If you’ve never seen a couple tie the knot on a sailboat during golden hour, you’re in for a treat! Nestled in the coastal charm of Charleston, South Carolina, Danielle and Ben’s elopement was a beautiful celebration full of luxe details and modern simplicity! As an adventurous couple who revel in the joys of life, they chose an intimate setting that perfectly captured their spirit. I was beyond thrilled to document such a bespoke affair… on the water nonetheless!
These two lovebirds moved to Virginia to start their lives together, showcasing their adventurous nature and love for travel! Their personalities — Danielle’s extroverted charm and Ben’s introverted sweetness, along with their differing love languages — create a harmonious balance.
Their elopement brought alive the couple’s essence against the backdrop of Charleston’s enchanting seaside. The highlight was undoubtedly the golden sunset over the ocean, illuminating their love. The sailboat journey across the coast was magical, reflecting the sparkle of the waters and their beautiful smiles! Celebrations continued with lemon cocktails and a small, heartwarming reception dinner with the most GORGEOUS details you’ve ever seen!
Not to mention, Danielle’s choice of a Zimmermann dress (always a fave) added a touch of elegance and sophistication, perfect for the serene setting. Their style and grace were evident throughout the day, complementing Charleston’s allure!
This beautiful day was brought to life with the help of amazing vendors, including the planning expertise of Ohana Events and the stunning floral arrangements by Michaela Mantarian. The sailboat from Charleston Sailing Charters was the perfect, unique venue for their ceremony!
If you’re looking for your dream wedding photographer to document such a momentous occasion, hi! I’m Katy, a destination wedding & elopement photographer based in Chicago, IL. I’m all about intentionally telling stories of couples in love, no matter where in the world you are. To get in touch with me about photographing your day, you can fill out my contact form and I’ll get back to you so soon!!