While photographing Jackie and Stu’s engagement party earlier this year and I knew right away that they were going to be fun to work with. They are both very laid back and love to laugh.
Unfortunately Jackie had to deal with some serious bridal stress over the past few months. She had ordered her Lazaro dress at the ill-fated La Bella Sposa (you may have read about them in the news) and ended up having to scramble for her dress as well as all of the bridesmaids dresses. Jackie wanted to thank the folks at J Major’s Bridal Boutique who she said were a huge help reordering and obtaining all the dresses.
As I set out to photograph Jackie’s bridal portraits at the Duke Mansion I wanted to make sure to capture some of her vibrant personality.
I recently did a rehearsal dinner at the mansion and was impressed with all of the unique settings it offers. Thanks to Aundrea Hopkins, the wonderful senior conference services manager at Duke, who helped set everything up. Although they don’t do wedding receptions, the Duke Mansion does an incredible job on rehearsal dinners and corporate events and is also a bed and breakfast.
Jennifer Wouters of Soiree Charlotte, who is the planner for Jackie’s wedding, also stopped by to lend a hand. Thanks also to photographer Joe Strickland for doing another excellent job assisting me on the shoot.
Check back for images from Jackie and Stu’s wedding later this month. I’ll also soon be posting images from a Charleston wedding.