We are back at the rustic & beautiful Bridle Oaks, encompassed with stunning oak trees with Spanish Moss & all the amenities any Southern couple can dream of.
We started off getting ready with the bride, Casey, at the guest lodge. I was speechless when I saw her dress. It was absolutely gorgeous and I was hasty to document as much of its detail as possible. There is something about a wedding dress that still, years later, gets me. I think its because it showcases a bride’s personality and style in the most purest form. I disagree when people (normally men) say that all wedding gowns are the same; they are definitely not and I am in love with every single one that my brides have worn.
It was such a sophisticated, southern vibe and I have always loved Casey and Aiden so getting to photograph their wedding was such an honour. Here are some snaps of the preparations leading up to to the ceremony.
Casey had a first look with her Dad next to a classic car which was darling and really quite emotional.
Moving on into the ceremony, Bridle Oaks really prides themselves on an intimate, quiet, idyllic ceremony space separate from their reception barn.
Cocktail hour was the big exhale after that collective holding of breaths that seems to happen during the ceremony. The vows have been exchanged, the formal portraits are over and it is time to eat and party.
They had a private last dance as the guests were gathering to do sparklers which is becoming more and more popular. The wedding day goes by SO fast that it is important to cherish moments together as it is YOUR day after all. The sparkler exit went off without a hitch. Fun fact – if the sparklers are the LOOOONG ones made specially for wedding days, you can run down at least twice and get a good handful of sparkler exit images. You can never have too many in my opinion but I am bias when it comes to this kind of thing hahaha.
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