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Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens Wedding | Stephanie + Brandon

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15 Dec 2016

I couldn’t be more thrilled to show up for Stephanie and Brandon’s wedding that cold December Sunday. Even after shooting Amy and Barry’s incredible wedding the night before and waking up very early in a warm comfy bed when it was cold and rainy outside, I was still excited. Stephanie and I had been talking for months all about the photos, what she wanted them to look and feel like, and this was my time to make it all happen. Seeing as it was 45°F out and raining, I was excited for the challenge.

The backdrop for it was a place I had been dying to shoot at for years, Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens just outside of Charlotte, NC. With dozens of acres of botanical gardens, and plenty of beautiful indoor spaces as well, I knew I’d have a field day with the opportunities.

I showed up at 10:30am that cold December morning to scout the possibilities at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens before Stephanie came bouncing in the door, umbrella in hand, filled with excitement. Where some brides may have been upset that the weather didn’t hold out, she looked past everything to realize her ultimate goal was minutes away; getting married to Brandon. I spent the next 40 minutes documenting everything as she anxiously got ready for the ceremony, just in time to walk down the isle towards Brandon. Her dramatic dress seemed to float as she walked down the polished floor in the center of the main hall. Shortly later, they were married and we adventurously headed out into the gardens in the rain to make some photographs of Stephanie with her hilarious bridesmaids and new husband, Brandon. Shortly after we headed inside for their cocktail hour, and early afternoon brunch (my favorite meal!). As everyone enjoyed some mimosas with their shrimp and grits, the dance floor opened up into a mix of acoustic guitar and top hits music. Then the magic really happened.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens is famous for its holiday lights; something I knew we were going to have to take advantage of. Sure enough, as the sun started to set early, the gardens illuminated in blue and green lights making for some absolutely incredible backdrops during our short hiatus from their reception. We headed back inside as everyone danced afterwards until it was time for their bubble reception into the awaiting Hummer Limo.

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Thank you Stephanie and Brandon for having me! I had a blast!! Thank you also to the lovely vendors who made this day incredible:

Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
Coordinator: Dottie Maloy
Officiant: Patrick Maloy
Ceremony Music: Violin by Christine
Live Music: Randy McQuay
Photography: Josh Jones
Video: Alyssa Moss
Flowers: Mimi Eden Florals
Cake: Expressions by Lisa

Late Fall Old Cigar Warehouse Greenville Wedding | Amy + Barry

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13 Dec 2016

I love that first cold weather wedding every year. You know the ones where it is finally ok to use flannel accents and subtle Christmas decor. With it being a bit chilly outside that day, it just makes everything feel so cozy inside.

Amy and Barry nailed the feeling just perfect, holding their wedding at the Old Cigar Warehouse in downtown Greenville. Dozens of candles, soft lighting, and plenty of warm yet rustic details filled the space. Of course their love for each other just made everything feel even more inviting.

We started off at the Westin Poinsett where Amy got ready for the day. Shortly after we headed to falls park for their first look and photos with their well chosen bridal party afterwards. We hit the fall leaves just perfect as they illuminated the background. Afterwards we headed over to the Old Cigar Warehouse for their ceremony. With all the photos already out of the way, all that was left was to eat, drink, and celebrate! Cheers!

 

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Thanks again guys!!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony & Reception: Old Cigar Warehouse
Catering: Holmes Catering
DJ: Erica Burg
Flowers: Renee Boroughs
Cake: Holly’s Cake
Photographer: Josh Jones
Planning: Christine Faust

St. Mary’s and Poinsett Club Greenville Wedding | Camden + Carter

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02 Dec 2016

Camden and Carter had one of those weddings that everyone dreams of. Perfect weather, happy couple, elegant venues, and lots of loving family and friends. I have to say though, my favorite part of the whole day was just the amazing energy in the room. Everyone was beyond excited for Camden and Carter to finally be married, and Camden and Carter echo’ed it tenfold.

We started out at Camden’s parents house, where everyone got ready for the day. With plenty of beautiful locations it set the perfect backdrop for their photos before we headed over to St. Mary’s Church in Downtown Greenville, a place that had been used for many generations of marriages in their family. Afterwards we headed to the always stunning Poinsett Club, which was decked out some beautiful lighting, centerpeices, and four 10-foot trees in the center of the ballroom. Everyone danced the night away to the sounds of Soul Fusion before they lined up for a fiery sparkler exit!

 

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Thanks again guys!!

Ceremony: St. Mary’s Greenville
Reception: Poinsett Club
Planning: Upstate I Do
Rentals: Berbank Events
Additional Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Hair & Makeup: Cotton Rouge
Cake: Jonathan Caleb
Band: Soul Fusion
Flowers: Statice Flowers

Chanticleer Fall Wedding Photos | Katherine + Robert

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29 Nov 2016

I had been looking forward to Katherine and Robert’s wedding ever since they mentioned the words “clear glass dance floor over the pool.” You see, most backyard weddings have a certain special vibe, but I knew this one would take that to a whole new level. Held in the beautiful Chanticleer area of Greenville overlooking the golf course, I knew we wouldn’t have any problems finding some beautiful backdrops to shoot at.

We started off at the house doing some quick getting ready shots before heading over to the stunning First Presbyterian Church in Downtown Greenville, SC where Katherine and Robert met for the first time. After a beautiful and emotional ceremony, everyone headed back to Chanticleer for the reception. As everyone had their grand entrance down the beautiful staircase, they had their first dance on that beautiful glass dance floor. As the drinks started flowing, I was waiting for someone to fall in… but luckily it never happened. I was, however, able to catch some outrageous dance moves as everyone had a blast dancing the night away. You have to see this one!

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Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church
Reception: Chanticleer – Private Residence
Cake: Kathy & Company
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Hair & Makeup: Cotton Rogue
Rentals: PPR

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