This beautiful day began, well, not quite so beautifully. We had rainy, stormy skies with no guarantee of clearing. But as the morning passed, and the events of Maggie and Brandon's day began to unfold, the sun peeped out. And it didn't go away until nightfall. We had temperatures in the 70s, a nice breeze, and golden sunshine. And a beaming couple so happy to be together.
The day began in a very magical way, with a first look.
Then we had a fun little adventure riding off in golf carts to see the photo ops Bear Creek had in store!
What a gorgeous group!
Maggie looked stunning.
Even more beautiful when they're together. <3
After wrapping photos up, the golf carts took us back to the clubhouse where the ceremony was to be held out back.
Even after a first look, I love that you can still feel the energy between the bride and groom as she walks down the aisle.
You may kiss the bride!
One nice thing about finishing most of the photos beforehand is the party can begin very soon after the ceremony! The reception hall had a beautiful, high-ceilinged, rustic charm. I loved it!
And the purples and silvers added the perfect touch of class.
Mr. and Mrs. Hogan!!
Maggie's nephew, Hugo (who I've had the pleasure of photographing since he was just a newborn!!) was the cutest little ring bearer!
The toasts were like listening in on a warm hug. They were absolutely perfect.
Maggie and Brandon shared a beautiful first dance,
followed by a mother-son dance,
that became the sweetest dance of a whole new Hogan family. It was a truly touching moment.
Then the dance floor opened up! What a great group! I think everyone was having an amazing time!
And, of course I had to steal a photo with myself, Maggie, and her sister Carrie, whose wedding I also shot!! I love my PhoLo brides!! <3 It seriously means the world to see this happen!
Maggie and Brandon, thank you so much for bringing me along for such a fun, love-filled, and perfect day!! You two are so laid-back, real, and truly kind souls, and I know so many good times are in store for your future together! Congratulations on the beginning of it all!!
Special thanks to:
My amazing second shooter, Cash! Seriously, she is the best!!
Venue and caterer - Bear Creek Golf Club
Cake - Sweet Ideas by Georgia
Florals - Floralty
DJ - Amanda of Complete Weddings + Events
Hair and Makeup - Salon de Christe
Officiant - Mary Drew