I’m a Charleston based wedding photographer but I absolutely love to travel! I create timeless, joyful & tangible memories for my clients.
Hi, I'm Emma
Cara and Kevin had a stunning wedding at The Cedar Room Charleston. Thanks to their amazing wedding planner, Yoj Events, I was able to photograph their wedding! They are one of the best wedding planners in Charleston, and the work they create for each wedding is truly incredible.
These two adorable lovebirds met while they were working. Cara invited Kevin to her beach birthday party. She didn’t expect him to show up, but to her surprise, he did! Having spent time together and realizing their love was destined, Kevin proposed at a hot spring in Costa Rica.
The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory is a gorgeous warehouse chic setting to host one of your best days ever. The location Downtown is great. The location is just a short distance from some of my favorite historic downtown photo spots! Not to mention that their rooftop also makes for the perfect couple portraits.
Before the ceremony, the two decided they wanted to see each other and then get all of the wedding portraits out of the way! Despite the rain, we were able to stay on schedule and capture everything. Even though they had a large wedding party, I was able to reign everyone in, and their photos turned out so fun!
Kevin and Cara’s wedding ceremony took place on the rooftop of The Cedar Room Charleston SC. The courtyard features a beautiful greenery landscape; they had two urns filled with luscious florals in the front. Witnessing these two become a married couple was so sweet!
The large expansive open room had plenty of space for their wedding reception. Rustic brick walls with historic wood columns make the space unique. Kevin had four best men, and they all gave a toast together during the reception. They had everyone rolling on the floor laughing! You could tell how they adore their friendship with Kevin. Throughout the day, Cara was the life of the party! She allowed herself to enjoy and embrace her big day fully! All of their friends and family surrounded them with love and had the best celebration for the newlyweds. The live band added a special touch to the party!
They decided to add on my Charleston videography package, which always makes the day so much easier! Having a photographer and a videographer at your wedding is great to have them from the same team. We know exactly what shots each other needs and what angles we prefer. My couples who hire us as their videographer are always so grateful they did!
Celebrating Kevin and Cara at one of the best Charleston SC wedding venues was such a great fall day. Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites from their wedding at The Cedar Room Charleston! Also be sure to watch their Charleston wedding video below:
“Emma is absolutely AMAZING! She was so helpful leading up to the wedding and made the day-of so fun! One of my bridesmaids said, “wow, she’s good at her job!” as she gave instructions to our 22-person bridal party, and she truly is. All of our photos turned out incredible, and she was a joy to work with!”
Ceremony venue: The Cedar Room
Reception venue: The Cedar Room
Photographer: Emma Allen, Emma Lili Photography
Wedding planner: Yoj Events
Entertainment: Legacy Band
Florist: Festoon Charleston
Hair stylist: Lashes and Lace
Makeup artist: Lashes and Lace
Bridal dress shop: Treasures Formals and Bridal
Bridal dress designer: Rebecca Ingram, and Cult Gaia
Catering: The Cedar Room
Videographer: Emma Lili Photography
Bridesmaids dresses: Azazie
Groom’s attire: The Black Tux
Invitations: The Cece Shop