I've had Cody & Emma's wedding day on my calendar for almost 2 years! Emma contacted me in late 2016, already super excited about marrying her best friend. I was so thrilled when she asked me to be a part of this journey with them. So, needless to say I'd been anxiously awaiting this day (as were they!) and it did NOT disappoint.
Right away the day was off to a great start. When I walked into the Patterson's bridal suite, Emma and all her girls greeted me the biggest smiles and hugs. And the second I heard their country radio station switch to Cardi B (my girl), I knew this day was going to be a blast :-)
Emma & Cody are what I'd call a "dream couple." They're kind-hearted, they have fantastic style and easy-going, but they also love to party! Besides being super in love and having a tangible friendship that is just adorable to watch. They continually thanked me throughout the day (which is so encouraging). And BOTH sides of their family were warm, sweet, and also liked to party :-) #Score. As I was saying my goodbyes for the night, Emma's mom told me (in a sing-songy voice) "I just love you!" and hands me a huge slice of cake to take home haha! So on a personal and professional level, those facts alone made their wedding day special to me.
On another note, Emma's wedding dress will definitely go down as one of my favorites from 2018. It was the perfect fusion of classic and modern. Her simple and flowy skirt paired with the lace appliques on top? OHMYGAH. She looked like a movie star! Cody also looked sharp in his navy blue and patriotic socks!
Thank you Mr & Mrs Ebert for being such a joy to work with! Couples like you guys makes my job worth it. I pray that all the smiles you two put into the world will be returned back to you in the biggest way. Ya'll deserve every ounce of happiness life has to offer.
Coordinator: Jennifer Fabbri
Officiant: Henry Cannington
Baker: Bryan Tyman
DJ: Chuck Burnett, DJ Salt Life
Dresses & Groomsmen Attire: White Weddings
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Makeup: Kalyne Kelley
Hair: Brittany Rhodes & Angie Walker
Florist: Shelby Corbett
Photographer: Glori Beaufort Photography
What was your favorite part about Cody & Emma's wedding day? Leave them a comment below!
Wow! Brittany & Kevin's wedding day will definitely stay fresh in my mind for a long time. Their closest friends and family traveled from all over to witness their vows overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. I'd seen pictures of the view from Pretty Place Chapel, but I already knew that pictures would not be the same as actually seeing it in person. IT. WAS. BREATHTAKING. I could have stayed there with them all evening if I could have. But the strong winds and heavy rain that came rolling in encouraged us to say our goodbyes to the unforgettable scenery. There was even a moment right before they were introduced as husband & wife, where lightning struck INCHES away from them. We heard a loud pop that sounded like something exploded and then I saw a small spark right behind their officiant. That was the craziest thing I've experienced at a wedding so far! haha! Luckily the rain held off long enough for us to get all of their portraits done and started coming down just as we were wrapping up. Me, Kevin & Brittany were literally running to our cars trying not to get soaked. It was quite the adventure!
We then cruised our way down the mountain back to Greenville to join their guests at the GORGEGOUS and historic Poinsett Hotel. I can't forget to mention that their staff was top notch in every department. We all stayed the weekend there, in addition to the reception, and their hospitality never ceased the entire stay. We had plans to finish of their bride & groom portraits onto the roof there at the hotel, but the rain stopped us. We had fun out in the front of the historic hotel instead and I got to explore around inside with the newlyweds as well. IT was such a unique experience and I'm so grateful Brittany & Kevin allowed me the honor of documenting this special day for them.
Kevin & Brittany are so laid-back and super funny. They're also naturally adventurous and was pretty down for anything, which I really enjoy in a couple. That makes my job super easy! Brittany made sure I, along with my mama & daughter who joined me on the trip, were fed & taken care of the entire time. Which was such a gift in itself. She is just as sweet as she was when we were in high school together! Brides like her really make my job so rewarding. I could honestly sit here and talk about those two all night, but I'll wrap up here. Kevin has been recently station in MO and they'll be making the move from SC within the next week or so. So I wish them safe travels and I'm looking forward to seeing the life build in a new city! Don't be strangers you guys!!
Officiant: Brenda Owen
Ceremony Venue: Pretty Place Chapel, Cleveland, South Carolina
Reception Venue: The Westin Poinsett Hotel, Greenville, South Carolina
Reception Coordinators: John Geddes and Chelsea McCray
Florist: Dahlia Florist (Bouquet and Boutonnieres)
Baker: Couture Cakes
Caterer: Westin Poinsett Hotel
DJ: Pros Only Entertainment (Robert Batson)
Bride's Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom's Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Hair: Studio 7 (Liz Garcia)
Make-Up: Studio 7 (Liz Garcia)
Transportation: Eastside Transportation
Photography: Glori Beaufort Photography
I liked Callie the moment I met her. She’s down to earth, warm, and kind. I immediately felt like I was talking to an old friend. Those are my favorite kind of people. So it’s no wonder to me that Cody likes her a lot too (-; Same goes for Cody, his big smile and contagious enthusiasm left a lasting first impression as well. Them together? #Goals. I doubt those two will ever meet a stranger! I knew right away they were special. And their wedding day would be too.
They didn’t put on a big show, just a celebration of love and togetherness. Using homemade cakes made from scratch, a collection of vintage and antique china, genuine southern hospitality, and a venue where you you could kick off shoes and relax, I felt like I was at an intimate family reunion or just back at home for Sunday dinner. It was so lovely to be a part of!
Callie & Cody, thank you for sharing your love with the world! Couples like ya’ll make life so much sweeter.
Hair and Makeup: Chateau of Elegance (Fitzgerald, Ga) Tux Rental: The Big Store (Tifton, Ga)
Dress: White Weddings (Valdosta, Ga)
Venue: Three Oaks Wedding Venue (Norman Park, Ga)
Catering: Glenda Mobley at Fat Daddy's (Fitzgerald, Ga)
Flowers: Thomas Flowers (Douglas, Ga)
Band: Mainstream Band (Valdosta, Ga)
Videographer: Levi Sirmans GreenHouse Visuals (Douglas, Ga)
Photographer: Glori Beaufort Photography (Valdosta, Ga)
What did you think of Callie & Cody’s special day? Leave a comment and let them know!
Glori Beaufort is a professionally trained photographer from Valdosta, Georgia specializing in weddings and couples across the East Coast.