January 2, 2024


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Sonesta Hilton Head Wedding | Hilton Head Wedding Photographer

Sonesta Hilton Head Wedding | Savannah + Chip

Fall Wedding in Hilton Head Island

A warm fall day was the lovely atmosphere for Savannah and Chip’s Sonesta Hilton Head Wedding in fall. This fun-loving couple brought magic to their celebration and enjoyed this breathtaking day on the shores of Hilton Head, South Carolina. 

Savannah and Chip’s journey began in the vibrant atmosphere of a college party. Fast forward to University of Louisville football games, concerts, and walks with their dog. Their love story is a beautiful mix of friendship, commitment, and the undeniable connection that kept bringing them back together. 

With multiple family beach vacations influencing Savannah’s love for the beach, she shared with me, “I never had a lot of ideas for a wedding, but the Sonesta is everything I didn’t know I wanted out of a venue” and became the perfect coastal backdrop for their enchanting day. To make things even more special, Delaney, the venue coordinator and a key figure in the Sonesta experience, happens to be Savannah’s cousin, whom she considers a sister. The family connection added an extra layer of warmth to the day.

The ring-warming tradition was one of the most heartwarming moments during the ceremony. Passing the rings through the bridal party and then to the first-row family members created a beautiful, shared energy of love and support. Plus, butterflies graced the bouquet while the bride was handed from her father to her husband, adding an enchanting touch to the moment.

A Hilton Head Wedding Filled with Color

As a Hilton Head photographer, I was thrilled with the abundance of colors, the heartfelt ceremony moments, and the couple’s portraits against the backdrop of the Sonesta’s diverse settings. The weather and lighting were perfect, allowing us to explore various spots beyond the beach. Savannah and Chip’s choice of tan suits for the groom and groomsmen, paired with dusty pink dresses for the bridesmaids, created a harmonious color palette. The bouquets, bursting with tropical colors, added a vibrant touch to the overall aesthetic.

The first look and reception reveal were emotional and touching. Delaney, a cousin and a crucial part of the bridal party, worked tirelessly to ensure everything was perfect. It was a true family effort, and the love and support were palpable throughout the day.

I had the pleasure of helping Savannah and Chip find other fantastic vendors for their day, including hair and makeup artists and a talented videographer. Collaborating with a dream team to make a couple’s vision come to life is always a joy.

Savannah and Chip found me through Sonesta’s vendor list, and I’m so grateful to have been a part of their special day. Their laid-back, goofy, and fun-loving personalities made every moment a delight to capture. Wishing these two a lifetime of love, laughter, and countless University of Louisville games together!

Kind Words From the Couple:

“My husband and I booked Ashta for our HHI wedding in September after she came highly recommended by our wedding planner. As a destination wedding, she went out of her way to ensure we still had engagement pictures completed during the very short time we had to visit HHI. I appreciated how hands-on she was with planning our timeline and helping coordinate with other vendors so that it was one less thing I had to worry about on the week/day of. On our wedding day, Ashta showed up early, prepared, and ready to go to capture our day! The day after our wedding, I woke up to an email from her with around 20+ already edited and ready-to-go preview photos! The rest of the album arrived a very short 4ish weeks later, which was sooner than quoted. We are so happy with how the photos turned out and are constantly getting compliments about the photos and our photographer. We wouldn’t change a thing and can’t thank Ashta enough for the lifelong memories she provided us with! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!”

Sonesta Hilton Head Island Wedding in Fall | Hilton Head Wedding Photographer

Hilton Head Wedding Photos

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony at Sonesta Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Wedding Venue | Sonesta Hilton Head Wedding Reception

If you dream of your own Sonesta Hilton Head Wedding or seek a picturesque destination to say “I do,” let this love-filled journey inspire you. Reach out, and let’s craft your story against the backdrop of sun-kissed shores and the timeless allure of Hilton Head.

Hilton Head Wedding Vendors:

Ceremony venue: Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reception venue: Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Planner: Posey Event Designs and Sonesta Resort

Photographer: Ashta Harler Photography

Hair stylist: Blushing Belle Brides

Makeup artist: Blushing Belle Brides

Florist: Sweet Magnolias

Entertainment: Lowcountry Events

Cake: Custom Confections

Rentals: Carolina Weddings

Lighting: Lowcountry Events

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