Matt and Mary-Stuart’s Wedding – Christ Church Episcopal and Twigs Tempietto

Matt and Mary-Stuart’s Wedding – Christ Church Episcopal and Twigs Tempietto

Matt and Mary-Stuart have been a pleasure to work with!  They had their wedding ceremony at Christ Church Episcopal in downtown Greenville.  Fortunately the weather was just right and allowed us to get quite a few shots on the church grounds before the wedding started.   We arrived at Twigs just in time for golden hour just before sunset and got some great shots before Mr. and Mrs. Shealy were introduced at the Tempietto venue.  What a fun group of friends they have!  The band, Trapfire Brothers was just awesome too…I really hope to work with them again.  Of course Twigs had everything put together just right (like they always do), and the food was delicious.  One of our favorite cakeries, Couture Cakes, provided the cake. Ceremony Site: Christ Church Episcopal Reception Venue: Twigs Tempietto Floral: Twigs Band: Trapfire Brothers Cake: Couture Cakes Dress: Dimitra Designs Keep scrolling for wedding pictures or Check out their engagement pictures. Wedding photos at Christ Church Episcopal We arrived at Christ Church a little before the church was opened to let us in which enabled us to get a few fun shots outside before the girls went inside to get ready, such as this shot of Mary-Stuart and her sisters with their monogramed bags.Being a guy (David writing this) I’ve never understood why wedding dresses have all these buttons that require a hook needle to fasten…apparently they know what they’re doing because the dresses always look great once they’re on!  Hey, at least it gives us plenty of time to get a picture!  I think it’s always a great thing when a bride and groom write...
Bleckley Inn Wedding Bradley and Rebekah

Bleckley Inn Wedding Bradley and Rebekah

We were excited to be chosen to photograph Bradley and Rebekah’s wedding at the fabulous Bleckley Inn in Anderson SC.  The late May evening provided excellent weather for this indoor/outdoor wedding and reception. The outdoor wedding took place in the courtyard of the Inn.  Rebekah wore a gorgeous dress from Dimitra Designs and was escorted down the aisle by her father.  After the wedding,  the Carriage House provided a  beautiful, rustic backdrop for the fun reception, which spilled back out into the courtyard.  DJ, Patrick Henson kept the party going until it was time for the bride and groom to ride off in the bride’s ’65 Corvette. Holly’s Cakes provided the wedding cake – which was fabulous as always!  The cake flavors were chocolate with peanut butter whip filling, red velvet, marble with fudge filling , white, and sweet potato with cinnamon buttercream. (The sweet potato was our fav!) Ceremony Site / Reception Venue: The Bleckley Inn Floral: Patricia Kinley Weddings Dress: Dimitra Designs Wedding Director: Brandy Vaughn DJ: Patrick Henson with Carolina Party Professionals Catering:  Five or Fifty Catering Cake Artist: Holly’s Cakes Musician: Jamie Hawkins Check out Bradley & Rebekah’s engagement...
6 Things Every Bride Should Discuss With Her Wedding Photographer

6 Things Every Bride Should Discuss With Her Wedding Photographer

By discussing these things with your photographer in advance, you’ll be assured that your wedding pictures will not only be beautiful, but you’ll have fun in the process. 1. Where and when you will be getting ready. View more photos from this wedding in Greer SC at Suber Road Baptist and Greer City Park. The cool part about these pics is that your future husband will get a glimpse of what things were like for you during this time! While this portion of the day might not be 1st on your list as a photo-op, it’s essential to telling the story of your day in an album.  You’ll want to make sure you have enough time for a few “getting ready” shots and the location has sufficient lighting for photos.  Your photographer will be able to help you with the lighting if there aren’t any windows. When you discuss the wedding day time line, this is an important part of that conversation.  The cool part about these pics is that your future husband will get a glimpse of what things were like for you during this time…even if you see each other before the wedding in a first look (see number 2) there’s always the thought going through your mind, “I wonder what’s he’s doing right now.  Is he as nervous and excited as I am?  Is he just chilling or still trying to tie his bow tie?”  2. To see or not to see each other before the ceremony (First Look)   View more photos from this wedding at Belfair Plantation You can spend a few minutes sharing thoughts with...
Wedding at The Old Cigar Warehouse – Donnie and Monica

Wedding at The Old Cigar Warehouse – Donnie and Monica

What a great time we had ringing in the new year with Donnie and Monica!  It’s kinda cool that they are both the LAST couple we photographed in 2014, and the FIRST couple we photographed in 2015.  We got an early start with photographs (since it gets dark so early this time of year) and were able to get some great photographs outside at The Old Cigar Warehouse before Monica walked down the grand staircase and down the aisle to Donnie.  Dinner was served by Chef 360 after the ceremony in the Cellar Room.  Blake Vaughn of Jumping Jukebox kept the party going all night long and had everyone dancing into the next year.  Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Parks…already been married during two years 🙂 Venue: The Old Cigar Warehouse Planning and Direction: Jennifer Dennis – Love This Little City Floral Design: Adina – Frilly Bloomers Floral Dress: Carolina Traditions Officiant: Andrew Fischer Catering: Chef 360 Beverage Service: Liquid Catering DJ, Lighting, and Entertainment: Blake Vaughn – Jumping Jukebox Show me their engagement photos Show me photos from other weddings Show me more photos at The Old Cigar Warehouse...
Twigs Tempietto Wedding – Jon and Anne-Marie

Twigs Tempietto Wedding – Jon and Anne-Marie

Hands down, one of the most easy-going, laid back brides I’ve ever worked with!  Anne-Marie was so much fun, passionate about her groom (and dancing) and looked all day long as if it was the best day of her life…and based on how much fun everyone was having, it probably was! Of course, a smooth and organized wedding at Twigs Tempietto is pretty much exactly what you should expect from a venue like this. Sam, the venue coordinator and the other staff take care of everything seamlessly behind the scenes so that the bride, groom and their friends and families can just sit back and enjoy. Congrats to Jon and Anne-Marie…such a blessed couple! Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Twigs Tempietto Venue Coordinator: Sam Nelson Coordinator: Shelly DeMarco DJ: Jumping Jukebox Floral: Twigs Cake:  Buttercream Bakehouse   Wedding Reception under the tent at Twigs...
Thomas and Laura – Westin Poinsett Wedding Reception

Thomas and Laura – Westin Poinsett Wedding Reception

So we must really be lucky or blessed or something, but we’ve always had the greatest clients to work with, and Thomas and Laura are no exception.  What do I mean by “greatest clients”?  I think it usually has to do with how well we connect them, which enables us to do our job to the best of our ability.  The bottom line is that when we work well together and have a mutual understanding and trust, it ultimately leads to great images.  It’s obvious how great Thomas and Laura are together.  Both are selfless individuals who truly value each other and their relationship and are willing to do anything for the benefit of the other.  A marriage built on this type of sacrificial love is sure to be a healthy one. One thing that’s particularly unique about wedding photography is that we get to see a glimpse of the family relationships between parents, siblings, in-laws, etc.  The way a family interacts during a high-energy and emotional day like a wedding can be very revealing.  Based on the way Thomas and Laura’s families interacted with each other (and with us) showed quality in character that makes everyone around them want to display the same kind qualities. Ok ok! Enough talk and let’s get to the wedding photos!  I’m so excited to show these.  Congrats to Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Niemeier! Keep scrolling to see photos from the wedding day, but you can find Thomas and Laura’s Engagement photos in downtown Greenville here. Wedding Ceremony: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church Ceremony Coordinator: Ali Costa Reception Venue: Westin Poinsett Hotel – Poinsett Ballroom...