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Greenville Wedding: Kelly + Jesse at Larkin’s on the River

Kelly and Jesse had an absolutely beautiful wedding in Greenville and Wendy and I were fortunate enough to get to capture it for them.

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The day began with Kelly, her bridesmaids, and her mom doing all the things ladies do to get ready for a wedding. You know, hair, makeup, eating tacos…

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Kelly’s ladies helped her into her gorgeous dress and then she showed it off to her dad for the first time.

Bride getting ready

This was such a relaxed and fun group. We didn’t have to ask anyone to smile because they were doing it naturally!

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Jesse, on the other hand…

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…nah, just kidding. He was smiling, too. Of course he was! Did you see his bride?!

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The beautiful bride and her adorable…hey! Come back!

Bridal portraits at Grace Church Greenville

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They said “I do…”

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…and then they got a Prince Song stuck in my head for the rest of the night even though that’s technically a little red Miata.

Bride and groom in front of Grace Church Greenville

Yeah, they look good together.

Bride and groom at Falls Park in Greenville

The reception was held at Larkin’s on the River which is a beautiful spot right by Falls Park in Greenville.

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D.J. Jeremy from Complete Weddings and Events kept the party going and made sure everybody had a good time.

Bouquet toss

As the sun started to set, we took Kelly and Jeremy outside for a few photos as the sun was going down. We didn’t have to give them a lot of instruction on being affectionate with one another.

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Finally, friends and family sent them off to start their new lives together and the only thing hotter than the sparklers was…

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…you can figure it out.

Big thanks to Diane from Memories Wedding Planning for making sure everything ran smoothly, letting everyone else focus on having a great time.

Kelly and Jesse, we wish you the absolute best in marriage and in your life together!

Greenville Wedding: Kelly + Jesse at Larkin’s on the River

Kelly and Jesse had an absolutely beautiful wedding in Greenville and Wendy and I were fortunate enough to get to capture it for them.

south-carolina-wedding-photographer

The day began with Kelly, her bridesmaids, and her mom doing all the things ladies do to get ready for a wedding. You know, hair, makeup, eating tacos…

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Kelly’s ladies helped her into her gorgeous dress and then she showed it off to her dad for the first time.

Bride getting ready

This was such a relaxed and fun group. We didn’t have to ask anyone to smile because they were doing it naturally!

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Jesse, on the other hand…

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…nah, just kidding. He was smiling, too. Of course he was! Did you see his bride?!

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The beautiful bride and her adorable…hey! Come back!

Bridal portraits at Grace Church Greenville

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They said “I do…”

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…and then they got a Prince Song stuck in my head for the rest of the night even though that’s technically a little red Miata.

Bride and groom in front of Grace Church Greenville

Yeah, they look good together.

Bride and groom at Falls Park in Greenville

The reception was held at Larkin’s on the River which is a beautiful spot right by Falls Park in Greenville.

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D.J. Jeremy from Complete Weddings and Events kept the party going and made sure everybody had a good time.

Bouquet toss

As the sun started to set, we took Kelly and Jeremy outside for a few photos as the sun was going down. We didn’t have to give them a lot of instruction on being affectionate with one another.

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Finally, friends and family sent them off to start their new lives together and the only thing hotter than the sparklers was…

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…you can figure it out.

Big thanks to Diane from Memories Wedding Planning for making sure everything ran smoothly, letting everyone else focus on having a great time.

Kelly and Jesse, we wish you the absolute best in marriage and in your life together!

Hellen and Robby’s Mount Pleasant Wedding

Hellen and Robby were high school sweethearts…then they were college sweethearts…and now they’re husband and wife!

We’ve been fortunate enough to know these two and their wonderful families since the first time they went to a spring formal together, and we were delighted to help capture their beautiful wedding day!

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The wedding was held in Mount Pleasant, at the gorgeous home of Hellen’s grandmother. Apart from family and friends, the ceremony and reception were well-attended by furry friends.

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Some were more sharply dressed than others, but then, you’d have to be insane to try to put an outfit on a cat. 

Now, here’s the part where you get to feel like a slacker. Hellen made her wedding dress. Wait, I’m not done. She also designed it. Short of growing the cotton from which it’s woven and personally mining the ore from which the corset ribs are made I don’t think she could have been more involved. (If you know Hellen’s industriousness, you know she probably at least considered the cotton part…) In any case, the result was amazing as you can see!

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And here is Hellen’s handsome groom. I’m fairly certain Robby tied his own tie.  ;-)

03 Robby the groom

We got to share a wonderful moment as Hellen’s dad saw her in her dress for the first time. (Brides, you should do this!)

04 Bride's father first look

And finally it was time for the ceremony!

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After the lovely couple tied the knot, everyone retired to the backyard with its gorgeous waterfront view for delicious southern food and, of course, cake.

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Hellen and Robby — salt (and pepper) of the earth.

The view started out amazing and only got better from there.

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08 Wedding Dances

09 Cutting the cake

Everybody had a great time, though I fear the cat may have partied a little too hard.

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As the sun began to set we made our way to the dock for some photos of Robby and Hellen.

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After a day that continually promised rain but never delivered, we were treated to a breathtaking sunset for our newlyweds.

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As the sun went down and the moon came up, the celebration continued.

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Hellen and Robby, we wish you a wonderful life together filled with creativity, great food, and the kind of love that comes only from above.

Marie & Tanguy’s Belgian Wedding

Hold on to your waffles, because this is a very special post for us. First, it’s the wedding of dear friends, Marie and Tanguy (pronounced “Taun-gee”, not “tan-guy”), and second, it’s our first international destination wedding.

Voici la version française de cet article!

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Click here to read more.

Ana & Peter: Charleston Wedding

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We’ve talked a lot about the Nazarios (here and here), who are some of the most talented and good-looking people we know.  Saturday, this family added to their awesomeness by joining forces with the Raguseos (#ragupartyof2) through the union of Ana and Peter at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Charleston. Click here to read more.

Folly Beach Wedding – Cris and Rosey

Cris and Rosey had their wedding on Folly Beach on the second weekend of October. Given that this is South Carolina, the weather was gorgeous and I still managed to get a sunburn. It was totally worth it, though!

You probably remember Rosey from her gorgeous bridal portraits. Well, now it’s time to take a look at her wedding to Cris.
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Rosey, being a perfectly sane person, slept in on her wedding day, then lounged around in her pajamas while drinking mimosas and…wait, no. No. That’s not what she did at all. First, she got up at dawn and went for a jog…

Nuh-uh…then she went out on the beach and did some yoga. You know, like ya’ do.

Um, no

Rosemary’s sisters joined her in her beach yoga which I think shows a tremendous, tremendous amount of love.

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But hey, at least you can always count on the guys to laze around the morning of the wedding, I mean, if they’re even awake. Cris is probably just stumbling out of bed–maybe going to play some video games before he…

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Nope. He’s surfing. I didn’t even know you could surf at Folly Beach, but apparently where’s there’s a will, there’s a wave.

Laughing babyThanks, kid, I’ll be here all week.

Eventually, though, it was time to pack in the board and go get married.

Groom walking in the surf on Folly Beach

Surely at this point Rosey has settled down for some coffee or maybe…

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…she’s pointing her toe at the sky as though mocking physiology itself.

A cute baby laughs with her grandmother

I’m just cutting back to adorable baby at this point in order to show a photograph of someone I feel convinced I could take in a foot race.

Seriously, though, Rosey, it’s time to get dressed. There’s a wedding to have! You’ve got to…

A bride  does yoga before getting into her dress…do some planks before getting into your gown.

Fine, I’m just going to go take photos of the rings.

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Well, eventually, everybody did decide to come in off the beach and get this wedding started.

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I love this face from Cris.  Some folks look nervous during the ceremony. Not these two. (I don’t know, maybe it’s the yoga.)

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After the ceremony, it was just a great time of hanging out with friends and family.

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…and a little dancing on the beach.

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Cris and Rosey, as much as your incredibly healthy lifestyles are an inspiration, your love is even moreso. Wendy and I have loved spending time with you guys and wish you all the best in this new adventure.

If you’re not Cris or Rosey, you can tell them how beautiful they are in the comment box below, or you can check out some other weddings from people who aren’t quite so bendy.