Monday, January 30, 2012

Cassie & Tom: Tricia Huddas & Co. Real Savannah Wedding

There really is no excuse for our lack of posting because we know how much you love seeing photos from our weddings!  

I'll begin our updates with Cassie & Tom's beach style wedding on Hilton Head Island. With Labor Day behind us and school back in session, September 10 was a lovely Saturday for a wedding. After the ceremony at St Andrew Chapel in nearby Bluffton, the wedding party hopped on a bus and headed to the beach for some photos near the waves. Then, it was on to the party at The Golf Club at Indigo Run on Hilton Head Island where everyone enjoyed dinner and dancing...and a late night S'mores bar at the outdoor fireplace!

Special thanks to Denise Gonsales for these beautiful photos!

Congratulations Cassie & Tom!

Wedding Day Vendors:
Saint Andrew Chapel, Bluffton SC

Monday, January 23, 2012

Intimate Weddings

Two weekends ago, Julie and Jeff were married at the Mansion on Forsyth Park.  An unusually warm and sunny day for mid-January, everything went smoothly and I was impressed by how calm, personal, and intimate their ceremony was.  Apart from the beautiful weather, the couple was surrounded by their closest friends and family, an intimate 25 guests, giving everyone the chance to be close to the bride and groom as they said their vows. Even before the ceremony, all attendees met for a group photo, with everyone fitting easily into a single frame, sharing laughs and hugs before the bride left to get ready for her walk down the aisle. 
The organization of this event made me appreciate and remember what I love about small, intimate weddings. Everyone attending has a chance to feel an involvement in the ceremony that you just can’t have when there are so many people. I’ve attended many beautiful weddings where the bride and groom spend the first couple of hours after their ceremony "making the rounds" through the room of guests in order to say hello to everyone. It seems challenging to enjoy yourself on what should be one of the happiest days of your life, and also give your thanks to a huge room full of guests for attending your wedding!
Intimate ceremonies give more creative power to the bride and groom, with more freedom to customize every aspect of the day.  A small guest list can also open up more potential small venues and of course save a few bucks. Many couples choose to have a small wedding in order to splurge on the things that really matter to them, like an open bar, unbelievable dinner, or special wedding favors.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Burson! 

Thanks for the photos from Matthew Kent