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June 22, 2017

Sydney + Koury | A Glencairn Gardens + Center for the Arts Wedding | Rock Hill, SC

Sydney and Koury have had a lot of change leading up to their wedding.  From college graduation, to job changes to getting married, I’m sure they were glad this was the last “big thing” on their to-do lists for now!  And if you ask her family, they’re glad for these two to be married too!  Their families, especially Sydney’s mom, did so much to make this day happen.  And as you scroll through the photos, you’ll see that the hard work was WELL worth it!

Sydney reminded me of a classic 1940s bride with her poise and the way her hair was rolled and pulled back.  I was so excited to have her in front of my camera again, especially when Koury saw her for the first time!  He could not believe his eyes and he could not hold back the tears.  Koury was so ready to see his bride and when she came up behind him, she said hi and his face lit up!  But then she kept him waiting asking if he was ready and he was about to jump out of his skin with anticipation.  You’ll see what I mean when you reach the photos, but he was blown away!

Neither of them could stop smiling all day, which made my job super easy!  You guys, I loved spending the day with you and your families.  I loved being able to capture your first moments together on your wedding day, the minute you became husband and wife, and as you danced the night away in celebration of all that God has done!  I hope you’re having an incredible time in Charleston and that you love looking back on your wedding!

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This first look with her daddy almost had me in tears!

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We had mostly overcast skies the entire time we were at Glencairn Gardnes…
which is amazing because apparently it poured buckets of rain back at the church which was only 5 minutes away!

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I LOVE this one that Kim DeLoach, my second shooter, captured!  Koury was spellbound!

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The youngest flower girl may not have been thrilled about photos, but she was SO adorable!

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Girls, y’all are just lovely.  And those dresses!!  Seriously, I love a dress with pockets :-)

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The older flower girl was not thrilled about photos.  And the only way she would even look at my camera was if uncle Koury was holding her!

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This may be one of the cutest entrances ever.  Sydney was so excited when those doors opened and while Koury was holding back the tears (again!), Sydney was beaming and waving at her very-soon-to-be husband!

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These last two years have been the year for donuts at weddings… and I am NOT complaining!

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This venue was so much fun… the dance floor was downstairs but there was a balcony surrounding it so everyone gathered above to watch the introductions and their first dance.

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The other time we missed the rain was for sunset portraits… a few minutes after Sydney and Koury were back on the dance floor, it started pouring rain again!  I was so beyond thankful God held it at bay for us on Saturday!

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Seriously, you guys.  You’re so adorable!

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A million thanks to all of the amazing vendors, friends, and family who made this day possible for Sydney + Koury!

Ceremony | Westminister Presbyterian Church
Reception | Center for the Arts
Wedding Dress | Bridal Place & Alterations
Bridesmaids dresses | J. Crew
Wedding Coordinator | Kristen Betlow
Hair &Makeup Artist | Ariana Brown
Florals | Costco, arranged by Joy Miller, bride’s mom
DJ | Charlie of Split Second Sound
Officient | Mike Honeycutt
Ceremony Violinist | Laurie Neal
Wedding Invitations | Nicole Runyon
Wedding Cake | Melanie Rowe Catering
Donuts | Krispy Kreme
Catering | Melanie Rowe Catering

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