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Samantha & Jason’s Wedding at Belfair Plantation

Samantha and Jason had an extraordinary wedding day. We began with wedding photos at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaufort and then headed over to their Wedding Venue, Belfair Plantation in Bluffton. Belfair has the most amazing live oak entrance and so we opted to photograph the wedding party there. Afterwards, we spent alone time with the bride and groom and did together wedding portraits at sunset. This couple’s wedding at Belfair was lovely in every way! They are so beautiful together and it was wonderful to meet both families. The bride was so elegant and the groom was charming; their extraordinary night was filled with dinner, heartfelt wedding toasts and so much happiness by all who traveled in from Maryland and Rochester, NY!  The couple ended their night with a sparkler send off. Congratulations to Samantha and Jason and may your life together always be as wonderful as your wedding day!

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About us: We met in college at UNC Charlotte. I’m from Maryland and Jason is from Rochester, NY. We live in Charlotte, NC. Jason is the east coast sales manager for a small winery out of Napa, B Cellars and I am in Real Estate. We love to stay active, spend time with family and friends, travel, ect. We look forward to buying our first home next year

What were the deciding factors for your Ceremony and Venue location? We chose First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort because of the old southern feel of the town and church. I love spanish moss and rustic looking buildings, decor, ect. I always wanted to get married in a church, although our ceremony was short and sweet I think getting married in front of God in addition to your loved ones is very important. We chose Belfair Plantation at first because of the entrance, the Avenue of the Oaks. It was like a real life fairytale and the perfect place for a party and amazing photos.

Where did you get the inspiration/ideas for the details? The cake color? The accents and decor? Also the blush curtains at the entrance to the reception… I am a girly girl at heart and wanted to keep our wedding as neutral as possible. Our colors were ivory and blush with the exception of the magenta bridesmaid dresses. I wanted their dresses to be a pop of color against the groomsmen in black and white. Most of all, I wanted to look back at these photos in 30 years and not to be out of date. I wanted to stick to the classics and not be too trendy. The blush drapery that I had installed just screamed romance to me. It was a sign that something big was going on in the room and that it was a special gathering.

Any advice to other couples who are in the process of planning their wedding? Always be gracious and thankful. People will remember how gracious you were and will be happy to have been a part of your day.

Approximate # of Guests: 125 / Wedding Gown: Vera Wang / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Hair: joli a brides /Makeup: joli a brides / Bride’s Jewelry: Etsy (everyone thought they were REAL…) /Bridesmaid’s Dresses: – Express /Groom’s attire: Vera Wang / Ties: Calvin Klein
Officiant: Reverend Darrin Dodd / Ceremony Music: 2 strings in Bluffton / Cocktail Hour Acoustic Music: VIP Entertainment / DJ: VIP Entertainment /Florist: CCF Designs /Wedding Venue & Caterer: Belfair  Plantation / Event Planner: Morgan Gallo EventsWedding Cake: Signes Bakery  Transportation/Trolley/Pedicab/ Limousine: Savannah Limos /Rehearsal Dinner: Berkeley Hall /Honeymoon: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for 10 days


Gigi Marquart

great job Nikki! Love the pictures, all of them!

Karen Cropper

The pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Can’t wait to see the rest of them!