Writing blogs for your friends can be emotionally draining! I’ve cried so many times between editing Jen & Matt’s engagement pictures and now their wedding!
Downtown Charleston was just classic Charleston today. The bride with her dad is in my top 3 most precious of moments of any wedding day, but these two especially precious.
Dads love you first.
My standard ice-breaker joke is to say “Act like you like each other.”
Immediately Jen’s dad squeezes her whole face, “Of course, she’s my baby.”
This picture, everything.
The first kiss is always a keeper, but those 2 seconds after… !
I couldn’t figure out why I was so drawn to this picture of Jen laughing. It wasn’t Jen I was drawn to, Matt is checking out the ring he just placed on her finger! Sweet, sweet little moments in between the big ones.
I’m trying to think if there is a prettier spot in Charleston than under the trees on the Battery. I really don’t think so.When you have everyone you need in one place, it’s a good day to get married.
This is a special kind of brother/sister relationship.This is an even more special sister-in-law relationship.
I love the look on Jen’s face. I’m sure it was unintentional but her face screams, Sign IT!
Jen and Matt planned for a family only ceremony but there are certain friends that fill the role of family when family isn’t nearby. And sometimes you can’t beat them away with a stick. Which is great because we needed friends to drive, do hair and make-up, bring forgotten bouquets, forgotten rings, puppies, babies, and to simply drive by honk and scream CONGRATULATIONS! (Freak! I teared up again writing this!)
Please note our friend Jennifer photo-bombing in the background of the gazebo picture above.
I swear, this is the most Charleston picture that ever did Charleston. We had exactly 8 seconds to nail this picture before the horse and carriage were gone. Luckily there was a manhole cover right on the sidewalk exactly where I wanted them to stand. “Go stand on that manhole cover and smile!”
Gorgeous people, sigh.
I feel like this is the first time Matt really got to take a step back from the ceremony and commotion and really soak up his beautiful bride.Bridal portrait: unplanned. Jen was simply snooping into one of the gorgeously manicured petite backyard gardens in Charleston and the light was just stunning on her. Can you smell the Jasmine? The rain and cold took a break for one perfect wedding day for Matt & Jen.
I think Jen was still riding high on the emotions of the day. After hours of getting ready, a ceremony, and walking around taking portraits in downtown Charleston, she still had the energy and desire to hoist herself on top of a brick wall and rock it like a model.
There is nothing I love more than when my car gets to be the getaway car on a wedding day.
Congratulations you beautiful people, I wish you guys all the happiness in the world!
Time to go! Dinner is waiting.