Alex & Emma’s wedding day commenced in the ochres & oranges of a perfect fall day. In the middle of downtown Greenville, tucked away in the storied courtyard of Larkin’s on the River, Alex & Emma became husband & wife!
They honored the legacies of their families through so many thoughtful details. Just before their first look, Emma adjusted her grandmother’s blue stone ring on her finger, & placed her grandmother’s wedding tiara, now vintage, around the crown of her head as a headband. And if that were not enough romance for you– her wedding band was antique, with an engraving that reads “Beauty Bright 1873,” a reference to William Blake’s 18th century poem. Sigh.
Emotions were high the entire day, & Emma was SO excited to see Alex! Their first sight of one another erupted into smiles & joyful tears. Standing close together, they read letters to one another, rejoicing over the way the Lord weaved their stories together, from high school until now.
At the wedding ceremony, a slight improvisation led to one of the most special, intimate moments. The rings were forgotten at the courtyard, so afterward, the preacher led the bride & groom with the bridal party over to the Wyche Pavilion to re-do the vows & exchange rings. Alex & Emma’s “second ceremony” is something we’ll never forget!
Emma & Alex, It was our JOY & honor to spend the day by your sides. We love how the Lord so clearly brought you two together at the perfect time for HIS glory! All the praise & honor to our loving Father for His work in your hearts & lives. We love you both!! Love, the Rainsfords
Venue: Larkin’s Cabaret Room | Coordinator: Emily Gill | Videographer: Anna King | Dress: Morilee – Carolina Bride and Groom | Caterer: Larkin’s | Hair & Make-Up: Jenna Cordell |Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Cake: Buttercream Bakehouse | Florals: Dawn Kovach | Groom’s Suit: Belk | Decor & Rentals: Larkins | DJ: Sam Stubbs | Invitations: Minted