About Coastal Bride

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Coastal Bride is the premier wedding blog for couples planning their wedding along the Southeast coast of the United States. Featuring the most visually stunning wedding images from the industries top photographers. Coastal Bride provides inspiring real wedding features, creative party ideas and unique DIY projects. We strive to create vendor lists chock full of the top wedding professionals in the Southeast. We want to help you plan a wedding that is true to you by matching you with talented wedding professionals who truly believe in their craft and want to help you create the perfect wedding day.

About Gillian Ellis

Hi I’m Gillian! I was born in New Delhi, India and spent my childhood abroad in China, Russia and England as my Dad photographed top news stories. After traveling the world our family eventually settled on the coast of sunny Charleston, South Carolina where I attended the College of Charleston. I have been a wedding photographer for the past 7 years with my father at Ellis Photo Studio. I have been lucky enough to work with brands I greatly admire including Plum Pretty Sugar, Lindt Chocolate, and Minted. Recently I founded The Charleston Blog Society to connect local bloggers.

Coastal Bride was born out of my passion for blogging and my love of wedding photography. I hope to use this space to publish weddings that inspire and bring joy to those who view them.

Feel free to say hello! Gillian@acoastalbride.com


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