A moment I will never forget! This is NOT Jen’s guitar but she didn’t flinch when I asked her to “pose” with it! I love this photo. It makes me smile every time I see it.:) I hope it makes you smile too!! Just a friendly reminder that life doesn’t always have to be so serious. When we stop trying to make everything perfect, things get a little lighter, there is more JOY and we see people in a different way.

Have an awesome weekend!
Happy Bride!

  • Jen N Enan - Great advice Juliet! Keep on smiling & enjoy life

Oh Kate and Raheel, I just love y’all. You are so fun! Thank you for letting me be my goofy self AND totally going along with the ridiculous idea of sitting on the some kid’s “motorcycle” left on the side of the road!

  • Steven M Haynie - Great shots of a couple in love!

This is actually a repost! I thought of this couple today, who were married almost FIVE years ago and remember just how much I loved their day. Kelsey and Michael’s photos just make me happy! They went the same route that my husband Mat and I did – super simple….the focus was their friends, family and love for each other.

I remembered how Kelsey made these super cute bags for her bridesmaids and sewed them pajama pants out of seersucker. I loved how happy she and Michael were to be married! Oh how I miss the pre-Pinterest obsession days!

This is going to be another blog post but girls, if you are planning a wedding and feeling overwhelmed, this may help. Remember the most important part is the WEDDING itself – not making everything perfect. I think the more time people spend trying to make everything just “so,” we are missing out on really LIVING, loving and feeling real JOY.:)

Citadel Chapel Wedding-1

Ceremony Location: Citadel, Summerall Chapel
Reception Location: McCrady’s Restaurant
Officiant: Rev. Terry Wilson, wilsontl@musc.edu
Cakes: Ashley Bakery
Flowers: Tiger Lily
Hair and Makeup: All about the Bride, (Jamie Leigh)

  • Kelsey Erin - Thanks Juliet! My mom did most of the planning for this wedding and is due most of the credit. Her strategy was to choose beautiful locations that didn’t need more that a few simple details to bring them all together. With a mid day wedding we saved at ton on the food and had tons of time to really enjoy our wedding day at the reception and afterward. And of course we selected an incredible photographer who could capture the magic we felt in the day. My advice to any bride would be to put the money into the photographs and keep everything else simple and affordable. At the end of the day all the other details will be consumed, packed away or thrown away; only the photographs will last to be enjoyed day after day. An amazing photographer like Juliet can take a dandelion in a mason jar on a table with a simple white cloth next to a slice of cake and make it look fit for magazine!

WOW folks. Okay, this was way back!! 2011 to be exact. I got super excited when I started going through this Pepper Plantation wedding again and a few older ones that I never blogged. I LOVED this day so much. Becca and Pat were hilarious! So awesome to work with. We had a ball and I am honestly starting to see a theme here this week as I go back through older weddings…. I am completely inspired and can’t wait to share more!