Mr. & Mrs. Huggins - Late Summer Wedding in Lexington, South Carolina
Oh hey, it’s the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Jared & Madison Huggins! In August, Jared and Madison said their “I do’s!” and tied the knot.
The morning was spent finishing up the final touches at the church and getting ready for the festivities. The guys in their sharp tuxedoes, and the girls in their lilac dresses, and of course Madison in her Maggie Sottero Designs gown. Jo-Lin’s did not disappoint when it came to the formal wear!
Photographing the little details is always a must for me. The rings, flowers, jewelry, and invitation suite are all things that are sentimental to the couple. Madison and Jared spent time picking out and working on these things, and I want to show them off.
Before the ceremony, Madison chose to do a first look with her dad and brother. I seriously had to hold back the tears when her dad turned around to see her. The love and joy was overwhelming, and the bond between her and her brother is really unique.
Jared and Madison wanted to spend some time together before the ceremony, but they opted out of doing a first look. Instead, they met back to back underneath the branches of a giant tree and exchanged letters that they wrote for each other. Madison also gifted Jared with an elegant watch, and he gave her a hand made picture frame. I love it when my bride and groom do this because it’s an intimate moment that allows for them to slow down, breathe, and appreciate the the day together before they walk down the aisle.
The ceremony was held at the church Madison grew up going to. The pews began to fill with family and friends, as they awaited the joyous moment of Madison walking down the aisle. As the doors swung open, Mrs. Vicki’s eyes began to tear as her daughter and husband walked down, and Mrs. Kim had the biggest smile on her face as her son was seeing his bride for the first time. Madison and Jared chose to take communion during their service, and they invited all of the guests to partake with them.
Once they exchanged their rings and finished worshipping, their pastor announced them as husband and wife! A moment that was years in the making but happened in God’s perfect timing.
That moment when you realize you’ve finally married the love of your life.
This moment was one of the sweetest of the day.
All the love for their bridal party. They were so fun to photograph!
As soon as the newlyweds arrived at their reception, they went straight in to their first dance. Since I’ve had my own wedding, I seem to cry during almost every first dance. Not sure what’s wrong with me now haha.
Jared and Madison danced to Ben Rector’s “Love Like This” - “It’s the way you’re smiling at me. It’s in the way you hold my hand. It’s the way I’ve watched you change me from a boy into a man. It’s a million things about you, and I don’t know what it is. But I have never known a love like this.”
Seriously, all the tears running down my face. And please, don’t even start with Madison’s dance with her dad * cue crying emoji *
Yes, the food was really that good.
Golly, these portraits of Jared and Madison are so dreamy. That dress and veil are to die for. On the wedding day, I love to spend 20-30 minutes with bride and groom. It gives them a little time alone and away from everyone else and allows for some gorgeous photographs. The bridal party, dancing, and even ceremony pictures are important, but the bride and groom portraits are what they’re going to show their children and grandkids.
The cake was delicious, the toasts were sweet, and the dance floor was lit! One of the best dance parties to date.
Jared & Madison, thank y’all for letting me be the one who walked through this entire journey with y’all. From the engagement in Charleston, to the bridal portraits, all the dinner and donut dates, and every thing in between, I love y’all.
Special thanks to my assistant Carly Poole and all of the other vendors who helped make this day special: Jo-Lin’s | Fossil Watches | King’s Jewelers | Flowers By Hailey Elaine | Big Time Entertainment | Emily Thornton | Emily McConnell | Mt. Horeb & Palmetto Collegiate Institute