Wedding at The Southern Bleachery
Angel + Kenny
If you keep up with my wedding blogs, or are one of the few people that read everything instead of skipping down to the more interesting wedding photos, you know I write these mostly to focus on the wedding venue. There is a reason for this…after all most couples who find this probably arrived here after searching for wedding venues in Taylors SC. So I like to not only describe the photography and process, but also the strengths in that particular venue so it can be a little more helpful than just looking at the photos. The Southern Bleachery is the perfect example of why I do this – it is a rather unique venue with a unique history, and the styling really accentuates the photography.
If you aren’t yet familiar, The Southern Bleachery is actually part of the old Taylors Mill, a once-abandoned textile mill that had fallen in disrepair over the years. After a hefty revitalization project, the mill has been transformed into a housing space for a huge variety of businesses – artists and fellow photographer’s studios, meeting spaces, even a brewery. It has also long been used as a location for various photoshoots. Urban decay mixed with accessibility and a loft / warehouse mood is incredibly versatile as a backdrop for all sorts of photography. In fact, look on my blog in the future for a bridal session I will be publishing soon. In short it is a wedding photographer’s playground and dream come true. So I had been looking forward to working here for Angel and Kenny’s wedding for quite a while. After all, they were a lively, adventurous, active couple (As you can clearly see in their engagement photos), and we really clicked (pun intended) when it came to my wedding photography style. So sit back and enjoy a few of my favorites from Angel and Kenny’s wedding, and don’t forget to check out more of the story along the way!
Let’s do something different and start with the groomsmen for once. This was a unique wedding in that the couple built a very generous timeline that allowed me to fully cover both the groomsmen and bridesmaids – a luxury in the world of wedding photography. Since everyone was getting ready on site in different rooms, this was a piece of cake. Add in a groom with an incredible presence and the warehouse styling of The Southern Bleachery and you have a recipe for very unique groomsmen photos. Kenny was one of my favorite grooms I have ever had the pleasure of working with. You will see why later during the couple’s photos.
The photo above is one of my all-time favorite bridal party photos. Like I mentioned above, I rarely get a timeline that allows for exploring new ideas – photos like these are usually the results. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the Angel was incredibly easy to work with and super receptive to me trying things.
After everyone was ready, it was time for the ceremony. Indoor ceremonies can be difficult to photograph but lots of window light meant lots of good angles to try. And the look on Kenny’s face when he saw Angel for the first time was priceless.
After some truly fun couple’s photos, I found myself in one of the wildest wedding receptions I’ve photographed to date. It was so wild that it was actually incredibly difficult to photograph! But I love a good challenge, and I think they really capture the energy of that night.
Thank you so much for tuning in for Angel and Kenny’s Southern Bleachery wedding! This was one to remember, and I hope you enjoyed seeing this glimpse into their day.
Special thanks to the vendors that helped make this all happen!
Wedding venue: The Southern Bleachery
Catering: Good Life Catering
Alcohol: Liquid Catering
Wedding Cake: Bakery off Augusta