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I dont often let the words of others flow onto the site, however, when a write up for a submission comes that along that is this poetic & eloquent, to be frank, I’d be silly to sit here and reinvent the wheel of speech!  I’ll let Greenville South Carolina wedding photographer Amy Clifton Keely Photography take it from here…

If you know anything about summer in South Carolina, you know that it is hot and humid! You also should know that in spite of the heat, summer in SC is dripping with the sweetness of homegrown peaches, filled with the elegance of crystal and bow ties, just as peaceful as a field of fireflies at dusk, and filled with the laughter of friends and family. The Grove at Pennington is a brand-spanking-new outdoor wedding venue in Greer, South Carolina where I along with a group of local wedding vendors fell in love with the peaceful elegance of this family-owned property. {The owner lives on-site in the “big yellow house,” while brides get dressed in “The Little House,” an adorable yellow-sided cabin original to the property.} The Grove at Pennington, however, isn’t your typical rustic country venue. Like any proper Southerner, it is both refined yet comfortable, and we chose to highlight these features with our Peachy Summer Soiree. For this styled shoot, we mixed fun shades of coral and peach with just enough glittery gold, the sparkle of Grandmother’s crystal, and rustic wooden furniture.  We wanted to highlight the variety within this property, which includes a huge field, a manicured lawn and grove of trees, The Little House, a beautiful barn, the “white pavilion,” and just prettiness all around. We created a “Build Your Own Bourbon & Bubbly” station, where guests could concoct their own signature cocktails, and our cake is sweet and ruffly. And the head table? Hand-made by the guys who work at the venue…loaded up with antique china and crystal, sweet peaches grown just a mile down the road from the venue, and gorgeous Southern blooms. Even though this was a styled shoot, our bride and groom are a real-life just-engaged couple, and our wedding party was made up of real folks as well. We hope you love this shoot just as much as we did!

Vendor Love

Venue: The Grove at Pennington | Gowns: Carolina Traditions | Jewelry: Offbeat | Hair + Makeup: Whitney Bullock, Bethany Hern | Men’s Attire: Smith & James Fine Men’s Clothing | Styling: Christine Faust Events | Floral + Decor: Frilly Bloomers Florals | Cake + Goodies: Hot Cakes | Peaches: Fisher’s Orchard | Favor Baskets: Carol Stephens | Paper Suite: Lano Design Studios | Calligraphy: Sheila Cheek | Concept, Coordination, and Photography: Amy Clifton Keely Photography