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October 12, 2017

Jennifer + James | St. John’s Lutheran Church & Piedmont Club Wedding

The day didn’t start as planned.  Not only was it drizzling and humid outside, but Jennifer was sick the morning of her wedding.  No couple wants anything to go wrong on their wedding day and I would have done anything to have been the sick one instead of her!

But to watch her friends and family – and especially James – take care of her and love on her was one of the most heartwarming things to witness.  Plus, everything, especially Jennifer, was just beautiful on Saturday!  The details were gorgeous, the florals were stunning (with their orange as a nod to Clemson!), the overcast sky actually made their colors pop even more, and the reception was a blast for everyone (including the grandparents)!

Jennifer and James, I hope you have some of the sweetest memories from your wedding day because each time I think of James leaning in to check on his new bride or y’all doing your “handshake”, it brings a huge smile to my face.  I hope your mini-moon was as restful as could be and that the anticipation for your full honeymoon in a couple of months is even greater now than it was last week before the wedding!

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Second shooters are worth their weight in gold… especially when ones like Amy Keely capture detail shots like this one of James’s cufflinks!

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James wanted Jennifer to read his note to her out loud and I couldn’t help but watch his mom as she heard her son’s words to his soon-to-be-bride!

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I love how James can make her smile like no one else can!

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This might be one of my favorite wedding party photos this year!

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James has two sisters and Jennifer has two brothers and those sibling relationships were some of my favorite to witness on Saturday.

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This one is by far a favorite from Saturday!!

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I almost can’t stand how adorable this one of them toasting is!!

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Instead of doing a bouquet toss, they gave Jennifer’s bouquet to the couple who “won” the anniversary dance.
James’s grandparents had just celebrated 62 years of marriage a month before!!  How adorable are they?!?

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And since they had been to 11 weddings this year prior to their own (they claimed they had no single friends left, ha!), they had a unique twist to the garter toss.  James put Jennifer’s garter on a Clemson football, signed by head coach Dabo Swinny, and tossed it into the crowd.  Anyone that wanted to try and catch it could join in!

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If you haven’t seen my blog post about the significance of these photos below, please go check it out HERE!

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So many thanks to all of the incredible vendors, friends, and family who made this day possible for Jennifer + James!

Ceremony | St. John’s Lutheran Church
Ceremony Coordinator | Cindy Hicks
Reception | The Piedmont Club
Wedding Dress | Poffie Girls, David Tutera
Bridesmaids dresses |  Weddington Way
Groomsmen’s Suits | Men’s Warehouse, Vera Wang
Wedding Day Coordinator | Sheena Anderson
Hair & Makeup Artist | Kim Rivera
Florals | Greg Foster
Videographer | Brandon Short
Master of Ceremony | Paul Hoke
DJ | Greg Hemric with Heirloom Entertainment
Officient | Nowell Copley
Ceremony Organist | Frankie Deal
Invitations | Paisley & Paper, Crane & Co.
Wedding Programs | Minges Printing, Gastonia
Wedding Cake | Kathy & Co.
Catering | The Piedmont Club

To view more weddings, be sure to click HERE.

  1. Julie Rubel says:

    Absolutely Beautiful!

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