It’s never a dull moment with Russell and Jessie…these two obviously love life and each other.  Here are a few of our favorite pictures from their wedding.

Ceremony Site: Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church
Minister: Andy Lewis
Wedding Coordinator (Church): Julie Nelson
Reception Venue: Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Venue Coordinators: Nancy Halverson and Mary Baugh
Cake Artist: Stax Bakery
Catering: Stax Catering
Floral Design: Bella Blooms
DJ: Premiere Party Entertainment
Photo Booth: Uptown Entertainment
Photography: David & Kristina Photography

close up of wedding rings with twinkle lights in background dress hanging on door Jessie's bridal portrait in the Furman Rose Garden bridal portraits at Furman Lake bride and bridesmaids in blue dresses bouquets by Bella Blooms Designs Russell the groom groom with groomsmen at Mitchell Road Presbyterian wedding first look in sanctuary of Mitchell Road first look photo shot through prism wedding at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church

knew it was going to be a fun wedding ceremony when Jessie walked down the aisle to Smashing Pumpkins’ Today.

Jessie walking down the aisle groom watching bride walk toward him be thou my vision hymn sung during wedding dad gives Jessie away Mitchell Road Presbyterian sanctuary during wedding ceremony

Music and food were common themes throughout. Andy Lewis (who happened to be an old friend of mine) is the Senior Pastor at Mitchell Road Presbyterian church and officiated the ceremony.

During the homily, Rev. Lewis found an appropriate way to include references to several songs including Joni Mitchell – A Case of You, The Beatles – Love Me Do, and even Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name.   While pointing out that marriage is something that requires work and time to perfect, and “slow cooking” the relationship is preferable to “microwaving” the marriage…(the analogy was more well crafted in Andy’s words.)  He went on to note that sometimes the marriage would be really good, “much like a meal at American Grocery”, and other days could seem “a little more like Red Lobster.”

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The weather cleared up just in time for us to get a few shots outside the museum before the reception.

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The Bridesmaids carried personalized clutches.

personalized clutches for bridesmaids bride and groom wedding photos at The Children's Museum of the Upstate Children's Museum in Greenville SC Russell and Jessie dancing at Children's Museum first dance ata Children's Museum wedding Jessie dances with father mother son dance wedding program and gift card box wedding cake and catering by Stax cake cutting at Children's Museum of the Upstate bride and groom on ramp in Children's Museum

Having a wedding reception at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate has it’s perks.  This was perhaps the most unique environment we’ve encountered at a wedding reception. Guests were free to roam around the museum and “be kids again” while enjoying the hands-on exhibits.

Hartness robot exhibit at Children's Museum of the Upstate pop pop Karaoke exhibit adults playing at Children's Museum Greenville pully system at museum best man toast matron of honor toast champagne toast bouquet toss girl catches bouquet racing toy cars at Children's museum Children's Museum of the Upstate glass climbing wall DJ by Premiere Party Entertainment sparkler exit at Children's Museum of the Upstate

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