Meet Erin and Lee and Ethan…they are now a sweet little family! Their Folly Beach SC destination wedding at the BEAUTIFUL Regatta Inn Bed and Breakfast was simply one of the sweetest intimate waterside weddings I have photographed. Erin is my niece and I now have a wonderful new nephew Lee and great nephew Ethan. Their love story is so sweet and I am excited to share it with the world! Although Lee and Erin tell it better with their love and compassion for each other I was so blessed to be apart of their day. Erin and Lee here is your day, your love story through the eyes of my camera. Love you all very much!
Erin and Lee have known each other for years sorta and one brief encounter 15+ years ago…would one day change their lives forever…they took different paths down different roads but God knew what He was doing, waiting for the right moment, the right time, when they needed each other the most to cross their paths again one night…and the rest is history. Their history….Guys your story is going to be a great story to share with your children and grandchildren one day about how time only made your new beginnings better and sweeter!
Their wedding was held at the Regatta Bed and Breakfast in Folly Beach SC.
Since they are both from Gastonia NC, I asked why Folly Beach? Erin’s reply
“We were on a fun get away weekend in Charleston and decided to roam and explore and found Folly Beach and we LOVED it, its a cool little beach town with a ton of charm, so when we started trying to find a place to get married and most of the venues were booked for our date we both said Folly Beach!, and it was perfect!
They booked their distention wedding at a place they loved! It was PERFECT! charming and has down right beautiful views! I think you will agree!
Erin and her best friend and maid of honor Carrie were just having a great time! Enjoying the morning with all things, mimosa, makeup, hair and music! What could be any better on your wedding day!
Lee being the most thoughtful romantic man ever…sent her flowers that morning and had written notes for Erin to open at different times of the day…all timed out to when she should open them. When she woke up, noon, 2 pm, and just before she walked down the isle …. I mean really, my makeup on the last one would have been a complete mess! Erin you did great with these…and your makeup was flawless even with tears…thanks to my beautiful daughter and your cousin Paula. 😉
Being the only photographer that day, I had to jump between Lee and Erin taking photos so while the girls were sipping on mimosas I ran across the hall long enough to grab a few shots of the boys…
This little guy right here! So cute! And the bestest little best man EVER!
He adores is daddy…
The 2pm one got her!
This was the BEST…yep I cried behind the camera. Just seeing my sisters face as she helped Erin into her dress was enough to take me over the top.
You were simply stunning!
And this…always….always….gets me. There is just something about it. The moment your daddy walks in the room.
They wanted a moment before the wedding ceremony but didn’t want to actually see each other so we opted for this!
Their moment was just an hour away and I had time to slip away and go photograph the ceremony site and a few details just before guests started arriving.
The guests arrived, the music started to play and just like that, the once Miss Taylor, will soon become Mrs. Isley.
That last daddy’s kiss for his little girl….and that first step toward being Mrs. Isley.
I loved this photo! Lee’s expression as well as the pastor and his best friend watching his expression with smiles too!
Then wiping a tear…He was so sweet.
Ok…funny not so funny capture….during the opening prayer….the seat my son in law was sitting in crashed to the ground with a LOUD bang…and of course everyone tried NOT to laugh…but laugh they did…proof by the hand over Amelia’s mouth. LOL.
I love a good first kiss….but the way Erin took Lee’s face in her hands and smiled at him! Better than any kiss! <3
Erin became an instant momma and could not be happier about it…her love for Ethan is so precious…as you will see.
See the beautiful Carrie on the left? Yea…the real Carrie is on the right! She is sooooo FUN! And beautiful…a great combo!
These Two…have been best friends since the first Erin and Lee encounter years ago. 🙂
Not sure what he whispered….but it made for a great photo.
Off to be announced as Mr. and Mrs. Lee and Erin Isley!
When culling the photos down to the 1400+ images (YIKES) I almost tossed this one out…until I saw my sisters face…over to the left with her hands clasped in front of her smile….beaming from ear to ear for Erin as she watched her dance with the love of her life…what a sweet moment.
SC law requires brides and grooms to sign the marriage license so it’s part of their photos of course!
They asked John to say the blessing…and where Poppie is…Amelia is not far.
The sunsets here are simply amazing…and today was going to be no different. But first…a good ole down south low country boil for dinner! YUM! Complete with Sweat Tea, and Lemonade of course!
These two ladies right here! Jessie and Alexa did a FANTASTIC decorating, setting up and coordinating the entire event! Things went so smoothly!
As the sun began to set we took a few more moments to capture it with Erin and Lee.
and a few others 🙂
Dancing is part of the FUN for the evening…some photographers don’t like this part as much as other parts of the day….but me I LOVE it…peoples personalities come out on the dance floor, and I love capturing their expression…fun and just the over all party fun!
And then there’s Paula singing Shoop…always a show stopper. 🙂
Ummmm her cupcakes were to DIE for…the salted caramel ones…best I have EVER had! EVER!
Night portraits are always one of my favorite times….who am I kidding I love every single moment of the day LOL…but I do love the night portraits.
And night selfie portraits… 🙂
And portraits in front of your venue! <3
Then it’s back to dancing the night away! Ummm… boy Ethan can dance…!!
DJ Michael Peifer from Wedding Music Charleston…kept the dance floor full!
Lee’s dad can dance swinging all the ladies around the dance floor at least once.
Did I mention that Ethan can dance? The boy can Whip and Nay Nay better than most adults…and at age 6 actually won a dance contest proving it!
And just like that…all the cupcakes had been eaten…all the dancing was done and it was time to send the happy couple off with love and sparklers….on to the next portion of the night…the FOLLY BEACH crawl!
They wanted one last dance alone…and it was a beautiful moment. Erin cried as we walked out…and I remember her saying…”it’s over? I don’t want it to be over, it went by so fast” yes it does…but hopefully I did my job and captured every single moment so you can look back anytime you want to and relive your day over and over and over again.
I think they will agree… BEST. DAY. EVER…thus far! I know there will be many many many more happy moments in your future!
My sister blinks a lot…but in these photos…I can tell its an intentional closing of the eyes out of savoring the moment as she says goodbye to Erin Taylor and hello to Erin Isley. <3
The Folly Trolly…took them all into the town to continue their fun…
Erin and Lee
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture your day! I love you both very much!
Here is a shout out to all the fabulous friends and vendors who made your day so beautiful and perfect!
The BEAUTIFUL Venue: Regatta Inn Bed and Breakfast
The GORGEOUS Brides Dress: Poffie Girls Gastonia NC
FABULOUS Hair and Makeup: Paula Stone
BEAUTIFUL Flowers: Carey Roberts Design Company
DELICIOUS Cake / Cupcakes: Cupcakes Down South
AMAZING Catering: Christopher Castner / Just Eat This
PERFECT Event Coordination: Jessie Peterson and Alexa Hodge
AWESOME DJ: Michael Peifer from Wedding Music Charleston
WONDERFUL Bar Tender: Mark Hayes from Snyder Event Services
BEAUTIFUL Wedding Music / Strings: Coastal Chambers Musicians