2014 was good to me. VERY good to me. Part two of the 2014 recap is dedicated to each and every couple I was blessed to celebrate their marriage with. There was so much variety. I photographed day weddings, evening wedding, dance-until-the-wee-hours-of-the-morning weddings. There was rain and sunshine, lots of sunshine. Receptions were held in ballrooms, backyards, private estates, plantations, mansions and romantic inns. Weddings were filled with vintage accents, elegance, rustic elements, blush and pastel colors, There were tears, laughter, smiles from ear to ear, heartwarming toasts and definitely some roasts. The one consistent factor in each and every wedding was the main reason why their closest family and friends traveled many miles... to celebrate two wonderful human beings make a lifetime commitment of marriage. For better or worse, in sickness and in heath, to love and to cherish. Thank you to my couples for inviting me to document the first day of your beautiful, married life.
It was nearly impossible for me to not share every beautiful photograph and detail from Brittany & Jordan's Runnymede Plantation wedding in Charleston, SC. I promise that we will be sharing ALL those details with you soon. In the meantime, enjoy some of the incredibly memorable moments from their big day. I started out with the ladies getting ready at Restoration on King where the happy tears were flowing just as much as the champagne. We headed off in the rain for a first look at the plantation and a big surprise that Brittany had been waiting to share with Jordan. Jordan, a golf lover, had mentioned that at some point in his life he would love to golf at the famous Pebble Beach in California. Brittany, with a few tricks up her sleeve, managed to book a trip and a round for Jordan on their way to their honeymoon in Fiji. Jordan's reaction was absolutely priceless. The trees on the property were not only the perfect backdrop, but also doubled as a wonderful umbrella from the rain that steadily fell throughout their day. One of my favorite moments was when the couple and their bridal party held a prayer circle to pray over their marriage. It was a moment I will never forget. Followed by an intimate, unplugged ceremony, these two were officially married! Their reception was filled with non stop dancing and a grand exit that included sparklers and a vintage car. Their day was unforgettable.
I want to send my love and blessings to Brittany and Jordan. We have had so many memorable moments together. Starting off with your leaving New York session, your engagement against the NYC skyline, an engagement session at Runnymede this past April and, most recently, your wedding. It has been an absolute joy being able to freeze these important moments in time for you and getting to be such great friends. I hope you two had a great time on the course and have a wonderful honeymoon in Fiji!