Earlier this month the Taken team had the joy of traveling out to Hilton Head Island to cover the fun of Anna and John’s wedding! The culture was rich; the atmosphere fun; the emotion joyous. Join us in telling of the story below.
The Wexford is a plantation subdivision in Hilton Head Island that has a gorgeous mini-ballroom that overlooks the water and has lush greenery. The opulence inside the estate made for amazing images. There was no lack of textures to discover.
Anna is from Russia. We learned some unique Russian Wedding traditions. One of which was a toast – only the best Russian Vodka would do.
Of course that lead to some energetic dancing…
The apparently another Russian tradition is to steal the bride! Poor John had to empty his pockets to see what he had to buy back his Love. Chapstick was the only thing, which wasn’t cutting it. Some of his friends sought to see if President Jackson would be persuasive.
It wasn’t… Mr. John had to break out some dance moves to convince the thieves to bring back his Bride.
It worked and John was ecstatic. There were some mafia threats… I’m glad it didn’t come to that.
The Taken team didn’t get the pleasure to shoot the sparkler exit. But I had an idea of incorporating it in a portrait so, though we wouldn’t be there, Anna and John would have a memory of sparklers. They loved it :)
I had a blast learning a new culture. Meeting Professors and Surgeons that work around the world, that all came together to celebrate Anna and John. It was a warm atmosphere, one that I won’t soon forget.
As always, HUGE thanks to Ryan and Melinda for serving alongside of me. Taken wouldn’t be what it is without you.