Elegant Wedding at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston | Rachel and Joseph

“There is nothing I am less good at than love. I am far better in competition than in love. I am far better at responding to my instincts and ambitions to get ahead and make my mark than I am at figuring out how to love another. I am schooled and trained in acquisitive skills, in getting my own way. And yet I am deciding, every day, to set aside what I can do best and attempt what I do very clumsily – open myself to the frustrations and failures of loving, daring to believe that failing in love is better than succeeding in pride.” -Eugene Peterson

Today I want to introduce you to Rachel and Joseph.  Their very elegant and beautiful wedding was celebrated in Charleston’s historic Charles Towne Landing at Founder’s Hall, with a little detour over to the Legare Waring House for some fun photos under the oak tree alley.  One thing that my clients and I often have in common is a love for travel, and you can see Rachel and Joseph’s passion for travel reflected in the creative decorations they chose for their reception.  They are not passionate about just traveling, however. Rachel and Joseph also are very committed to helping others by doing volunteer work through their church and their favorite charity, Chariots for Hope.  Because they know that the path to happiness is easier to find when you start by helping others find happiness.  Pretty smart if you ask me.  And finally, here’s a neat fact about Rachel: her family is verrry large and we’ve been to a couple of her cousins’ weddings in the past few months,  James and Christen. So here’s a little shout-out for the Floyds! Y’all rock.


Rachel and Joseph’s Creative Team

Ceremony venue – Church of the Good Shepherd
Reception venue – Lowcountry Park Venues – Founders Hall
Catering – Crazy Dutchman Catering 
Cake – Kakes by Kelsy 
Rachel’s dress – Yes to the Dress
DJ – Ric Rush – Ric Rush Entertainment
Videographer – Well Spun Weddings
Officiant – Jeff Eads 
Flowers- June Perry
Invitations – Becca Brittain



Amanda Summerlin

Artist and Explorer at Amanda Summerlin Photography
Hello. My name is Amanda. I make neat pictures of nice people, drink coffee and whiskey (sometimes at the same time), and travel. I love traveling so much, I won't charge you any travel fees to photograph your wedding. Check out my travel info page for all the details. And see my blog for all the cool photos.
Amanda Summerlin

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