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Our Wedding: Famously Hot Portraits

Things you shouldn't do when getting married in Columbia, SC at the end of July:
... anything outdoors.

Yet we took almost every single picture outside. Family pictures. Bridesmaid & groomsmen pictures. Bride & groom post-ceremony pictures.

Probably not the best idea I've ever had. But the courtyard at the church was too pretty not to use. And the red front doors are symbolic of a Lutheran church and needed to be in the background of some pictures. And the State House? I've always loved the State House.
I think Patrick is still holding the grudge against me because no guy should ever be subjected to pictures outside, in the 100 degree heat {plus humidity}, in a full suit. But I had to have our pictures here so he humored me and went along with it.

Have I mentioned that our bridal party is the best ever?

We took a shuttle from the church to the State House {and might have passed around bourbon and prosecco along the way} and hopped out to take pictures on the front steps of the State House.

It was hot. Really hot.

Reaaaaaaaaaally hot.

Like I said, it wasn't my best decision ever. But our bridal party rocked it.

Plus, our photographer 100% rocked it and snapped this shot which is probably one of my top 3 favorite pictures of the entire day:

& when we found out that we were done with our pictures and could go to the reception?

Be sure to check back next Wednesday to see what happened to cause Patrick and I to go into a full on panic {& lots of tears on my end} upon arrival at our reception...
Photographer: Jessica Roberts at Jessica Roberts Photography
Location: St. Paul's Lutheran Church & the South Carolina State House
Wedding Dress: Fabulous Frocks in Charleston, SC
Bridal Hair & Make Up: Amy at Metropolis Salon
Bridesmaid's Dress: Belle Bridesmaids in Columbia, SC
Bridesmaid's Shoes: David's Bridal
The Suits: Jos A. Bank
Ties & Bowties: The Tie Bar

& all other wedding related posts can be found here


  1. You can't tell that you guys were in the heat and humidity of SC in July so that's a win! These pictures are gorgeous and so fun! You'll have lots of great ones to look back on throughout the years! :)

  2. These are stunning! You can't tell how hot it is. You look beautiful!

  3. That is my BIGGEST concern about our October wedding... and a big reason I wanted spring. Our whole wedding is inside but I definitely want outdoor picture - our venue is too pretty not to! So.... however. You look amazing and these pictures are still gorgeous!

    Southern Style

  4. That last photo is so cute!! I'm sorry that it was so hot when you guys were taking photos, but they turned out great!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. These are gorgeous! I say well worth the sweat!

  6. haha, y'all are so cute! I agree that photos in the summer in the South are hot but they all look gorgeous! Jess at Just Jess

  7. These are all so great! I love all the poses and the last two of you. Can't wait to see the next post in the series!

  8. Ok, that first picture is gorgeous! Ok.... all of them are actually! But I feel you on the not doing anything outside in the summer in the south! Props to you for sucking it up and taking all your pics outside and still looking gorg though! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. These came out great! You look stunning!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  10. That last photo with the booty bump is my FAVORITE haha!! I also love the ones in front of the red door - so perfect!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  11. Love your bridal party photos and that one of you & your girls on the stairs is so unique!! You two looked so happy even though I'm sure it was crazy hot. Honestly, I'd take that over pouring down rain, right!??

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  12. These pictures are all just SO good! The last three of you and Patrick just capture y'alls personality's perfectly! And your bridal party is made of rockstars!

  13. hahaha well i don't think our day was as hot, but KC was definitely like 'can we be done yet?!' with our photos. good thing the man has no hair, otherwise he'd have been even more miserable. i'm surprised he left his jacket on as long as he did. every time he complained i was like dude. do you see how much dress i am wearing?! HUSH.

    beautiful photos though, the kissing one is fabulous. frame that fo shiz.

  14. beautiful pictures..
    sucks that it was so hot.. but i'm sure that'll make them all the more memorable.


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