Church Weddings: Old Sheldon Church

March 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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I felt a few raindrops on my hand as I pulled the pump nozzle from the tank, and glancing up knew I had a possible chance of getting wet.  It was getting late in the day, but I wanted to visit the Old Sheldon Church before turning the motorcycle north and away from the coming weather.

I can't remember where I learned of the church ruins, originally known as Prince William's Parish Church. It has a storied history, being burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War, and damaged again by Sherman's army during the Civil War. This is an amazing place for an outdoor ceremony. Apparently it's been a favorite of South Carolina Low Country photographers for some time. Alas, permits for the use of the site for weddings are no longer permitted as of 2015, although a service is held there the second Sunday after Easter. 

I'm waiting for the call from a couple to whisk away to South Carolina to shoot in here.  It's a quiet peaceful location, surrounded by old ivy covered oaks, and a bucket list item I'd like to check off.  Any takers? 

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