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Certus Loft Wedding at the Peace Center | Kristen + Hastings

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11 Nov 2013

To pull off a wedding these days it takes a lot of work. You can’t be too detail oriented because then you will miss the overall big picture, and you absolutely can’t forget about the little stuff as well. Being one of those detail oriented brides, Kristen thought of everything. Armed with spreadsheets for everything, this fellow ex Upstate New Yorker went as far as to place helpful things in the bathrooms including aspirin, cough drops, Listerine, eye drops, and even band-aids incase things got really out of control. Personalized gifts for every bridal party and close family members. Details all perfectly arranged when I got to the hotel room. I think most of this is hardwired into her personality but I’m sure she also gets this from being friends with several top-notch wedding planners.

Those wedding planner friends did come in handy later in the night when they let us have an exclusive chance to shoot inside of the absolutely stunning Peace Center in downtown Greenville. It was supposed to be more of a surprise present to the Bride and Groom, but I think it was more of a present to me. I think I would have shot the entire night in there if I had the chance.

Stepping back from the details of the wedding still left all the important big picture things that make great weddings such a blast to attend: Loving family and friends, great music and food, and of course a very loving… and very excited to be married bride and groom.

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Thanks again guys! Hope you have a blast in Bora Bora!

Getting Ready: Westin Poinsett
Ceremony: Westminster Presybterian Church
Reception: Certus Loft at the Peace Center
Planning: Upstate I Do
Flowers: Willow Florals
Lighting: Optrics
Cake: Holly’s Cakes
Band: The Drakes
Officiant: Dr. Robert J Blumer

Lazy Goat Wedding Rehearsal Dinner | Kristen + Hastings

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10 Nov 2013

Sometimes I get so caught up in all the excitement of the actual wedding day that I forget to go back and post pictures from the rehearsal dinner the night before. We don’t always shoot rehearsal dinners for every wedding we do, but when we do its always a great time to sit back and capture some great candid moments between the bride and groom’s very closest friends and family. It’s also a great time to see embarrassing baby pictures of the people I get to photograph.

Kristen and Hasting’s had their rehearsal dinner last week at one of my favorite restaurants here in Greenville: The Lazy Goat. In their gorgeous top room overlooking the Peace Center, Reedy River, and Larkins everyone gathered for some excellent food, drinks, and of course plenty of embarrassing stories and baby pictures.

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Greenville Engagement Session | Megan + Patrick

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08 Nov 2013

I remember before my engagement session last year how nervous I was about the weather. Is it going to be ok? Ahhh it’s going to rain! Ok good now it’s not going to. What I noticed though is that if you just stand up to the weather, it seems to work out well. I’m not sure if it just gets intimidated or if I’m some type of good luck charm, but either way it’s pretty awesome.

Such was the case with Megan and Patrick’s shoot this past Friday. With a strong chance of rain for that day, and no real way to reschedule, we just stood up to it. The rain front finished going though just a couple hours before our shoot time and everything worked out well.

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Looking forward to your wedding guys!

Gorgeous Downtown Greenville Engagement Session | Meghan + Jon

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05 Nov 2013

I always love it when I find people here who also moved down from the Upstate, NY area like myself. I can always tell first by their area code when they call, followed by the excitement that they share in the beautiful weather, low taxes, and stunning downtown area that we enjoy here in Greenville. Meghan and Jon are two of those people, and are getting married next year. Because they aren’t getting married here, they wanted to show off all Greenville has to offer in the downtown area. While that’s a bit hard to do in an hour, I think we did a pretty good job, and found some pretty awesome graffiti along the way!

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Thanks again for having me guys!

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