauty

Lunch Caterer | Caviar & Bananas

Custom Builds | Icebox

Ceremony Music | Jen Griffith

Grooms Cake | Bonnie Brunt Cakes

Bar Service | Top Shelf

Ceremony Entertainment | Voices of Deliverance

Entertainment | Elevate

Cocktail Hour Bar | Direct My Bar

Dance Floor Wrap | Charleston Wraps

Ice Sculpture | Ice Age

Content Creator | LBITM Content Creation

Live Painter | Emma Lang Art

Brides Aid | Cacky Rivers

Bride’s Gown Retailer | White on DI

Bride’s Gown Designer | Anne Barge

Bridesmaids & Flower Girl | Show Me Your Mumu

Bridesmaid Earrings | Sj Bailey Co

Groomsmen Bowtie | Brackish

I mean…come on! When a day starts like this, you. KNOW it’s going to be good!

My FAVORITE gift for bridesmaids to give a bride on her wedding morning: a scrapbook of memories and letters from all of her favorite people!

Her reaction to her hair and makeup! SO PRECIOUS!

The JOY!!!

This room. This gown. The mother of the bride dress. I die!

Mom giving Maddie her diamond earrings to wear <3

Bridesmaids first look!

On her way to her father-daughter first look!

Now off to the first look with her HUBBY!!!

Exchanging private vows – love!

Maddie…you should be on the cover of a magazine!!!


We were a little behind schedule during this part of the day. The pink bus was supposed to be leaving to go get guests…but I begged for 5 minutes (and for him to completely move the bus into better lighting LOL) and I’d say it was WORTH IT!

One of Maddie’s top requests: a petal toss. SAY NO MORE!

Live gospel singers as guests arrive!

The plot twist no one expected: during the processional, the weather went from full-fledge sunny to an absolute DOWNPOUR. In 2 minutes flat. Not even being dramatic! The sky OPENED UP right before Maddie walked down the aisle. The planning team passed out 300+ clear umbrellas, and we picked back up as soon as the rain stopped (or so we thought…)

It started sprinkling the tiniest bit…

Then it DOWN POURED!!! But look at all of these smiling faces!!

No one can rain on this girl’s parade!!! How does the rain somehow make it even MORE romantic!?

Maddie’s reaction to seeing her reception space for the first time!!! I have a feeling your jaw will be on the floor just like this as you keep scrolling…

I. Can’t. Even.

Let’s PARTY!!!

A fairytale!!!

One of my FAVORITE images from the entire day!

You know it’s a good time when the DISCO GIRLS arrive!!

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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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