One of the most important things that must happen in order to get great photos from your wedding is a good relationship with your photographer. Andy and Carrie knew that when they were planning their wedding, and made certain that they put in the extra effort to communicate with us and be very honest about what they wanted from their experience.

Their honesty allowed us to really dig deep into the real emotions and feel of the wedding day. Of course everyone wants pretty pictures, but pretty pictures don’t matter unless they have meaning. While getting to know Andy and Carrie, we were able to discover who they really are as individuals and were able to connect with them on a very personal level. Carrie is a very thorough person when it comes to both organization and relationships. She’s a very strong person who also really knows how to listen. Andy seems to always be putting others (specifically Carrie) before himself. He is very compassionate and gladly does things to make others happy, but also stands firm in his opinions and leads by example. Knowing these very specific and personal things about a bride and groom are essential to capturing the things that are most meaningful to them on the wedding day…not just taking pictures of things, but finding the emotions behind the events we photograph. Andy and Carrie, we wish you both the very best in your marriage!

Here are some of our favorite photos from their Old Cigar Warehouse wedding in May.

Hospitality: Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Greenville Riverplace
Ceremony / Reception Venue: The Old Cigar Warehouse
Floral Designs: Twigs
Music: Claire Marie Stam, Upstate Harp
Makeup and Hair: Cotton Rouge
Catering: Smoke on the Water
Bar: Liquid Catering
Cake Artist: Couture Cakes of Greenville
DJ and Entertainment: The Legendary Blake Vaughn, Jumping Jukebox
Carriage: Whispering Winds Carriage Company
Photography: David & Kristina Photography

Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown Riverplace bridesmaids dresses hanging Carrie's wedding dress hanging in window shoes and garter Carrie with bridesmaids in pink silk robes Carrie putting on wedding dress Carrie putting on her veil putting on earrings

Downtown Greenville SC Skyline

Downtown Greenville SC Skyline from the Embassy Suites Hotel

monogramed cufflinks for groomsmen

A great groomsman gift, monogrammed cufflinks.

Downtown Greenville SC Skyline groom's portrait in Embassy Suites Greenville Riverwalk riding the bus with the wedding party Carrie's bridal portrait in the Rock Quarry Garden

Fortunately, they decided to do a first look and were able to see each other privately before the wedding. This allowed them to share a very special moment together and also enabled them to get many of the group photos done before the ceremony. They could enjoy the whole day without feeling the pressure of a tight schedule.

First look in the Rock Quarry Garden First Look at Rock Quarry Greenville Groomsmen at Rock Quarry Garden bridesmaids Bridesmaids in pink dresses wedding photos at stone bridge in Greenville Rock Quarry Garden Stone bridge Rock Quarry Garden wedding photos in Rock Quarry The Old Cigar Warehouse wedding venue wedding rings wedding program and unity candle

Having harp player, Claire Marie Stam, for the prelude and processional was one of Andy’s favorite parts. It really set the scene and added to the overall experience of seeing his bride walk toward him down the aisle.

Claire Marie Stam Upstate Harp Andy before ceremony bride walking down steps at Old Cigar Warehouse saying vows Old Cigar Warehouse wedding in May Old Cigar Warehouse wedding ceremony Bride and groom walking up the aisle Old Cigar Warehouse brick wall by railroad tracks first dance fun first dance Old Cigar Warehouse wedding reception Table Decorations at Old Cigar Warehouse Round table with pink napkins and rustic lanterns Smoke on the Water wedding catering customized wine glasses as wedding guest favors

Andy’s brother may have missed his calling as a stand up comedian because he had one of the funniest best man toasts we’ve ever heard. He was also very genuine and obviously has a very deep love and appreciation for his brother.

best man toast Cake by Couture Cakes of Greenville Wedding reception at Old Cigar Warehouse The groom dancing at wedding reception bouquet and garter toss Groom singing on the dance floor

Bubbles for bride and groom exit at The Old Cigar Warehouse

A bubble exit is a great idea for a bride and groom wanting to do something different from the popular sparkler exit. It really helps to have a bubble making machine to add to the bubbles blown by the guests!

Horse and Carriage Exit from Old Cigar Warehouse Wedding Whispering Winds Carriage Company

See other featured weddings See Andy & Carrie’s Engagement Photos See if David & Kristina are available to photograph your wedding.