Grace and John met while they were students at Clemson! They both studied Industrial Engineering, graduated a year apart, and relocated to the bustling city of Atlanta! Greenville, SC holds many memories for them and was the perfect destination for all of their family and friends! After their first look, I started with their portraits and they laughed as they told me how Lazy Goat (in the background of their portraits) was where they dined on their first date.
The day was peppered with Grace’s stylish taste that played out in her gorgeous gown, jeweled sash, Frances Valentine shoes, and many other special touches.
We enjoyed having portraits all along the Reedy River downtown and around Larkin’s On The River. Their ceremony and reception were held at Larkin’s in the Cabaret and Founder’s Rooms. Larkin’s menu was filled with delicious southern comforts from fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese to the tastiest shrimp and grits! Despite the full bellies, guests danced the night away in celebration!!
My heart leaped when Grace was showing me her details and brought out this lavender stone from Anthropologie. She said, “You have a picture of styled Clemson and wedding rings on your instagram. I would really like ours styled on this!” I had too much fun making her vision come to life!!
At the beginning of the year, Grace and I connected to create the timeline for their day. We decided it would be a special moment for her and her dad to see each other before their big moment of walking down the aisle. This is one of my most favorite Father-Daughter first looks to date!
Then it was time for John to see his lovely bride! I can’t get over these two!!!
These guys were awesome the whole day!!
These long satin ribbons on the ladies’ flowers were the perfect finishing touch to their wedding party’s style!
One of the huge benefits of a First Look is getting to have family portraits before the ceremony. This means make up and hair are still fresh and everyone can get to the reception in half the time! After these portraits everyone gets a chance to breath and regroup before the ceremony and festivities begin.
Anna, Grace’s sister, was a huge help all day! They tore it up on the dance floor!!
COORDINATOR: Grace Warren
DJ: The Party Machine
WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER: Jenny Yoo
WEDDING DRESS STORE: Kelly’s Closet in ATL
HAIR + MAKE UP: Sarah and Co Studio (Kimberly Hall)