There’s something about sharing our work here on our blog that is really special for us.  A few months have come and gone since this particular wedding and time seems to have made us grow even more in love with these images.  Derek + Katie are two of the most down-to-earth, genuine people you will ever meet. Katie glowed non-stop on her wedding day and Derek couldn’t stop smiling from the moment he locked eyes with his Bride.  This day became so much more than taking photos.  It was a time that we were introduced into the lives of two incredible people and their families to celebrate one of their happiest days ever alongside them.

How did you two meet?
We met through a mutual friend – I lived in Kentucky and he lived in South Carolina. We were introduced our first year of college and hit it off right away.

Please tell us how Derek Proposed!
On my birthday he had a late work meeting and accidentally took my keys to get into the apartment, so I had to stay late at work. When he finally got home, I opened the door to see he had not actually had a work meeting, but had spent the last 4 hours stringing twinkle lights around the apartment and into the spare bedroom, where he had set up a table with candles and several bouquets of flowers. He made dinner and had music playing in the background. After he handed me dessert, he got down on one knee and popped the question!

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Adventurous Wedding Photos by Leigh + Becca by the Lake on a Georgia Summer Day

Adventurous Wedding Photos by Leigh + Becca by the Lake on a Georgia Summer Day

Adventurous Wedding Photos by Leigh + Becca by the Lake on a Georgia Summer Day

Adventurous Wedding Photos by Leigh + Becca by the Lake on a Georgia Summer Day

Adventurous Wedding Photos by Leigh + Becca by the Lake on a Georgia Summer Day

Adventurous Wedding Photos by Leigh + Becca by the Lake on a Georgia Summer Day

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Bridal Boutique: Charm Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy
Cake Designer: Confection Perfection Cakes
Ceremony+ Reception Location: Spring Lake Events
DJ: John’s Karaoke
Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley
Floral Designer: Weddings by Renty
Groomsmen Attire: Vera Wang
Hair Stylist + MUA: Vigilante Cosmetics 
Paper Goods Designer:  DIY
Officiant: Uncle of the Bride

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