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On Saturday, July 1st, 2017, Robin and Jacob were married at The Old Stone Church in Glenn Springs, SC.  The church has recently been restored and was so beautiful!  It was even more special because of Robin’s family’s history at this church.  In Robin’s own words from a recent social media post before their wedding, “My mom always wanted me to have my wedding here, and I’m so glad Jacob loved it and felt peace there also. This little one room southern gothic church was built in 1908. It’s where my great grandparents were married and where my papa went to church as a kid.”  How awesome is that?!

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Robin’s beautiful dress was complimented by her bouquet which had lavender and white flowers throughout!  There were also stems of lavender throughout the church as decor too, so the scent was so peaceful and relaxing!

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Robin and Jacob met through the college and young adult ministry at church.  Robin and Jacob both noticed each other right away during different group events, but really got to know each other better when they both sat next to each other at a game night.  Their conversation flowed easily and they seemed to understand each other, in ways that others may have found odd.  Their friendship grew and they continued to attend group events and outings together.  Robin always invited their group of friends to go swing and contra dancing, and she always hoped Jacob would come, but he never did.  Until one Sunday when Jacob was not with his normal group of friends, he then decided to join Robin for lunch.  During that time, he realized she was not a person to be messed with and started to believe the risk of getting to know her better was worth it.  He finally agreed to go swing dancing with Robin and they had a great evening together.  At the end of the night, Jacob confessed to Robin that he liked her and asked her to go out with him.  Robin didn’t agree to right away.  Throughout the next several weeks Jacob continued to ask Robin to go out with him, and after some more time spent together and agreeing how easy it was to talk to each other, Robin agreed. At the end of that year of dating each other, during a trip to Pennsylvania with Jacob to visit his family, Jacob surprised Robin by asking her to spend forever with him and presented her with a ring.  And Robin said “YES!”  It was so obvious how Robin and Jacob truly are each other’s best friends.  They are both so sweet to each other and their wedding day was a beautiful start to spending the rest of their lives together!  Robin’s and Jacob’s families came together to help them celebrate this important day.

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Jacob saw Robin for the first time when she walked down the aisle in the beautiful Old Stone Church at Glenn Springs.  It was obvious how excited he was to see her in her wedding dress, as he has the sweetest smile on his face!  The ceremony continued on with a special message from Pastor Phil, in which he even gave Robin and Jacob special gifts to help them get their marriage started right!  One of these gifts was the “Apples to Apples” game, which was only fitting since they first met and got to know each other at a game night.

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

After the special God honoring ceremony, Robin and Jacob were able to cut their beautiful wedding cake, made by Kathy Hewitt, with their wedding party surrounding them and helping them to enjoy the moment.

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

After the cake cutting, we celebrated more with Robin and Jacob’s wedding party and took their group pictures.  It was apparent how each person in their wedding party was someone special to them and everyone was so helpful and supportive of both Robin and Jacob throughout the wedding day!  They all had fun together too!  I absolutely loved Robin’s bridesmaids’ periwinkle colored dresses, which blended so nicely with the lavender decor throughout the day.  Jacob’s groomsmens’ grey vests and pants complimented the lavender and periwinkle color scheme as well, to make for such a handsome and polished look.  What a great looking wedding party!

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Then after the group pictures we moved into the bride and groom portraits, my FAVORITE part of the wedding day!!!  For couples who choose to not do a first look, as Robin and Jacob had chosen, I always try to make sure we have plenty of time to fit in bride and groom portraits.  I like to think of these photos as my specialty.  This is the time I get to really show the bride and groom together and their love and care for one another.  Robin and Jacob did not disappoint and I think their love definitely showed through during this time together.  I even had a chance to take a few individual shots of Robin, a beautiful bride!  I just loved her long veil too, and had to take advantage with some veil shots!

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

After the bride and groom portraits we moved to the reception time and Robin and Jacob enjoyed a special first dance together as husband and wife.  This dance was followed by the Father/Daughter dance with Robin and her Father and then the Mother/Son dance with Jacob and his Mother.

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

After the dances, everyone enjoyed a great meal provided by Midway BBQ.  Then Nathan White, of Complete Entertainment, directed the “shoe game” where he asked questions about which person in the relationship was most likely to  . . .  and Robin and Jacob would hold up the shoe of the person that they felt answered the question the best.  Everyone got some good laughs during this game, especially when they held up different shoes for the answer and didn’t agree!  But there were quite a few answers that Robin and Jacob held up the same shoe, meaning they agreed on the answer.  I’d say that’s a great start to their marriage with how much they did agree with one another!

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

The fun continued as fun music was played and everyone enjoyed dancing and visiting with one another.  Even though the forecast had called for rain and thunderstorms, thankfully it never ended up happening!  Everyone enjoyed a hot, summer evening on the grounds at the Old Stone Church under the event tent.

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

The evening ended with a fun bubble exit for Robin and Jacob exiting through their friends and family who had come together to celebrate their wonderful wedding day!

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Thank you Robin and Jacob for allowing me to be a part of your important day, and I wish you the best as you start your married life together.

Spartanburg SC Wedding Photographer

Venue:  The Old Stone Church at Glenn Springs, SC
Director, Music, Sound, DJ:  Complete Entertainment by Nathan White
Caterer:  Midway BBQ
Photographer:  Weddings by Lainey Bug Photography  – Jill Brisken

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