Hello beautiful readers of the Basic Invite blog! My name is Jessica Charles. I'm a wedding photographer based in gorgeous Greenville, SC. I actually recently moved here from St. Petersburg, FL. Traded the beach for the mountains & loving every moment! I'm very excited to start shooting mountain weddings. But I shot some stunning weddings in Florida, too. This wedding was taken place at the historic Vinoy Renaissance. And Elissa & Brandon are one of two of my favorite couples. Not only do they have amazing style, but their whole wedding day was filled with emotion.
What I really love about weddings is the emotions through out the day. You start out anxious, then when you see your bride/groom, you get emotional. Then rest of the wedding you have the time of your lives with the people who matter most to you. The whole day is a whirlwind, but it's important to be in the moment and breathe. Take it all in! And don't be afraid to cry. If you hire a professional makeup artist, your makeup isn't going anywhere! (But have a tissue handy just in case!) I really love first looks, whether it's done with the father of the bride or the groom. So special!
A lot of the time, couples choose not to do a first look because they want the first time they see each other to be when one walks down the aisle. And that's totally fine! But I like to point out that first looks are the best of both worlds. You get this special, intimate time together to get all your jitters out & remember what this whole day is for. And then you get another special moment as the groom is watching his soon to be bride walk to him & is overcome with emotion.
Aside from being in the moment, the best advice I could give is make your wedding your own. Count your blessings that you are getting married in a time where personalizing your wedding is accepted! Cookie-cutter weddings are a thing of the past. What makes you and your fiance who y'all are? Is travel your thing? What about your pets? Like pie instead of cake? Incorporate your loves into your day. There aren't any rules anymore. And most of all, have fun.
Are you looking for a photographer? Do you like dark, moody & colorful photos? Let's talk!!
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