Ryan Smith Photography – Photo Story Blog

Myrtle Beach photography blog documenting the stories of real weddings and family portraits from around the Grand Strand area

First wedding at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC

If you enjoy my post and pictures, please thank me by sharing or liking using a button below. Any image on this page can be shared by clicking Pin it.


This was the first time I've been to the Magnolia Plantation area in Charleston for a wedding. I've done some engagement pictures here, but never a full wedding. The first time to a new site is always exciting, I do a lot of looking around trying to find some spots with good lighting and background details. We also had a golf cart driver that took us around to some popular spots.

The reception was in the conservatory which is a really cool spot. It's an indoor garden area with a small section with tables for the guests. The couple was pretty flexible so we even spent a few minutes experimenting with a few nighttime, off camera lighting shots in the garden area.  I was putting a flash with umbrella in the background to give some highlights to the foliage behind them. Experimenting is always fun if there is a little extra time.  I'm looking forward to my wedding in a couple of weeks at this location and I hope I get some in the future as well.  As always please comment below if you enjoy these pictures.

Bride getting dress on - Magnolia Plantation - CharlestonMom helping bride get ready in mirror - Magnolia Plantation - CharlestonPortraits of bride before ceremony - Magnolia Plantation Portraits of bride in the gardens before ceremony - Magnolia Plantation Portraits of bride in the gardens before ceremony - Magnolia Plantation Portraits of bride in the gardens before ceremony - Magnolia Plantation Groomsmen walking together - Magnolia Plantation Father and daughter walking towards ceremony - Magnolia Plantation, SC Wedding ceremony in the gardens - Magnolia Plantation - Charleston Wedding ceremony in the gardens - Magnolia Plantation - Charleston Wedding ceremony in the gardens - Magnolia Plantation - Charleston Portraits of bride and groom near plantation house - Magnolia Plantation Portraits of bride and groom near plantation house - Magnolia Plantation Portraits of bride and groom near plantation house - Magnolia Plantation Bride and groom kissing in the bamboo forest - Magnolia Plantation - Charleston Couple walking down the plantation road Couple walking down the plantation road Bride and groom on white bridge - Magnolia Plantation Bride and groom on white bridge - Magnolia Plantation Bride and groom on white bridge - Magnolia Plantation Bride having some fun on white bridge - Magnolia Plantation Couple in front of the white bridge at Magnolia Plantation How old are these guys Beautiful portrait of wedding couple with reflection in the lake at Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, SC Bride and groom near field with horses at Magnolia Plantation Bride and groom near field with horses at Magnolia Plantation Bride and groom near field with horses at Magnolia Plantation Couple walking towards reception at the conservatory Pictures of the Magnolia Plantation Conservatory Bride and groom sneaking away for pictures in the Magnolia Plantation Conservatory

This work, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


If you enjoy my post and pictures, please thank me by sharing or liking using a button below. Any image on this page can be shared by clicking Pin it.


If you enjoyed the pictures please leave a comment in the box below!