Toogoodoo Bluff Wedding

black and white image of newlywed couple swirled in veil at Toogoodoo Bluff Wedding

“Leigh was so professional and organized. Her ability to guide and direct the families and wedding party through the photos with ease and patience was nothing but amazing. She never stopped to rest, and did a wonderful job capturing all the precious and beautiful memories for our daughter’s wedding. We will be forever grateful for her!”- Felicia Godolphin (Mother of the Bride)

Toogoodoo to be true Wedding

College sweethearts Brenden and Amelia just tied the knot in a charming wedding at Toogoodoo Bluff in Hollywood, South Carolina. They first met at an open mic night in Charleston where they quickly learned they had a lot in common. They both highly valued their relationship with God and even attended the same church and high school! Furthermore, they were both planning on going to the same college. Coincidence or fate?! After photographing this highly emotional wedding,  I think fate for sure!

Proposal Story

Following months of dating, Brenden proposed to Amelia by surprising her with a nice dinner on her birthday. He then took her to the beach and their friends took “birthday” pictures of them. When Brenden first dropped to his knee and proposed Amelia thought it was just another pose for their photo shoot. However, when he produced a gorgeous engagement ring, Amelia knew it was for real and screamed with joy!

Her engagement ring is called “ever us” and has two large focal diamonds: one to represent true love and the other to represent her best friend. This ring truly sums up Amelia and Brenden’s relationship which was founded in deep friendship and mutual respect.

close up of newlywed hands with wedding rings at Toogoodoo Bluff Wedding

Wedding Inspiration for Toogoodoo Bluff Wedding

Their wedding day was supposed to take place at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant but the Covid virus had other plans. Alhambra remained closed for quarantine so all wedding celebrations were moved to Toogoodoo Bluff. It’s a private family compound comprised of a 250 year-old renovated farmhouse, log cabin and cottage located 30 minutes out of Charleston. 

Amelia & Brenden’s wedding theme was beach garden with a rustic chic aesthetic. The bride personally handmade all of the floral arrangements and flower crowns. They were bursting with cream and lavender roses and were gorgeous! The view of the marsh helped tie in the beach theme. The entire wedding day was sweetly personalized with members of the bride’s family providing ceremony and reception music.

bejeweled bridal shoes, purple wedding invitation for Toogoodoo Bluff Wedding and bridal bouquet of purple roses

wedding dress hanging on door at Toogoodoo Bluff, bride getting zipped into dress upstairs at Toogoodoo Bluff

three generations of women Toogoodoo Bluff wedding

bridal portrait close up with purple flower crown and full length at Toogoodoo Bluff Wedding

bridal party in varying shades of purple dresses and bride in white outside at Toogoodoo Bluff wedding

groom getting bowtie adjusted and sitting portrait near water at Toogoodoo Bluff

groom and groomsmen posing in front of Marsh at Toogoodoo Bluff wedding



groom gasping as bride walks down aisle at farmhouse at Toogoodoo Bluff wedding

bride and groom emotionally reading vows at Toogoodoo Bluff Wedding

panoramic marsh view of ceremony at Toogoodoo Bluff wedding

Newlyweds kiss and recess down aisle

wedding party pose under Spanish moss; groomsmen in grey suits and bridesmaids in purple dresses

Newlyweds on swing and closeup shot with veil swooping in front of couple on property at Toogoodoo Bluff wedding

purple wedding reception table details

floral arrangement of blue and purple flowers and gold bar marquee sign close up

couple cut wedding cake with purple flowers made of icing on front porch at Toogoodoo Bluff Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. wright for a lifetime of happiness!

VENDORS:   Location: Toogoodoo Bluff             Ring Designer @kayjewelers            Bridesmaids Dresses @davidsbridal

Makeup/ Hair Artist Katie Hall @Salonswank           Groomsmen and Groom Attire @menswearhouse           Cake: @thecakestandcharleston

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  1. Felicia


    • Leigh Hayward

      Thank you!! Job well done to you!

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Leigh Hayward

Leigh Hayward

Charleston Wedding & Engagement Photographer

Hi, I’m Leigh! I’m an engagement and wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. I’ve been serving ALL love and couples since 2006. I adamantly believe everyone deserves their love story to be told beautifully! 

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