I have been so excited to share this wedding! From the moment Mikaela booked me for her Glassy Mountain destination wedding, I started counting down to hers and Nicholas’ wedding date. If you’re not familiar, Glassy Mountain Chapel is in a gated community known as the Cliffs at Glassy Mountain, about 40 minutes north of Greenville, SC. Beautifully landscaped homes and winding roads lead you uphill to the very top, where the gorgeous stone chapel literally sits right on the edge of the Cliffs at Glassy Mountain.
I had my second shooter ride along with me up past Greenville, SC, and we met Mikaela and the bridal party at a lovely little lodge known as Black Bear Lodge. While she and her bridesmaids were getting ready for the ceremony, I captured the little details that make a wedding day special. As you can see, Mikaela’s dress from Jo-Lin’s Bridal was just stunning!
As much thought and effort as goes into wedding details, I feel that it’s incredibly important to document each and every part of the whole aesthetic.
I love the monogrammed robes that Mikaela gifted to her Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids for the getting-ready portion of her wedding day! Bless her heart, Mikaela was pretty nervous before the ceremony, sitting with anxiously folded hands while her amazing makeup artist, Jordan Tafta, tended to her look.
Once she was in her dress, though, everyone felt ready for the ceremony, and the nerves subsided a bit! While I stuck with the girls to go up to the chapel, my second shooter headed down the mountain to photograph the guys getting ready. This is one reason why a second shooter is a MUST-HAVE when you’re booking your wedding photographer; if the timeline goes a little awry, it helps to be able to split up jobs and insure that nothing gets missed. Glassy Mountain Chapel is just stunning inside! It’s easy to see why it is a favorite destination wedding location.
This flower girl was so sweet, but decided she didn’t want to finish her task, which gave everyone a big laugh when the flower girl “helper” had to finish up the job for her!
Mikaela is stunning, and the look on Nicholas’ face when he first sees her at the end of the aisle says it all. I just love LOVE an emotional groom!!
The rest of the wedding day was beautiful, and I loved having extended time for portraits with Mikaela and Nicholas, and the wedding party. They opted for a private reception with close family only, so we had about an hour and a half for many different poses, in some very adventurous locations!
Mikaela and Nicholas, thank you so much for allowing me to capture your wedding at the Cliffs at Glassy Mountain Chapel. I wish you all the best in the future, and I hope you enjoy reliving your wedding day through all of your photos!
- Venue: Cliffs at Glassy Mountain Chapel
- Hair and Makeup: Jordan Tafta
- Florist: Twigs
- Cake: Couture Cakes of Greenville
- Dress: JoLin’s Bridal
- Invitations: Shutterfly
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