Matt & Hillary’s Jekyll Island Wedding . Destination Wedding Photographer
In the past year I think I’ve photographed more destination or out of town weddings than I have photographed weddings at home. I love them. I love the challenge of a new location, the change of scenery.
Matt & Hillary are from Chattanooga. They decided to get married on Driftwood Beach in Jekyll Island, GA. Why? Because it’s beautiful. Because the friends and family who love them most would make the trip. Because Hillary wanted the most amazing wedding photos in the world.
You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to get married. The weather was perfect, the temperature was perfect, the location was perfect. Because of their jobs and the jobs of most of their friends Matt & Hillary chose to get married on a Monday. We were the only people on the beach. No tourists, no crowds, no onlookers, no random old guys in speedos walking behind them as they’re sharing their first kiss (hey, it’s happened before).
Hillary spent a LOT of time planning every detail of her wedding. She had her dress handmade. She had the bridesmaids dresses handmade. She researched hair & makeup artists until she found the perfect ones for her. She scouted the beach to find the perfect spot for their wedding ceremony. She hired a company to bring in chairs for the guests. She hired a Trolley to ferry guests from the hotel to the ceremony because there wasn’t much parking. She scoured the internet for the perfect mansion to rent on St. Simmons Island for the family and wedding party to stay at with the perfect rooftop for their wedding reception. It was the perfect, intimate, amazing wedding of her dreams.
Hair by: Sami Skinner at Rio Hair Studio in Jacksonville, FL
Makeup by: Paulina Perez
Flowers by: Brunswick Floral