Ashley+Andrew | Poplar Grove Boat House

All Photos by Charlotte Wedding Photographer Caroline Ghetes.
Please do not copy, alter, or distribute without permission.

When Andrew signed one of his very first emails to me with “I hope this finds you, Alin, and the children smiling more than frowning and enjoying our gift of life as much as possible!”, I knew I liked him. After 10 months of emails, we met for the very first time on the wedding morning. I was greeted with one of those hugs where you don’t want to let go it was so cuddly. In my personal life, I love to surround myself with people who are creative and can laugh about anything. Andrew is a ridiculously talented photographer in Charleston (website HERE). But the best part about him is his ability to light up a room with his smile and his witty banter and jokes.

Then there’s Ashley, owner of yesUmay and Cose Belle in Charleston. This girl can bake AND dress! She’s a beautiful, creative fashionista. She likes to jump. A lot. And she likes to laugh. A LOT. And what was real endearing was watching her laugh at everything that came out of Andrew’s mouth. Some people get tired of their spouse’s same jokes over and over again, but not Ashley. She just lets Andrew be Andrew, and loves him for it. Throughout the day, I would catch Andrew just looking at Ashley, without her knowing. And I could see how much he truly loved her. And he never failed to tell her he loved her that day. Over and over again.

The best part of the entire day for Alin & I was when, during the ceremony, Ashley was all choked up on her words, and Andrew stopped everything, turned her around to face her family and friends, hugged her from behind and reminded her of everyone who was there. That they were all there because they loved her and cared.

Being around Andrew & Ashley’s friends and family that day made me realize how much these two were, in fact, loved. Their friends were loyal to them. And any one of them that had a talent, gave of themselves on the wedding day; from the DJ to the planner to the caterers. I have a feeling that Alin & I have found us some real new friends here and we can’t wait to spend more time with them again.

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Comments

  1. Dustin Hall - I love how every photo shows just how happy these 2 are
  2. Chelsey - I am always so blown away by your work, Caroline. You truly are an inspiration to me. That shot of the bride getting ready is epic. All the white makes it so dream-like.
  3. Heather Elizabeth - GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. You killed this. This wedding is absolutely amazing and you matched it with some incredible work.
  4. Joseph West - Can you get any better than this? Bravo.
  5. Fotograf Lublin - Fantastic coverage! I love your photos!
  6. Emanuel Rudnicki - Super job! Great photos - love the dress shot.
  7. Jerzy Modrak - Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding, amazing photos! I'm so happy I came across yor blog.
  8. Nikki Bezel - I don't know where to begin with this one. The overall vibe and how you captured it Caroline, is simply mind blowing. I feel like I was there. Love the frames of the groom when he sees his bride. Amazing doco work here.
  9. Julia Beckmann - Absolutely amazing!
  10. Amber Beckwith - This is one of the most beautiful weddings and couple I've ever seen...gorgeous photographs
  11. Christina Brosnan - Fantabulous Caroline! Love them all but the dress shot just makes me swoon. It must be the lovely toning!
  12. Andrea - I'm in love with this wedding! Beautiful job capturing two wonderful individuals and their families on a special day. I'm simply in LOVE with this! :)
  13. Mike Rousseau - awesome.
  14. ryan chan - There is so much happiness in every.single.frame! I wish I were there and I don't even know the couple!
  15. Jim & Alice - wedding photographers new york - Great photos this seem to be a very fun wedding by the looks of it.
  16. Blake Burton - these are so legit....their first look is amazing, as well as all of the dancing shots. instant fave!
  17. Terra Kinder - This is one of the best wedding photo shoots I've ever seen. Really great eye for interesting details. Perfect! :)
  18. Sharon - I absolutely LOVE, LOVE LOVE second from the last when they're leaving the reception with the 3-D glasses on and all the sparklers. THIS IS PRICELESS!
  19. Josh Bennett - lol 3D glasses are funny! Loved the photos.
  20. Fotograf Ślubny - 3d action at the end:)
  21. Victoria - I am in love with these pictures- you have done a wonderful job capturing these moments.

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