The Gassaway Mansion is a wedding venue located in heart of Greenville, SC. The mansion is known to give a historic vibe, somewhat resembles an old castle combined with a mansion style building. They call it Isaqueena. It was built in the late 1919 and 1924.
Getting Ready – Groom & Groomsmen
However, our story for today did not being at the gassaway mansion, but yet rather 8 miles away in a hotel where the groom was getting ready at. I had the pleasure of covering the groom and his boys getting ready for the wedding.
As usually the first thing I do is to grab the groom’s details and then I can focus on them being boys. It’s always fun to photograph the groom and groomsmen because well, we do stupid things and it looks all natural in the photos.
The hotel was a bit on the tight end, so once the guys got dressed I took them outside where I can be more creative with the surroundings.
Upon arriving to the gassaway mansion, I had just a rush of creative ideas to take during the wedding and was really hoping that the groom and bride was up for the challenge. Since we had time before the ceremony I asked the groom if he wanted a creative shot, and this is what I got.
Inside the wedding venue where the ceremony was taken place the room was a bit tight. So moving around was not an option epically since I would be right in the middle of everyone’s view. Most of my shots for the ceremony was taken rather from a distances.
The Wedding Reception
Wedding reception was held next to the gassaway mansion inside a covered tent. With portable heaters all over the tent to make sure the guest were kept warm. Since the wedding was in February it was a cold day.
The tent had plenty of lighting setup so that’s always a good thing for the photographers. I just had to setup two lights to make sure I had enough to grab all the shots inside the tent.
After the dinner started and I saw that the bride and groom had already eaten, I asked if they wanted to some creative shots. I already had three in mind that I wanted to capture. It’s always nice when the couples agrees. Because I really hate to disrupt their day if they are really enjoying it.
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