This Blythewood Plantation wedding is gonna be one for the history books, folks.
Let me tell you about this girl, right here. From the very first five seconds of our phone conversation, I knew she was my people. I just knew it. We talked about all kinds of things during our first phone call (most of which can’t be repeated, haha). We talked about the importance of emotion and memories over what’s “usually” done at a wedding. We talked about how much the people in her life meant to her, and how valuable she considered photographs to be. We talked about having kids of similar ages, and we groused about the insanity of the pre-teen stage.
So, when she started telling me all about her wedding day at Blythewood Plantation and all that was going on for it, I was 100% here for this.
I knew it was going to be one amazing, epic blast – and these guys certainly did not disappoint.
An amazing chick is gonna be marrying an amazing guy, too, right?! I knew I was gonna love Chants before I met him, and I was not wrong. Apparently this guy posed as a SCOTTISH MAN when they first met – and yet he somehow explained his way out of that one, and Tyana fell for him hard.
(Spoiler alert: Chants is not, in fact, a Scottish man).
As someone with a “bonus” child of my own, I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for men who step up and become a parent to a child who isn’t theirs biologically. Seeing Chants with Webb was the sweetest thing! I loved creating some fun images with them during portrait time that really showcased their hilarious relationship with one another.
The ceremony had all kinds of fun touches that were really unique, and not at all “traditional”! I absolutely love that these guys made their wedding day their own.
And when I say “their own”, I mean that Webb carried the rings down the aisle like an absolute boss while wearing secret service garb, AND Tyana pulled out a literal knife to mock-threaten anyone in the crowd who had anything to say when it came time for objections.
(Don’t be alarmed – apparently it’s a “thing”. It was, this day, a really funny thing!)
The ceremony was all things wonderful and emotional.
Chants even teared up for a second or two (I HAVE PROOF, CHANTS), and their was a pretty funny moment when no one could open the unity sand jars. We rounded out the evening with a very sweet mother/son dance which featured not only the groom and his mom, but Tyana and her baby boy as well.
Add a little sparkler exit for the send-off, and we have the end of a pretty perfect night!
Check out a few of my favorite images of this wild and wonderful crew!