Treyci and Brandon Are Married | Twigs Tempietto in Greenville, SC

Treyci and Brandon were best friends for fourteen years before they finally realized they were meant to be together. Actually, Brandon loved Treyci from the very start but sometimes we have to wait for it. Their life is centered around faith, a touch of chaos, and a great sense of humor. They are playful, kind, and boisterously happy. To put it plainly, they are a joy to be around. I love this couple.

Oftentimes when we are driving back from a wedding, Marissa and I will discuss how the wedding made us feel and not just how we did (although we do tend to obsess over that particular point). What was the highlight? What made us cry? What made us laugh? What was the hardest part? Coming back from Treyci and Brandon’s wedding, we said, almost at the same time, “I want to be adopted by these people!” There was not one ounce of family drama. Just a sincere joy for the couple, acceptance of one another’s families, and a lot of laughter. Treyci and I are already dear friends. Brandon, you’ve got to share her…just accept it.

Treyci’s dad gave Brandon this beautiful pocket watch that has been handed down for generations. Each guest received an acorn pin, a reminder that love has humble beginnings and must be tended. My favorite moment in a wedding is when the couple sees one another for the first time. Every bride wants to be looked at the way Brandon looked at Treyci – with longing, joy, and complete serenity.

Whenever possible, allow a photographer to hide up front during the ceremony. There are private moments-a touch, wink, or a gaze-that are invisible from the back of the church. I’m so glad Marissa captured these. There were many acts of love throughout this ceremony but the one that was most important was serving Communion. Just after they were announced husband and wife, even before the kiss, Treyci and Brandon committed their marriage to be an act of service.

Before they headed to {Asheville’s} {Biltmore Estate} on their honeymoon, friends and family gave a benediction. I’ve never seen this at a wedding before. Considering the couple’s commitment to faith and service, it was a perfect ending to a heartfelt day.

Many thanks to Marissa for acting as my second and getting such beautiful shots!  And {Twigs Tempietto} in {Greensville, SC} did a stellar job handling everything from the venue to the food.  You were marvelous to work with!

Traci Arney

I am an overly passionate, slightly obsessive fine art photographer who just happened to fall in love with photographing weddings. Recently I was named one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the United States. I love telling stories so I dig pretty deep into your personal story. We have a blast together and you will be blown away by my images, your prints, and your album!

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