Wedding on the Terrace at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach

The Ocean Club at the Grande Dunes is one of my most frequented wedding locations. I really appreciate that they have me on their vendor list because I often have clients contact me after seeing the list.  Actually, the Grande Dunes preferred vendor list is a pretty good one, they seem to list some of the really good photographers and vendors in the area.  I heard years ago they made vendors pay to be included on this list, but it hasn’t been that way in a long time.  You can never trust a paid vendor list so I’m glad they don’t do that anymore. I’ve been working on the vendor list on my website as well, I’m trying to get together a complete list of people I’ve worked with that I really like.  In fact I’ve gotten a few business cards from vendors recently I’ll get added to the list soon. So keep an eye on my vendor page for some good recommendations.

The wedding I’m highlighting this time was up on the Terrace at the Ocean Club. It was late enough in the afternoon that the sun had fallen behind the club so it made for some nice shade on the Terrace. I did something kind of cool this time, I left a camera up on the balcony at the bride’s dressing room to shoot pictures of the ceremony.  I just left an intervalometer on my older Nikon D3 with a wide-angle lens set to shoot a picture every 10 seconds. I just thought it might work out for getting a few overhead pictures during the ceremony.  I’ve always been into time-lapse photography so I have some expensive software for combining many pictures into a video.  So I decided to put together all the pictures into a quick video and I thought it turned out fun. I also have some equipment called a time-lapse dolly by Dynamic Perception for very slowly moving a camera during a time-lapse shoot, of course, I don’t have time for playing around with that at a wedding, so for this time-lapse the camera was just in a static position.   I’ll embed it at the bottom of the pictures below.

I thought everything at this wedding turned out very nice. I was able to take the pictures of the couple pretty close to sunset so even the timing of things worked out well.  I’ve already done a couple more weddings at the Ocean Club since this wedding, if I have time I’ll posts some of those pictures later on as well.  Please let me know in the comments below if you enjoy the pictures.

Detail shot of brides ring
Bride getting makeup done
Groomsmen before ceremony
Groom and mom
Bride in the window light
Bride and father walking towards ceremony on the Ocean Club terrace
Bride and father walking towards ceremony on the Ocean Club terrace
Wedding ceremony on the terrace
Father giving away the bride on the terrace
Ceremony on the Ocean Club terrace
Bride getting emotional and exchanging of rings
Just married couple walking down isle
Wedding party having fun on the beach at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club
Groomsmen lifting up the bride at the Ocean Club
Groom with bridesmaids
Wedding party
Bride and groom walking down the beach holding hands
Groom lifting bride into the air at the Ocean Club beach
Leaning bride back for a kiss
Flowers in focus
Couple laying by sea oats at Ocean Club
Couple laying by sea oats at Ocean Club
Portrait by dunes
Bride on lifeguard chair
Portrait of couple on walkway with sea oats in foreground
Couple by columns in front of Ocean Club doors
First dance
Bride dancing with father
Bride dancing with father

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