I just love a beach wedding!! And this past fall, I got to shoot two beach weddings in a row. This time we headed down to St. Simons Island to celebrate Laura Beth and Jamie’s big day. Their love story began on St. Simons when they were both living there. So it was the perfect place for them to get married. They are just such a classic all American couple, and their wedding was a perfect reflection of that. They really focused on the things that are most important to them and that is their families. I just love both of these families. It was such an honor to photograph their sweet day!
Family and tradition are very important to Laura Beth and Jamie. Laura Beth wore jewelry that she borrowed from her mother. The gorgeous pearl bracelet was a gift from her dad to her mom, and her sister, Ashley, also wore the bracelet on her wedding day. (I had the honor of photographing this family heirloom for the second time!)
I just loved Laura Beth’s elegant updo by the fabulous Ashley Edenfield of The Back Porch. You might remember Ashley because I shot her wedding a few years ago. I love working with my former brides! She is a fabulous hair artist as well!
I am obsessed with the leafy lace detail!
Laura Beth’s silhouette in this dress is simply stunning!
In some more beautiful window light!
While the girls were getting ready, the guys were enjoying a drink at the Lodge’s bar.
Then it was time for Jamie to see his bride for the first time. They chose this beautiful spot overlooking the water underneath the live oaks. One of Laura Beth and Jamie’s favorite things about the island are all the beautiful live oaks. So this was the perfect spot for a first look!
I just had to get the flag in the background. It also reminded me of the flag in their engagement shoot.
The whole family
Jamie and Laura Beth are going to make such great parents some day. They’ve had lots of practice! Here are their sweet nephews and the little girls that Laura Beth used to nanny for when she lived on the island.
One of Jamie and Laura Beth’s favorite things about the Lodge is the bagpiper who plays every night at sunset on the 18th hole of the golf course. I also love this shot of Jamie’s dad, the best man, holding both the rings.
The couple exchanged vows at the Lovely Lane Chapel at Epworth by the Sea. This quaint little chapel is the oldest standing building on St. Simon’s Island.
I loved shooting through the doors at the front of the chapel!
How cute is Jamie’s groom’s cake? His grandfather owned a chain of Wendy’s, and it has always been one of Jamie’s favorite treats. So for his groom’s cake, the pastry chef recreated some of his favorites: a Jr. bacon cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, and a Frosty. Yum!
I had to include this shot of Laura Beth’s sister and brother-in-law, Ashley and Patrick. You may remember that I shot their wedding a couple of years ago, and they just welcomed a beautiful new baby, Hodges.
Laura Beth and Jamie’s band, Atlanta Rhythm and Groove, were soo fun!!
Jamie and Laura Beth rode away in a vintage Cadillac.
The fireworks went off as they rode away! The perfect end to the perfect day!
Laura Beth and Jamie, thank you for sharing this beautiful day with me! And letting me be part of your sweet family!
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