Gratitude Preserve wedding | pelzer, sc | jacksonville wedding photographer

gratitude Preserve | Chris + Laurel

gratitude preserve wedding | pelzer, SC

As a wedding photographer, there are some moments that stay with you forever. Chris and Laurel's wedding day on June 10, 2023, at the breathtaking Gratitude Preserve in Pelzer, SC, was undoubtedly one of those unforgettable events. From the very beginning of their journey as a couple, I had the honor of capturing their love story, from their heartwarming proposal to their charming engagement photos, culminating in the most magical day of their lives.

A Perfect Day at Gratitude Preserve:

On that warm June day, the sun blessed the couple with its radiant rays, setting the stage for a perfect outdoor wedding. Gratitude Preserve, with its sprawling natural beauty, provided an enchanting backdrop for the couple's nuptials. As a photographer, I knew I had countless opportunities to capture the essence of their love against this picturesque setting.

A Journey from Proposal to "I Do":

Having worked with Chris and Laurel from their very engagement, I had the privilege of witnessing the progression of their love. The engagement shoot allowed us to build a strong rapport, helping them feel at ease in front of the camera and ensuring their genuine emotions shone through in every frame. By the time their wedding day arrived, it was like photographing old friends, making the experience all the more enjoyable and authentic.

A Dream Team of Vendors:

A wedding is only as successful as the talented team behind it, and Chris and Laurel's celebration was no exception. The meticulous planning by Big Day Event Service ensured that every detail fell seamlessly into place, allowing the couple to focus solely on each other. DJ Marvel Entertainment Group provided the perfect playlist that had the guests dancing the night away, while the delectable Nothing Bundt Cakes and mouthwatering catering by Mac Attack GVL delighted everyone's taste buds.

The Essence of Love:

As the day unfolded, it became evident that Chris and Laurel's love was not only beautiful but genuine. Every glance they exchanged, every touch of their hands, and every shared laugh spoke volumes about their deep connection. As a photographer, capturing these candid moments of pure love and joy is what makes my job so fulfilling.

A Lasting Memory:

Being a part of Chris and Laurel's wedding day was an honor and a privilege. The moments I preserved through my lens will forever hold a special place in my heart. Their love story is a reminder of the beauty and magic that weddings bring into our lives, and it serves as an inspiration for all couples embarking on their journey together.

Chris and Laurel's wedding at Gratitude Preserve was a true celebration of love and commitment. From the idyllic venue to the incredible team of vendors, every aspect of their special day contributed to its magic. As a photographer, I am grateful to have been entrusted with the task of capturing their love story, from the very beginning to the "I do's." These are the moments that remind me why I love what I do – preserving memories that will be cherished for generations to come. May their journey together be filled with endless love and happiness.


Venue - Gratitude Preserve

Planning - Big Day Event Service

Entertainment - DJ Marvel Entertainment Group

Cake - Nothing Bundt Cakes

Catering - Mac Attack GVL