Rachael and Cory are so much fun. We’ve gotten so lucky lately to have the most laid back brides and grooms, and I think Rachael and Cory are at the top of the list! They just made the entire wedding day so calm and relaxed for everyone, and it was a joy to be a part of it. Rachael and Cory opted for a first look before their wedding, which we love, because it is an intimate moment for the bride and groom to see one another alone and be able to spend some one on one time before the festivities begin! These two are so cute because they’re just so comfortable together that as soon as it was over they just acted like it was any ordinary day and joked and teased and hung out together! There were no real nerves, just that calm, laid back attitude that makes everyone love to be around them :) I guess maybe that’s what happens when you’ve been dating for 5 years before the wedding day!
Another thing that we loved about this sweet wedding was the simplicity. The whole day was held at a small southern church in the outskirts of town, and it was decorated beautifully with gorgeous floral arrangements, lanterns, and various items that matched the pastel blue color palette. So after a short and sweet ceremony, everyone headed into the reception area for an awesome buffet style dinner of BBQ and all of the favorite southern side dishes like macaroni and cheese and baked beans. It all perfectly went along with the bride and grooms personalities, and everyone had a wonderful time talking and laughing the afternoon away. When it was time for them to head off to their Charleston honeymoon, they hopped into Rachael’s dad’s awesome black Plymouth (which we also were able to use in their engagement session!! See it here!) and headed off to their new lives together :) It was a beautiful and serene day, and we were honored to be there to document it.
Rachael and Cory, we had a great time with you guys and are so glad we got to be your photographers! We wish you guys all the best and pray for a beautiful and blessed marriage :)