Alex & Melanie Get [Married]

Alex and Melanie met on the first day of class at Clemson University in 2003… now it wasn’t all bubbles and roses after that first impression, but let’s just say that they grew on each other over the next year and a half.  After their (eventual) official first date it was over from there, they knew they were supposed to be together.

Alex and Melanie’s wedding was probably one of the most creative weddings I had been to in a while, where the couple had done 100% of the planning and decorating themselves.  I absolutely adored her dress and cake topper!  Not to mention their “thumb tree” guest book, which Alex drew himself (complete with their cats); and of which I had him draw one for me to hang in my own house (sans thumbs).

A huge thanks to Dana Mackay for traveling down to Columbia with me to shoot this!

Wedding & Reception: The Jasmine House – Columbia, SC
Dress: Casablanca from Mecklenburg Bridal
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Bridesmaids: Dessy
Tux’s: Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse
Veil: Jet Taylor Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Heather Bryson from The Look
DJ: Lake Murray DJ Service
Cake: Vintage Bakery
Topper: Goose Grease


Oh how I loved this dress…
Alex’s handiwork…

Love this shot of Mel with her Dad…Mel… you’re a killer…

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  • Stacy Bartel - Beautiful work, my friend! BEAUTIFUL couple! <3ReplyCancel