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Artistic Spring Cafe Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 26, 2013

Brantly & Kent 

April 6

Easley, South Carolina

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Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one? 

It’s the shared history: Kent and I grew up in this church together, so there was really never a question. It made for an amazing day—walking down the aisle on which we had chased each other around at various youth group functions and seeing so many familiar sights from our past. The fact that the church itself is absolutely lovely didn’t hurt either!

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Colors: My inspiration came from a Vincent van Gogh poster I purchased in Amsterdam that has graced my bedroom walls for years, creating a very content and calm atmosphere. I wanted the same for the wedding and carried the theme throughout—from the invitations to the bridesmaid dresses to the flowers.

2. Holly Graciano, our photographer: I first heard of Holly as an Art History undergrad when my professor mentioned that his wife was doing wedding photography. When I looked her up after our time had come, I immediately fell for her eye for design and composition. For someone like me, who could spend hours looking at paintings and drawings, was extremely important to me that we have mementos that were both meaningful and beautiful.

3. Handmade and handpicked bits and pieces: I loved that my mom and I were able to work together to create a really thoughtful day. We made signs, lanterns, the ring bearer’s “pillow,” which turned out to be a shell from the beach where Kent and I were engaged, and the heirloom cake recipe that my Memaw used to make. She passed away years ago, but I didn’t feel like she was so far away when Kent and I shared that first bite of Italian cream cake.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.

Aside from replaying my few “last words” with my father before we walked out of the bridal room, it’s the getaway and the feeling that all was well with the world at that moment. Our friends and family, many of whom had never met before and would likely never meet again, surrounded us as we walked out of a perfect reception into a perfect evening with beautiful sparklers and wish lanterns lighting the night sky. Holding Kent’s hand, I knew that I was blessed, undeservedly, beyond measure and that this moment would be one to never forget.

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Top 6 Couple Photos To Take On Your Wedding Day

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 21, 2013

Photographers will most likely concentrate on documenting the traditional milestones of your wedding day (i.e. getting-ready, walking down the aisle, first dance, and cake cutting), but be sure to add some fun with these creative shots you won’t want to miss:

1. First Look

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Photo: Marlon Taylor Photography

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10 Gorgeous Sparkler Send-Offs

Posted by Kim on Jul 05, 2013

To get you geared up for the holiday weekend, we wanted to share some of our favorite sparkler send-offs from recent real weddings. It’s a great nod to the Fourth that makes a fun and exciting ending to a celebration at any time of the year. And photos of sparkler send-offs are always among our favorites! Here are a few gorgeous sparkler images to inspire you. Have a great weekend!

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Would You Have “Day-After” Photos Taken?

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 24, 2012

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Photo: Jessica Lewis Photography

Despite the other “day-after” photos you may have seen, some couples are being modest about their approach. For example, it can be as simple as posing behind your getaway car after Sunday brunch before you head off to your honeymoon. Even though you may want to succumb to the trend of letting a photographer into your honeymoon suite, consider how intimate and personal those private moments are before you do. What do you think of this trend? Let us know in the poll below.

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5 Classic Couple Shots to Consider

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 04, 2012

Your wedding can go by so quickly, and that’s why your photographer is there to capture every moment! Here are 5 classic couple shots that your photographer should capture. They may be traditional or non-traditional, but they are fun and creative too.

1. A Historic Landmark

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Photo: Austin & Dara Photography

2. Kissed by the Sun

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Photo: Jonathan Connolly Photography 

3. Before the Ceremony but NO peeking 

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Photo: Ellie Marks Photography

4. A Goodnight Embrace

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Photo: Rebekah J. Murray Photography

5. A Swirl of Sparklers 

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Photo: William Walker Photography

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