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mint museum uptown wedding | jonathon + jennifer

Wow… SO behind on blogging. Soooo behind. Thinking back, our behind-the-lens perspective on Jon and Jen’s July 2013 wedding is somewhat of a blur now at this point, but what we DO remember very prominently: this group knew how to HAVE. FUN! With service-times restricting their ceremony to begin at 3pm, Jon and Jen allowed multiple hours in between end of ceremony and end of cocktail hour, so that they could have an evening reception. The church where the ceremony was held stood literally across the street from their grand reception venue. With everything happening in such close proximity and with so much time during which to accomplish photos, everyone got to relax, avoid stress, and enjoy the photography process instead of everyone feeling obligated to rush through it! The bride and groom kept their reception clean and fresh, letting the majestic architecture of the top floor of the Mint Museum Uptown speak for itself… a choice which says a lot about Jon and Jen, we think 😉 Their laid-back personalities also allowed them to truly soak in every moment of fun with their friends and family at their reception. Split Second Sound kept this lively crowd entertained well into the night, and Best Impressions Catering served an impeccably delicious meal, as always. We were so thrilled to have been able to capture this super-fun wedding-day! Enjoy a bunch of our favorites from Jonothan and Jennifer’s lovely wedding, and see a short (tentatively incomplete) list of vendors at the bottom of this post!

JULY 27, 2013

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Stationary | Michael’s (Bride’s Stationary)

Gown | Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner purchased at NY Bride & Groom

Bridesmaids Dresses | Kennedy Blue purchased at TheWeddingShoppe.com

Bridal Shoes | Lulu Townsend purchased at DSW

Engagement & Wedding Bands | Diamonds Choice (Greenville, SC)

Guy’s Attire & Accessories | Signature Collection purchased at Jos A. Banks

Hair & Makeup | Lindsay Pizzuti

Florist | Darlene Brinn

Ceremony Venue | St. Peter’s Catholic Church

Ceremony Director | Eileen Nelis

Ceremony Musician | Bill Rainey

Officiant | Father Dale Grubba

Song Bride Waked Down the Aisle To | Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

Song Bride and Groom Walked Up the Aisle To | Wedding March – Medelssohn

Reception Venue | Mint Museum Uptown

Caterer | Best Impressions

Reception DJ | Split Second Sound – Steve Bradle

First Dance Song | My Best Friend – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

Mother-Daughter Dance Song | Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

Mother-Son Dance Song | What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Cake | Brenda’s Cake Gallery

Accommodations | Charlotte Marriot Center City

grande dunes ocean club wedding in myrtle beach, sc | joseph + hannah

Oh… THIS wedding… this COUPLE! We cannot stress how utterly vital it is for brides and grooms to have a photographer at their wedding with whom they have a great connection! When we first met Joe and Hannah, they were discouraged after having parted ways with another photographer whose worked they loved but, at the end of the day, just simply weren’t comfortable with. As we sat across the Starbucks table, Hannah told us how she’d come across our work through a friend of hers from high school, whose wedding and engagement session we’d captured previously. As she flipped through our sample books and described what she liked about our work, her eyes continued to light up. As our conversation evolved and our typical 45-minute consultation drew itself out closer to 2 hours, we found ourselves simply enjoying this awesome couple. Needless to say, we were thrilled when we received word from Hannah shortly after our meeting that they wanted us to be their wedding photographers, and throughout their engagement session and pre-wedding correspondence, we continued to enjoy getting to know Joe and Hannah better and better!

On the day of the wedding, Hannah and Joe’s wonderful loved ones surrounded us and treated us like part of the family. Everyone was so trusting and willing to do what was asked in order to achieve the photos that Joe and Hannah really wanted. Every detail of the wedding and decor were absolutely exquisite, the cherry on top of one of the most fun weddings we’ve ever had the pleasure of being a part of. We came away with beautiful images and so much of this can be attributed to one very important thing: a great connection between photographer, and bride and groom! They had a confidence in us that is SO important for a couple to have in their wedding photographer… and this, in our opinion is priceless. The right vendor for you is the one in whom you have trust and confidence to capture your wedding-day the way you envision it; everything else can take a back-seat! A photographer is not an area in which you can afford to compromise! We’re SO glad Joe and Hannah stuck to their guns and held out for the right photographer for them- We’ll take couples like them, with whom we enjoy building a trusting relationship, over anything else 🙂 Enjoy a bunch of our favorites from Joseph and Hannah’s beautiful Myrtle Beach wedding, and see a short (tentatively incomplete) list of vendors at the bottom of this post! And keep an eye out for a blog-post of their day-after underwater session, coming soon!

JULY 7, 2013

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(Below-Left): Hannah’s relative is the oldest living Holocaust survivor living in Columbia, SC!

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Gown | New York Bride & Groom

Bridesmaids Dresses | Lily Pulitzer

Bridal Shoes | Glint

Ceremony Venue | Grande Dunes Ocean Club

Ceremony Director | Aunt & Uncle of the Bride

Ceremony Musicians | Party on the Moon

Reception Venue | Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Reception Musicians | Party on the Moon

Centerpieces | Feathers by Angel

Lighting Director | Global Truth

Videographer | Reel Weddings

Accommodations | Marina Inn & Hampton Inn