Charleston Multicultural Bridal and Events Association
Apr 022017

This fun loving couple are united in their love of rugby and their fabulous sense of humor. Both love to give back to the community, whether it is Boy Scouts, teaching young people martial arts, or dedicating their efforts on behalf of charitable agencies. We truly enjoyed capturing images from this large family and friends fete at St. Patrick’s Church (where the groom romantically proposed) and on the USS Yorktown. The laughter rang throughout the night and the dance floor remained full!

Check out more photos from their beautiful day here:

Wedding Coordinators:
Vicki Zelenko and Bonnie Randall

Photographer: Vintage Noire
Caterer: Top Shelf
Bakery: Publix
Flowers: Lotus Flowers
Dress: David’s Bridal

May 262016

Imagine twenty years after your wedding, your grandchildren ask to see your wedding photos. What will you show them? A CD or USB drive that might be outdated? A post on facebook, instagram, or twitter? Wouldn’t it be better or more nostalgic to have a beautiful album to proudly display your cherished memories? Every couple should definitely have an album or coffee table book, as they are enduring mementos to help keep the memories of your special day alive in beautiful, artistic form. After the cake is eaten, toasts are given, the bridal attire is taken off, and the decor taken down, all you have left are your albums and photobooks as physical evidence to recall the colors, emotions, and memories from your wedding day or special occasion. You can share this heirloom with your grandchildren in a way that digital files cannot. Each Vintage Noire album or photobook is exquisitely custom designed by our graphic artist, so you’ll never see two books exactly alike. You may also request special wording and/or special design features to make your album uniquely yours.

Album pricing ranges from $200-$2000, based on the quality of the book, the type of paper, size, type of cover options selected, and the number of sides. At Vintage Noire, we try to offer a range of albums to fit every budget, while providing excellent quality. Albums usually take 4-12 weeks to produce and print after the order is placed. Couples should pick 10-20 must have images from their online wedding galleries, and the photographer may recommend the others. Couples will have online proofing approval of the design and album layout before the album is printed, during which time pictures and layouts can often be changed within a designated number business days, free of charge. Call us at 888-905-0045 or email us at to ask about any of these albums, or to place your orders. We work with professional photographers and traditional clients to design custom albums and photobooks.

***Please note that often when discussing albums and photobooks, album makers refer to number of sides instead of pages. A traditional page is comprised of two sides, front and back. A spread covers two adjacent sides, with the content or picture flowing across the margins. The spread may have a small gap (gutter) between pages or have a seamless appearance.
Glossy photos have a shiny, reflective appearance, while matte photos present flat, non-reflective photo surfaces (less sun glare).

Types of Photobooks and Albums


Photo Book: Photobooks, sometimes called coffee table books, are comprised of wafer thin pages that are book or library bound and often do not lay flat. The effect is similar to a magazine or yearbook. Photobooks are often good options for guest books or memory books.
Our custom designed coffee table book is color photo-wrapped or leather bound with a hard cover and includes full page photographs. The book can be upgraded with additional pages or more pictures per page. This makes a great guestbook or memory book.

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The Layflat, Flush-mounted Wedding Album: This album is called flush-mounted because it is comprised of thick pages and high quality photo paper glued to cardstock. It lays flat when you open it. The photo ink is of a higher quality than photobooks. Cover choices include photo-wrapped, leather (with the option of a cut out picture), metallic, acryllic, wood, or fabrics like linen. This album usually comes standard with 20 sides.

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Vintage Album: This handmade vintage inspired fabric (usually silk or linen) covered album includes single photos on each page interwoven with protective glassine or glossy pages that are water and grease resistant. The book is bound with luxurious silk ribbon.This album is truly a top of the line stunner.


Neoclassic Flushmount :
One of the most luxurious of books, this album features vibrant, bold 6 color printing (traditional printers usually use 4 color ink, so 6 color printing offers a richer range of dynamic colors), and thick, glossy or matte pages. There is the option of a customizable, photo album box/case.

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Presentation mini album/CD/DVD case: This lovely keepsake includes a small 5×8, 8-12 side mini album insert, a box, plus a slot for a usb drive or cd.


Matted Albums: These albums are traditional in style and include single size pictures encased in white, black, or gray mats (card stock borders). The edges of the pages can be gilded in gold, silver, blue, red, or purple.

Album boxes can be custom designed cases that beautifully protect your albums. They are made to fit the size of your album. You have a choice of photo covered, acrylic, wood, fabric, etc.

For more on albums, see

Jan 262014


o Remember to bring a nice hanger or stylish garment bag to display your gorgeous wedding dress to best advantage.

o Consider having a long, trailing veil or stunning jewelry or accessories to make for dramatic pictures of a sure to be exquisite bride.

o Consider a first look before the ceremony, either between bride and groom, or to add a new twist, between father and daughter. These pictures make for some of the most heartwarming and they allow for a special, quiet moment between loved ones before the hustle and bustle of the rest of the day.

o Try for a long slow kiss or several kisses and embraces once the officiant pronounces you husband and wife, so that your photographers can capture this most special of moments and you have a kaleidoscope of images of the first moments of your life as a married couple.

o Let your photographers know if you have a special first dance, dip, or special entrance into the reception planned, so that every moment can be recorded and stored away for future memories, without skipping a beat.

o Remember to fake toss your bouquet at least once before you really throw it to your adoring single lady friends. It ups the ante in terms of the excitement and anticipation of the crowd, and the wonderful expressions on the bride’s face are not to be missed.

o Be sure to think about what kind of exit you would like from your wedding. It could be the couple leaving with friends and family showering them with a spray of bubbles or rose petals, the couple rushing underneath a military Saber Arch, a London bridge, or sparklers. Or the crowd could be cheering as bride and groom exit for a carriage or yacht ride. As an old school throwback, the couple can leave the reception and drive off in style with bottles or cans tied to the getaway car. Whatever your exit is, just make it memorable and heart felt.

o Don’t forget to include your photographers in your reception meal count, so they don’t have to leave the premises for an hour or more and lose valuable shooting time.


Oct 192012

Clients who book Vintage Noire Photography  services for weddings or special events in the months of October or November 2012  will receive free event planning services.  Packages must be a minimum of $799 to qualify. Contact Vintage Noire at for more details.



Sep 282012


Dequaisha Ferrell and Justin Manuel’s love match was fated in the stars as they met on their shared birthday (July 29) seven years ago and have been together ever since. Justin is an electrician and Dequaisha works for the Charleston County Court system. Justin’s surprise Valentine’s Day proposal set the wheels in motion, and they pledged their love during a modern, chic wedding at Founder’s Hall, Charlestowne Landing, Charleston S.C. on September 2, 2012.

Photographer: Vintage Noire,

Wedding Planner: Tanya Ancrum