Lauren & Dan’s Wedding at Tanglewood Plantation

Dan & Lauren’s wedding was extra special to me because of the shared African Connection!

I was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cami and I have also traveled to Tanzania a couple of times. So when Lauren contacted us about photographing her wedding to Dan, a wonderful man she met and fell in love with while working in Kenya, I was absolutely THRILLED!!!

“That’s awesome that you were born in the Congo and have been back to visit Africa!! It’s a beautiful continent. I work with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa, specifically with programs that empower women and girls from marginalized communities. I also teach some theology classes at the Presbyterian University in Nairobi to folks who are preparing to enter pastoral ministry. I love it!! I lived in Kenya for the first time the year I graduated from college, and I have loved it ever since. Dan is Kenyan – we met back in 2009 when I was serving as a student minister in Nairobi during my last year of seminary. We spent a lot of time in (really) long distance while I served a church in New Jersey, and he worked in Nairobi. Then I moved back to Kenya last year – and now we’re getting married in June! We couldn’t be more excited!!!”

Dan & Lauren were married at the picturesque Tanglewood Plantation. Their celebration was a bland of African culture and American tradition. It was so cool to not only capture the joining of these two beautiful people in love, but also witness the coming together of two families from different continents.

Many thanks to my good friend and amazing photographer Steve Roos for the kind referral, to Bailey Stone of By Invitations Only for keeping everything running smoothly, Southern Way Catering for the delicious food, Emerald Empire Band for the awesome music, Brian Urbish at Tanglewood Plantation, and all the other wonderful people who had a hand in making this magical day come true.

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CONGRATULATIONS Lauren & Dan! An African wedding blessing we used to say is “Where there is love there is no darkness.” May your hearts always be full of light as you begin your new journey together!

Elika & Jonathan at Boone Hall Plantation

You won’t believe it…but Elika & Jonathan finally tied the knot this weekend!!! 🙂

I’ve been looking forward to this wedding with much anticipation ever since the fabulous we had together at their engagement session. Elika & Jonathan are the warmest, most caring, downright lovable couple on the planet! Just being around them makes you want to be a better version of yourself. The joy they emanate, and the love they share, is truly special!!!

Their ceremony was held at the picturesque Boone Hall Plantation on a day that couldn’t have been any prettier. Guests marveled at the beauty of the venue…until Elika walked down that aisle in her Cinderalla gown. After that, all eyes were on her! Even their adorable dog, Kato, couldn’t seem to keep his eyes off Elika. But my favorite part was how Jonathan’s smile was filled with pure love and total adoration for his stunning bride!

The rustic Cotton Dock was the location of their reception. It had been decorated so elegantly! Delicious food, incredible music, and joyful laughter made the scene complete. The whole affair was an AMAZING celebration and I’m so honored to have been a part of this special day! Many thanks to Rachel at El Events for the kind referral and for her undeniable gift. Many thanks also to Laura, my incredible second-shooter.

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CONGRATULATIONS Elika & Jonathan! Wishing you all the best as you begin your new lives together. God has so many more wonderful things in store for your future together!