I met Kelly a few years back when I photographed a wedding at the Columbia Conference Center.  Kelly is the Social Events Manager at that venue and ever since then, we’ve spent time hanging out at wedding vendor events and I have always admired her amazing makeup skills and selfie game on instagram (I’m not kidding- she takes the prettiest selfies!)  I first met Dan at a vendor party two years ago and I can still remember thinking how great those two were together and how much Dan made Kelly laugh and smile.  I was so honored and excited when Kelly asked Dave and I to photograph their wedding!  

Their engagement session (including a stop at Carolina Ale House) was a blast and Kelly’s bridal portrait session in Blythewood was gorgeous, but it’s the wedding day that we’ve all been looking forward to for so long.  

I started the wedding day with Kelly and her girls at the Springdale House.

Purple wedding details at the springdale House
Bride getting ready at springdale House
Dress hanging up and gold shoes
Bridal makeup
Here’s Kelly and her bridesmaid doing the Olan Mills church directory pose- hehe!
Springdale House wedding venue
Kelly’s friend and Maid of Honor Chelsea did her stunning makeup and was also Mother of the adorable flowergirl.
Flowergirl getting ready
I love the gold belts that Kelly picked to accent the deep purple colored dresses.  She had gotten gold bracelets for the girls and was sweet enough to even get one for me!  How thoughtful!
Plum and gold dresses
Bride getting into dress

We did a first look with Kelly’s Dad and took a few family photos and bridesmaid groups at the Springdale House.

First look with Dad
Purple and gold bridesmaid gowns
While the girls and I were hanging out at the Springdale House, Dave was at the church with Dan and his gentlemen.  That’s one of the wonderful parts about having two photographers is that we can be in two places at once!
Church groomsmen
Ruffles, lace, bows…could this flower girl get any cuter?  I don’t think so!

Kelly’s brother and co-officiant of the ceremony led the group in a prayer before the wedding.

Prayer before wedding
Church wedding ceremony
The flower girl had a little show of her own, taking off her shoes and posing in front of the bride and groom.  That’s what I love about 3 year olds in the wedding party.  You never know what you’re going to get but you can bet, it’ll be adorable!
Flowergirl acting funny during ceremony
The kiss
I got the classic shot of the bridal party while Dave got the fun, candid one!
Bridal Party
Bride and groom
Classic car
The couple had a classic car to transport them in style from the wedding to the reception.
Leaving in car

Bonnie Brunt did an amazing job on this timeless white wedding cake.

Bonnie Brunt cakes
Kelly has so many talented friends.  Her bridesmaid, Carolina, made these beautiful etched glasses as wedding favors for the guests!
Glass favors
Kelly & Dan did their first dances on the back porch.
First Dances
father daughter dance
Family portraits at springdale House
Cake Cutting
Another benefit of two photographers- while I was getting a closeup photo of Dan & Kelly’s kiss after the cake cutting, Dave was getting a wide photo from above that showed them and their guests in the crowd.  Gotta love teamwork!
Kiss at cake
It’s amazing how much of the Springdale House gardens were in bloom even though it’s fall so of course we had to sneak away for a few more portraits among the lush greenery and flowers.  These ended up being some of my favorite photos of the day!
Garden portraits
Portrait in garden 2
Springdale House bride and groom portraits
Hug arm
Guests dancing

Ronny of Partytime DJs got the reception party started with some dance tunes and a bridesmaids sing-along to MmmBop!

Partytime djs
Slow dances
Bubble exit
This photo cracks me up because Kelly is having such a great time and Dan was just trying not to get bubbles in his mouth!  I really love these two!

I hope you’re having a great honeymoon in Gatlinburg and I can’t wait to share all the rest of the photos from you big day soon!
-Katie and Dave

If you’re friends or family of the bride and groom, feel free to leave them a comment below to wish them a happy marriage!

Other Vendors-

Florist/ Coordination-   By Design Holidays and Events
CateringSpringdale House and Gardens
DJ– Ronny of Partytime DJs
CakeBonnie Brunt Cakes
Dress Evelyn’s Bridal
Hair– Chelsea Calvert of The Upper Cut & Stephanie Smerdell of High Maintenance Day Spa Salon
Make-up– Chelsea Calvert of The Upper Cut
Limo/Transportation– Ann Lyons, vintage car
Rentals/table linensChain of Events