So many things came together to make this the perfect wedding day! Drawn to the beautiful mountain vistas and a vibrant downtown, Charlie and Leiah chose to travel from Chicago to Greenville, SC for their destination wedding at the Cliffs Glassy Mountain Chapel and Larkin’s Wyche Pavilion reception. It was great as always to be working with Jennifer Dennis (Love This Little City), and what a pleasure to work beside Artifice Films again as they created a cinematic wedding film of this amazing day.  Of course, with settings like these and a couple this beautiful, it’s almost too easy.  Congrats Charlie and Leiah! You two were an absolute JOY to photograph!

Wedding Coordinator: Jennifer Dennis – Love This Little City
Hair and Makeup: Cotton Rouge
Pre-Wedding Location (Guys): The Westin Poinsett Hotel
Pre-Wedding Location (Girls): The Cliffs at Mountain Park
Transportation: Eastside Transportation
Floral and Design: ModFete
Ceremony Venue: The Cliffs Glassy Mountain Chapel
Reception Venue: Larkin’s / Wyche Pavilion
Catering: Larkin’s On The River
Love Cake Artist: family member
Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Lounge Furniture: A Darling Day
Ceremony Music and Reception Band: The Erica Berg Collective
Cigar Rolling Station: Flor De America Cigars
DJ: Erica Berg
Videography: Artifice Films
Photography: David & Kristina Photography

For Charlie and the guys, the day started at Greenville’s iconic Westin Poinsett Hotel. Leiah and the girls enjoyed a relaxing morning with mimosas in a beautiful mountain home at The Cliff’s Mountain View.

tokens and coins cufflinks Charlie putting on cufflinks groom puts on tie Charlie's tie and jacket Boutonnieres created by ModFete groomsmen get ready in Westin Poinsett Hotel The Westin Poinsett Hotel and limo from Eastside Transportation makeup for the bride and bridesmaids by Cotton Rouge Katie Cotton from Cotton Rouge doing bride's hair bridesmaids hanging out in house bridesmaids in robes before putting on dresses Leiah's wedding dressbride's Badgley Mischka shoes crowther-wedding-014 Leiah putting on earrings bridesmaids putting on bride's veil bridesmaids holding veil Charlie's sister helps Leiah get ready Bride and bridesmaids have a champagne toast on the deck

The first look was a really special opportunity for Charlie and Leiah to see each other before the wedding, giving us more time for photos. One of the biggest advantages of a first look is that the bride and groom get to spend more time together on their wedding day.

Charlie and Leiah's first look on the front porch Charlie sees his bride-to-be in her dress for the first time.

After Charlie and Leiah had their special moment, the entire wedding party joined us at The Cliffs at Mountain Park Cabin for photos before driving up Glassy Mountain for the wedding.

bridal portrait at The Cliffs at Mountain Park Cabin Bride and bridal bouquet by ModFete Bridesmaids at Cliffs at Mountain Park

As a surprise for the bride, Charlie’s sister made this keyring with 3 pennies from three different years: Leiah’s birth year, the year she and Charlie met, and their wedding year.

Penny keyring

Since it was an extremely bright sunny day (welcome weather in an unusually rainy season) we utilized the covered back porch area of The Cliffs at Mountain Park Cabin so we could have better lighting for the wedding party photos.

Groom portrait at Cliffs at Mountain Park Cabin groomsmen on the back steps of the cabin at The Cliffs at Mountain Parkwedding party at The Cliffs at Mountain Park Cabin

The beautiful Gary Player Signature Golf Course at The Cliffs at Mountain Park was the backdrop for wedding party photos before driving up Glassy Mountain.Wedding party photos at Gary Player Golf Course at The Cliffs at Mountain Park

Before even getting to Glassy Mountain, we enjoyed the scenic view from the foothills. In the distance, you can even see the Glassy Mountain Chapel atop the granite peak of the mountain.The Cliffs at Glassy Mountain view from the bottom and top of the mountain Charlie and Leiah at the Cliffs at Glassy Mountain Clubhouse

We could see for miles from the Chapel at the pinnacle of Glassy Mountain, one of the most highly sought-after destination wedding locations across the country.

Glassy Mountain Chapel floral arbor in front of chapel doors lanterns and wedding programs with white flower petals engraving on wedding invitation wedding rings

Musicians from the Erica Berg Collective play upright bass and classical guitar for wedding ceremony music. Musicians from the Erica Berg Collective play upright bass and classical guitar for wedding ceremony music. seating of the mothers Charlie's dad shakes his hand. Charlie watches Leiah walk toward him down the aisle bride's father gives her away the vow exchange Cliffs at Glassy Mountain Wedding Ceremony The Cliffs Chapel wedding Charlie and Leiah are married in the iconic Cliffs Glassy Mountain Chapel Charlie and Leiah say their vows first kiss Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crowther

Those few moments immediately after the wedding recessional are some of the most exciting seconds of the day, not only for the bride and groom, but for their families and friends as well.the special moments right after the wedding wedding party at the top of Glassy Mountain Bride and bridesmaids hold their bouquets in front of the Cliffs Chapel Charlie and Leiah at The Glassy Mountain Chapel

The bridal party and wedding guests were treated to an elegant champagne toast at the Cliffs Glassy Mountain Sunset Pavilion before the scenic mountain descent.

Glassy Mountain Sunset Pavilion champagne toast after wedding at the Cliffs Sunset Pavilion champagne toast at Sunset Pavilion

The Wyche Pavilion is located adjacent to Larkin’s On The River in the vibrant Reedy River area of Downtown Greenville. The table and floral designs were absolutely exquisite! Katelyn Pinner and her team at ModFete, did an incredible job of transforming the space.

seating chart for wedding reception by the TD Stage at The Peace Center Ampitheater The Wyche Pavilion decorated by ModFete for wedding reception The Wyche Pavilion in honor of Harriet and Tommy Wyche lounge furniture provided by A Darling Day floral arrangements and design by ModFete flowers by Katelyn Pinner ModFete bar services provided by Larkins On The River

Cocktails were served by Larkin’s as wedding guests enjoyed the sights of the Reedy River and Downtown Greenville and the sounds of The Erica Berg Collective band.

The Erica Berg Collective wedding band Erica Berg singing Matt Morgan guitar player bass sax and drums Erica Berg Collective keyboards and organcocktail hour by the river guests mingling during cocktail hour Charlie's parents enjoying the romantic riverside setting

Katie Cotton from Cotton Rouge stopped by to do a few touch-ups for the bride and a quick hair change before Leiah and Charlie joined their guests at the Wyche Pavilion for their wedding reception.Cotton Rouge wedding makeup and hair changes on-site during wedding day wedding photos at Larkin's On The River

In the final few minutes prior to sunset, we took Charlie and Leiah down to the bridge over the Reedy River to get a few more photos before dinner.

bride and groom on green metal walking bridge by the Wyche Pavilion bride and groom kissing on the bridge Charlie takes his wife by the hand and walks her to their wedding reception across the river wedding photos on the Reedy River wedding reception styled by ModFete table signs and glassware place settings and menus for wedding reception Love cake for wedding guests hanging out and taking photos during reception pouring the champagne Wyche Pavilion wedding reception toast from father of the groom toasts during wedding reception at Larkin's On The River Charlie's sister gives toast to her brother and new sister-in-law toast to the bride wedding toast glasses clinking during wedding toasts bridesmaid toast Charlie thanks everyone Catering for wedding by Larkin's On The RiverWyche Pavilion by the Reedy River

Oh yes, and in true South Carolina fashion, there was even a crescent moon in the clear blue sky above the buildings of Downtown Greenville…serendipity!
bride and groom at twilight in Downtown Greenville on the Reedy River. cake cutting first dance in Wyche Pavilion Charlie and Leiah share their first dance as husband and wife Leiah dances with her father mother son dance Leiah watches Charlie dance with his mother Larkin's On The River and Wyche Pavilion at night during wedding reception The Erica Berg Collective wedding band Erica Berg singing at wedding reception dancing at wedding reception at Wyche Pavilion Charlie showing off his dance moves bride and groom dance and party at their Larkin's wedding reception Wyche Pavilion wedding reception at night reflection in the river

Just to add to the “cool factor” of this wedding, there was even a cigar rolling station featuring premium, hand-rolled, Honduran cigars by Flor de America Cigars.

cigar rolling station at wedding reception gentlemen smoke cigars during outdoor wedding reception groom with a hand-rolled cigar Charlie smoking cigar dramatic lighting Erica Berg Collective 6 piece band dancing under the twinkle lights at the Wyche Pavilion it's party time the dance moves just keep on coming the groom cuttin a rug at Larkin's Wyche Pavilion wedding reception bride and groom sparkler exit at Larkin's Wyche Pavilion wedding reception

Please leave a comment here on the blog! If at least 25 people leave a comment, Charlie and Leiah will get a free 16×20 mounted print of one of their wedding photos!

Also, be sure to check out their engagement photos.