What a treat to work with a couple like Chris and Catie who gave us complete creative freedom to photograph their wedding! We talked through the whole wedding day schedule and came up with a game plan to make sure we had enough time to get tons of great photos before dark.

Nearing the end of daylight savings time, it’s important to make sure there’s enough daylight for outdoor photos. The rain held off all day (which was unusual this Fall) and we were able to get some amazing photos of Chris and Catie at the St. James Episcopal Church right after their wedding ceremony and before driving to their Poinsett Club wedding reception. It was also great to see Drew and Kelly again. We photographed their wedding a couple years ago at Furman. Kelly was a bridesmaid and Drew did one of the readings during Chris and Catie’s ceremony.

Ceremony Venue: St. James Episcopal Church
DJ: DJ Chris Scott & Dance Party
Wedding Dress: The Dress
Floral: Greg Foster
Reception Venue: The Poinsett Club
Photography: David and Kristina Photography

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Gorgeous, elegant flower arrangements by Greg Foster…you always know the flowers will look good when Greg is the florist! (BTW, he was the florist for David & Kristina’s wedding back in 2007)

Katie with bouquet by Greg Foster Bouquets by Greg Foster bride and bridesmaids in front of Poinsett Club

YouTube to the rescue for figuring out how to pin boutonnieres…it’s harder than it looks folks!

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Fist bump # 1 (keep scrolling for the second one).

bride gives fist bump before walking down the aisle

The Wedding Ceremony took place at St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville, SC.

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….aaand there it is…fist bump # 2!

bride gives fist bump after weddingwedding photos inside St. James Episcopal Greenville SC

We asked the groomsmen to unbutton their jackets and put one hand in a pocket, and the bridesmaids informed us that they also had pockets. Thus, the wedding party “pocket” shot:

bridesmaids dresses with pocketsChris and Catie outside church after weddingbride and groom at St. James EpiscopalChris and Catie are married at St. James Episcopal Church near Paris MountainThe Poinsett Club ballroomtable arrangements and place cardsbride and groom introduced to wedding guestsChris and Catie's first dance at The Poinsett Club ballroomfather daughter dancemother son dance

Everything at The Poinsett Club is fabulous, including the food! The facility is also beautiful, and the service is second to none.

food at the Poinsett Club wedding cateringwedding cakecutting the cakewedding toast by father of the bridebest man toast at weddingmaid of honor toastwedding toastsguests mingle during reception

It was great to see Drew and Kelly again after photographing their wedding a couple years ago. We practically had to drag Kelly away from the dance floor to get her in a photograph with her husband. DJ Chris Scott had almost everyone dancing all night!

You can see Drew and Kelly’s pics here on the Muse 10 Photography website (we rebranded as “David & Kristina” this Fall).

Drew and Kelly

Mawwage. Mawwage is what brings us toga today. Hands down, the BEST wedding koozies I’ve EVER seen! The Princess Bride was one of my (David’s) favorite movies growing up. A friend of Catie’s had these made as a surprise for her and Chris.

Princess bride koozies for wedding favorswedding reception at The Poinsett Club Greenvilledancing at receptioncouples dancing at Poinsett Club receptionbride dancing during wedding reception

This is what happens when the DJ (Chris Scott) plays “Watch Me Nae Nae”…

DJ Chris Scott keeps the party going at The Poinsett Club

…and this is what happens during the guitar solo in “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey!

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