Something I have dreamed of since I opened my business, is being a creative on a styled session. This year, I've been really focusing on doing the type of art that I enjoy. I have done several successful creative sessions that have just left me wanting more. I've been lucky to have so many great clients that trust me to help them style something that sets them apart and tells a unique story.
When Huspa first popped up on my Instagram, I was immediately intrigued. Within a few weeks of following them, I messaged them and requested a date to come take a tour. It was a chilly morning the day I drove out to Huspa. It's off the beaten path and about an hour outside of Charleston right near Beaufort. As I pulled up, the massive avenue of oaks with their draping spanish moss, took my breath away. I met Tracy at the house. She couldn't have been more welcoming. She herself was married on the property just a year or so ago. In fact, the property had only been used for family weddings until this August so when I say it's a hidden treasure, I mean it. I anticipate it blowing up fast in popularity.
The property is a horse farm so there was mix of old oaks and grassy pastures. Tracy's father in law was an award winning pilot. Every pilot needs his own runway...or two. The property houses two airplane hangers and two runways.
The home is styled after a Frank Lloyd Wright design. It's a wood structure with full glass front overlooking the marsh. At one time there was a tennis court that Tracy and the family intend to have available as a tentable space for weddings. The property already has a giant oak with branches brushing the ground creating a hidden ceremony location, a front lawn with uplit trees, the marsh view, the pond, and the hangers as wedding locations. Actually, you could design your ceremony and reception anywhere on the property your heart desired.
One of the things that was most impressive to me about the whole thing was the level of service that Tracy and the family want to have with their couples. I asked if they were going to allow double bookings because the property is large enough to accommodate. Tracy said that they have decided they want couples to be able to feel like the property is theirs for the day. They want to be able to be involved and keep the personal and private feel of it. I loved that!
Next Monday, I will be joined with my wonderful and talented friend Erin O'Connor from Fiddlehead Photography, the talented Amy DeVito, lead designer at Mac & B, The French Eclectic, Southern Protocol, Stephanie Gibbs Events, and so many more awesome and unique vendors. I can't wait to show you what we come up with. This isn't all that Erin and I have planned with the gorgeous location so keep your eyes peeled for what else we have up our sleeve. In the meantime, enjoy some "don't do it justice" pictures I took as I toured it.