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A Destination Summertime Vineyard Wedding In South Carolina

Bride and bridesmaids sitting on bed while getting ready at South Carolina vineyard wedding

On Rachel’s first day at Stanford, where she attended college, she almost crashed her bike into her future husband while he was talking to their professor. Alex played it off with a casual, hi, but Rachel knew he was secretly laughing at her. He must have found her graceful bike abilities attractive because when they found out they were both in the same masters program, they started dating right away.

Their whirlwind love continued and they spent a lot of time traveling, arguing about football, and jamming out to Kid Cudi until one day isolated deep in the mountains, Alex asked Rachel to be his wife.  Brides wedding dress shot through window at South Carolina vineyard wedding

Rachel and Alex planned a beautiful vineyard destination wedding that perfectly fit their love affair for travel and nature. Snuggled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of my all-time favorite venues, Chattooga Belle Farm.  Days before and leading up to the big day, weather forecasters called for 100% chance of rain. For Rachel and Alex, that was not a problem. They embraced the rain for their outdoor wedding and came prepared with tons of umbrellas and boots. Bride having her hair done at South Carolina vineyard wedding

The rain and ominous clouds continued as Rachel and Alex began to get ready for their big day only doors down from one another at a semi-local hotel. After getting ready everyone made their way to the vineyard in preparation for the ceremony. As the guests began to arrive, Rachel got into her gorgeous dress with a slight tear of joy, and help from her family and bridesmaids. Alex and the groomsmen made their way to the altar and the ceremony started. As Alex came to a stop at the front of the ceremony, the rain stopped and the sun peeked a few rays through the dark sky.

Rachel made her way to the front with her father to greet Alex. A few family and friends came forward to say their blessings and then the officiant began with his prayer. With an exchanging of rings, a few tears, and a passionate kiss, Rachel and Alex were pronounced husband and wife. Bride smiling while getting makeup done at South Carolina vineyard wedding Groom hanging out with groomsmen while getting ready at South Carolina vineyard wedding

Once the ceremony was over, we started right into portraits. Not being discouraged by the wet and occasionally muddy vineyard we took full advantage of the incredible scenery. We made our way around the farm through the tall grass filled fields and vineyards. The sun started to shine stronger and the sky created an amazing complement. Although we all came back slightly wet, it was fully worth it.

Alex and Rachel were introduced and had their first dance before everyone dug into the tasty buffet. If you didn’t see their Washington DC engagement session, both Rachel and Alex enjoy great craft brewed beer. Since Rachel is originally from Atlanta, Sweetwater was the featured choice of beer. Makeup artist doing brides eyeshadow at South Carolina vineyard wedding Brides boots with wedding rings at South Carolina vineyard wedding

Griff’s Room Band kicked off the reception and did an amazing job entertaining the guests while they enjoyed the warm sun, great conversations, and showed off some fancy dancing. Rachel and Alex made their exit into the vineyard with soft bubbles floating carelessly in the air.

Congratulations to Rachel and Alex! Here are some of my favorite photos from their incredible summertime vineyard wedding. :)  Groomsmen ironing clothes while getting ready at South Carolina vineyard wedding Groom buttoning vest at South Carolina vineyard wedding Groomsmen jumping on bed while getting ready for wedding at South Carolina vineyard wedding Grandma helping bride with wedding dress at South Carolina vineyard wedding Bride and bridesmaid smiling while looking at each other at South Carolina vineyard wedding Reflection of bride in mirror putting on wedding dress at South Carolina vineyard wedding Grandma putting necklace on bride while getting ready at South Carolina vineyard wedding Photo of bride and bridesmaid in circle doing a shot before wedding at South Carolina vineyard wedding

Mason jar details hanging from ceiling at South Carolina vineyard wedding Grandma holding wedding invitation at South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Brides pink rose bouquet at South Carolina vineyard wedding Groom watching bride walk down aisle with violin player at South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride walking with father down aisle to groom at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bridesmaid crying at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Ring bearer holding rings at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride and groom standing at alter with mountains in the background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride and groom holding hands at alter and looking at each other with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride putting ring on groom with mountains in the background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride wiping tear from grooms face with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride and groom smiling and holding hands at altar with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride and grooms first kiss with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding ceremony Bride and groom leaving ceremony with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding

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Chattooga Belle Farm water tower with sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding Chattooga Belle Farm Barn house at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding Chattooga belle farm wine bottle and jam details at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding Custom coasters with flowers details at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests book at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Griffs Room band playing at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride and groom entering reception at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding Bride and groom first dance with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride and groom laughing during first dance with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Father daughter dancing while mother son dancing at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding cake with pink rose details at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride and groom cutting white and pink rose wedding cake at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Older wedding guests dancing at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests laughing with wine glass at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests dancing with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Little boy jumping across brick wall at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Groom drinking with groomsmen at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride dancing with wedding guests at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests standing in field with dog and mountains in the background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride hanging out with wedding guests at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guest sitting on brick wall at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Brides father drinking tea at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests high-five at sunset with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Reflection of wedding guests in water puddle at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests drinking wine at sunset with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests dancing at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Chattooga belle farm barn in vineyard at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Chattooga belle farm wine glass with wine at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Wedding guests laughing at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride and father laughing at sunset at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride and groom toasting wedding party at sunset with mountains in background at outdoor South Carolina vineyard wedding reception Bride and groom dancing in vineyard with mountains in background at sunset at South Carolina vineyard wedding Bride and groom kissing at sunset with mountains in background at South Carolina vineyard wedding Mrs beer coosie with wedding in background at sunset at South Carolina vineyard wedding Bride and groom kiss at bubble exit at South Carolina vineyard wedding

My name is Matt Druin and I’m an Atlanta wedding photographer that specializes in unique, offbeat weddings for all awesome people! Not only do I shoot amazing Atlanta weddings, but I also travel frequently for destination weddings, and weddings all over, with no travel fees in the US for amazing wedding photography. I also shoot Atlanta engagement sessions for newly engaged couples. I’ve even been known to travel, and far, for engagement sessions too!

Contact Atlanta Wedding Photographer Matthew Druin

Email matthew@matthewdruin.com

Phone 678-551-0115

Address 225 Parkway 575 #66 Woodstock, Georgia 30188

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