It was a day over 7 years in the making… and it was everything they dreamed it would be.
One of our favorite parts of this wedding was the incredible amount of emotion it had throughout the day. A lot of times when planning weddings, brides may decide not to do a first look because they want that “reaction” from the groom when the bride walks down the aisle and he sees her for the first time, which is a totally valid point. Wanna know what’s incredible about this wedding? Daniel and Presley did a first look…. and she STILL got that emotional reaction from Daniel. Not only that, but his reaction all day long was perfect. From the first look, to the wedding ceremony, to the speeches, you could see his love for Presley all over his face. All day, it was priceless. You could just see their love for each other over and over again.
We were also given an incredible moment during the reception when Presley’s dad got up to give a speech to the couple. He said something that really made us look at the day differently. We’ve seen the bride and her father do a first look before, but this one took on a whole different meaning for us after his speech. It never really set in that when we capture those moments, we are capturing a time when a dad is seeing his daughter for the last time as just his daughter. It’s a goodbye of sorts… It’s saying “You were totally mine, but now you’re his….” It was beautiful and I’m so glad we were able to capture it and build a segment in this film around the premise.
Presley and Daniel, you two were amazing and we are so glad we have a chance to capture your day and tell your story.
Bride: Presley Mabrey
Groom: Daniel Gossett
Wedding Photographer: Jessi Nichols Photography – Greenville, SC – (View Photos)
Wedding Videographer: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC
Musicians: The Erica Berg Collective – Greenville, SC