for fun, fashionable party-loving
couples hosting their wedding weekend
at their dream garden, private estate
or historic venue
THE SITE OF SOUTH CAROLINA’S FIRST PERMANENT SETTLEMENT
Charles Towne Landing was the site of South Carolina’s first permanent settlement.
What is now known as the Legare Waring House became a part of the Legare family in the 1870’s.
The house fell into serious disrepair but was saved by the Legare’s grand-daughter and her husband Dr. Waring in the 1940’s!
Some things to consider for your wedding at legare waring house!
Where should we get ready for our wedding at Legare Waring House?
At the Legare Waring House!
There are two dedicated and separate spaces in the house for everyone to get ready with their wedding party.
Where should we have the ceremony & what time do you recommend?
The Legare Waring House has 3 gorgeous areas for your ceremony: the avenue of oaks, the wedding oak, and the secret garden!
Our recommendation for your ceremony time depends on if you're doing a First Look or not:
You're doing a First Look - start at least 2 hours before Sunset
You're NOT doing a First Look - start at least 3 hours before sunset
What are the Reception options?
The oyster tabby patio directly in front of the house is gorgeous for an outdoor reception with cocktail hour by the pond!
You could also host your reception under the avenue of oaks.
We highly recommend adding additional lighting like cafe lights, uplighting, and chandeliers because they really make a huge difference once the sunsets.
For how long & where should we plan to take the first look, couples portraits, wedding party & family photos?
Definitely do all of your pictures at The Legare Waring House! There are so many beautiful photo spots.
HOWEVER..if you choose to NOT do a First Look, your guests will be in the background of all of your photos and will probably try to come chat with you while you're take them. Please keep that in mind.
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.
Hourly Coverage Recommendation for Your Wedding at LEGARE WARING HOUSE
Every wedding is different 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 Legare Waring House
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 this isn't Legare Waring House
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!
Catherine Ann Photography is an inclusive wedding photographer based in Charleston SC, serving couples of all races, sexualities, genders, and physical/mental abilities.
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