We were so honored to capture Ashton and Kaleb’s Carolina countryside wedding. The blue skies and the green of the trees and golden sunlight provided a perfect backdrop for our amazing couple. Ashton’s choices in her elegantly simple, yet gorgeous gown and her beautiful white flowers and greenery provided by Stacey at Willowbranch Flowers were so lovely and classically beautiful.
It didn’t seem that long ago we were photographing her older sister, Hunter’s wedding four years earlier when we were just starting out in the wedding industry. As you scroll through the photos you’ll see Hunter & Hunter now with their beautiful little boy Jonas! Oh, those dimples!
We had been looking forward to this day since Kaleb surprised Ashton by popping the question and proposing to her during a styled shoot last fall. And these two, oh my goodness, are the kindest, most down to earth couple, and our cameras just LOVE them!! Their day was absolutely perfect and we got a kick out of Kaleb’s ongoing “insta story” at the end of the day!
They exchanged their vows at Mount Pleasant Church in Tanglewood Park, the sweetest “little church on a hill” you ever did see. Wedding ceremonies have been conducted here since 1809 and we couldn’t help but wonder about all the amazing history that took place within the walls of this classic church. It’s always such a sweet, tender moment right before the bride walks down the aisle. The emotion is there, the moments are solemn, yet exciting and we are so humbled to be able to witness and capture these real feelings between a bride and her daddy right before he gives her away. Ok, now I’m getting misty eyes again! It couldn’t have been a more perfect place for Ashton & Kaleb, and their family and friends to come together and witness the beginning of their lives together as husband and wife.
Following the ceremony, we wandered out to a fabulously lit open field and captured the newly married couple dancing in the sunlight. Have I said before that our cameras just LOVE these two? And a side note, I have been looking for a 4 leaf clover pretty much my entire life and never have found one, yet on her wedding day, beautiful Ashton looks down at her feet and exclaims, “look a 4 leaf clover!” So cool, right? And she says she finds them all the time! We just love the shot of her tucking it away in Kaleb’s pocket…definitely a keeper!
Following the golden hour captures of the newlyweds, we joined the party at WinMock at Kinderton’s Granary for the reception. We just love WinMock and the beautiful spaces with its “historic charm and modern conveniences” it offers to their couples. We’re always giddy when we get to shoot here! It was such a fun party, too. Everyone was on the dance floor enjoying themselves and celebrating with Ashton & Kaleb! The night came to an end and the couple was seen off with a flurry of lavender as they made their way to their getaway car and off to begin their honeymoon.
Ashton & Kaleb we just love you guys! Individually you are both simply amazing and together DYNAMIC! We are so excited to see you grow together. God surely has GREAT things in store for you both.
Much love and hugs to you both,
Jeff & Christy