Melissa & Jay at State Street Baptist

I love my friends. And I love shooting weddings. I have the most AWESOME time when I get to shoot my friend’s weddings!!!

Last weekend, my good friend and amazing photographer in his own right (check out his creative work at www.picassoperfectphotography.com), married the woman of his dreams! Through their engagement session and her bridal shoot, it’s been so much fun becoming friends with Melissa…getting to know what a beautiful person she is, inside and out. Plus on the wedding day, their families made me feel like one of their own. And I made so many NEW friends, like Jay’s second-shooter, Andrew, who helped me cover the big day.

Their fall wedding at State Street Baptist in Columbia, where her family is very active, was such a joyous spirit-led celebration! I loved how Jay honored Melissa in kneeling to deliver his vows…something he had not told her he was doing. The emotions welling up, not only in Melissa, but in the entire congregation, nearly had me in tears! Witnessing true love, honor, and devotion is one of the many joys of my job!!!

Melissa & Jay’s reception was held at The Hall at Senate’s End. You couldn’t find a more perfect, rustic, and elegant setting to fit these two. It was beautifully decorated with lots of love and attention to details. A full orchestra kept the merry festivities rolling along. In the end, this AMAZING couple made their grand escape through a sea of sparklers, driving off in Jay’s old restored Mustang!

CONGRATULATIONS Melissa & Jay! May God bless you as you begin your new journey together!!!

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