Last summer we teamed up with our friend and fellow ALW Vendor, the talented Priscilla Thomas Photography to offer one lucky couple an 8 hour wedding day photography package for FREE! Could you imagine winning a photography package from an amazing Charleston wedding photographer like Priscilla? It makes me envious, that's all I'm saying! Well Amanda and Andrew were the winning duo and today we get to share their Lowcountry engagement session. Congrats to the lucky couple, we can't wait to see their Boone Hall Plantation bash!
Tell us a little bit about yourselves!
Amanda - I'm a pharmacist and I live in Asheville, NC and am really enjoying taking advantage of all the NC mountains offers including hiking, biking, the Biltmore Estate, and the great local brewery scene.
Andrew - Lives in Panama City Beach, FL currently. He is a photojournalist at the Panama City News Herald and also really enjoys videography/documentary work. Andrew also enjoys building websites in his free time and building things.
We both enjoy traveling and sailing together too!
How did the two of you meet?
We met in high school when I was a junior and Andrew was a senior. After being introduced, Andrew asked me on our first date to Elmo's Diner in Durham, NC and the rest is history!
How would you describe yourselves?
Amanda - Friends would say I am fun-loving, caring, loyal and dedicated. Andrew would add that I'm detail oriented almost to a fault, which I blame on my science background. ;)
Andrew is definitely more of the free-spirited one, as he is more spontaneous, creative, and just plain goofy. We definitely balance each other out.
Tell us ALL about the proposal. We love a great story!
I had December off from pharmacy school so I was spending the majority of it down in Florida with Andrew. We traveled to NC to spend Christmas with my family and to visit his family too. While we were at my parents house Andrew asked my parents for permission to marry me. And while visiting his family, he picked up his grandmother's beautiful engagement ring. When we got back down to FL, we went to our usual Sunday brunch spot and afterward Andrew proposed. Although I knew is was coming eventually, I did not think he would propose until after I was finished with graduate school so I was completely surprised, which my friends will tell you is hard to do.
What do you envision for your wedding day? (Colors, theme, unique features to make it your own)We envision our wedding day being romantic and vintage. The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall is right on the water, which is important to us. We plan on decorating with white drapery and lots of candles to warm up the mostly wooden space. We're not entirely sure on colors yet, but will probably end up leaning towards some shade of blue as the main color.
What attire style fits your wedding? (black tie, Charleston casual, suit & tie, a day at the beach)
Definitely Charleston casual. The men will most likely wear gingham shirts with vests and my dress is very light and flowing.