Emma + Mason Simmons // Wedding

The Simmons, where do I even begin?! These two are friends from Clemson who are some of the sweetest, most genuine and kind people I have ever met. I could not have been more excited for them to FINALLY be married after dating since middle school! Their story is one of true friendship and pursuit of each other, and I love every bit of who these two are and what they stand for. It was the biggest honor to be apart of their day + I'm so thankful to them for their continual kindness and trust in me during this process of their engagement season and wedding day! The only way I really know how to put it is that this day was simply beautiful— it was filled with so much joy + celebration, but also many, many sweet + intentional moments that were one right after the other. It may be one of the easiest wedding days I've ever photographed because that's just who Mason & Emma are. Both of them so peaceful, kind and have the most calming presence that you just love being around. Looking back through the pictures from the whole day, I feel like they truly capture just how happy, excited, emotional and thankful Emma and Mason and all their loved ones were.

Honestly, I think Emma + Mason's families made this day so incredible for them— they were the most selfless, encouraging and joyful people I've ever shot a wedding with. They were so incredibly kind to me all throughout their wedding day and still to this day when I see them around, are just the sweetest and most appreciative people— My heart truly loves these families! There are too many sweet moments from this day to count, every moment and detail was truly a special one. Emma got ready with all her bridesmaids at her childhood home. This was such a surreal and sentimental moment for her and her whole family as she walked down the stairs in her wedding dress. She had her first look with her dad in their front yard which were some of the most priceless moments that I know they will both cherish forever. Emma + Mason wanted to take all pictures beforehand so that they could spend more time together and go straight to having fun at their reception, but they wanted their first look moment with each other to be completely private. The moments captured right after that as they exchanged letters were just as sweet + I'm so glad we got to be apart of those emotional moments with them. Emma wore her cousins wedding dress, and during this time alone Mason gave her beautiful diamond earrings to wear, which made her details even more special. The few moments before the ceremony each of them were completely surrounded, as each of their loved ones laid hands and prayed over Emma and Mason right before walking down the aisle. These emotions captured still make me tear up… there most definitely was not a dry eye in either room! Right after they were announced husband and wife, Emma and Mason were so ecstatic + emotional, they just couldn’t even believe after dreaming all these years, they were actually husband and wife! These moments captured right after the ceremony with their families, truly depict the excitement and support from their loved ones. The reception that followed was nothing short of a fun, beautiful celebration + PARTY! From details of floral bouquets + greenery, to crystal chandeliers + cozy velvet couches, to the beautiful white bar, and of course a huge dance floor + AMAZING band, the details of this wedding day were stunning. Emma + Mason celebrated the entire night on the dance floor with everyone they loved and truly had the time of their lives. They had amazing southern food buffet and a charcuterie board appetizer, followed later by Bojangles biscuits and milk + cookie trays for the late night snacks. Talk about good food + a good time - no one wanted to stop when the time for the exit came! Emma + Mason’s night ended with a beautiful sparkler exit leading the way to their old time getaway car they drove away together in… it was the most magical night! So in love with everything about this day and am SO happy for these two sweet friends of mine… Scroll down to see some highlights from this HAPPY day!