Meghan and Correy know how to bring the heat! Last year we had a very mild summer and then suddenly when it was time for their engagement session, we were hit with full blown August heat. And then this summer, we’ve had a pretty dreary, rainy June but then Meghan and Correy’s wedding day was the hottest day the entire month. But that heat came with no rain, so we were ok with the trade off. Even with the temperature turned up, these two and their wedding party were absolute troopers.
Meghan and Correy’s wedding day was filled with all the things you expect; love, laughter, family and friends. But it was also filled so many personalized, thought out details. The day started at Firestone Baars Chapel on Stephens College’s campus. This chapel is classic, modern, stunning, and a whole host of other adjectives. The simplistic beauty of the chapel was highlighted by touches of baby’s breath, burlap, and lanterns. Meghan and Correy said their vows, surrounded by their closest family and friends in an intimate ceremony. One of my favorite pictures from the ceremony is from the beginning when Correy saw Meghan walking down the aisle. The love he feels for her is completely apparent on his face. That kind of moment is exactly what we love to capture.
After the ceremony we made our way over to Columbia Country Club for portraits and the reception. I’m not sure I can adequately express how much we love CCC and why we love it so much! To begin with, this is where we had our wedding reception almost 5 years ago! But CCC offers so much to couples. There is a wealth of portrait locations all over the golf course. The newly renovated club house provides several different areas for wedding guests to enjoy – a ballroom, sunroom, bar, and a covered patio. Meghan and Correy took advantage of all that CCC has to offer. We started portraits by the club house with the entire wedding party and then ventured off to explore the course with just the bride and groom. I love the pictures of Correy and Meghan on the old bridge. Those photos sum up the entire feel of their wedding day; simple, classic, rustic, and full of love.
Once we had enough of the heat, we headed indoors of the club house to the elegantly decorated ballroom. Meghan and her family did such a wonderful job pulling together all the little details to make the reception perfect. There were personalized touches everywhere you looked from the framed photos on the fireplace mantles to the burlap gift bags at every place setting to the barest touch of lace on the table runners. Meghan and Correy’s dogs (Bradon, Lucy, and Drogo – who we met at their engagement session last year) even made an appearance on the cake topper! And the personalized touches just kept on coming. If you notice in some of the reception photos, there are little slices of a tree on the tables. Those came from a tree on Meghan’s parents’ farm that Meghan’s Dad planted for her Mom just after they got married. I love when weddings have details that are so meaningful and memorable to the couple and their families.
The reception was an absolute blast! Meghan and Correy had our photo booth set-up and their guests were in the booth all night long, getting souvenir prints to take home with them. When the guests weren’t in the photo booth, they were on the dance floor. Sometimes at weddings the DJ has to work to get people dancing. That was not the case with this wedding. DJ Fat White Boy (AKA Aaron Rose) kept everyone dancing with some excellent song selections. There was even a visit from Elvis, who crooned and serenaded the bride! All in all this was one heck of a wedding.
Thank you, Meghan and Correy, for letting us be part of your special day. We had such a wonderful time celebrating, dancing, and photo boothing with you and your family and friends!
Cheers! Piper & Justin