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Stunning Cliffs at Glassy Chapel and Huguenot Loft Wedding

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02 Sep 2015

Most people you know have a default face or emotion. You know that face they have when no one is watching, that one that they just go back to when there is no other stimuli around them. Some people just naturally are grumpy, some are just naturally indifferent about life, and some people, like Kelsey, just naturally smile… all the time. Maybe her parents might disagree but the little I’ve know her, I’m pretty convinced. After taking several thousands of photos on her wedding day, it was hard to find one where she wasn’t smiling (I think I only counted 3 in this entire post!). The best part is that smiles are so highly contagious. When you see someone with a genuine smile, its hard not to smile yourself, an effect that was definitely present at Kelsey and Nick’s wedding.

It was definitely a wedding that was easy to be happy about. They had it all, from the beautiful Cliffs at Glassy Chapel, to the pleasant weather (especially for August!), stunning decor that appointed the Huguenot Loft downtown, and plenty of great speeches and toasts from a very loving set of family and friends from all over the US. A pair of minions even made an appearance! I could go on and on, but I’ll just let the photos do the talking, I’m sure they will also put a smile on your face.

 

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Thanks again guys! We had a blast!!

Ceremony: Cliffs at Glassy Chapel
Reception: Huguenot Loft
Cake: Buttercream Bakehouse
Catering: Good Life
Ceremony Music: WireWood
Florals: ModFete
Makeup: Katie Cotton
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Videography: Brandon w/ Southern Jewel
Rentals: Professional Party Rentals
Transportation: Eastside
Lighting: Optrics
Planning: Courtney w/ Upstate I Do

Beautiful Summer Wedding at Zen Greenville | Tammy + Bryan

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28 Aug 2015

It’s one of the worst fears of anyone getting married.

When I was talking with Tammy over the phone last Monday, I casually asked her how everything was going. After the obligatory “good” she eventually told me the truth: She was in the ICU in Nashville and had lost a serious amount of blood. The wedding suddenly went from a “definitely” to a “hopefully”.

Thankfully, with the prayers and support of her friends and family she was released from the hospital just a couple days before her wedding day, slowly regaining her strength. With everyone coming from miles around to see her and Bryan wed, she mustered up all the strength she had to make it though the day. And it worked. I have to admit, she was quite the trooper, and outside of a wheelchair-escort between photo locations, and having to sit during the ceremony instead of stand, there really wasn’t a whole lot different about the day!

And what a day to cheer someone up! After an intimate and emotional ceremony, a reception unfolded that would put a smile on anyone’s face. With appearances by the Clemson Tiger, a hilarious garter removal skit, a perfectly choreographed groomsmen dance, and plenty of country music karaoke, it was definitely an amazing and hilarious night that completely overshadowed the fact that no one was 100% sure there would be a wedding just days before.

 

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Getting Ready: Hampton Inn Riverplace
Ceremony & Reception: Zen Greenville
Officiant: Lisa Baker
Photography: J. Jones Photography
Catering: Holmes Catering
Planning: Turn Key Special Events
Cake: Tasteful Elegance
Tiger: Clemson
Ceremony Music: Synergy Violins
DJ: DJ Apollo

Summer Westin Poinsett Wedding | Joscelyn + Justin

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26 Aug 2015

I’ve never felt so short at a wedding before until I stepped into the room the guys were getting ready in. I knew Justin was tall, I met him, but ALL the guys were tall. I’m talking like 6’6″ tall. Debra said I looked like a “hobbit” next to all of them. Anyone that has seen any of the latest Lord of the Ring’s movies know that hobbits can do some pretty awesome things so I took it as a compliment.

Naturally, Justin is a basketball instructor, a passion he shares with many of his groomsmen as well as Joscelyn. With some of their past coaches as guests, it was entertaining to hear the back story behind their 13 years together as a couple. But the day was finally here. We started out at the Westin Poinsett where Joscelyn got ready for the big day. We then headed over to the historic Israel Metropolitan CME Church, one of the only churches in downtown I haven’t had the awesome chance to shoot in before. After an emotional and at times, humorous wedding ceremony, everyone headed back to the Westin Poinsett for cocktail hour. While the typical afternoon thunderstorm encouraged us to shoot indoors for a bit, we did have a break later in the day to capture some beautiful photos around main street and on the iconic roof of the Westin. Plenty of great dancing, speeches and food gave way to a sparkler exit as Joscelyn and Justin were cheered off into the night. Check it out:

 

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Thanks again for having us guys!!

Ceremony: Israel Metropolitan CME Church
Receptions: Westin Poinsett
DJ: Robert Batson
Flowers: Flowers by Danny
Cake: Buttercream Bakehouse
Makeup: Cotton Rouge

Summer Greenville Engagement Shoot | Aliza + Mike

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24 Aug 2015

I knew I felt a connection from Aliza and Mike when I met them. They were like me, originally from California but had fallen in love with Greenville. Also from the LA area, Mike and Aliza came here to finish up Mike’s medical residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital. We had a blast running all around downtown testing out my fancy new Nikon D750 camera, and creating some awesome photos in the meantime.

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Thanks again for having me guys!

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