A Redwood Forest Wedding | Felton, California

A Redwood Forest wedding in Felton, California

Amy + Nate

 

Oh how I loved everything about this wedding. It didn’t hurt that Nate is my brother-in-law and Amy is my new sister-in-law! One of the first times I met Nate was before Drew and I even started dating. It was my freshman year of college and a bunch of friends drove a minivan from Chicago to Miami and Nate was nice enough to let us all crash in his condo. Pretty sure Nate loved me after that trip and hoped with all his heart that I would one day marry his brother :) I met Amy for the first time when Drew and I went to San Francisco to visit Nate again, and I remember thinking even that very first time that they were perfect for each other. They both loved music, love being hospitable, and can talk to anyone and laugh about everything. I really can’t think of anyone more suited to be together than these two. 

One thing I loved about their wedding day was that it was such a labor of love. They have some incredibly talented friends, and everyone pitched in to make this day happen. One of Amy’s friends is a seamstress and made her dress (which by the way is freaking incredible!! Just wait til you see the piece of fabric with the embroidered flowers on the back! How perfect for a Redwoods wedding!), and the day before the wedding, we had an assembly line going to create bouquets, table decor, and boutonnieres. Their rehearsal dinner included a highly anticipated open mic which did not disappoint. The whole weekend was spent at cabins nestled in the redwoods with music, bonfires, and good company. 

On their wedding day, Nate cried when he saw Amy for the first time (and during the ceremony…and at the reception…classic Nate :) ) and Amy had the biggest smile on her face all day. We took photographs in a clearing in the redwood forest, surrounded by the beauty of these massive trees. We boarded a train to take us to the ceremony site, and had champagne toasts on the way back down. Amy and Nate, what a joy to be part of your day! 

 

A Dominican Republic Wedding | Alyssa + Chad

A Dominican Republic Wedding | Alyssa + Chad

It’s been such an honor to be part of Alyssa and Chad’s journey. I remember meeting Alyssa for the first time when Chad came down to Charleston for a visit, and I immediately liked her. She’s warm, has the greatest giggle, and loves adventure. Chad is her perfect complement. He’s goofy, loves to bring laughter to whoever he’s with, and is her go-to travel buddy! I was so happy to be able to photograph their proposal, engagement session with their new puppy, and finally, their Punta Cana wedding!

Their wedding day was a week of fun with their closest friends and family. We laid on the beach, drank out of coconuts, did water-aerobics, relaxed in the spa, and giggled over Michael Jackson dancers. Their wedding day was a culmination of all the joy throughout the week. I think Chad said it best when he said, “I feel blessed that we get to share this walk down the beach with amazing family and friends who have loved and supported our journey, but it is even more exciting to know that when all of the beach balls have been deflated, the sand has been kicked off our sandals, and the tan lines have faded – we will be together.”