San Souci Farms Wedding – Jenny + Matt – Sumter, SC
I have to admit I was looking forward to this wedding for a long time. About a year and a half ago Jenny and her Mom came to Greenville to meet with us and I knew leaving that meeting that we would all end up becoming great friends. That was only reinforced after meeting Matt when we did their engagement session. I really can’t say enough good things about these two. We think the world of them. I have to point out that this wedding is a prime example of why we like doing the engagement and bridal sessions as well. It gives us a chance to work with the couple before the wedding, get to really know them, and the result is that they are one hundred percent comfortable with us on their wedding day. It’s as if they forget the camera is there and that is when the real moments happen. But enough about that let’s talk about their AMAZING wedding.
We arrived early afternoon to San Souci Farms to hang out with the girls while they got ready. At first glance of this place I knew what all the hype was about. It is a stunning location. A real working farm with a lodge, a covered pavilion, and acres upon acres of scenery including gorgeous trees with Spanish moss hanging from them. This place is full of Southern charm and history. The farm was originally established in 1750 as a plantation by John Rutledge and his brothers. Rutledge was South Carolina’s first governor and signed the US Constitution…but I digress. After hanging out with the girls as they got ready we immediately took them to the site with the Spanish moss trees for some photos. Then we hung out with the guys down at the Pavilion before the ceremony.
The ceremony was as perfect as it gets. After a Jenny made her grand entrance down the steps of the Pavilion they shared vows and even performed a sand ceremony as the sun began to set over the gorgeous location. After the ceremony we took some shots of the family and bridal party and got to spend sunset with the amazing couple and make some of my favorite images to date.
I can’t thank both Jenny and Matt for letting us be a part of this awesome day. We had a blast getting to know them and their families. Please enjoy some of my favorite shots from their amazing San Souci Farms Wedding!