While I LOVE a big wedding, I equally love the absolutely intimate, romantic, just-you-and-i weddings too! There’s something incredibly sweet about a bride and groom helping each other get ready to tie the knot..and well, I kind of wish this turns into a thing that more and more couples do!
Shannon and Tyler decided not to do a big wedding. Their idea of a perfect wedding day was walking up to their officiant arm in arm, saying their vows, and walking down as husband and wife, all while surrounded by just their family (and me). It was incredibly beautiful, elegant, simple, and stress-free.
When I arrived at their hotel room at The Alfond Inn, I was so surprised at how quiet things were! I’m used to hearing bridesmaids making a lot of noise (as they should!) all the way down the hall as I approach the room. But on January 6th, I opened the door to a very peaceful, calm hotel room to find Shannon and Tyler simply hanging out together. It was interesting to have them watch me photograph all of their details, but I really enjoyed it! I was able to spend quality time with them and really get to know them better not only as people, but as a couple. Seeing the way they interacted together was beyond natural. Even having just met Tyler that day, I could feel that they were already “one.” They move together, breathe together, and simply ARE together. I really don’t know how else to explain it!
They tied the knot at Kraft Azalea Gardens, and Shannon’s step-father was the lucky one who got to marry them. The ceremony was just perfect, though incredibly cold! But man…Shannon handled that coldness like a champ! There’s actually a photo I took of her flowers, and you can see goosebumps all over her arms. I LOVE it because that is truly the only way you’d know how chilly it was that day.
Thank you guys so much for including me in your special day. You’re an amazingly sweet couple, and I really was honored to be able to spend the morning with you. Congratulations!! You guys are perfect together!