I had the privilege of photographing Kylee and Sam’s Mt Stirling Plantation wedding alongside Audrey Rose Photography as her second shooter. Mt Stirling Plantation is the perfect venue for a classic southern wedding. I was a nervous wreck being this was the first time I worked with Audrey. However, I had no expectations as I had never been to Providence Forge much less Mt Stirling Plantation.
As I drove down the tall tree lined driveway, through the gate, the brick building grew larger as I neared. When I realized the ceremony was in front of that very building, my excitement grew. The team creating the wedding magic were the sweetest and most helpful group of people. A perfect southern wedding complete with blush peony bouquets, monograms, lace wedding gown, BBQ buffet, cornhole, and a biscuit bar.
Kylee radiated joy as her mom button her gown. Kylee also shared a sweet first look with her father, where they hugged and shared tears. Sam and Kylee chose to be traditional in not seeing one another prior to the wedding. However, the preachers first words were far from traditional. “Mawwiage, mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today!” Family, friends, and myself included didn’t know if this was intentional. But quickly realized it was part of the ceremony and shared in a laugh. It was unexpected but sentimental to Sam and Kylee’s relationship.
Similarly, the reception continued in the same fashion as the ceremony. Family and friends overwhelmed the couple with love, hugs, and even tears. Sam’s brother shared a toast that had the guests going from tears to laughter in recalling special childhood memories. The reception went late into the night with the best dance moves I’ve seen to date by a bride! Guests were able to join the bride on the dance floor while others shared in laughs while playing cornhole in the grass.
Above all, I didn’t feel like a photographer or a vendor at their wedding, rather I felt like a guest. Best wishes to the beautiful couple for a lifetime of happiness!
Venue | Mt. Stirling Plantation
Main Photographer | Audrey Rose Photography
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