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
Glori Beaufort is a professionally trained photographer from Valdosta, Georgia specializing in weddings and couples across the East Coast.