Price & Ryan’s Wedding | Gaston Country Club | Gastonia, NC

Gastonia, North Carolina, the hometown of the bride, was the place to be for the weekend of Price and Ryan’s wedding.    Several downpours of rain made everyone say: “It’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day!!”  This very special ceremony and reception honored the two faiths of the families: Christian and Jewish.  Both families were a dream to photograph and hang out with for this photographer!

It’s funny how things happen and come together.

I have my husband, Brennen (in sales!), to thank for  this opportunity to be Price and Ryan’s photographer!  He made friends with Price’s brother, Kinnison, first.  Although I met Price and Ryan only a week before their wedding, we hit it off right away!! The more they told me about themselves and their families, the more we had in common: sports, movies (Father of the Bride), Charleston, southern roots!  Ryan proposed to Price at the Edmondston-Alston House on the battery in Charleston.  In the guise of a private tour of the home, Ryan had a unique spot on the upstairs balcony for the big question.  Both attorneys, they are hard workers with big personalities!

The beautiful, fun rehearsal dinner on Friday night has been posted earlier, seen here.  A few personal touches at the wedding were: Price had her mother’s lace wedding dress sleeve tucked into her bouquet, which her sister had done with the other sleeve  when she was married;  the silver champagne goblets for toasting were from her parents’ wedding; during the ceremony Price’s niece sang “What a Wonderful World” and looked like a little ange .  Fun families like these make an exciting reception party as they all did!

Best wishes to you both, and I hope to see you around town!

I have two special thank you’s!  One to my second shooter Amy Kay!  We as mother’s call destination weddings a vacation for us!  And my second, to Miller’s grandparent’s Gina & Doggie, for taking such good care of him all weekend while I worked.  Love you!

Venue: Gaston Country Club – Gastonia, NC
Tent: Gaston Rentals, Inc. – Gastonia, NC
Band: Black and Blue (East Coast Entertainment)
Caterer: Gaston Country Club
Cake: Susan Martin
Florist: Randy Ouzts
Bride’s Dress: from Hayden Olivia – Charlotte, NC
Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade Charm Glitter
Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid
Bride’s Hair: Dennis Conner – Charlotte, NC
Bride’s Makeup: Heather Hawkins