As I was driving in for this timeless Old Wide Awake wedding, I was taken back by the beauty of the extensive tree-lined entrance, the southern charm and pristine glory of the home awaiting at the end of the drive. As I started to walk up the stairs, all of a sudden I heard, “You are here!!!” I looked up and Anna, filled with excitement, was leaning over the top balcony smiling from ear to ear. That just sums up Anna. So unbelievably kind, joyful and thoughtful. And when let me just say, she found her match in Riley. Riley and Anna spent their day soaking up each moment with intention. They thoughtfully took time, not only with each other, but with those that they love the most.
Anna and Riley are the type of couple who makes everyone around them feel comfortable, welcomed and loved. Their day revolved around loving everyone around them, from intentional gifts for their parents and friends to taking so much time with each other to soak in every ounce of the day. Documenting these emotional moments and heartfelt tears was such a privilege!
At the first look, when I walked up to Riley to ask if he was ready to see his girl, he was already tearing up. His knees almost buckled when he turned around to his stunning bride and best friend. It was like everything else in the world melted away, except the two of them in that moment. Anna took time to wipe away Riley’s tears during their first look. Riley continuously told Anna she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. It was the most touching moment and I feel completely honored to have witnessed it!
Anna and Riley had an elegant reception with pale blue tablescapes under a tent on a starry night. Beautiful toasts were made celebrating the love and deep respect these two have for each other. Guests danced the night away! Anna and Riley soaked in every single moment. Sparks flew as they exited to cheers of congratulations and best wishes and departed as husband and wife in a classic, white getaway car.
Anna and Riley, I love you both so much. It has been my greatest joy serving you during your journey to becoming husband and wife. And I can not wait to continue to cheer you on as Mr & Mrs!
Enjoy their wedding film from the incredible Palmetto Wedding Films!!
Click here to see Anna and Riley’s engagement session in Charleston, South Carolina
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