Beautiful evening wedding at the Pawleys Island Chapel with reception in the Hammock Shops

I always love photographing weddings down near the inlet area of Pawleys Island. This wedding was small and relaxed without a large bridal party. The bride was getting ready at her parents home and the ceremony was at the small chapel on the marsh in Pawleys Island. The chapel is really nice because the big windows overlooking the marsh let in a lot of soft light that hits the couple during the ceremony. The only problem is because it’s so much brighter outside than inside it’s difficult to see the marsh through the windows in pictures.

One of my favorite pictures from this wedding is the bride’s eyes filling with tears as she looks at the groom giving his vows. Something I’ve learned is that it’s usually better to get pictures of the one receiving the vows instead of the one giving them. That way I get the emotions of the bride or groom as they hear the vows. I also like how, in the picture below, it looks like it’s taking some effort for the bride’s dad to give her away.

The pictures on the marsh boardwalk of the couple were really pretty. I especially like the one where I’m standing on a distant walkway and getting the sunset reflecting in the water. The only problem we ran into, the tide came up so high it completely flooded the ramp leading down from some of the walkways, as well as in front of the chapel. I realized I had left my camera bag in the chapel, so I had to walk in water halfway up my legs to go get it. My feet were pretty much wet the rest of the evening. Make sure you check the tide chart if you have a ceremony at that chapel, I didn’t realize how high the water can get. I hope you enjoy the pictures below, please like or comment below if you do.

Mom helping bride with her hair Bride putting on makeup in mirror Bride standing in her doorway with dress flowing behind her Pictures with bride before the ceremony Bride giving dad a kiss on the cheek Cute bride sitting on steps with cowboy boots Bride reading letter from the groom Emotional bride walking down the isle at the Pawleys Island Chapel Dad about to give away the bride Bride and groom listening to minister at Pawleys Island Chapel Bride getting very emotional during ceremony - Pawleys Island Chapel Bride's eyes filling with tears during wedding ceremony - Pawley Island Bride putting ring on grooms hand Lots of hugs after the ceremony Lots of hugging after the ceremony Bride getting a kiss from mom and grandma Bride and groom kissing on a marsh walkway in Pawleys Island Cute wedding couple on marsh boardwalk - Pawleys Island Trying to be romantic ends up laughing Wedding couple sitting together in front of marsh in Pawleys Island Couple looking at each other at sunset Groom kissing bride sitting on railing Beautiful sunset refecting in marsh with couple kissing on walkway Couple holding thank you rope Wedding reception at Bisqit in Pawleys Island Very much in love during first dance at Bisqit in Pawleys Island

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