They met during college… at one of the most wonderful universities in the country, Clemson University (not that I’m biased. at.all.)! She cheered him on from the stands as his girlfriend and when they graduated and moved to San Francisco for him to keep playing football, she continued to be his biggest cheerleader. Although, on New Year’s Eve, just after the stroke of midnight, in the beginning moments of 2015, he asked her to be his wife so she could always be cheering him on, in every aspect of life.
So when it was time to plan their wedding, there was no doubt that they wanted to become husband and wife where they first met, in Clemson. And I have to tell you, photographing a wedding for two people in Clemson who GET what Clemson is and means is one of the most wonderful things in the world!! They knew where they wanted photos on campus and I was more than happy to oblige!
Colleen and Brandon, thank you for allowing us to capture your day! You are two of the most genuine and fun people and it’s so obvious that you’re in love and excited to spend your lives together! Have the most amazing time down under! I’m only a tad bit jealous ;-)
Oh these shoes…
One of the fun parts of the day for me was that I worked at the James F. Martin Inn in college so I already knew how beautiful everything was going to be! And the bridal suite is no exception!
Colleen. Just wow. You are stunning!
The lace and buttons around her bouquet were from her mom’s wedding dress… how beautiful is that??
A huge thanks to Laci Frazier for second shooting with me!
So dapper, Mr. Thomas!
He was nervous. Her heart was racing…
But getting to see his bride before everyone else was totally worth it!
Still one of my favorites from the day!
It could NOT have been a more beautiful day!!
I love this wedding party shot with Tillman in the background!
How beautiful are these girls??
Oh my word. New favorite ring bearer photo!!
I may have risked my life writing their initials and date in the tiger paw, but thankfully I had a strapping football player to direct traffic around me!
A must on your wedding day :-) Thank you, Esso!!
No one could hold back the tears.
I’d never seen the tradition of jumping over the broom before, but it was so fun!
Oh the light…!!!
Just a little dabbing.
Their reception perfectly tied in her New England and his Southern roots!
They also were able to see the room before anyone else… I love that they did that!
When one of your bridesmaids sings you a song with the most incredible voice…!!
So much dancing and celebrating!
With a few quiet moments in between :-)
A million thanks to the most amazing vendors who helped make Colleen + Brandon’s day happen!
Getting Ready | James F. Martin Inn Bridal Suite
Ceremony | Owen Pavillion at the Madren Center
Reception | The Grand Ballroom at the Madren Center
Wedding Dress | Brides of California, Casablanca
Bride’s Shoes | Christian Louboutin
Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Bill Levkoff
Groomsman Suits | Thomas & Sons
Makeup Artist | Laken McKenzie
Hair Artist | Rachel Smith, Peals & Papaya
Wedding Coordinator | Ginger Parks
Florals | Electric City Blooms
Video | Fields Films
Officiant | Roy McLain
Ceremony Music | Will Compton
DJ | Uptown Entertainment
Wedding Invitations | Kristin McLaughlin Designs
Cake Artist | Holly’s Cakes
Catering | Madren Center Catering