Wedding at Stone River
As I am getting ready to post this I wish you all could see my face! I have the biggest smile across it because I can not wait for you all to see these images! Amy and Corey were married last weekend at Stone River in Columbia and it couldn’t have been a more perfect day! Amy and I have been friends since college and getting to see her married makes my heart so happy! Also, real quick before I forget, if you would like to check out Amy’s beautiful bridals you can view those HERE!
As soon as Amy asked me to be her wedding photographer I was honored, excited and couldn’t wait to help her start the planning process! Since Amy and I are so close I was able to help guide her during the wedding planning process with choosing vendors, her timeline and even wedding dress shopping!! Speaking of timelines…if you notice when you scroll through these photos, you will see that Amy and Corey have a TON of Bride and Groom photos! That is because they opted to do a first look before the ceremony starts. I have a couple of blog posts about first looks and why they are my favorite so if you would like more information on those you can check out this post HERE!
The day started off nice and easy going as I arrived to the salon where the girls were getting their hair and make up done! I begin working on shooting Amy’s bridal details while Capelli’s put the finishing touches on Amy’s hair and make up! Once Amy was dressed we drove to the State House to meet Corey for the first look, bride and groom portraits and the bridal party met us later for bridal party shots..all BEFORE the ceremony! This timeline was a photographers dream! Did I mention that?! We had SO much time that after we finished everything we still had 2 hours before the ceremony started! This gave Amy and Corey time to hang out with their friends, get some drinks and just relax! There was no stress, no rushing around and no worrying about how long photos were going to take after the ceremony was over because guess what?! the photos were already done! That is the beauty of a first look! It helps everything go so much smoother and gives you so much more time! Like I said, if you are curious about first looks go check out the blog post above!
Okay, now where was I…Oh yes! The ceremony. The ceremony was short and sweet and held outside on the Stone River patio. Once Amy and Corey said I do we all headed inside for dinner, drinks and dancing! Amy and Corey danced the night away with family and friends! I even got in on a couple of dances at the end!
This wedding was oh so perfect and I couldn’t be more excited to share these images with everyone! Amy and Corey I wish you both nothing but happiness as you embark on this new chapter of your lives together! Love you both so much!! xxoo
Venue: Stone River in Columbia SC
Flowers: American Floral in Irmo SC