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Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22

The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, Lake Keowee, SC

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
It's fun and educational to shoot with other photographers so when Alecia (of Alecia Lauren Photography in Atlanta) contacted me about second shooting a wedding with her, I was excited to go. Alecia and I met at a photography workshop put on by Jessica Claire and Liana Lehman in NYC last year.

The wedding for Elizabeth and Chris was held at Lake Keowee, South Carolina. The weekend festivities included a welcome barbecue on Friday, a lakeside picnic Saturday morning, the ceremony at McKinney Chapel, a reception at the Watsons' lake house, and a send-off brunch Sunday morning. Everything took place within a resort community on Lake Keowee called the Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards.

The setting was beautiful. McKinney Chapel is a quaint, little clapboard chapel that served as both school and church for the community when it was built in the late 1800s. Many of the guests, including the photographers, were given houses to use for the weekend. The wedding ceremony was black tie so all of the men wore tuxes and the women wore evening gowns, but the rest of the weekend was casual and fun with lots of alcohol and good times for everyone.

For the welcome barbecue, Elizabeth wore a simple sun dress and a Haku-lei (a head wreath of fresh flowers) that her brother brought from Hawaii. Her brother also presented the parents with beautiful flower leis, and Chris wore a green leaf lei. For the wedding, Elizabeth looked stunning in a simple, elegant alencon lace dress by Monique Lhuillier.

Guests arrived at the reception by boat to a dinner that included raw oysters, buffalo burgers, and lobster tail tempura. In addition to the wedding cake, there was a dessert buffet with platters of the cutest (and tastiest) little pastries and an ice cream bar. The ice cream had been frozen into half spheres of ice which, I thought, was a brilliant way to keep it from melting as the chefs scooped and served.

Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22

Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22

Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22

Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22

Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22

Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22
Kealoha/Watson Wedding September 22
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