Kate and Drew’s Windy Hill Wedding was absolutely gorgeous! With a late February wedding, you never know quite what the weather will be like. Only a few weeks prior, I had taken Kate’s Bridal Portraits at Windy Hill, and it was very cold after snowing earlier in the week. Thankfully, on this wedding day, the weather wasn’t too cold or too hot, but seemed just right for the perfect celebration! Keep reading for all of the amazing moments that Kate and Drew had on their Windy Hill Wedding day!
Kate and Drew held their ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church before their reception later on at Windy Hill. When I arrived to the church, all of the girls were busy finishing helping Kate with final preparations before putting on her wedding dress. I started taking detail photos first, to be sure to tell the complete story of their day! Invitations, rings, shoes, flowers, special momentos – these all make for gorgeous detail photos to start your day!
Kate and Drew’s beautiful Catholic Ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene was full of special moments. Worshipful songs and readings brought focus to the importance that faith and God have in a marriage. Drew and Kate were also all smiles throughout the sweet ceremony! I think Drew was speechless when he saw Kate walking down the aisle in her dress, she was just beautiful in her classic gown. (You can see more of her in her dress from her Bridal Session.)
After the ceremony, we completed some quick family photos in the church, and then all headed to the reception venue, Windy Hill Wedding and Event Barn. This is where we took all of the Wedding Party Photos, some more family photos, and bride and groom portraits. Windy Hill Barn and it’s surrounding beautiful grounds make for a perfect place for photos! Kate and Drew had the best Wedding Party – the bridesmaids and groomsmen all followed my posing directions, did whatever I asked, and had a fun time together! I’m so thankful for wedding parties like this, who make my job ten times easier on a busy wedding day.
I absolutely loved the chance to get to do Bride and Groom Portraits at Windy Hill. Since Kate and Drew had already done an Engagement Session with me before, they knew exactly what it was like to be on the other side of my camera! This made for a quick, smooth, and efficient portrait time where they could just enjoy being together. If you haven’t ever thought about having a wedding in February in the South, consider these pictures your hint to just do it! They are the sweetest!
Kate and Drew’s Reception at Windy Hill was wonderful! The staff at Windy Hill, the Catering, Company, the DJ, the Wedding Coordinator, the Florist . . . everyone came together to make this day amazing for everyone in attendance! I don’t think the dance floor ever was empty once the dancing started! It was an honor being a part of a vendor team who puts the couple first, and makes sure they have an amazing day! Enjoy some pictures from Kate and Drew’s fun reception.
Congrats to Kate and Drew on a beautiful wedding day at Windy Hill Wedding and Event Barn. I loved being a part of your day, and helping you capture memories in photos to remember for years to come. I also loved photographing a wedding at Windy Hill – if you are getting married or know someone getting married there, I’d love to help capture their memories too, so send them my way!
Check out all of Kate and Drew’s vendors from their wedding day:
Venue: Windy Hill Wedding and Event Barn
Ceremony: St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Caterer: Reeves Catering
Flowers: Yuli Smith
Day of Coordinator: Tiffany Lathan
DJ: Chris Bower – Ideal Carolinas
Hair: Susannah Lewis
Makeup: Ashley Alford
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