tiffany + charlie – wedding

May 26, 2010

What an amazing day with an amazing couple. These two were nothing but a delight to work with!

I met up with Tiffany a couple weeks ago to talk over some wedding details, and she told me one of the most awful stories I’ve ever heard… All of their wedding stuff (I mean… ALL of it) was stacked up in boxes in their house, and they got robbed. Yes, you read that correctly. Everything was gone. Everything from her veil to wedding shower gifts and even Charlie’s laptop (which contained his thesis, and had to rewrite!!!). I mean, seriously tragic. Not to mention that Tiffany is one of the most organized, on top of things brides I’ve ever had, so of course, every wedding detail was finished and sitting in one of those boxes.

While she was telling her story, I was looking at her through my teary eyes, probably rehearsing what kinds of hateful things I would say to whoever stole their belongings, and then the amazingness happened. Her and Charlie went to church two days after they were robbed, and the sermon was something about not holding to tightly to material possessions. DANG.

So, long story short (okay maybe it’s still a little long), God did some amazing stuff in Tiffany and Charlie and allowed them to move on and forgive and have an awesome wedding anyway. I was super encouraged by the whole ordeal, and learned so much from the way they handled that situation with grace.

And another thing. Tiffany is one of the most grateful people I’ve ever met. For example. We were taking pictures of Tiffany and Charlie before the wedding, and a couple of her friends drove by. She immediately started tearing up and said, “oh my goodness, they’re so sweet for coming! i can’t wait to see them!!” That happened at least three times while taking pictures. Haha. It was flat out adorable. And then Charlie. He cares SO MUCH for Tiffany, and he’s just a sweet, sweet guy. Get this. He packed their bags for their honeymoon to Hawaii, and Tiffany was 100% confident that he would take care of it. Wowza.

Also, the lovely Courtney Ryburn shot this wedding with me. Check out her blog for some more highlights from the wedding!

Oh my, I need to post some pictures! Here we go.


getting makeup done at MAC



all smiles, all day long!



the handsome groomsmen being goofballs




the STUNNING bride!


lovely ladies



they chose to have a First Look, and have some time together before the wedding. about halfway through their time together, tiffany said, “I’m SO glad you talked us into doing this! This is the best thing ever.” Or something along those lines of awesome :)






Tiffany’s brother walked her down the aisle. So sweet.





sibling hugs :)




the most amazing candy bar I’ve ever seen. So amazing that I got sick off candy at 2 a.m. after the wedding. Come on, Brittany. Have some self control!


sweet first dance




she’s giving him the “you best watch yoself” look


cotton candy and champagne?! life is good!






have fun in hawaii!!


nikki spain posted the following on May 26, 2010 at 10:53 am.

That is the greatest wedding ever!! I looove the candy bar..Brit I would have been sick too..candy and self control do not go together!

Meghan posted the following on May 26, 2010 at 11:49 am.

Beautiful story, beautiful wedding.

And as a side note…David and I saw each other before the wedding and I would recommend this to ANYONE getting married. Not only is it nice for your guests not to have to wait for you but, it is such a special and private moment for you and your guy.

Casey posted the following on May 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm.

great wedding! and great story!! and great pictures!!! :)

Kim Woody posted the following on May 28, 2010 at 7:30 am.

Oh my goodness, first let me tell you I am the brides momma, so i am a in love with this little girl and her new husband. Brittney you are amazing, I spent the day with the talented young woman and was amazed at her talent and her kind heart. I can’t tell you how many times i saw tears in her eyes as she spent the entire day of wedding with us. You captured every heartfelt look from everyone. What wonderful memories to be cherished for a lifetime.
You are wonderful. I pray God’s blessing on you and your husband and your photography business.
Thanks so much

Auntie Dana (Dana Bennett) posted the following on May 28, 2010 at 11:39 am.

I have no words to express the amazing way you captured each and every moment of this wedding! Tiff and Charlie are so very special to me and they deserve these beautiful pictures. You captured the amazing love they feel for each other in every photo! God has blessed you with a true talent! They have waited and planned so very long to be husband and wife and you helped make this day a dream come true! Thank you! God’s blessings rain over you and your family!
In His Love,
Dana Bennett (Auntie Dana)

Marion Trezan Monroe posted the following on May 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm.

It sadden my heart that my husband and I could not be at Tiff’s wedding…but the pictures I saw on-line were breathe taking…truly awesome…made me feel like I was there in person…the shots you took of their wedding caught me over and over in awe…the thought ran through my mind that you Britt must have known this couple really well to have caught their many emotions in pictures…thank you for doing such a great job. May God bless your talent in a very special way…Tiff’s Aunt Trezan

Lee Lennon posted the following on May 31, 2010 at 7:08 am.

The wedding was beautiful and you seem to capture all the special moments with your great ability to know when to snap the camera. What a fantastic job in photography to captrue such a beautful wedding and make memories for our entire family for years to come! Thanks

Mary & Dennis Dingus posted the following on May 31, 2010 at 4:48 pm.

Absolutely beautiful! Beautiful day, remembers with beautiful pictures!

Elise Voss posted the following on May 31, 2010 at 10:28 pm.

It was like a fairy tail with CANDY!!! Tiffany was the most beautiful bride ever and Charlie was so handsome!!!

Tiffany Anderson posted the following on May 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm.

Brittany! All I can say is WOW! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I have only been home for a day and I believe I have viewed them about a million times! These pictures perfectly captured our wedding day! As I look at them I relive the exact emotion I had at each point and time the pictures were taken! Happiness, Joy and so so much Love! I could not have asked for a better photographer to share in our special day! Not only are your pictures amazing, but so are you! You made this process so much fun and I consider myself blessed to have met you, friend :)
Thank you so very very much Brittany!!!!
Love ~ Mrs. Anderson :D

Rachel posted the following on May 31, 2010 at 11:55 pm.

I did their flowers for the wedding and I can say they were a wonderful couple to work with. I know God has many wonderful blessing in store for them. Brittany you did a wonderful job capturing the day.
Thier joy leaps out of the pictures at you.

Linda Lennon posted the following on June 2, 2010 at 8:34 am.

WOW! What an amazing job you and Courtney did capturing all the special moments of this incredibly beautiful wedding –
My son and my beautiful daughter – in – law will have special moments that you caught on camera to reflect on –
Thank you for the wonderful job you did –

These are memories that I will cherish forever –
Again thank you for you time and a job well done -

Denesa Free posted the following on June 2, 2010 at 10:52 am.

Beautiful bride . . . and oh what fun it must have been! Loved the theme!! I am so very happy for the two of you. Congratulations!!!!!!!

Joni Sargent posted the following on June 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm.

Looooooove these pictures! These two wonderful people couldn’t look more gorgeous!

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kristen posted the following on June 19, 2010 at 10:05 pm.

hi. just been blog stalking you and this wedding made me tear up! how amazing is that story?? i remember you telling us at the punjammie party, but it was so great to see what they look like and how sweet they are. so amazing to see your photos. you are so amazing!! miss you guys!

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