It was a day full of love, laughter, and candid moments as Lauren and Nick tied the knot in Greenville, SC. As a documentary wedding photographer, I had the pleasure of documenting this beautiful couple’s journey, capturing their genuine emotions and the vibrant energy of the day through a documentary approach to wedding photography.
Lauren and Nick, both brimming with anticipation, prepared for their big day at the Hyatt Regency Greenville and The Lofts Of Greenville, respectively. They shared a private ‘first look’ moment in the foyer of the Gassaway Mansion, turning their initial meeting into a sweet, intimate exchange before the formal ceremony.
The ceremony was held at the historic Gassaway Mansion in Greenville, SC, a location as charming and full of character as the couple themselves. Love and joy were palpable in the air as they exchanged vows under the early evening sky. The ceremony was followed by a lively cocktail hour, keeping the momentum high and the spirits brighter.
What set this wedding apart were the couple’s personal touches. They incorporated a unique tradition of a love letter box during the ceremony, a surprise element that added a layer of intrigue to the proceedings. Their wedding colors – a soothing rosemary green complemented by pristine white and gold accents – added a sophisticated undertone to the festive atmosphere.
The reception was a vibrant affair, with the couple’s band, Soul Fish, from Charleston, SC, setting the perfect backdrop with their rhythmic tunes. Lauren and Nick’s priority was to capture the fun, natural images that encapsulated their wedding’s vibe. They wanted photos that weren’t just mementos but artwork that would hang on their walls, reminding them of their special day.
As the night ended, the guests sent Lauren and Nick off with a dazzling sparkler exit; a fitting end to a perfect day. They left in their exit car, their smiles glinting brighter than the sparklers against the night sky.
This wedding was a beautiful mix of traditional elements and unique touches, all wrapped in the candid moments that make documentary wedding photography so alluring. It was a true pleasure to capture Lauren and Nick’s day as a North Carolina wedding photojournalist, witnessing their love and celebrating with their closest friends and family.
Congratulations, Lauren and Nick! Here’s to many more beautiful moments in your journey together. #WelcomeToTheGoldenZera
Michael Freas, an experienced documentary wedding photographer based in North Carolina, offers a unique, intimate approach to capturing your love story. With a style inspired by film and art, he masterfully plays with lighting and composition to create stunning, timeless images. His relaxed, fun approach allows him to capture candid moments, resulting in photographs that truly reflect your personalities and relationship. After viewing his recent work on our blog, showcasing his passion for storytelling and eye for detail, you’ll see why Michael is the perfect choice for couples seeking memorable, high-quality wedding photography. Reach out to Michael today to start planning your special day!