Cody & Chelsi Jeter : July 29, 2016
What a great wedding! This one was super special to me because Cody is my nephew and Chelsi has been his one and only for years!
I will start out with a couple favorites from Chelsi's bridal portrait. These were taken in a special place in the woods behind her house where she used to play as a little girl. What a beautiful bride she is! I love her unique style!
Chelsi and her mother Pepsi...they are both absolutely beautiful!
I love this spot on the back porch of the house. Beautiful light overlooking the pond.
I love the colors of the flowers with the dresses! Chelsi's mother put together the arrangements! Bridesmaids: on the left her two sister in law's and on the right, best friends from college.
So precious! Her brother's two children Mason & Madeline. Looks like mason was super sleepy!
Groomsmen: Cody's brother Zach & his son Ethan, Best friend Andrew, and Brother in Law's Mark & Phillip w/ son Mason
Chelsi's Dad Mark is a pastor and had the honor of officiating the ceremony. It was so personal and heartfelt. Of course, I cried. At this moment I remember all of the sudden looking through the camera and it all hitting me. My little Cody is getting married! The photos are clear, but my eyes were not!
Their were several very beautiful moments in the ceremony, this is one of my favorites. Planting a tree together to represent the care and nurturing it takes to have a Godly marriage. Pastor Mark searched for the perfect tree and talked about how the tree was connected to a larger tree representing God and family. He had a beautiful message tying in the care of the tree.
Here, Cody & Chelsi wanted to have their parents and grandparents pray over them and give their blessing over their new life together. Loved it!
I loved the little kid's coloring books Chelsi made! All stories of fairy tale weddings !
A fun signature album I made from their engagement session. I love this because each page asks a different question to get advice from the wedding guest!
I love this little trick! So fun to mess with the groom! When we blindfolded him, only Chelsi was in the chair. Now he has to find her! haha!
These two cousins could not be pulled apart! Ethan was attached to blaine, and copied everything he did all night!
Watching Cody & Chelsi dance reminded me of the first time I saw them dance together. I have always photographed the high school proms, and I was able to do Cody's senior prom. They has only been dating a few months, and the were both quiet and shy around others. When they stepped out on the dance floor that night, it was like they were the only ones their. They had so much fun together and didn't care who was watching! Shocked everyone! I had a deep feeling then that this day would come! Perfect match!
Cody's brother Zach & his beautiful wife Erika. (also newly married) I've never seen him so happy!
Turns out Pastor Mark & Chelsi had a few dance moves to impress everyone with! I could imagine her as a little girl dancing around the house with her daddy thinking of this day.
Venue: T&S Farm, Leesville, SC
Cater: Shealy's BBQ
Special Music: Codi Lester
DJ: The Change (band member)
Photographer: CWilbanks Photography
Second Shooter Photographer: Charlotte Jennings