Wedding: Crystal & Matt – The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Kiawah Island, South Carolina

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned having to hold off on posting pictures from a wedding I second shot in the Charleston area. Well, here’s the deal! I’m pretty lucky to have some very talented friends in this industry – one of them happens to be superfly Charleston film photographer Virgil Bunao. We’ve been buddies for several years, so when he needed a digital wingman at one of his weddings, I was happy to do it. Crystal and Matt’s gorgeous soiree was held on The Ocean Course at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (if that sounds familiar, you might have heard of it because it was where the PGA Championship was played last year). My assignment was to stick with the groom and his men, and shoot as many details as possible along the way. Of course, at a place like this, there was no shortage of beautiful things to photograph:a wedding at kiawah island golf resort ocean coursebride and groom stepping stones at charleston south carolina weddingcrocheted ring bearer pillow and sheet music wedding decorflowers by soiree at a kiawah island weddingsouthern wedding flowers and crocheted table runnerwedding cakes at kiawah island golf resort in south carolinamultiple wedding cakes at a charleston south carolina wedding

The cake topper was custom made to match their wedding attire, and included a guitar as a nod to the musician groom:a custom handmade wedding cake topper with a guitarglass bottles of lemonade at a south carolina southern weddinggroom getting ready in kiawah island golf resort locker roomgroom and groomsmen at kiawah island golf resort weddinggroom at a kiawah island golf resort wedding at the ocean coursegroomsmen at a charleston south carolina weddinggroomsmen doing shots at a charleston south carolina weddinggroom before a kiawah island golf resort weddingletterpress program for a kiawah island golf resort weddingguest taking a picture with his iphone at a kiawah island wedding

The roses on Crystal’s Amsale gown were just stunning:amsale bijou gown at a charleston south carolina weddinga bride and groom after their kiawah island weddinga bride and groom after their charleston south carolina weddingbari jay bridesmaids at a south carolina weddingamsale bijou wedding gown at kiawah island golf resortkiawah island ocean course wedding receptionocean course wedding reception at kiawah island golf resortchampagne bar at a kiawah island golf resort wedding receptionraw bar at kiawah island golf resort wedding reception

In the ballroom, guests enjoyed candlelit family photographs on display, as well as bananas foster, freshly prepared by the chefs on hand:bananas foster at a kiawah island golf resort wedding receptionfirst dance at a kiawah island golf resort wedding reception in south carolina

And once they had enough sugar, they could dance to the sounds of the band Who’s Bad – which featured not one, but TWO Michael Jackson impersonators:michael jackson impersonators in whobride and groom getaway from kiawah island golf resort wedding receptionbride and groom leave in antique car from kiawah island golf resort

So, the reason for the long wait? I had to hold off on posting these because Virgil had this wedding featured in a gigantic 8 page spread in Charleston Weddings Magazine (check it out on his blog here!). As if that wasn’t enough, it was also featured on Style Me Pretty (click here to see it). Congrats my friend, well deserved!

Manuela Akaltan - March 18, 2013 - 2:01 am

These photos are truly amazing and that beautiful soft light gives the photos a special flair