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A Legare Waring House Wedding | Kristin and Hayden

bride and groom portrait by gate at Legare Waring House

A Legare Waring House Wedding

A Legare Waring House wedding underneath  a canopy of moss draped oak trees was a dream come true for Kristin and Hayden. These two met on Kristin’s first night out when she moved to Charleston at Stars! And soon they were inseparable. Krisin and Hayden planned a fairytale wedding  in April of 2020, but COVID-19 derailed that first date for them. 

When their day finally arrived on October 18, 2020, it was a beautiful but emotional day. So many of their loved ones could not travel and attend because of the climate of our world. Kristen and Hayden set up a live stream so that everyone could still be a part of their special day. Hayden and Kristin both have lost parents and their day was filled with moments to represent them. Kristin’s cascading bouquet had a locket with a photo of her Mother on it and Hayden’s cufflinks had a picture of him and his Dad and “always with you” on them. They also had chairs with their Mom and Dad’s pictures placed at the ceremony in remembrance. 


Getting Ready inside Legare Waring House

Kristen and here bridesmaids were so full of joy and laughter in their matching pajamas.  Kristen told me she wanted this day to be fun, magical and happy and it truly was. She and Hayden were surrounded by immense love from friends and family. Kristen added her own flair to her gorgeous gown with a pair of boots and special family pearls passed down to her.

First Look

When I walked up to Hayden just before the first look, I said,”Wait until you see your girl”! And I could see the tears in his eyes start to well. It was the sweetest first look, and I watched as Kristin took time to look at Hayden’s cuff links of him and his Dad. They just were so intentional with each other and  really took the time to take in all of the moments.

Bridal Party Celebrates on the Lawn at Legare Waring House

Can we just talk about how gorgeous Kristin and Hayden’s wedding party is! Two different colored bridesmaids dresses made for stunning photos. And the guys looked amazing in their navy suits.

The Ceremony at Legare Waring House

The pictures on the seats at the ceremony were of Kristin’s Mom and Hayden’s Dad. Both parents have passed, so they set out their images to remember them. They went to see the seats after their first look and were both overcome with emotion. The ceremony was filled with sentimental, touching moments. I have no doubt her Mom and his Dad were watching over them every second of this incredible day. 

Legare Waring House is such a lovely venue! The moss on the oak trees creates magical newlywed portraits. The front gate adds a unique architectural element to the photos.

The Reception

During the reception, Kristin and Hayden danced the night away under the stars with their friends and family.  The pale pink linens made for the most romantic atmosphere. They left to a bubble exit and boarded a Lowcountry Valet bus with all of their loved ones. 


Thank you, Kristin and Hayden for entrusting me to document your day! I love you both!! And can not wait to follow along for years to come!!


Click here to see Kristin and Hayden’s engagement session in Charleston.

Click here to see another engagement session at Legare Waring House


Show some love to these amazing vendors who made this day come to life!

Planner @bouquetsandbowtiescharleston

Venue @legare_waring_house

Catering @bgourmetcatering

Transportation @lowcountryvalet

Entertainment @bunndjchs

Hair and Makeup @vanitysalonsc

Florist: @prettypetalsofcharleston

Rentals: @ruthshouse

Videography: @foxaudiovisual

Bar: @brandbarsandevents

Officiant @forwardfromthisday

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