What can I say about this day, these two?
I always tell couples that the more they let me into their lives, into their story, I'm able to do a better job of telling their story. Tricia and Taylor were no exception to this request. There were so many significant, emotional and legacy-creating moments this day that I can't not stories alongside their pictures.
-Tricia's brother, Jay, passed away a few months before the wedding and although his presence was so missed, he was clearly present during the day. The morning of the wedding, Jay's fiancé gave Tricia a bracelet with some of his ashes inside that no doubt, will be an heirloom. Sprinkled all throughout the day are bluejay feathers, in his honor.
-Both of their rings, and a beautiful gift box that Taylor gifted his bride, were engraved with Olive Juice. Say it slow.
-Building up to the wedding, Tricia and Taylor worked on a painting together that's now hanging in their home, but that also was used as the envelope liner in their invitation (and as a backdrop for when I shot their details!).
-After being introduced into the reception and having a few dances with their parents, Tricia and Taylor entered into the most EPIC (second) first dance which involved ties getting loosened, drinks being stolen/chugged and a flip (all while Tricia was wearing these badass heels below). I've never seen anything like it!
-Toward the end of the reception, Tricia's cousin took the mic and while choking back tears, said that even though Jay is gone, he wanted Tricia, her sister and her mom to know that there are always guys that will have their back. Over the course of the next song, at least 15 guys stepped forward to take turns dancing with the Barton girls.
-The biggest shoutout to my girl Sara for tag-teaming this wedding with me. We joke that we're the dreamteam to shoot together but then get serious and realize we truly ARE a dream team. Fist bump!
Thank you, you two for letting me have this honor...and for living in Charleston so we can still hang out and drink cheap beer together.