We’re going to take you on a little journey with this wedding. I absolutely love the story we got to tell with Graeson and Kyle’s wedding. There was so much emotion, so much love, and so much joy throughout the day. Everyone was crying… Graeson was crying… Kyle was crying… Graeson’s and Kyle’s parents were crying… The wedding party was crying… Guests were crying… We may have even cried a time or two. It’s just all a testament to the love Graeson and Kyle have for each other, how they give the glory to God for bringing them together, and how they let that show to the world.
Not gonna lie… We were all a little nervous about the weather at this wedding… And when I say “A little nervous…” I mean “Everyone was freaking out.” When we arrived at the Oaks to start getting everything ready for the ceremony, the bottom fell out…. thunder, lightening, rain, the whole 9 yards. With just a few hours before ceremony time, plans were starting to be made to move the ceremony inside. As it got closer, it looked like everything would take place inside, but at the last minute, the call was made to push the wedding back a little bit, let the guests enjoy their time mingling inside, and wait just a little longer to see if the rain cleared up.
About an hour later, that time came. We looked at the radar and found out that we had a few minutes of clear weather and made a break for it. It may have been the quickest wedding setup and staging in the history of The Oaks, but Angie Culpepper and her team made it happen and Graeson got her wish of being married outside, with the beautiful lake view behind them.
It was absolutely gorgeous and from that moment on, the skies were clear and the rest of the day was picture perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome as we celebrated Kyle and Graeson coming together with everyone. It was truly a magical moment and one we are so happy we got to be a part of. We hope you enjoy watching their story unfold.
Bride: Graeson Turner
Groom: Kyle Shirley
Bride Prep Location: The Bleckley Inn – Anderson, SC
Ceremony Location: The Oaks – Anderson, SC
Reception Location: The Oaks – Anderson, SC
Wedding Planner: Culpepper Designs – Greer, SC
Wedding Photography: Anna Duncan – Greenville, SC – (View Wedding Pictures)
Wedding Videography: Artifice Films – Greenville, SC