May, and Mother’s day weekend always a very busy time for me. Mother’s Day is so special is so many ways family is what we all live for. I am so glad I take on such an important role in my client’s decision as an image maker. So many of my weddings are destination and so are my wonderful wedding clients.
As I blog today about this wedding, I will always remember this client back in February, trying to put this wedding together in just a few months. We Donovan & I happened to be available. The client wanted both wedding photography and Cinematography video for their wedding date on that Friday before Mother’s day. Holly is from North Carolina, and Scott from Scottsdale, Arizona and as you can imagine finding the perfect wedding vendors took lots of research. When they contacted me I also gave them my advice on the wedding venues I liked in Hilton Head, SC. When they decided on having their special Lowcountry celebration at Palmetto Dunes, by having a beach ceremony and then having the reception at The Dunes house deck that is perfect setting overlooking the ocean. They wanted their family and guest to experience that Lowcountry ambiance. I was very happy with that because I knew, I would be working with the lovely Courtney Daley and her associate. I also love this particular theme, because we would document this day perfectly.
Congratulation to you both Holly & Scott, thank you so very much for the honor by trusting Donovan, Justin & I to document your special wedding day.
Here from the couple is who this day became so very special:
A little bit about us – we officially met in March of 2017 after striking up an interest on Match.com. We unofficially started exchanging messages the year before, 2016, on Match.com as well but for various reasons never met up. Little did I realize a year later that I had already contacted her with previous emails. Holly was quick to point this out and to let me know that I had a different profile picture, name and information. With that being said, she obviously still caught my attention a second time with her amazing smile so I guess it was meant to be – ‘beshert’ – once we did actually meet up for a few cocktails, we had an instant attraction and ton in common. Our second date, a week later, was to a major country concert that I had previously purchased tickets to. I figured that Holly being from a small town out in the country would love country music so I asked her to see Eric Church with me…who incidentally grew up in the town next to her. Holly didn’t really know who he was or that she listened to country music but said she really wanted to go and at that point I realized that this had real potential.
After 9 months of dating we were engaged in Whistler,Canada on Jan 1, 2018. We took a helicopter to the top of a glacier where I proposed as a total surprise to her and my family. As you know, Holly is a nurse that works on the med/surgical floor caring for patients after the have surgery. She is one of the most genuinely caring and loving people around. She cares for her patients like they are her family! I’m a pediatric dentist who loves to work with kids. Together we enjoy hiking, attending sporting events, concert, exploring the outdoors and hanging out together. We are very excited to start our lives together and hopefully god willing, start a family soon. We plan to embrace both religions and share the best that have to offer to each other. It’s been fun teaching her about some of our crazy traditions and she has really embraced them…just don’t offer her any gefilte fish 🙂
Our Hilton Head Island, SC chosen wedding vendors are:
Wedding Venue; coordinators, Courtney Daley & Devon; Palmetto Dunes: https://www.palmettodunes.com/meetings-weddings/hilton-head-island-weddings
Photography & Cinematography video by; Michel Berda & Donovan Snype; King Street Photo Weddings: https://www.kingstreetphotoweddings.com/
Hair & Makeup; Julia M. Lynch: https://www.crushisland.com/weddingmakeup
Dj: Crush Entertainment: https://www.crushisland.com/weddings
Cakes; Brown Sugar custom Cakes: http://brownsugarcustomcakes.com/
Bride Wedding Dress designer; Demetrios: https://www.demetrios.com/
Bride Shoes; Betsey Johnson: https://www.betseyjohnson.com/thumbnail/SHOES/All-Shoes/pc/3902/3982.uts?mode=viewall
Groom Suit; Ted Baker: http://www.tedbaker.com/row/Mens/Clothing/Suits/c/category_mens_clothing_suits