The engagement period is often a hard space in a relationship, filled with plans, hellos, and goodbyes, and it is also a deeply meaningful space. The sweet tension and romance that lives in the “not yet” is something that is not often savored. This is what Type A Society and photographer Exquisitrie by Kelly Sauer wanted to explore with this editorial shoot at River Oaks Charleston. How does a couple say goodbye to their engagement before they are bride and groom, husband and wife? How do they prepare alone for the vows they will make to each other in front of all their friends and family? How will they dance their last private dance before their wedding day?

Photography & Creative Direction: Exquisitrie by Kelly Sauer | Artistic Direction & Styling: Type A Society | Venue: River Oaks Charleston | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones | Models: Marisa R. and Micah D. | Modeling Agency: Millie Lewis Charleston | Hair & Makeup: Dannon K. Collard | Ribbon, Runners, Scarves, Candles: Silk & Willow | Valise: Trousseau & Co. | Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Ringbox: The Mrs. Box | Gown: Jill Stuart

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Breathless in Charleston | Reply

This is the most stunning feature I’ve seen in ages. The setting is perfect- the couple’s chemistry is evident and the styling is incomparable. Every single image is beautifully wrought. This is pure poetry.
Kudos to Exquisitrie, Type A Society and the rest of their team.

Britt | Reply

where are those beautiful necklaces from?
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Kelly | Reply

Anthropologie!

Sarah Chancey | Reply

I love how moody and romantic this piece is, just perfect.

Callie Manion | Reply

This series really speaks to me. Beautifully captured!

Carrie Moe | Reply

Britt, the necklace is from Anthropologie. :)
cheers,
Carrie Moe

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