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Candid Wedding Photos at Zen in Downtown Greenville | Kristina + Jess

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16 Apr 2015

It’s hard to believe that when I first met with Kristina and Jess about their wedding it was before I was even married myself. Yes I know, I just hit my 3-year anniversary. So why such a long engagement? Well, it’s a little complicated and I’d just rather just get to the good stuff… like the wedding, and the fact that waiting so long made the day even more exciting.

The day started downtown at the gorgeous Westin Poinsett hotel, where Kristina enjoyed spending time with some of her hilarious friends and family, and eventually started getting ready for the day. Afterwards we headed over to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for the ceremony, and then back downtown to capture some photos around Falls Park before heading to Zen for the reception. Too many gorgeous details and candid moments graced their day to cover in words, so I’ll just let the photos do the talking. Check it out:

 

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Thanks again for sticking with us through the years! We had a blast!!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Reception: Zen
Catering: Good Life
Hair/Makeup: Katie Cotton
Cake: Kathy & Co.
DJ: Party Machine
Flowers: Expressions Unlimited
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Video: David Richardson
Violin: Jeff Neil

Stunning Cliffs at Glassy Chapel Wedding Portrait Photos

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07 Apr 2015

It was beyond a picture perfect day. With air so clear you could clearly see downtown Greenville, wonderfully blue skies, and a gentle breeze to cool just the faint hint of summer to come, I could have stayed up on top Glassy Mountain all day.

As pretty as the surroundings were, they were just begging for a subject. And I didn’t have to look far to find the perfect one. I met up with Parastoo and Arian on this perfect day just a little over a year and a half from their actual wedding day. Although we weren’t able to photograph their actual wedding, they loved our style and wanted some creative portraits of themselves, a few “getting-ready” images, and a few quick family photos with some family members who weren’t able to attend the actual wedding. And then photography heaven came to earth. We spent the next hour or so walking all over the top of Glassy Mountain and took a few inside the stunning Cliffs at Glassy Chapel. I’ll let the photos say the rest:

 

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Thanks again guys!!

Gassaway Mansion Wedding Photos | Michele + Bobby

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02 Apr 2015

The long white linens of the Gassaway Mansion blew gently in the cool spring breeze as Michele and Bobby were finally married. With the sun setting behind them, the stress melted away into pure marital bliss.

Tucked away just off East North Street in downtown Greenville is a beautiful mansion filled with loads of character and history. Known as the Gassaway Mansion, it was actually one of the very first venues I shot at when I first moved to South Carolina about 6 years ago. It was incredible to be back, and even more incredible to look at the place through a totally new set of eyes. Not that 6 years ago was forever ago, we’ve just learned a few things in the 100+ weddings we have captured since then, and it turned my experience shooting at the Gassaway Mansion from being slightly stressful into a time where I could really dissect the light, and know exactly how I could use it to create some stunning images for Michele and Bobby.

Everything started on the front steps of the Gassaway Mansion, as guest gathered at the base of the 6 massive pillars that adorn the front of the house. Afterwards a beautifully brisk ceremony everyone headed to a stunningly beautiful reception just to the side of the mansion. Complete with an impeccably detailed cake, crystal chandeliers, and enough fresh flowers to make it smell like spring for miles around, it was a beautiful day filled with plenty of joy and laughter for Michele, Bobby and their guests.

 

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Thanks again for having us guys!

Venue: Gassaway Mansion
Cake: Kathy & Co.
Catering: Gassaway Mansion
Flowers: Gassaway Mansion
Photography: J. Jones Photography
DJ: S&D Entertainment

Piedmont Club Spartanburg Wedding Photos | Sarah + Sam

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26 Mar 2015

I’m not sure what was going through my head when I decided to climb that tree. It was just a few minutes after their ceremony and we were walking around Gaffney trying to find the perfect place to capture some shots of Sarah and Sam. With the spring flowers being in bloom in the distance it thought it might be the perfect spot… except when we walked over there, there wasn’t really a good way to get a clean shot without the powerlines and street signs in the background. My solution? Climb up a 30 foot flowering bradford pear tree and shoot down through it. Great idea! … The shot looked great and Sarah and Sam loved it. Only one problem. My head was now bleeding from the branch that took a scratch at me on the way up. Debra (being the excellent wife and creative assistant she is at weddings) kept pressure on my bleeding forehead as we kept shooting, which made for quite a scene and got some awesome reactions from Sarah, Sam, and just about anyone else who saw the craziness. Anything for the shot!

After my battle wound stopped bleeding, we headed over to the beautiful Piedmont Club in Spartanburg, SC. It was decked out with lots of beautiful flowers (seriously, these guys had multiple florists!), a stunning ice sculpture, crystal chandeliers, and even an airplane themed grooms cake. Why an airplane? If you have followed my blog for awhile you may remember Sarah and Sam’s airport engagement session, which was quite befitting of a couple of pilots. Everyone danced the night away at the Piedmont Club to the sounds of The Entertainer’s and everything wrapped up with a flower peddle laced exit. A perfect ending to a beautiful spring wedding (minus the “souvenir” on my head).

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Hope you guys are enjoying St. Lucia! I’m totally jealous!

Ceremony: Gaffney First Baptist Church
Reception: Piedmont Club
Florist: Mill Street Florist
Additional Florist: Daniel’s Den Florist
Cake: Kathy and Co.
Band: The Entertainer’s
Videography: Brian Erkens
Dress: Poinsett Bride

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