The 1884 chapel at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church may look like a country church but it’s actually in the heart of Mount Pleasant’s Old Village at Pitt and Queen streets. For more information (and to inquire about booking it for weddings), visit www.saintpauls-mountpleasant.com.
Molly Hutter (Charleston Weddings’ editorial assistant), Melissa Bigner (editor), and Lizzie Gheorghita (intern) survey the church front to make sure it’s ready for the shoot. We really should have staff brooms at this point for how often we’re sweeping up sets…
Molly and Lizzie take a break after clearing the chapel of tables and chairs. The paint was stripped off in the 1970s and it’s stayed honey-bare ever since.
Model Caesar Hingleton won Charleston Fashion Week’s® 2011 “Rock the Runway” model competition, and the chance to be in a Charleston Weddings photoshoot.
Hair and makeup stylist Ashley Brook Perryman grooms Caesar for the camera, which basically entailed filing his nails and evening out his complexion. Guys really do have it easier…especially when the guy’s a camera-ready model.
Style Director Ayoka Lucas sourced shoes from M. Dumas & Sons, Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant, Grady Ervin, and more.
Ayoka covers the bottom of shoes with painter’s tape so as to not damage the soles.
Did we mention that it was 100 degrees in June when we shot the story? And that Caesar was in an oxford, sweater, and a jacket? Trooper, indeed.
Caesar sports “JS Bones,” Jeremy Scott’s adidas Orginals—quite the statement shoes with his suit.
Style assistant Angelica Diaz tries to sort out which side a boutonniere should be pinned on.
Minister Steve Plonk (on his next-to-last day with St. Paul’s) asks the crew why he wasn’t approached to be our “groom” for the shoot.
Caesar may be living in New York angling for modeling gigs, but the North Carolina native is still as down-to-earth as ever.
Charleston’s own K. Cooper Ray designs a line of bow ties under the label Social Primer for Brooks Brothers, and this plaid number suited our Brooks Brothers tux perfectly.
Hand-held battery operated fans are a lifesaver during summer shoots… looking for one for your wedding? Hit up Target or Walmart.
16) Ayoka’s fannypacks are legend on shoots. Scissors, bandaids, fashion tape—you name it, it’s in there