What is more exciting than a wedding day? All of your closest family and friends traveling from all over to come see two people make a lifelong commitment to one another. On Saturday, I got to photograph this special occasion for Jen and Greg, and even though it may have been a little hot for October, it was still an amazing day!!
Vesuvius Vineyards had a great set up where both the bride and groom could get ready inside the main home and not risk running into each other. When I arrived I found Jen, hair all pined up, putting on her makeup, and cool as a cucumber! Her mom was also there looking beautiful in a gray lace gown that perfectly complemented Jen’s dress. Her mom was so sweet and was just taking in every moment and enjoying every minute she was spending with her daughter, you could immediately tell they have a special bond.
Once I made my way to Greg, he was with his best friend, Jed, working on his tie to make sure it hit at the right length, which, for a guy Greg’s height, can be an issue! A quiet man for the time being, as I think he was taking in all the excitement and wanting this day to be as perfect as it could be for his bride.
Once Jen stepped into her dress she was stunning (as her mother kept saying). Her dress was a-line, off-white, with a lace bodice and had tool skirt that just flowed so nicely with the afternoon breeze, perfect for an outdoor fall wedding. Greg and Jen, had a close friend, Jed, be their officiant and you could immediately tell why he was asked to do this job, he had so many thoughtful touches and great stories about the couple that made you feel like you got an inside glimpse into their relationship and why these two have decided to spend the rest of their lives together.
Once the ceremony was over, and guests enjoyed cocktail hour, we were able to take full advantage of the grounds including a vineyard, covered bridge and beautiful creek! Greg and Jen were the dream couple for a photographer!! They were ready and willing to do whatever I asked of them, no matter how stilly it might have been.
As great as this part of the evening was, it wouldn’t be appropriate to not mention Jed during this process. I asked Jen to have someone present for the formal family photos that would know everyone to help us move through those photos as quick as possible. Jen said Jed would be perfect for the job because he is so detail oriented. I thought, “Great” this will be such a big help! I did not fully understand how detail oriented Jed was until we got to the photos of just the newlyweds. If I could have created the perfect assistant out of thin air, Jed, was the man for the job!! He helped make my job easier and was part of the reason we got so many great photos! So a huge Thank you goes to Jed!!
After photos, Greg and Jen were able to join in on the end of cocktail hour and enjoy the rest of their evening with friends and family. By just looking around the reception you could feel so much love and support they have from their family and friends. Greg and Jen could not looked more beautiful have enjoyed their night any more than they did. It was a perfect evening!
Jen and Greg, y’all are beautiful people inside and out and come from two amazing families! I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to photograph your wedding and enjoyed getting to know you over the past few months. I hope yall treasure these photos and they find a special place in your home to remind you of the love that not only you have for each other but the love that everyone had for you both on your wedding day! I wish you all the best.
Special Thank You to all the vendors who made my job easier with all the beautiful things you created and/or the amazing atmosphere you helped create.
Venue Vesuvius Vineyards
Catering by: Something Classic
Flowers by Vickey Lineberry Designs
Cake by Nancy Lemke Cake
String Duo by Elegant Ensembles
Dj by Dow Oak Events
Katy Short is a family photographer but does any and all things from engagements, to weddings, to newborns and family portraits with young and grown kids. She loves God, her Mr. Fix-it husband, three daughters, anything with chocolate. She is grew up in southern Louisiana and graduated from LSU, Geaux Tigers, but loves that she gets to call Mooresville, NC home and she secretly hopes to be able to move back so her daughter’s can experience all the unique things that make southern Louisiana so special. Please email Katy at firstname.lastname@example.org for your next photography needs