Rachel and Joe were married on July 5th, so as you can tell I am really on top of things getting their blog post done in the SAME MONTH!! This could be because I am in full swing third trimester ready to push a baby out in the next couple days and trying to wrap up three more weddings before doing so… yeah.. you can wish me luck.
Rachel contacted me well over a year ago with her plans for her wedding. She and I had worked next to each other at a bridal show in January of that year and had been discussing her wedding since then. Rachel works as one of the managers at a local hotel downtown, so we had a blast prepping for her wedding working with vendors we both knew.
I am so pleased with how their day went and Rachel and Joe’s schedule for the day was any photographers dream. They allowed plenty of time for portraits and were so willing to step aside if I asked to do just one more shot. Rachel got ready at the Charles Morris Center (how awesome are those flowers?? Seriously?! Possibly my favorite bouquet ever), and from there we went over to the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist where they were wed. Following the ceremony, we did portraits around the squares nearby and down along Jones street. We also did some portraits at the Brice Hotel nearby. I was nervous the week prior to the wedding about weather and backup options because the sun was so harsh and hot around that time, or we could be dealing with rain. Well, the latter happened, but not until just before the reception started when we were already done with pictures!! (Insert happy dance)
The reception was beautiful, as are all events at the Charles Morris Center (Garden of Trustees). You will enjoy seeing the children playing in the rain puddles which I am so impressed the mom allowed to happen in the middle of the reception. Also, as a result of the storm that came during the beginning of the reception we had magnificent sunsets and tons and tons of lightning. Big beautiful bolts of lightning. That is one shot I am pretty happy about.
Thank you to all the vendors who participated in this wedding. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I do. Just for those curious what awesome vendors we had:
Hair/Makeup: Beyond Beautiful by Heather
Church: St. John the Baptist
Venue: Charles Morris Center
DJ: All About You Entertainment
Florist: A to Zinneas
Cake: Savannah Hall of cakes
Linens/Caterer: Cape Cod Creations
and of course photographer: ME! Alison Epps Photography