There are not enough words to describe the joy that I experienced photographing this wedding. I met Rian and Jionte last year when I shot their Engagement Session. We immediately hit it off and have developed such a sweet friendship. It's such a great benefit of being a wedding photographer! I love the wonderful people that I get to meet. I am blessed in so many different ways by each sweet couple I have the opportunity to work with. Rian and Jionte met at church about 10+ years ago. They led worship together at their youth group. They remained good friends for a long time, then they both realized they liked each other and they pursued a relationship! I love that Rian found a place around Charleston to have her barn wedding. There are not many venues around here like it! Oakley Farms is a gorgeous farm in Moncks Corner, SC. Sweetgrass Social did a phenomenal job helping Rian bring her wedding vision to life. Every corner of the Farm was beautiful. There were so many well thought out details and special moments throughout their wedding day. Ill share more info as you view their photos. Congratulations to a wonderful couple!
I LOVED this vintage photobooth backdrop made up of old doors. They set it up and let their guests share the photos on Instagram with their special wedding day hashtag. Sugar Bake Shop did a beautiful job on the Dessert Table. I am a big fan of opting for a dessert and small cake table as opposed to a large wedding cake. They also used vintage glass plates, which added a great touch! This seating area is one detail Rian was really excited about seeing come together. The old fireplace mantel and vintage chairs from 428 Main Vintage Rentals looked so good. This canvas was hand painted by one of Rian's bridesmaids. I want one. WOW.The Ceremony door frame was made by one of Jionte's brothers. If you're having an outdoor wedding, I highly recommend something like this. It adds great drama to the brides entrance! I am not embarrassed to say I had to hold back the tears during this first look. I am such a huge fan of First Looks. Take that time to have some alone time with your groom. You will not regret it! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Ladies - WEAR A FLOWER CROWN. You will look like a goddess. Branch Studio Design ROCKED it on these flowers. Go book them for your wedding, now!During the ceremony Rian & Jionte's family gathered around them to pray over them and their marriage. It was an incredible moment to witness. The Bridesmaid's necklaces were bought from 31 Bits. Check them out! It's a great way to give something back on your wedding day.One of the sweetest moments of the day was when Jionte surprised Rian with a song he wrote for her.
Venue: Oakley Farms Event Coordinator: Jacqueline and Meredith with Sweetgrass Social Hair/Makeup Stylist: Emily Zorch with Wedding Hair by Charlotte Gown Boutique: Bridal House of Charleston Florist: Branch Design Studio Caterer: Bessinger's BBQ Cake Artist & Pastries: Sugar Bakeshop Musician/DJ: Jay Maxwell's Music By Request Officiant: Pastor Brandon Bowers of Awaken Church Cocktail Hour Food & Bar: B. Gourmet Vintage Rentals: 428 Main Vintage Rentals Rentals: Eventworks