Charleston Wedding Photographer – Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina – Skylar & Roland

When we first spoke with Skylar about her Charleston wedding, it was June of 2019. She was a ball of personality and you could tell by her tone, she was ecstatic to be engaged and planning her dream wedding. We have always wanted to photograph and film a wedding in Charleston so we were equally excited to be chatting about becoming her Charleston Wedding Photographer! But before we get to her Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina wedding, let’s tell you how her and Roland came to be – it’s a fantastic story! 

It was Skylar’s birthday and she had just moved to Charlotte, NC.  One of her friends decided to organize a party on a lake to celebrate. Roland was roommates with Skylar’s friend and decided to join. A popular activity on the lake was paddle-boating. For those unfamiliar with paddle-boating, it has two seats where the rowers sit back to back and use their feet to make the boat move. Skylar jumped on the first available paddle-boat. Roland jumped on as well. Neither knowing the other or introducing themselves. 

A few minutes into the boat ride a strange woman paddles up to them and says “I read energy – you guys are either engaged or married, which is it?” Roland replied “I actually proposed last night.” Happy she was correct, the woman floated away.  Roland then turned around and said “hey, I’m Roland – it’s your birthday right?” And from there, the rest is history.

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina Wedding 

We arrived in Charleston the day before the wedding. We like to arrive early to ensure there are no issues with traveling, have time to scout the locations we’ll be shooting, and get ready for the wedding the following day. The Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina is a beautiful wedding venue in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Skylar and her girls got ready in one of the bungalows on the Harbor Side while Roland and his groomsmen prepped a few doors down.  Skylar had arranged for The Pink Figgy to come for an awesome photo opp with her and her girls. With champagne in hand, we used the pink car and the picturesque Charleston backdrop to create some awesome photos. 

It was time to get dressed! Skylar looked incredible in her Galia Lahav wedding dress and Roland looked dapper in his OMJ Suit. They each opened letters and a gift from the other, which is a favorite of ours to document. The colors of the bridesmaids and groomsmen rounded out the perfect color palate for a southern Charleston wedding. 

The ceremony was on the beach overlooking the Harbor. It was absolutely stunning! The moment Roland saw Skylar was magical and one of the highlights of the day. They were announced husband and wife with their closest friends and family watching. 

After the ceremony we photographed some family formals, bridal party photos, and finished off with portraits of the bride and groom. Meanwhile the guests were enjoying their cocktails around the Marina and then headed to the Reception for food and fun!

The event went off without a hitch thanks to the planning of Chancey Charm Weddings. Our new friend Bunn DJ kept the crowd up and on the dance floor all night which made for some epic reception photos. 

We are really hoping to photograph more Charleston Weddings after our amazing time with Skylar and Roland. Do you have an upcoming wedding in Charleston and are looking for a Charleston Wedding Photographer or Videographer? If so, reach out – we’d love to chat! 

Charleston wedding VENDORS:

Photography: Michael Justin Studios
Videography: Michael Justin Studios
Hair & Makeup: Lashes & Lace
Dress: Galia Lahav
Venue: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Planners: Chancey Charm Weddings 
Groom Formalwear: OMJ Suit
Car: The Pink Figgy
DJ: Bunn DJ
Florist: Petaloso
Groomsmen Formalwear: The Black Tux