Mr. & Mrs. Fowler - North Carolina Mountain Wedding at The Fields of Blackberry Cove

When I think back to October, I’m blown away by how rapidly the weather changed. The first weekend in October, I went to Newberry’s Oktoberfest and it was about 100 degrees. Jenni and TK’s wedding was the last weekend in October and it was 40ish degrees. Regardless of the day being rainy and cold, it was magnificent, and I’m super excited that I get to share it with y’all.

Jenni, TK, and I were all art majors together at USC, and I was delighted when Jenni reached out to me inquiring about photographing their wedding. With both of them being naturally artistic, all of the wedding decor and details were perfect. Even little things like the invitations matching the boutonnieres. Really, it’s a photographers dream to have a couple like them!

Jenni’s grandparents couldn’t make it to the wedding, but Jenni still wanted them to be a part of the day. Those are her grandma’s rings and her grandpa’s cufflinks, all of which were worn during the ceremony and reception.

I think it’s so sweet when my brides do a first look with their bridesmaids. These ladies are some of Jenni’s closest friends, the ones that have been there for her through thick and thin. Their facial expressions are some of my favorite, especially her little niece.

Y’all already know how I feel about brides doing a first look with their dads. I’m hoping that these photos will convince all of my brides to do a first look with their dad.

All morning while getting ready, it was misting outside, but about 15 minutes before the ceremony, it started to rain. The ceremony and reception sites were all set up, so an outdoor ceremony was going to have to do. There were a lot of umbrellas, all of the guests were huddled together, and my assistant, the videographers, and I were all praying over our gear. It was show time.

As much as I love sun on a wedding day, the rain added to the moment. The rain offered this sort of emotion and texture to the photographs. And hello, regardless of the weather, Jenni and TK were just ecstatic to finally get married.

I cannot help but smile when I look at these photos!

These two were troopers! I’m so thankful that they were willing to freeze and stand in the rain for their portraits. Thank you, New York Bride & Groom of Columbia for giving Jenni her perfect dress and Jos. A Bank for making TK look extra dapper.

After they were announced at the reception, Jenni and TK went straight into their first dance and then danced with their parents. The dance floor was lit, and people danced for hours! Lots of laughter and sweat, and a few happy tears.

Zero complaints when people dance at weddings for hours. With the extra time, I get to slow down a bit and try some more artistic shots.

The whole day was lovely, and the sparkler exit was just icing on the cake.

Jenni & TK, you guys are incredible, and I’m truly thankful that I got to share part of y’all’s story with the world! I hope that your marriage is sweet, and that with every passing day, you love and appreciate each other more.

Also, if you want to see or read more about the Fowlers, check out their engagement session here and Jenni’s bridal portraits here.

Special thanks to my assistant, Melissa, for hanging out with me all day. You’re a good friend and have mad photography skills. Also, shoutout to some of my favorite vendors that I got to work with: Justin Mitchell with J. Mitchell Productions, Terran Ward with Della Terra Beauty for the GORGEOUS makeup and brows, Leah McDonald and her incredible hair skills (seriously, Jenni’s hair looked amazing all night regardless of the rain), Emily with Carolina Flowers (y’all, she grows her own flowers!), and Douglas Baker with The Fields of Blackberry Cove.