With only two months of planning, this wedding turned out to be a beautiful example of a casual outdoor wedding. Limited on time, the groom's mother helped pull everything together in a dash. The fast and dedicated work paid off. Their day was calm, special, and full of both laughter and love. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson said their vows beneath magnolia covered lattice surrounded by (almost) all of their closest loved ones.
The Patterson wedding, at Langtree Plantation, was intimate and laid back. The bride stylishly rocked a pair of white Vans while the bridesmaids wore sneakers, as well. The groom's purple silk tie was another small and modern detail that made this wedding fun and unique. They both looked romantic and comfortable. Emily, my second shooter, and I were invited to wear sneakers so that we would remain comfortable throughout the day. It was easy to see that Marc and Margaret are a very laid back couple. They invested more interest in the attendance of loved ones rather than choosing the most desirable date and planning all of the extra frills.
The quaint ceremony flowed beautifully, despite being unrehearsed. We were introduced to the new Mr. and Mrs. Patterson! The happy tears and big smiles made their way to the reception to enjoy an impressive dinner catered by Langtree Catering and Events (Nate and his crew are amazing!). Marc and Margaret were absolutely adorable during the "intimate" session, which emphasizes the couple's first blissful moments as newlyweds. Their laughter and sweet kisses told the story of love that lasts a lifetime.
After I discretely dried my tears, we were kindly treated to a delicious dinner with the family but it didn't take long before Marc Sr. was ready to celebrate with some awesome dance moves! Flemingo Entertainment's Chris Fleming provided great music and set the perfect mood for the evening. At dusk, underneath magical, sparkling lights, the couple had their first dance to a modern cover of "Can't Help Falling In Love". The night ended off with the garter toss, bouquet toss, and the cutting of the wedding cake. Margaret giggled shyly as Marc took off the garter. She then, adorably attempted to throw the bouquet three times before it was caught. Together, they cut the cake and neatly fed each other a slice.
Emily and I captured some really amazing shots to give to Marc and Margaret. I'm so thrilled that they chose us to be a part of one of the biggest days of their lives. As we departed from the Patterson wedding, we were gifted with an important lesson: Honoring what you value most is what truly makes life special.
Through My Lens
The day was overcast, so the lighting was perfect with no harsh shadows from the sun. It also kept the guests cool and comfortable since the ceremony was outside. When I arrived at Langtree Plantation, the bridal party was hanging out and laughing while applying their finishing touches inside the beautiful historic home. Immediately, I noticed the huge windows and took advantage of the great natural light which bounced wonderfully off of Margaret's lovely fair skin. I especially remember the warm breeze that offered opportunity for such gorgeous shots during the ceremony. It added a touch of elegance to this casual day and flowed beautifully upon the sneaker-wearing bride. I really loved how Margaret's hair and dress were gently waving in the breeze away from her as if the universe were sending their congratulations to the couple.