Congratulations on your decision to elope in Charleston, and thank you for choosing Charleston Photo Art for your special day! Charleston is a dream destination for couples seeking an intimate and memorable elopement. We are thrilled to be a part of your journey in planning an elopement that is as captivating and unique as your love story.

Whether you are enchanted by the idea of a sunset ceremony by the ocean or drawn to the romance of a secluded garden amidst historic settings, Charleston offers an array of stunning options to suit your preferences. At Charleston Photo Art, we are dedicated to helping you navigate through these choices and making the booking process as delightful as the event itself. In this article, we will walk you through every step needed to book your dream elopement in Charleston.

1. Choose Your Date, Location, and Create a Plan

Selecting the Perfect Date:

Your elopement in Charleston begins with choosing a date. Consider the season and weather, as Charleston’s charm shines brightest in the spring and fall with mild temperatures and blooming landscapes. Our planning guide offers insights into the best times of the year for an elopement in Charleston.

Finding the Ideal Location:

Charleston’s diverse locations range from romantic beaches to historic plantations. Whether you envision an intimate ceremony in a secluded garden or a grand affair on a historic estate, our location guide provides detailed descriptions and insights into Charleston’s most sought-after elopement spots.

2. Choose the Elopement Package You Like

At Charleston Photo Art, we offer a variety of thoughtfully curated elopement packages designed to cater to your unique preferences and needs. We understand that each couple’s vision for their special day is different, and our packages are crafted to reflect this diversity. From intimate ceremonies to more elaborate celebrations, our selection of elopement packages ensures that you find exactly what you’re looking for.

By choosing one of our packages, you are not only securing expertly coordinated services but also the peace of mind that comes with knowing every detail of your elopement in Charleston is being handled with professional care and artistic flair. Our goal is to make your elopement planning process as seamless and enjoyable as possible, allowing you to focus on the joy and love that brought you to this wonderful moment in your lives.

3. Add services to your package

Alongside our comprehensive elopement packages, we offer a range of additional services to enhance your special day. These services are designed to add extra layers of personalization and convenience, ensuring that every aspect of your ceremony is tailored to your preferences.

Ceremony Highlight Video-Reel (3-4 minutes)

Capture the essence of your ceremony with our professionally produced highlight video-reel. Lasting between 3-4 minutes, this video is a beautifully crafted montage of your most special moments, allowing you to relive the joy and emotion of your day for years to come.

Livestream of the Ceremony

For loved ones who can’t be there in person, our livestream service ensures they won’t miss out on your special moment. With high-quality streaming, your friends and family can witness your ceremony live, sharing in your joy from anywhere in the world.

Officiant Services (Including Personalized Ceremony)

Our officiant services offer a personalized approach to your ceremony. We work with you to craft a ceremony that reflects your relationship and personal story. Our experienced officiants are skilled at creating a warm, engaging, and memorable ceremony that resonates with you and your partner.

Wedding Bouquet and Boutonniere

Floral arrangements are a vital part of any wedding ceremony, and our service includes exquisitely designed wedding bouquets and boutonnieres. Tailored to your style and color preferences, these floral accents add a touch of elegance and beauty to your special day.

Bridal Hair and Makeup

Look and feel your best with our professional bridal hair and makeup services. Our expert stylists will work with you to create a look that enhances your natural beauty and complements your overall wedding style. Whether you prefer a classic, romantic, or modern look, we ensure you’ll look stunning on your big day.

Each of these services can be added to your chosen elopement package, creating a fully customized experience that aligns with your vision. At Charleston Photo Art, we are committed to making your elopement in Charleston as seamless and magical as possible. Let us take care of the details while you focus on celebrating your love in one of the most picturesque cities in the world.

4. Sign the Contract and Place the Retainer

Finalizing Your Elopement:

Once you’ve created your package, the next step is to sign the contract and place a retainer. We require a 20% retainer from the package price to secure your date and services. The remaining balance should be paid on the day of the elopement. This process ensures that all the details are set, and you can look forward to your special day without any worries.


Eloping in Charleston is not just about saying “I do”; it’s about experiencing a moment in a city that exudes romance and history at every corner. By following these steps, you can ensure your Charleston elopement is as enchanting as the city itself. Remember, each step of the way is part of your unique story – a story that begins in the heart of Charleston. Contact us today and book your dream elopement in Charleston!

    Dennis Aliaksandrou: The Charleston Wedding Photographer

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    Dennis A. / Lead Photographer