Part of the decision to get married at our home church, left me kind of stressed about where our outdoor portraits would take place. Although our church is a beautiful place to us, and beautiful things happen there.... to put it gently, we got married in a contemporary building with a gym sanctuary. I had to get creative in order to transform it into the venue of our dreams. If you're planning your wedding and have a similar situation.. don't hesitate to shoot me an email or check out the rest of my wedding posts.
While browsing the interwebs for inspiration, I came across some wedding photos that were taken outside an old, southern looking white house. A big porched beauty. Then I saw a few photos of the ceremony in (what I could tell to be) a similar looking sanctuary to ours. That was a huge lightbulb wedding planning moment for me. We could easily take photos at a third party location. Immediately, Ben's aunt and uncle's house came to mind. It was a pretty close match to the house I saw in the photos. The added bonus was that Roy and Cathy so graciously opened up their home to all the girls for getting ready. I cannot stress how much I loved this. Cathy served us a huge spread of delicious breakfast and lunch, we all just hung out in the house and got ready, then just scooted outside for all our photos. I cherish knowing that when Ben and I did our first look, my dear friends were peeking from inside the house.
This is a photo that one of the girls snapped. I love it!
I was BLOWN away by how these images turned out! SO SO SO pleased. Again, Caroline Joy Photography did an incredible job.