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Andy and Caroline’s Winnsboro Wedding

Caroline and Andy were married last Saturday in Winnsboro and we were delighted to celebrate their day with them.

Now, it’s important to get this out of the way: Andy and Caroline are Clemson alumni and big Clemson fans. How big? Just wait…you’ll see. As graduates of USC, though, Wendy and I only feel it’s right to warn our fellow gamecocks that if you’re not comfortable with overt displays of tiger pride, you may want to turn back now. If you do, though, you’ll miss out on a beautiful wedding (and a couple of adorable pups, too).

Clemson class rings on the wedding day(Don’t say I didn’t warn you)

Wedding rings - Columbia SC - CityArt



Groom's shoes

These may be the best socks I’ve seen at a wedding:

Andy of many colors

Bride getting ready

Andy and his dad

Here’s Caroline and her dad sharing a moment before everybody leaves for the church.

A moment between the bride and her father before the weddingI did promise cute pups, didn’t I?


He looks happy, but inside he’s really bummed about the church’s no-dogs-as-groomsmen policy.

Wedding dogs



Caroline made Andy a book in which she listed the many reasons she’s marrying him.

Andy with Caroline's gift


Andy looking suave

Groomsmen in seersucker


Caroline and Grace

Andy seeing Caroline for the first time


Check the groomsmen’s socks and the bridesmaids’ shoes. How great is that?

The bridal party had colorful shoes and socks

From the ceremony, we headed back to Columbia for the reception at CityArt.

First Dance

Wedding cake


There was a caricaturist who made amazing likenesses of the guests (and the bride and groom). But, who’s that standing behind Andy and Caroline? That’s a lot of orange for a wedding…


The Clemson tiger came to the wedding!

Yes, the Clemson tiger showed up at the wedding. (School loyalty aside, he seemed like a very cool guy and an excellent dancer.)


(Yes, I said an excellent dancer.)

Big thanks to Summerdaze Dance and Show Band for keeping the party going!


Dancing at CityArt

But the night eventually had to draw to a close, and we bid Caroline and Andy adieu as they set off on their new life together.

Andy+Caroline-660Congratulations, guys!

Maternity Portraits: Kristina & Kevin

Judging from how crazy people get around teeny tiny babies and women in their last trimester, I think it’s safe to say that childbirth is a one wild miracle.  Women carry children to term every day, and yet we are still in awe of the process.  I’m no different.  It amazes me.



The beauty of life and parenthood really hits home when the expecting mother is someone you know and love.  Kristina has been a friend of mine for several years.  There are many reasons why she’ll be a great mom, but I think her joyfulness and laughter are somewhere at the top of the list.

Mom-to-be laughing

Mom-to-be laughing

And, Kristina’s husband Kevin is going to rock being a dad.  He’s completely enthused about their little guy’s upcoming arrival.

Maternity photography - Columbia SC - couple

Thanks, Kristina and Kevin, for letting us celebrate this new chapter in your life with you through photos!  We can’t wait to meet your baby boy!

Hans + Lou – Columbia Wedding

Maybe you remember Hans and Lou, the couple sweeter than Pi? Well, they’ve moved on from engaged to the real deal–they’re married! Here are a few of our favorite images from their wedding at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church and their reception at Rockbridge Club.

We couldn’t have asked for a much more beautiful day.


Hans was ruggedly handsome, as usual.


This was a lovely detail I’d never seen before. Lou made her ring bearer’s pillow from her mother’s wedding dress. What a beautiful way to honor her parents’ marriage in her own wedding!

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Bridal Portraits: Lou

We have a very quick post for you tonight as we’re currently celebrating and capturing Lou and Hans‘ wedding. We knew, though, that you’d want to see how lovely the bride is, so here are just a few from Lou’s bridal portrait session at Workshop Theatre and the State House. Enjoy, and come back soon for images from the wedding!

Columbia SC Bridal portrait

SC Statehouse bridal portrait


Statehouse bridal with purple sky

Freeway Music Fall Student Showcase

Welcome back!

Hopefully you’ve already seen Tuesday’s post with the first set of Freeway Music‘s Fall Student Showcase. If you haven’t, you can check it out here. The second set of the showcase continued to impress with diverse musical styles as students showed off their skills on guitar, drums, bass, and vocals. Enjoy!

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