Words cannot describe the love the Brandi and Andre have for each other. I do have to admit though, Andre’s (and Brandi’s) handwritten vows did a very good job of trying to describe it.
If your not familiar with Brandi and Andre (how could you not be!), they won my grand prize FREE Photography Giveaway back in January. Their incredible story just blew me away.
Brandi and Andre got hitched at the First African Methodist Church in Spartanburg, SC and had their reception just down the road at Cleveland Park. It was a great time and they definitely proved that you can have an awesome wedding on a budget (they had family members take care of the wedding cake and DJ’ing). Here are a few of my favorites!
I met Chris and Rachel a few months back with a phone call from a 585 area code. As most of you know, I’m originally from Rochester, NY where everyone has a 585 number. I almost brushed it off as another person calling about a wedding back in Rochester, but wow I’m glad I didn’t. The weird thing was, I actually went to the same school as Rachel, but we didn’t know each other. She was a Greenville native going to school up in Rochester and was actually getting married down here! Small world!
Anyways, Chris and Rachel have an awesome story. They met in Mongolia on a mission’s trip a few years back. They got to spend some time traveling, ministering to the natives, and learning the culture together. The rest is history.
Their wedding day was a dream. Great weather, beautiful church (First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Greenville, SC), intimate ceremony, a beautiful Mongolian song, and some killer karaoke throughout the reception! Thanks so much for having me! Enjoy the photos!
Beautiful reception at the Sawmill in Greenville
This is a first, a Mongolian style house wedding cake!
and little mini houses for everyone else!
According to the Mongolian tradition, the bride and groom sing a song to the wedding attendants
Awesome air guitar action!
Don’t get me wrong, I love photographing weddings, but every year there are a handful of weddings that I look forward to shooting just a little bit more. Alexa and Preston’s wedding was one of those types of weddings. After doing their engagement session at preston’s family farm in fountain inn, photographing Alexa’s stunning bridal portraits, and capturing their awesome rehearsal dinner, I was absolutely PUMPED about shooting their wedding!
Alexa and Preston have been together a long time. The have been through a lot together and really compliment each others personalities. They also know how to have a good time. Their wedding at their Aunt’s historic house in downtown Greenville, SC was absolutely amazing. Complete with a beautiful location, the decorations, food, music, drinks, entertainment, and dancing were all top notch.
I want to thank Stephenie
from Dream Image Photography for coming along with me to help capture this awesome day. I also want to thank Alexa and Preston for having me. It was truly a pleasure!!
Anyways… enough chatter! On with the photos!!
Absolutely stunning gardens!