I was very excited when I heard that Hampton had asked Addie to marry him because she has a special place in my heart. Sweet Addie is the cousin of one of my best friends, Jodi, one of three sisters. I have been close to their family for many years and during family weddings I even get to capture their Christmas card picture!
Hampton is currently finishing medical school and will be pursuing a career in radiology. He loves surfing and pretty much anything that has to do with the water; and, he enjoys classical music, playing guitar and photography. Addie is a 4th grade teacher at the Cyber Academy of South Carolina. She has a very deep love for her two dogs, a border collie mix and a lab mix whom she calls her “kids.” They first met at Clemson University after Addie became roommates with Hampton’s friend from home. Throughout their four years at Clemson they became good friends but never thought about taking the next step into the dating world. Just after graduation Addie and Hampton did start to date but broke up a few months later when Hampton moved to Charleston for medical school. But, it was inevitable that they would be together and after four more years Hampton finally popped the question on New Year’s Eve at Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA.
On June 13th, 2015 at St. Luke’s Chapel at MUSC, Addie and Hampton were married. Addie looked beautiful as always in her Augusta Jones dress. Her mother helped fasten the buttons in the back – a nice mother daughter moment. Her diamond ring was breathtaking and was from Paris. Although Hampton loves Addie’s gorgeous hair down, she had it loosely braided and up for the wedding, but as they left, the hair came down! For Addie’s something borrowed she wore her matron of honor’s veil and her something old was her grandmother’s wedding diamond on Addie’s right hand.
The stained glass windows in St. Luke’s gave the church a very intimate setting along with white hydrangeas as pew markers. Addie beamed as she entered the church on her father’s arm.
Instead of the traditional, Charleston plantation style wedding, Addie preferred a coastal atmosphere with shrimp boats, colorful sunset, marsh, and pelicans. The Cottage on the Creek located in Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant definitely provided the coastal atmosphere. Attached to the welcome sign was a picture of Addie’s (now Hampton’s) two dogs. On a large deck facing the water a string quartet played softly as guests participated in a cocktail hour. Friends and family could take a boat ride out into the sound if they desired. This was a lively group of people having a good time! Beautiful flower arrangements filled The Cottage.
The Intensity Band slowed down for a second and the smooth sound of Ben E. King started to play. Addie glided onto the dance floor followed by Hampton for their first dance as man and wife. The infamous “Selfie Stick” was placed around the reception for guests to use for fun with the hashtag -“#addiefoundhermandrews.” They “group danced” all night and when the time came Addie and Hampton sealed their evening with a kiss as they rode away into the darkness on an antique boat.
Thank you for letting me shoot your wedding Addie and Hampton!! You two are truly a fun loving couple who make me love my job even more! And thank you to Shannon Holton for helping me once again!
Ceremony: St. Luke’s Chapel | Reception: The Cottage on the Creek | Wedding Director: Linda Sirisky – The Flower Cottage | Florist: Linda Sirisky & Peggy Sirisky – The Flower Cottage | Caterer: The Cottage on the Creek – Allison Littlefield | Bride’s Dress: The Gown Boutique of Charleston – Augusta Jones | Hair & Makeup: Meg Workman – Charlotte Belk | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Gown Boutique of Charleston – Donna Morgan | Cake: Janie McGuire – Charleston Cakes | Band: Intensity | Transportation: Fingersnappin’ Entertainment & Captain’s Source | Videographer: PJ Brown – Life in Rewind| Invitation: Reaves Engraving