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Chesnee, SC Outdoor Wedding Photography | Carla + Nathan

After a long thread of emails with Carla, she used the word “normal” in describing how they could proceed with their wedding.  You see, normal hasn’t been a thing lately, especially in the wedding industry.  I was delighted to hear that Carla and Nathan would have the celebration that had hoped and planned for months.

Carla and Nathan chose to have a first look before their 7pm ceremony.  After Nathan’s initial amazement, they soaked up each others hugs and excited words.  The nerves were gone and they had all day to cherish each other.  You’ll see – cherish is the word that keeps coming up for me as I work through these images.  A father who cherishes his last daughter as he gives her away.  A bride and groom who cherish each other and cherish God as the center of their marriage.  A group of family and friends who cherish this couple and were ready to celebrate them as they set off in life together.  Cherish.

If you’ve followed me for any part of the last eight years then you are familiar with the Jackson family.  Carla is their last daughter to be married.  Photographing the last four weddings with them has been such an honor.  Take a look at that journey (Hannah, Rebecca, Miriam).  I love how unique each wedding was.  It is always inspiring to see this family at each milestones.  They have a strong sense of belonging, tradition, and faith.  All things I know Nathan and Carla will carry into their marriage.

Get ready for their precious first look!

Carla’s brother Robert set up their surprise getaway car just hours before their exit.  Her reaction was priceless!

What a beautiful day with this team of vendors and the Jackson and Beasley families!

VENUE: Jackson Farm
CATERER: Almost Home Catering
FLORIST: Mill Street Florist
COORDINATOR: Jennifer Parris
DJ: Upstate Celebration, LLC
CAKE: Melanie Schelle
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: Custom design by Carolina Soma
WEDDING DRESS STORE: Soma Boutique
BRIDESMAID DRESS: Soma Boutique
MENSWEAR: Thomas & Sons
HAIR: Kayla Pate, Simply Divine on 9
VIDEOGRAPHY: Carlisle Videography

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