Lauren Carnes Photography

2018: A Year in Reflection

2018 has been such a wonderful year! We have been lucky enough to have had the most wonderful clients, worked at some beautiful venues, and have been a part of some truly exceptional days. We thought it would be fun to have a little retrospective on our 2018 weddings, so without further ado…

Ansley + Richard

We started 2018 off with a gorgeous winter wedding for Ansley & Richard. The ceremony took place at Trinity on the Hill followed by a reception at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. The scale and grandeur of Sacred Heart is the most impressive venue in Augusta, it was a dream transforming it. The large bow tie bar (guests could select their Southern Proper tie of choice while ordering their beverages) was our favorite feature. Images below by Amy Noon Free.


Mary Hull + Patrick

Our next wedding was a stunning seated dinner held at the Augusta Country Club. Guests enjoyed a three-course meal among the candlelight of taper candles and towering flowering branches. This wedding was filled with incredible detail, not one thing was not thoughtfully considered. We loved creating an art lounge for guests to hang out in post-dinner with art loaned for the evening’s festivities by the bride’s talented friends. Images by Ashley Seawell Photography.


Lynnette + Dylan

Our spring wedding season kicked off with a Puerto-Rican infused celebration. Our bride and her family included many of their family’s traditions throughout the day including a Latin DJ and brandy soaked wedding cake. We loved the simplicity of the green, white, & black color palate. We especially loved the way the ceremony backdrop came together on the greens of West Lake Country Club. However the true scene-stealer was the sweet father of the bride, who’s tearful toast left not a dry eye in the house. Images by Ashley Seawell Photography.


Jesslynn + Scott

Jesslynn and Scott knew that they would want a brunch reception following their full mass ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Keeping that in mind we recommended the light-filled River Room at St. Paul’s. With a brunch-inspired menu by Tastefully Yours, and a DIY mimosa and bloody mary bar outside with a view of the river, guests were treated to a beautiful afternoon celebrating the couple. Images by Ashley Seawell Photography.


Sarah + James

Our next wedding took place at a new-to-us venue, the Reserve Club at Woodside in Aiken, SC. The bride’s family has close ties to Woodside and had all of their family and friends fly in from all over the world to celebrate with them! We loved the all-peony garland for the ceremony on the croquet lawn, the seated dinner in the gorgeous ballroom, and the dance party to the incredible Party on the Moon out on the event lawn. Truly a little slice of heaven right in our backyard. Images by Lauren Carnes.


Ellie + Brian

One of the best venues in the area is Champions Retreat out in Evans, GA. We always enjoy working out there and were so excited when Ellie and Brian came to us for florals for their May wedding! Even with rain in the forecast, that didn’t stop the party! Guests danced the night away in the party barn all night! Images by Rachel Tesch Photography.

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Charlotte + Carson

Greg has been a part of several wedding out in Wadley, GA in the past, which is how Charlotte and Carson came to us for their May wedding out on Charlotte’s family’s property. It was a beautiful wedding dayA gorgeous pole tent set out on the green lawn with a ceremony taking place beneath a magnificent walnut tree, it was truly a picturesque setting! The weather was touch and go the whole week leading up to the big day and while there were some rain sprinkles throughout the day, they were all perfectly timed. The groom turned to us after the ceremony with a big grin on his face and said “I told you, I’ve got some good juju!” Images by Mark Williams Studio.


Taylor + Peyton

Our next wedding was for one of our own! Taylor and Peyton got married at St. Augustine’s, followed by a reception held at the Augusta Country Club. We loved Taylor’s love for french blue, so we incorporated it into much of the wedding design! The wedding took place a few days before the 4th of July, so we just had to have some star shaped sunglasses & American flags for guests while they danced the night away. A highlight was the vintage Land Cruiser that the bride and groom made their getaway in for sure! Images by Ashley Seawell Photography.


Elizabeth + Drew

Our first fall wedding of the season took place at the Old Medical College for Elizabeth & Drew’s wedding. While we only supplied the florals, we thoroughly enjoyed working with Elizabeth on her vision of a gathered, wild, textural look. Our favorite element was the large hanging wreath we hung in the rotunda. It was a showstopper, especially once the cake was placed beneath it. Images by Gately Williams.

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Jamie + Adam

One of our favorite things about working in Augusta, GA are the number of garden weddings that our clients host at their homes. Jamie and Adam’s fall wedding took place at Jamie’s parents home and it was the perfect fall gathering. The gorgeous color palate and natural surroundings of the garden created such a magical backdrop to celebrate the couple. We loved the vintage car that the bride & groom took to get from their ceremony at Church of the Good Shepherd to the reception, it was so fun to see guests greeting them as they pulled up. A full blog post featuring this wedding will come in the new year! Images by Laura Fulmer. Detail Shots by Amy Owen.


To all of our brides, grooms, and their families, thank you for entrusting us with your big day. It is such an honor getting to be a part of each of them. We truly love getting to know our clients and miss them when it’s all over! We wish you many, many of years of happiness and love! Have a wonderful 2019!

Legends Club Fall Wedding, Augusta, GA | Rachel + Dustin

We saved some of the best for our last blog post of 2017! We are always lucky enough to have the best clients, but it is truly something special when you get to design and produce a wedding day for one of your own. Rachel used to work with our team here at Charleston Street/Greg Boulus Events (and we did her sister, Kristen's wedding a few years back!), therefore when Dustin proposed we knew we were going to have a beautiful wedding to plan in the near future!  

Dustin and Rachel are high school sweethearts that have been together for years, therefore their wedding day was a much anticipated affair! Their love for one another is palpable through the images captured below by Lauren Carnes. And Lauren agrees that it was incredibly difficult to narrow down which shots we wanted to share, as they all showcased their love (and that stunning Anne Barge gown) beautifully.

During our initial planning meeting, Rachel told us she envisioned a romantic, fall-inspired wedding. Berry and wine colored hues, soft blushes, lots of candles, were the details that flowed throughout all of her inspiration images. However she left complete floral design up to our team, knowing from past experience that they would create something truly special for her. Judging from the images below of when she first saw her bouquet, it would look like we succeeded!

The ceremony took place at Fairview Church of North Augusta, while the reception was held at the Legend's Club in Augusta. With catering by Sean Wight's team at Frog Hollow, guests enjoyed a delicious meal while dancing the night away to the tunes spun by DJ Wade all the way from Charleston, SC. It was an incredibly fun-filled evening, we love when our couples get to spend a majority of their reception dancing with all their sweet friends and family!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Moore! We love you two and are so, so grateful that we had the opportunity to have a hand in such a perfect day. 


Wedding Coordinator, Design, & Florals: Greg Boulus Events & Charleston Street Fine Flowers | Stationery: KE design studio | Cake: Lila Greene | Catering: Frog Hollow Tavern | DJ: DJ Wade / OtherBrother Entertainment | Makeup Artist: Lacey Ferguson | Hairstylist: Devon Puckett | Gown: Anne Barge from The House of the Bride | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Bill Levkoff from The House of the Bride | Men's Suits: Jos. A. Bank | Ceremony Coordinator: Whitney Johnson of The House of the Bride | Ceremony: Fairview Presbyterian Church | Reception: The Legends Club | Second Shooter: Christina Pugh Photography

Sacred Heart Wedding, Augusta, GA | Emily + Chandler

The wedding we get to share today is special, unique, and completely reflective of the couple that entrusted us with their wedding day. We say this a lot (what can we say, we are lucky!), but Emily and Chandler are two of the sweetest, kindest, most genuine people we have ever had the pleasure of working with. They came to us last fall with a very specific vision in mind, hoping that their day would be the fairy-tale that they have been picturing for years. With subtle nods to the classic love story, Beauty and the Beast, we created a day filled with love and sweetness which is very clear in the gorgeous images that Lauren Carnes photographed below. 

The ceremony took place at Sacred Heart Cultural Center here in downtown Augusta. It is such a stunning location that fit perfectly within Emily and Chandler's vision for their day. The stained glass cast the most incredible glow in the late afternoon light. For the personal flowers, our floral design team decided on an all-red rose bridal bouquet for Emily, which perfectly coordinated with the crimson bridesmaids dresses. We kept to neutral flowers for the rest of the personal flowers, hydrangeas, roses and lisianthus to name a few. We continued this floral design theme of red and white-tones into the reception at the Legends Club as well, and included some gold candelabras and champagne linens to continue the gilded romantic evening that Emily envisioned.

It was such pleasure getting to know Emily, Chandler, and their families and an honor to be included on such a momentous day for their families! We wish the two of them many, many years of joy, love, and laughter ahead!

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Floral & Event Design, Linens, Rentals, & Wedding Coordination by Greg Boulus Events | Photography: Lauren Carnes | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Cultural Center | Reception Venue: Legends Club | Cake: Summer's Temptations | DJ: M&S Mobile Productions | Make-up & Hair: Cucumber & Mint | Catering: Creative Moments Catering | Bride's Gown: Sarah Seven from The Sentamentalist | Bridesmaids: Bill Levkoff | Men's Attire: Savvi Formalware