With our new website makeover, I'm a little behind on blogging. I'm starting to catch up, and today's post is a great way to dress up the new blog! This Davies Plantation wedding was back in the Fall, when it was still hot outside. It's so hard to remember the heat when there is snow outside right now. I feel like I'll never be warm again! But Caitie and Robert were amazing and completed rocked their portraits, despite the temperatures. We're so excited to share these with you!

I knew I loved Tiffany right away when she was not afraid to hug me when we met. I'm a hugger, so for me, that was a great sign! But what I didn't know at the time was how much I would fall in love with both her and Cody's whole families. Ed and I are big on family (four kids. duh.), so when we saw how close these two are with their families, that sealed the deal. By the end of the day, we considered ourselves honorary family members, and you can never have too much family!

There's nothing like a classic, traditional wedding! A simple diamond solitaire, a lace gown, a sheer veil, classic black and white, and red roses speak more about a couple than it may seem at first. They say love, above all. They say simplicity is a gift. They say relationships will never go out of style. They say their lives will always have a splash of color. They say that coming together with family, friends, and loved ones is all they need.

One of my favorite things on a wedding day is when the bride and groom exchange notes before they see each other. It is the perfect way to say everything you know you will forget to say, the perfect way to keep the importance of the day at the forefront of your mind, the perfect way to build anticipation for that moment when you finally see each other.

You would think that spending a whole day taking photos would get old fast. Not for me - I could take photos all day every day - but for Karen and Derek. I was worried that they would get burned out before we got to the best light of the day. But I needn't have worried! Our carefree and editorial approach to most of the day meant that they were really just spending their weekend how they normally would, and we were simply watching and documenting. We got awesome photos and they were natural and enjoyed the process. Win win!

We all started the day unsure of how it would go. Clouds filled the morning skies, and rain was threatening, though none had fallen yet. But as the time drew nearer to to moment when Annie and Larry would devote their lives to each other, the sun had come out, and the day was beautiful. It was the first of many signs that this day was meant to be!

I'm beyond honored to have Lauren and Chris' beautiful Heartwood Hall wedding featured on Rustic Wedding Chic today! I have been keeping their gorgeous spring wedding under wraps until this feature was published, but I will be sharing the full wedding on my own blog...