Rachel and Josh’s Furman Rose Garden wedding is one that I will always remember. I can honestly say it was the perfect day. When I say it was perfect I mean it was one of those days that reminds me why I have the best job in the world. First, start with the gorgeous setting of the Rose Garden at Furman University. I don’t know what it is about that spot, but at golden hour I really don’t think there is a better spot in Greenville. It has this magical mojo to it and man did it bring it on this day. It was the one of the first days we have had this season that really felt like fall. And I could go on all day how awesome this couple is. You could see it in their eyes how happy they were to be where they were. And as crazy as this may sound they were in the moment. Enjoying every aspect of it and truly embracing how special of a moment it is.  Now I know to those of you that don’t attend weddings every weekend that may sound crazy but that is the best way I can describe it. You could feel that in this moment nothing else in the world mattered but these two coming together as one. It really was a special in a way that words really can’t do it justice but I digress. Look at the expressions in the photos and you will totally see what I mean. After this amazing ceremony we strolled around the Furman campus having a blast with these two at sunset and then we were off to The Lazy Goat in downtown Greenville,SC where the couple was met by their friends and family for an amazing celebratory dinner.

I can’t thank Rachel and Josh enough for letting us witness and capture this amazing day. Please enjoy some of my favorite moments!
-John

Ceremony Location – Furman University Rose Garden
Wedding Photographers – Cureton Photography
Hair and Makeup – Cotton Rouge

 

 

Bride and groom standing in the rose garden at Furman University after their intimate wedding ceremony.

Sunset made for some epic moments after this amazing Furman Rose Garden wedding.

Bride and groom at sunset on a dock at the lake at the Furman campus. Bride and groom in the rose garden. Couple walking holding hands after their wedding ceremony. Groom kissing his bride on the forehead after their Furman rose garden wedding. Groom kissing the bride in perfect sunlight. Bride and groom at sunset after their wedding at Furman wedding. Bride and groom dancing at sunset by teh lake at Furman after their wedding ceremony. Bride and groom after their rose garden wedding at Furman in Greenville,SC. Backlit photo of a bride and groom at sunset in the bell tower at the Furman lake. Bride and groom snuggling. Bride showing the back of her dress with her groom in downtown Greenville.

These two look amazing!

Bride and groom on the steps by the Lazy Goat in downtown Greenville,SC. Bride leaning on her groom's shoulders after their wedding ceremony. Bridal dress. Bridal shoes on a window sill. Bride getting her makeup done by Katie Cotton. Bride getting the back of her dress zipped up. Bride's mother helping her in to the dress. Bride looking at herself in the mirror at the Westin Poinsett Hotel. Bride smiling holding her bouquet. Smiling bride. Groom waiting on a first look in the rose garden. Bride sneaks up on her groom during a first look before the ceremony. Groom getting emotional when he sees his bride during the first look. Groom smiling when he sees his bride for the first time in her dress.

These two had an amazing first look in the rose garden.

Bride and groom kissing in the rose garden. Bride wiping tears from her grooms face. Bride showing the groom the back of her dress. Groom and bride smiling during their first look. Groom twirling his bride around. Groom and bride walking around the lake at the Furman campus. Bride and groom cuddling before their wedding ceremony. Bride and groom touching foreheads. Groom whispering in the bride's ear making her laugh. Bride and groom standing by the lake at Furman. Bride looking at her bouquet. Gorgeous bride at golden hour before her Furman rose garden wedding.

Remember what I said about the golden hour light in this place. Wow.

Bride kissing her son before the ceremony. Bride in the rose garden at Furman. Bride looking at her flowers. Bride smelling her flowers at golden hour in the rose garden. Bride and her father walking down the aisle. Groom smiling as he sees his bride walking down the aisle. Groom wiping a tear from his eye as he sees his bride walking down the aisle. Bride and groom looking at each other. Bride crying during her wedding ceremony in the rose garden at Furman. Bride smiling at her groom during the wedding ceremony. Groom laughing during the ceremony. Bride and groom as they are pronounced husband and wife. FIrst kiss at the rose garden wedding. Bride and groom having their first kiss. Bride and groom walking back up the aisle. Bride and groom walking back up the aisle after the ceremony. Newlywed bride and groom walking toward the lake at Furman. Bride and groom silhouette by the lake at Furman. Bride and groom standing by the lake at Furman after their wedding. Bride and groom kissing at sunset. Bride and groom cake. Macro closeup of wedding ring. Newlyweds having dinner with their friends at The Lazy Goat in downtown Greenville. Bride and Groom toasting at dinner. Bride and groom kissing after cutting the cake. Newlywed couple outside The Lazy Goat in downtown Greenville,SC. Bride and groom dancing in downtown Greenville,SC.

Wedding in the Rose Garden at Furman University in Greenville,SC