Styled Shoots, Vow Renewals

Sunflower Field Vow Renewal – McConnells, South Carolina – Lauren & Chris

Lauren and Chris celebrated five years of marriage and renewed their vows in a sunflower field in South Carolina! This started out as a planned styled shoot and when talking with Lauren, Jessica from Jessica Drew Photography discovered that she didn’t have any pictures she liked from their wedding. She wanted to wear her wedding dress and she wanted to renew their vows. It turned out to be an intimate, lovely vow renewal! 

This lovely couple met through some friends. Chris actually didn’t remember meeting Lauren the first time so when their friend introduced them the second time he said, “Chris this is Lauren, I think y’all have met before.” She said, “yes” and he said, “no” at the same time as they shook hands. It was very awkward but they obviously recovered well. Lauren says that the proposal was everything she could have wanted. “We were out of town, staying in a cabin on a large area of land. Chris woke me up and we went on a walk. I remember thinking that the view was gorgeous and if he had gotten a ring it would have been a great place to propose. But I was certain he didn’t have a ring because he had wanted to go look at rings the morning we were leaving town. Very sneaky of him. But he knew he had to throw me off because it’s so hard to surprise me. I figured he was proposing soon since he was so insistent on looking at rings but had no clue it was that soon, he had already gotten a ring the week before. He said, “this is one of those views you’ll remember for the rest of your life.” Then proposed.”

For their vow renewal, they wanted something simple yet beautiful. Their wedding was small, simple and special yet they did not have any professional photos of their day. They wanted their vow renewal to be similar but with many photos to capture our emotions. Lauren wore her wedding dress which has a very vintage feel to it so she liked the idea of eucalyptus and white flowers to go along with that antiqued look. The sunflower theme added a fun and spunky feel to it all. One thing that wasn’t planned but that they loved was that it rained at their vow renewal. It is considered good luck in some cultures for it to rain on your wedding day and they also had a light shower on their wedding day five years ago!

This vow renewal ceremony and reception were both in the sunflower field. The great thing about having an outdoor location like that is there’s not much need for decoration, nature did the hard work! They used some complimentary colours on the tables and let the sunflowers do the rest of the work.

VENDORS

Photographer: Jessica Drew Photography // Floral Designer: My Darling Flower // Hair Stylist: ERMc Hairstylist // Equipment Rentals: Party Reflections // Calligrapher: About the Alphabet // Makeup Artist: Girl Time with Nathalia // Bakery: Sugar & Spice Bakers // Invitation Designer: Celesia Faith Marketing & Events, LLC

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