Sweet SC Farm Wedding

Sweet SC Farm Wedding.

“Home is where you feel at home and treated well.” -Dalai Lama

From the photographer: **Note: Every single piece of this Loris, South Carolina wedding is a sentimental heirloom--from the diamond in the engagement ring to the pearls, the quilts seating the mothers to the old doors that belonged to her grandmother's farmhouse. The bride and her mother spent a few years collecting each and every single piece of the mismatched china that was used at the reception. I was amazed by all of the love that was poured into this day and the precious details that paid tribute to all of those they love! All of the sentimental touches made this day absolutely perfect. This wedding showcases the beauty of small weddings with big meaning.  

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Last Saturday marked my fourth wedding in a month. As I packed my gear, I found myself overwhelmed with gratitude for each person and place that has graced my path–whether by choice or a series of unfortunate events that somehow result in me drawing the lucky hand. As I drove to the ceremony location Saturday morning, I felt extremely anxious. After all, I had only just met Miracle three weeks prior. I truly enjoy getting to know each of my couples over the course of their engagement. I pride myself in feeling the perfect combination of confidence and anticipation on wedding day as I prepare to capture the unique relationship of each couple, and ultimately, the moments and details I know they value most. As I made my way 20 miles west, I couldn’t help but feel as though I was showing up for the term final with not so much as a cram session in my corner of favorability. Greeted at the roadway by the cutest “Home Sweet Farm” sign, I tapped my left turn signal and started down the dirt path. What a nervous wreck of a Stephanie couldn’t have known Saturday morning was the calm and comfort that would come once I made it to the farm. Before even stepping foot out of my SUV and meeting family and friends, visiting the precious produce store owned by Miracle & Jimmy, or even making the first of many passes by the sweet goats, I already felt like I’d known Miracle for years. This farm, this location, it isn’t just a venue or a workplace, it is home. As we progressed through the day’s events, I was not only surrounded by bits and pieces of a childhood, but it was overwhelmingly visible through the details weaved throughout just how important family is to both Miracle and Jimmy and just how much they are loved in return. From her mother’s wedding day pearls to her grandmother’s quilts, Miracle ensured that her day paid patronage to those she’s loved along the way. True to their agriculture roots, Miracle and Jimmy chose to symbolize their commitment to one another on their wedding day by planting a tree, each contributing a jar of soil from their perspective homesteads. How original and sweet! A reception was held next door at the couple’s produce barn where guests enjoyed a home cooked meal, complete with a biscuit bar (yes, you read that correctly), and all walked away with a delicious homemade cherry pie as a wedding favor! Sweet!

I feel so extremely blessed to have been a part of such a special day. I am so grateful that Miracle found me and gifted me with the opportunity to photograph one of the sweetest wedding days I have ever had the honor of witnessing! Miracle & Jimmy, I wish you all the happiness you can squeeze out of life and the good judgement to savor it!

Officiant: Randy Hilburn//Cinema and Video: Ryan Hardee//Hair Stylist: Madison Nobles//Makeup Artist: Ericca Matthews//DJ: Jeff Benton, Radio Mobile DJ//Caterer: Little Pigs BBQ//Cake Designer: Wanda Rabon//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Amanda's Collection//Groomsman Attire: Jim's Formal Wear//Bridesmaid Dresses: Christina Wu//Bridesmaid Store: Amanda's Collection//Floral Designer: Katalina Florals//Event Planner: Kim Phipps Lewis//Dress Designer: Mori Lee Bridal//Dress Store: FANCY FROCKS//Photographer: Stephanie Gore Photography