Melissa & Parker's Church to Beach Wedding

We first met Melissa and Parker when we did their engagement photos back on a chilly spring day.  The chill followed us to the wedding day and the passing storms kept us inside no matter how hard we tried to get out.  But that's no problem, a beautiful church is a fine background.


I was loving her blue shoes.  


Flower girls often forget to pass out the petals so this ball of flowers is a super cute option.  And she definitely swung it around enough that petals were falling.


For the ceremony, I was stuck in the choir loft but that's what telephoto lenses are for.  It's also important to move from left to right and sitting to standing so not every shot is from the exact same perspective. 


We took all the family shots and some bridal party in the church following the ceremony.  I was tracking the weather radar on my phone but those green patches kept rolling in.  We headed to the reception site on Wrightsville Beach since it had some balconies we could work with.  I still love this shot of the bridesmaids protecting the bride from the rain, and their umbrellas totally worked with the color scheme. 


On to the reception for dinner and dancing. Her grandmother made the cake, so sweet!


This has to be the quickest sparkler "LOVE' shot I've ever set up.  Way to go! to my volunteers. 

And Congratulations to Melissa and Parker!