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Sunny September Waterfront Wedding | BJ & Rhonda's Stunning Wedding Photos

You can’t know for sure where love will strike but for about 10-15% of us, we meet our future spouse through the workplace. It’s how it happened for the photographers on the Valerie & Co. team (read Val & Ed’s meet-cute here, lol)! The same is true for our bride Rhonda, currently a HR Generalist, and her now hubby, Byron, who is a Furnace Technician. The two of them actually met at their previous place of employment and as Rhonda puts it, “He shared a snickers ice-cream bar with me as his way of saying ‘hi’ and the rest is history!”

The pair have now grown their family by one with sweet baby Landon Elijah and they plan on continuing to grow, love, & support one another. The couple told us they also have a list of short & long term goals that they’re working on like plans to travel and enjoy the married life and everything that comes with it! But before all their planning and baby Elijah, was their beautiful waterfront wedding in Mt Pleasant, SC. :-) Read on to see a few of their stunning wedding photos and to learn more about BJ & Rhonda!

Rhonda and Bj’s BIG DAY took place at the Cooper River Room and the Crescent Lawn at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. It was a sunny September day and everyone looked amazing! Bride Rhonda was stunning in her Madison James gown from Verità. A Bridal Boutique and her favorite moment of the day was when her Groom BJ saw her in the gown for the 1st time as she came down the wedding aisle. Rhonda said, “Walking towards MY guy, everyone was looking at me, I was looking at him and his emotions as I walked to meet him. It was hard for me to fight & hold back my tears (even though I had on waterproof mascara hahaha). I wanted to see and take in that moment without watery filled eyes. Luckily my dad talked to me and helped prevent me from dropping tears.” 

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From there were the vows, their 1st kiss as husband and wife, and then everyone went on to the reception! They had their beautiful 1st dance along with the very touching father daughter, and mother son, dances. The couple and all of their guests enjoyed a garlic & herb chicken breast with rice pilaf and sauteed green beans dinner. For dessert there was a cupcake tower, a grooms cake with chocolate covered strawberries, and of course the Bride and Groom cut their wedding cake for all to enjoy.

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When asked what advice Rhonda would give another bride she recommended, “Keep calm & enjoy your wedding day! It helps if you make sure that you have what you want and how you want it, and a really good wedding planner too!”

We agree with Rhonda on her advice! For more info on wedding planning check out a few of our tips here so you too can have a wonderful wedding like Rhonda and BJ. :-)

We congratulate BJ & Rhonda on their union and on the birth of their newborn Landon Elijah! We’re so happy for them and all that there is to celebrate!

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