January 15, 2022

As a Charleston wedding photographer, I have had the privilege of documenting countless love stories against the picturesque backdrop of our charming southern city. On January 15, 2022, I had the honor of capturing the beautiful union of Charles and Sarah, a couple whose love radiated through every frame. Set against the elegant backdrop of the historic Francis Marion Hotel, their wedding was a celebration filled with timeless moments and cherished memories.

The Francis Marion Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Charleston, provided the perfect setting for this exquisite affair. The hotel’s grand architecture and classic charm set the stage for an unforgettable day. From the moment I stepped into the venue, I knew that Charles and Sarah’s wedding would be a feast for the eyes.

The color palette chosen by the couple was a combination of white, blue, and green, reflecting their love for the surrounding coastal landscape. The vibrant blue accents intertwined with lush greenery added a touch of sophistication to the elegant white décor. From the stunning floral arrangements to the intricately designed wedding cake, every detail exuded an air of refined beauty.

As the ceremony unfolded, the natural light pouring through the windows of the Francis Marion Hotel bathed the room in a warm and romantic glow. Charles and Sarah exchanged heartfelt vows, promising to embark on a lifelong journey of love and companionship. Their genuine smiles and tender gazes showcased the depth of their love and left no doubt that they were destined to spend their lives together.

After the ceremony, we ventured into the charming streets of downtown Charleston to capture some truly remarkable moments. Charleston’s historic buildings and cobblestone streets served as the perfect backdrop for their portraits. As the couple strolled hand-in-hand, we captured some unique and whimsical images. The charm of Charles and Sarah was a sight to behold.

Returning to the Francis Marion Hotel for the reception, the festivities were in full swing. The ballroom was transformed into an enchanting space, adorned with delicate string lights and elegant centerpieces. The couple’s first dance was a beautifully choreographed affair, filled with grace and elegance. Family and friends joined in, creating an atmosphere of joy and celebration.

As the evening progressed, I couldn’t help but feel grateful for the opportunity to document such an incredible day. Every moment I captured — from the heartfelt toasts to the exuberant dance floor — told a unique story, one that would forever be etched in the hearts of Charles, Sarah, and their loved ones.

As a Charleston wedding photographer, it is my passion to encapsulate the emotions and essence of a couple’s special day. Charles and Sarah’s wedding at the Francis Marion Hotel provided the perfect canvas for me to weave their love story through a series of timeless images. From the downtown charm to the vibrant colors and unexpected encounters, their wedding was a testament to the beauty of love and the magic of Charleston.

To Charles and Sarah, thank you for allowing me to be part of your remarkable day. May your love continue to flourish and bring you a lifetime of happiness.

Venue | Francis Marion Hotel

Wedding planner | Pinnacle Weddings

Hair and Makeup | Silhouette On Site

Cake | The Cake Stand

Entertainment | Palmetto Strings, Jay Maxwell

Floral design | Juniper+Jasmine Designs

Officiant | Rev. Megan Blanchard

Transportation | Lowcountry Trolley

    Dennis Aliaksandrou: The Charleston Wedding Photographer

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    Dennis A. / Lead Photographer