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Corey and Tim~ Married: PART 1

posted by Kelly

We met Corey and Tim last year while shooting Cindy and Josh’s gorgeous Atlantic Beach wedding. Not to toot our own horn, but they fell in love with our photography while watching Cindy and Josh’s slideshow at the reception. Through a series of emails and some rearranging of plans we finally meshed our forces of good and made our committment to come down to Charleston the following spring.

There are very few cities in the U.S. that illicit the same reaction from everyone…. a deep sigh and a declaration of love. Charleston is one of those cities. We had never been there before this wedding, but I can tell you that after we crossed the bridge and feasted our eyes on the insanely gorgeous homes, front porches, flower boxes, architecture, and foliage…we felt like we came home. Charleston feels like the best of the New England meets the south. The charm and color have won my heart and I can honestly say it is one of the prettiest places I have ever visited and I have traveled a lot!

We did make a few pit stops on our drive down. As a kid growing up in central New York, we would visit Florida once a year during junior high/high school. It was a grueling 24 hour drive and my dad isn’t the kind of traveler that takes well to pit stops. He is more of a “suck it up/emergency only” stopper. Anyone who has ever driven through North Carolina on 95 South knows that you will be assaulted with obnoxious billboards for a little gaudy, hidden gem, called South of the Border. These signs start as far as 100 miles prior to the exit. They grow increasingly cheesy and tacky the closer you get.

All those years driving to Florida we had to watch South of the Border come and go out our window. Our pleas to stop and smell the tacky fell on deaf ears. I knew this was my time. At 33 years old, I knew Ryan had the compassion and the curiosity to fulfill my childhood yearning. At the last billboard beckoning us to exit I said, “Can we go?” The blinker went on and a little thrilled rose in my chest. I was going to see what this was all about.

I wish I could add to the folklore about this place, but I can’t. It really is just a sea of closed shops and restaurants peppered with a few fun things to do and LITTERED with giant, random, gaudy painted things. With no kids in tow, we did what we could to have a little fun, so we…..sat on painted things and took pictures.

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Ryan is 6’6”….this is one large wiener dog!!!

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

This picture cracks me up.

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Much to Ryan’s chagrin, I climbed into the back seat, put headphones on and was comforted by Season 3 of The Office the rest of the way to South Carolina. It has been a few years since I have watched this season…..I was actually in tears laughing so hard.

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Our first night in Charleston we wandered around downtown admiring the GORGEOUS architecture and foliage and making the most important decision of the night…where to eat. We stood at a corner looking up and down reading signs when I heard the word “Senator” shouted a few feet away from me. Sadly, my first thought was “Stink, I have no clue who the senator of South Carolina is; too bad.”. Then the man turned around and I realized it was John McCain. This face I recognized! Too bad I was all thumbs trying to get my camera turned on. Here is a shot of the back of him walking away. I clearly have no future as paparazzi.

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

On to the main event. Corey was an absolute STUNNER!!!! There is such a grace and yet playfulness about her.

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

We were so excited when Corey and TIm agreed to a First Look. I LOVE first looks! The energy, nerves, and excitement. We met as close to the water in Charleston as we could (traffic was bananas). It was so HOT out! Coincidently, the Blue Angels were performing the entire time we were shooting. I literally do not know how our ears handled the mind numbing volume those jets can project. It was so cool to watch them zooming by in formation at break neck speed.

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Let’s compare who is better looking.

Tim?
Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

or Corey?
Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Tim?
Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

or Corey?
Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Tim?
Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

or Corey?
Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Sorry Tim, the girl ALWAYS wins!

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

On to the ceremony….nothing like a quick pit stop on the way.

Corey and Tim Wedding~ Charleston, SC

Stay tuned for the main event…some GORGEOUS details, including this stunning, feminine bouquet! This wedding was amazing!

Corey and Tim~Charleston, SC ~ Teaser

7 Responses

Elizabeth says:

May 14, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Oh my heart. WOW!

joym says:

May 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm

ahhh… so inspiring.. they are so beautiful! the pictures are STUNNING! LOOve the blue shoes!

sabrena says:

May 14, 2010 at 9:23 pm

be carefuly the more you go to Charleston the harder it is to leave. Chucktown never disappoints and neither does Kellan. Just stunning work guys! Way to use the talents the Lord has given you and give your best to every client!

Ellen says:

May 15, 2010 at 4:18 am

LOVE the french fry shot!!!

kelley says:

May 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

kelly, you guys crack me up! those pit-stop shots are hilarious!!
and the first look was gorgeous! cant wait to see the rest.

Amanda says:

May 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm

No doubt about it - they’re a gorgeous couple!! Great shoot, guys - can’t wait to see the rest.

I’ve stopped at South of the Border twice over the years. Always just as a bathroom break and a 10 minute laugh. I love how much fun you guys had with it!

Sunshine Lewis says:

May 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm

One of my favorite cities…

I’ll have to say .. My favorite photo is Ryan on the turtle.. HAAAAAaaaa.

Such a great shoot :) love them all.

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