McCrady’s restaurant in downtown Charleston was the perfect spot for Nicole and Ben’s pre wedding rehearsal dinner. Wedding planners “A Charleston Bride” did such a fantastic and fun setup for this beautiful dinner in the historic french district of Charleston. I loved the Black and Yellow accented with lemons and floral. It felt so light and fresh. The evening was beautiful with toasts and mingling. I love getting to photograph rehearsal dinners. They are a stress free event where everyone is having a great time. This one was so much fun. Like much of Charleston, McCrady’s has some really fun history. It all began with a hankering for an excellent drink. In 1778, Edward McCrady built a four-story Georgian house on East Bay Street and opened McCrady’s Tavern. Unbeknownst to him, this watering hole was the origin of what would become part of the very restaurant over 200 years later. Working with Nicole and Ben has been a treat from the very beginning. I loved photographing their engagement session in downtown Charleston a few months ago.