Anna + Austin | The Oaks WeddingAugust 22, 2016

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If you follow me on social media, you likely know that I recently had hip surgery. Though the past few weeks have had their ups & downs, I’m thankful that my recovery has gone really well. Two days prior to my surgery, however, I photographed my last wedding of the summer season in Anderson, SC. Anna & Austin got married at beautiful white church, celebrated their reception at The Oaks, and it couldn’t have been a sweeter occasion to be witness to!

The love these two have for Jesus was overflowing through every aspect of their wedding day. It made my heart so happy to photograph their joy as they became husband & wife. The day was filled with meaningful traditions and details, making their wedding day one full of legacy & love. The center stone from Anna’s ring belonged to her beloved grandmother. A prayer was read during their wedding ceremony from the same copy of the Common Book of Prayer that was read from during the wedding ceremony of Anna’s parents & grandparents. Anna & Austin didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but instead exchanged letters and shared a first “touch” that had my eyes brimming with tears behind my camera. And you’ll see Austin’s face when he saw his bride coming down the aisle; there wasn’t a happier man on this planet in that moment!

After a long summer season, I thought I might have been worn out and exhausted for their wedding day, but Anna & Austin’s energy was contagious & I came away from their wedding with a full heart. Even after their wedding day was over, these two sent me the most encouraging email I may have ever received, one that brought tears streaming down my face in gratitude that these are the people the Lord has brought into my life through photography. Anna & Austin, I’m so thankful to know the two of you & to have had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful day for you. I cannot wait to see how the Lord uses the two of you & your marriage in the years to come!

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The amazing vendors that made Anna & Austin’s day possible included
Photography: Casey Edwards Photography
Venue: The Oaks
Catering: Sullivans Metropolitan Grill
Cake: Kathy & Company
Rentals: Anderson Event Rentals
Band: The Mighty Kicks
Flowers: Patricia Kinley
Hair & Makeup: The Bronze Tiger

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