From the moment Gus and Susan walked into the coffee shop, I knew I would like them. They are a sweet couple who very plainly have a special bond. Their story sounds like it could be a book that would then be made into a movie.

Gus and Susan met while serving in the Peace Corps and traveling all over Europe. Per Gus’ memory, he clearly remembers seeing Susan on one of their group activities- however, Susan doesn’t seem to remember Gus from that event.

According to Susan, their first outing together was at a different location – one Gus doesn’t seem to remember . . . or so the story goes. Either way, their experience in the Peace Corps brought them together and they haven’t looked back ever since.

Gus, being the romantic that he is, was pretty confident he wanted to see Susan for the first time as she came down the aisle. However, being the gentleman that he is, Gus let Susan have the vote and opted for having a first look prior to the ceremony.

A first look is when the bride and groom see each other prior the ceremony, sometimes at a different location than the ceremony.  This is a special time to get the nerves out and just have a few minutes with each other with no one around, or having to worry about messing up your makeup.

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Just the two of you.

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I love those moments.

The ceremony took place downtown Greenville at the Wyche Pavillion overlooking the Reedy River. Ominous clouds loomed overhead and the threat of rain was real, until the weather finally made up it’s mind and the sun peeked out for the remainder of the evening.

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During the reception, I pulled Susan and Gus away for a few quick photos as officially husband and wife. I love to have 20 minutes or so to take a few photos of the bride and groom after the ceremony if the lighting is good, which in this case it was.

My second shooter for the event was the ever talented Kristy (Kristy Kaliope Photography).

Thank you so much Gus and Susan for allowing me to take these precious photos for you! Good luck to you both!

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