Wedding photography for modern couples
planning a stylish & fun celebration that
speaks to their soul anywhere in the world
Say "I Do" under the 270 year old avenue of oak trees
Boone Hall is situated on Wampacheone Creek and the sunsets here are stunning!
This is THE venue for any fans of The Notebook - it was Allie's parents summer house in the movie.
Boone Hall can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Some things to consider for your wedding at Boone hall!
Where should we get ready for our wedding at Boone Hall?
Unfortunately, Boone Hall doesn't have a dedicated space for you to get ready (they do offer a stalled restroom though...)
You'll want to look into renting an Air BNB on Isle of Palms or a hotel room close by in Mount Pleasant.
IMPORTANT: Make sure there is lots of natural light & big windows in your getting ready space - this goes for both of you!
If you choose to get ready in Downtown Charleston, know that its about a 25 minute drive to Boone Hall without heavy traffic.
Where should we have the ceremony & what time do you recommend?
Boone Hall has a few options for your ceremony!
The most popular (and for good reason) is the stunning Avenue of Oaks lawn. You can also have your ceremony in the Cotton Dock with the creek as your backdrop. The Main House (built in 1936) or the House Gates are another option.
Our recommendation for your ceremony time depends on if you're doing a First Look or not:
If you ARE doing a First Look, start at least 2 hours before sunset.
If you are NOT doing a First Look, start at least 3 hours before sunset.
What are the Reception options?
The most popular option for Boone Hall for your reception is the Cotton Dock (but beware! There's no AC or heating so you might have to rent something to combat the heat or cold depending on time of year)
If you're having a more intimate wedding, consider dining al fresco under the Avenue of Oaks or the small brick patio behind the Main House!
You can also have a tented event on the back lawn.
For how long & where should we plan to take the first look, couples portraits, wedding party & family photos?
We recommend doing 100% of your photos at Boone Hall.
Plan to take photos for 2 hours before the ceremony regardless of if you're doing a First Look or not.
If you're doing a First Look, we'll take 5 minutes for Just Married portraits after the ceremony before you walk hand in hand into cocktail hour and enjoy the party.
If you don't do a First Look, we'll be taking photos for another hour after the ceremony and you'll miss mingling with guests at cocktail hour.
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HOURLY COVERAGE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR WEDDING AT BOONE HALL
Every wedding is different and unique and so are the hourly coverage needs! If you're unsure how many hours will be the best fit for you, take a peek below at our recommendations
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & 30-60 minutes of dance floor action.
If you think your crowd isn’t really going to be the dancing type, or you just don’t really care too much about dance photos, 9 hours will work the best for you!
This is the best starting coverage option if your entire wedding is taking place at Boone Hall
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & 1-1.5 hours of dance floor action.
If you’re not planning an exit at the end of the night (or you are but you dont care if its photographed) & you love dancing photos, you’ll definitely want your photographer for 10 hours to make sure there’s lots of fun dancing pics before everyone starts getting too drunk.
This is the best starting coverage if your wedding ceremony is at a different location that isn't Boone Hall
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & all of the dancing + your exit at the end of the night.
This is the best option if you want your photos to tell your wedding day story from start to finish, especially if you’re planning a fun exit at the end of the night like sparklers or confetti!
This is also perfect for those of you looking for blackmail photos of your friends doing crazy shit on the dance floor!
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their soul anywhere in the world
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