When my neighbor/friend/client approached me last year about the possibility of photographing her sister's wedding, I was thrilled! I don't shoot a lot of weddings, but I absolutely love everything about them, and always jump when an opportunity comes my way!
Corri and Trevor were planning a wedding in Hilton Head Island and, although the planner in me was slightly freaking out about shooting a wedding in a location I had never laid eyes on...the photographer in me was excited about the possibilities of a beach wedding. My family and I took an impromptu Mother's Day weekend "recon" beach trip to the resort and I was able to walk around the resort and come up with a game plan for portraits.
All week long I had been checking the weather, and it was all over the place! But, the morning of the wedding we woke up to beautiful SC coastal weather. And when I arrived at the bridal suite, it was so nice to find such a happy and calm (!) bride. It was going to be a great day!
Corri and I talked about the possibility of doing a first look with Trevor, but Trevor definitely wanted the first sight of his bride to be when she was walking down the aisle. Corri thought that it would help calm her nerves if she could have some sort of moment with Trevor before the ceremony. During my trip down to the resort in May, I had checked out a lagoon on the property, and as soon as Corri told me what she was thinking, I immediately envisioned them standing back to back at this beautiful tree at the lagoon. It was a really special moment for the two of them to just pause, hold hands, and talk to each other in the midst of a busy wedding day.
Everything about the wedding day was just simply perfect. One of my favorite moments from the day was photographing Trevor seeing Corri. Once everyone stood up, I couldn't see her coming down the aisle, but my camera was trained on Trevor anyway. Later, Carissa (Corri's sister) told me that she watched as Corri literally took Trevor's breath away, and that was an incredibly special thing to witness. I completely agree!
Thank you Corri and Trevor for trusting me to document your big day. It was an honor to do so! I have loved getting to know you and your families and friends!
*Personal side note- HUGE shout out to my second shooter, my Dad! (John Bolton Photography). I couldn't have done this wedding without him (or his wife, Katy)! From the last minute need to chauffeur the bride the ceremony to changing the youngest ring bearer into his outfit, these two accomplished every task that was thrown at them, and did it with a smile on their face! Thank you for all you did!!!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, Hilton Head Island, SC
DJ: JLK Events
Florist: Gardenias Event Floral
Cake: Custom Confections by Carrie Castano
Day of Wedding Coordinator: Alexis Harper
Rentals: Amazing Event Rentals
Photographer: Kimberly Cabe Photography