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Love has the incredible power to bring people together in the most unexpected ways. For Abby and Adam, their love story began eight years ago, during their freshman year at Indiana University. Little did they know that their chance meeting in the same dorm would lay the foundation for a lifetime of happiness and memories. On that fateful week, destiny had set the stage for their extraordinary journey towards a breathtaking wedding.
A Proposal with a View
Fast forward to June 10th, when Abby and Adam sealed their love overlooking the majestic ocean in Mexico. The breathtaking landscape provided the perfect backdrop that would forever change their lives. As the waves crashed against the shore, Adam mustered the courage to ask Abby the most important question. She joyfully said yes, setting their wedding plans into motion for their breathtaking wedding.
Finding the Perfect Dress
Planning a wedding can be an adventure in itself. Abby had her heart set on finding the perfect wedding dress. A year before the big day, while living in Charleston, SC, she knew that shopping for her dress in the charming city would add an extra touch of magic to her experience. Joined by her Maid of Honor, they embarked on a weekend getaway filled with excitement and anticipation.
Their first stop was White on Daniel Island, a bridal boutique owned by the talented Jodi Moylan. From the moment Abby stepped into the boutique, she felt an instant connection and knew she was in capable hands. After trying on a few stunning dresses, Abby found “the one. Little did she know that Jodi had designed that dress herself, making it an even more special and unique choice. With Jodi’s expertise, Abby’s dream dress was flawlessly customized to her liking. She even created the perfect matching veil. It was a fairytale come true.
The Benefits of a First Look
The wedding day itself was a whirlwind of emotions and cherished moments. One of Abby’s favorite memories was the first look with Adam. Leading up to that moment, nerves had set in. As Adam turned around and locked eyes with his beautiful bride in her stunning wedding dress, all worries melted away. It was a magical moment of serenity and pure joy, marking the beginning of their lifelong commitment.
Another cherished memory was the pre-ceremony celebration known as the Skup. This is a Serbian Wedding tradition. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, Abby and Adam reveled in the love and support of their loved ones. The heartfelt camaraderie and shared anticipation created an unforgettable atmosphere, brimming with happiness and excitement.
The Breathtaking Wedding
Of course, no wedding day comes without its share of nerves and concerns. Abby admits to feeling anxious about the timeline, fearing delays that could impact the special moments planned throughout the day. However, her worries were quickly assuaged thanks to the incredible efficiency of the photo and video team. Despite a minor delay in the morning due to a miscommunication with the hair and makeup team, we worked our magic, ensuring that all the desired shots were captured flawlessly. Abby and Adam’s day flowed seamlessly, culminating in a punctual arrival at the skup, where their love and unity were celebrated by all.
Reflecting on their unforgettable wedding experience, Abby has some sage advice to share with future couples. First and foremost, trust your photographers. They possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise in capturing the most precious moments of your special day. Be open-minded and receptive to their guidance, allowing them to work their magic while you simply be yourself and enjoy the moment with your partner.
Additionally, Abby recommends preparing diligently for the detail shots, as they add an extra layer of beauty and meaning to your wedding album. Taking the time to gather and organize meaningful items can enhance the storytelling aspect of your photographs.
However, above all else, Abby encourages couples to fully immerse themselves in the present moment. The wedding day may feel like a whirlwind, but it is essential to pause and savor each precious second. Embrace the love and happiness that surrounds you, allowing it to permeate every fiber of your being. By living in the moment and sharing it intimately with your partner, you will create lifelong memories that will continue to nourish your love for years to come.
Abby and Adam’s wedding day was a testament to the power of love and the beauty of shared moments. Their story, from their chance meeting in a college dorm to the oceanfront proposal and their stunning wedding, serves as an inspiration for couples embarking on their own journeys. May their love continue to grow and flourish, and may their cherished memories forever be preserved through the timeless artistry of their wedding photographs. Congratulations to the newly weds. We were honored to be part of your special day.