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July 8, 2016

Turner + Ben | A Furman University + Old Cigar Warehouse Wedding

Almost 2 years to the day, I met Turner, Ben and Turner’s mom on Clemson’s campus to photograph Turner’s senior photos.  She had already walked across the stage and Ben was due for his diploma in December. They’d been dating for a little while, but they were still a year from getting engaged so I tried my hardest to get photos of just Turner and a few with Ben in them where it didn’t look like he had popped the question already!

Since that day in Clemson, these two have been in front of my camera for some pretty major life events… getting engaged, their engagement session and now their wedding!  And just knowing their history and Turner’s family’s history with one of my college roommates and her family, emotions were all kinds of high last Saturday.  So the moment I walked into her hotel room to wish her a happy wedding day, my eyes welled up with tears, which I was NOT expecting!  But I wasn’t the only one with happy tears in my eyes throughout the day so at least I wasn’t out of place :-)

Everyone was so excited that July 2, 2016 had arrived… but no one was more ready than Turner and Ben.  To them it felt like it had been an eternity of waiting, but they know that God’s timing is always perfect and they were willing to wait on His complete plan.  When Ben turned around to see Turner at their First Look, he could not soak her in enough!  And the smiles they have on their faces when they see each other for the first time?  They lasted ALL.Day.Long.

You guys!  What a journey we’ve been on these last couple of years!  I will never be able to thank you enough for allowing me into your lives the way you have.  Thank you BOTH for your service to our country (because everyone should know how much a military spouse sacrifices too!).  Not to mention Turner is an amazing kindergarten teacher and spends her days in the classroom loving on and teaching sweet kiddos!  Enjoy many of my favorites from their day… and I dare you not to smile as you scroll through!

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Essentials for an Air Force pilot and his wife :-)

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These girls were in awe of Turner getting her makeup done!  It was so sweet!

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Are y’all ready…???

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The perfect surprise for her pilot groom!

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These smiles!!  All day long :-)

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But these dresses though!  Gah!

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Before you read these, you may want to grab your own tissue…

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Y’all may recognize these adorable boys!
They belong to my college roommate I mentioned earlier and they’ve been on the blog a few times in their lives.

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He was one very proud daddy!


Brittney captured this gorgeous shot while I was still outside!


Love, love, love.

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I’m telling you guys… these two had smiles for days!

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This was so fun!

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A Tiger Tail!  On the back of their cake!!

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Quite possibly one of the best groom’s cakes ever!


That photo on the scoreboard was from their senior session 2 years prior!
And since several of us were confused, the 07-02 is the date (July 2), not the score :-)

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I couldn’t even handle it… what a fun antique car!!

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You guys.  You definitely win the award for the smile-iest newlyweds!


Turner and her mom had told me beforehand that the Rally Cats would perform.  They also told me the Tiger would be making an appearance.
What they didn’t tell me what how excited I would be as I snapped away behind my camera!  I may have been cheering right along with everyone else!

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I never actually made it into the military so while my military knowledge is fair, there is still plenty I don’t know.  Including the idea of “party shirts” that are worn underneath formal uniform jackets!  They had this one specially made for Ben and he was quite proud of it and I think everyone loved it!


If you’d like to see more of the really fun photobooth photos, check out Uptown Entertainment’s Facebook page!

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A thousand thanks to the talented team of vendors who made Turner & Ben’s wedding so incredible!

Ceremony | Daniel Chapel, Furman University 
Reception | Old Cigar Warehouse
Wedding Dress | Allure Designs, The Castle Prom & Bridal

Invitations | Birch Craft, ordered through Hardwick Printing
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Adriana Papell, Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsman Suits | Thomas & Sons
Wedding Coordinator | Diane Alexander
Makeup Artists | Anna Katherine Dickson & Hannah McCall
Hair Artists | Jamie Cowart & Chelsea Gosnell
Florist | Memories by McMillan
Videographer | Fields Films
Pastor | Bryan Holder
Ceremony Music | Dwayne Strickland
DJ | Uptown Entertainment
Reception Uplighting |Uptown Entertainment
Catering | Reeves Catering
Cake Artist | Couture Cakes
Cookie Favors | Sugar Mamas

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