Jaellene & Sean first met through mutual friends Shelby and Wells. Both Shelby and Jaellene worked as nurses and Wells was a fellow police officer with Sean. The couple’s first date was at a movie theater. However, the movie was awful, so they don’t even remember the name! Luckily, the two hit it off and much later got engaged. I was lucky enough to photograph their beautiful engagement session last summer in the heart of historic Charleston, SC. Click Here to View . Read on for more dreamy details about Jaellene & Sean’s dusty blue Charleston plantation wedding I photographed at The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation.


Even though the day started off chilly, it soon warmed to be an idyllic day for a winter wedding in Charleston. Both the ceremony & reception took place at The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation. It’s a fantastic lesser-known Charleston wedding venue with unique features on the property.  Some of my favorite things include the horses, a modern barn, the oyster shell patio around the fire pit, and a 10-acre lake boasting a dock complete with dreamy Gazebo.


The day started in the log wood cottage on the property, where the girls got their hair and makeup done by Silhouette On Site.  Enchanted Wedding Florals & Beyond delivered exquisite floral arrangements for the bridal party. The pale floral color palette consisted of blush quicksand roses, blue delphinium, silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller and Italian pittosporum. The flowers perfectly complimented the dusty blue bridesmaid’s dresses from Azazie.

After a champagne toast, the bride slipped into her strapless beaded wedding gown purchased from Verita Bridal Boutique. The couple then had their first look near an old oak tree. It was a sweet moment for the couple and their daughter Lynn to soak in the importance of the day together. Later, the stunning bride also did a reveal with her father. The ex-marine couldn’t hold back his happy tears as he took the sight of Jaellene in. 


Shortly thereafter, Jaellene & Sean’s afternoon Anglican ceremony began. It overlooked the lake & fountain on the property. Guests consisted of close friends and family that traveled far to witness the beginning of the couple’s union. The wedding ceremony itself was very personal as the groom’s father, Jerry, helped officiate. Furthermore, it was the bride’s first time taking communion since being recently baptized.

The intimate reception was held inside the large barn. After the first dances, Sticky Fingers BBQ was served buffet style. The DJ got the party going with a money dance. It’s a Northern tradition where guests put money in a hat to dance with the bride & groom. It was so fun seeing everyone take turns dancing with the couple! At one point at this dance party, the whole family was on the dance floor including the grandparents who had some great moves!  Besides being gorgeous, guests kept commenting on how delicious the buttercream wedding cake provided by Cakes By Kait was.

Jaellene and Sean graciously serve their community every day! I’m so happy they got to enjoy this perfect day focused on just them! Cheers to many more years of love and happiness for this incredibly sweet couple!

This Stunning wedding was also featured in the Carolinas Magazine


PHOTOGRAPHY: Leigh Hayward Photography


BRIDAL GOWN: Verita: A Bridal Boutique @veritabridalcharleston



MAKEUP/HAIR: Silhouette on Site @silhouetteonsite


FLORIST: @enchantedflorals

COORDINATOR: Direct my Day @directmydaycharleston

OFFICIANT: Father Dan Clarke

CEREMONY & RECEPTION VENUE: The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation

CATERER: Sticky Fingers

BAR SERVICE: MIX Bar Rentals @mixcharleston

CAKE ARTIST: Cakes by Kait @cakesbykait_sc

RENTALS: Charleston Tailgate @charlestontailgate

BAND/DJ: Wedding Music Charleston @weddingmusiccharleston

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