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Amanda & Johnny

WOW! All I can say is WOW! What an AMAZING wedding Amanda & Johnny had yesterday. Johnny’s parents live in Blufton, which is where Cami’s parents live. One day when he and Amanda were on their way to attend a friend’s wedding, they stopped over at his parent’s house and he asked her to mary him out on thier dock. She was SO surprised…and has been on cloud nine ever since. Well, yesterday their big day arrived. 🙂 Amanda was a bridesmaid in Anne-Magill & Brad’s wedding which I photographed a year and a half ago. Anne-Magill & Brad were SUCH a joy to work with that when Amanda asked me to be her photographer, I was ecstatic because I knew she would be just as much fun. (Thanks for the recommendation, Brad & Anne-Magill…you guys ROCK!) The girls all got ready at Anne-Magill’s Mom’s house (thank’s Jane!), so that’s where I met up with the “Bride” and her girls. I love the excitement in her eyes in this first photo! I was also joined by my good friend and fellow artist, Kelli Nixon, who came along to do some second-shooting with me. Johnny, now a military man, is a Citadel graduate. So that’s where I caught up with him and the guys. The ceremony was in Summerall Chapel, which you can see behind him. I think it’s one of the most beautiful sanctuary’s in Charleston. Amanda pulled up in her DBH Limo just a few minutes before 2:00pm and waited with eager anticipation for her grand entrance. The ceremony was very elegant. Linda Ruggles, another good friend and fellow photographer & videographer, was there providing her vision in “moving pictures”. It was wonderful to see her again. After the service, Amanda wanted me to shoot a silhouette of her and Johnny in the doorway of the chapel…which came out GREAT! Before heading to the reception we stopped over in the Quad where Johnny spent his years in Hotel Company and got some wonderful images of the two of them. I love this last one of him looking at his beautiful bride. Her bouquet, and all the flowers, were freshly arranged by Frampton’s Flowers. The reception was at the I’On Creek Club with my favorite DJ, Eddie L of Pro Wedding Entertainment, presiding. Beyond Expectations had a fantastic meal spread out for everyone. And for desert, Lady Fingers pulled off another one of their delectable confection creations. After the sun dipped below the horizon, Amanda & Johnny made their way through the gauntlet of sparkers, boarded the impressive yacht waiting for them at the dock…a different dock…and drifted on down the creek, out of sight and into the brisk night. Again…WOW! Congratulations Amanda & Johnny!!!
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