Guest blogger, Ari, here again. . .hijacking the blog to talk about Betsy.
Betsy knew exactly what she wanted for her wedding – from the white ranunculus in her bouquet to the cherry blossoms on the tables to the bridesmaids in black dresses they picked out, to the chapel at Furman, to her aunt’s vintage Priscilla of Boston lace dress. Everything complemented and didn’t compete with the Marine uniform Mastin, his father, and many of his groomsmen so proudly wore.
Mastin had been deployed to Afghanistan for much of their engagement, so I hadn’t had a chance to meet him yet. She and Mastin were wonderful about giving us time to take pictures around Furman, which I loved – first because it gave us time to create something really special for them, but also because I got to see first hand just how much Mastin loved one of my best friends.
The wedding was at Furman University and the reception was at the Huguenot Mill in Greenville, SC.
Bringing a photographer from Birmingham to San Francisco to photograph a wedding with 30 guests – Kristin wondered if it was crazy! But it ended up being one of my favorite weddings ever – they had the ceremony in Eric’s parents living room, his Dad grilled dinner (with Salmon he caught in Alaska), and took a trip around the city that morning to take some amazing pictures (yay for a clear day in San Francisco!!). It’s pretty amazing to receive as much trust as Kristin and Eric put in me, definitely an honor! Also, Garrett, if you’re out there reading this, thanks for your help taking pictures (he took #14 – amazing picture!!)
The wedding was in Alameda, just outside of San Francisco, and we traveled to Golden Gate park, the Palace of Fine arts, and a bayside park in Alameda to take some pictures before the wedding.