This wedding was especially special to capture for us. Tom is one of KJ’s younger brothers and we were privileged enough to be asked to photograph their wedding day. We designated the day after to take their wedding portraits due to such a tight timeline, it really worked out for our favor, but more on that later!
Hurricane Matthew hit the same day as their wedding, making for a pretty eventful day! Thankfully, we all got onto the island the day before, before the hurricane hit! Tom and Charity are such a sweet couple. They’re actually gag worthy with how much they love each other. I have funny memories of playing Ticket to Ride with the both of them where they got all googly-eyed because they’re trains were traveling side by side.. gag me! Kj and I used to be accused of being that way, but since Tom and Charity got together, we’ve been out-gagged! buahah!
I know of some brides who got really upset at the prospect of rain on their wedding day, Tom and Charity got a hurricane! They say rain on your wedding day is good luck.. if that’s true, these two have enough luck to spread around to multiple couples!
Charity’s something borrowed was her veil from her Matron of Honor. She wore this on her wedding day, it was made by her mother for her wedding.
Here’s a glimpse of Charity’s bridal prep area. They rented this house via Air B&B, it was tucked away into the island, which sounds funny because there’s basically one road that goes around the island! Most roads are not marked which made getting to this house difficult, then add a hurricane! This house was great though, and provided a great area for Charity and Faith to get ready. We generally walk into a pretty busy bridal prep area, it was quite refreshing to find a peaceful setting. Tom’s getting ready portion of the day (like most men’s) was really simple. There was some ironing involved, which is more than most men have to do! Tom also got ready in mine and KJ’s room at the 1661 Inn right down the road from the wedding venue, Spring House Inn.
This moment right before the aisle between Charity and her Dad was so lovely, even with the slight photo bomb of the Matron of Honor! One of the sweetest things about their ceremony was the complete inclusion of everyone. Their Matron of Honor and Best Man officiated the wedding, and their vows were very personalized.
This was not the original idea for the ceremony sight. But, again, Hurricane Matthew to throw a wrench into plans. Instead, the ceremony was put here, under the tent. It was loud, due to the wind and rain, and we swore that at one point the tent was going to blow off the place! Charity’s veil was going EVERYWHERE! Her Dad caught it and held it in place which made for a sweet little detail, but I also kind of wished he would have let that thing fly!
Charity’s engagement ring was so sweet! Tom refers to Charity as his Pearl of Great Price, referencing a parable Jesus spoke of about the Kingdom in the book of Matthew; so he gave her a pearl as her engagement ring!